April 24, 2007, - 2:43 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Just got back from screening “Spiderman 3.” And while I’m not allowed to post my complete review now, I will say this:
Spidey is a Girlie-Man. It’s a good thing I brought my Spidey-Cry-O-Meter with me to the theater. Because I counted at least FOUR–FOUR!–scenes in which Peter Parker/Spiderman cries. Might have even been five, if you count the scenes in which a tear wells up in his eye, but doesn’t stream down on his face.
Must all American superheroes be wimpified and transformed into sensitive girlie-men? I can see the Arab Muslim internships at Marvel Studios are already a smashing success.
For the record, even aside from that, I didn’t like Spidey 3. Parker/Spiderman becomes a huge egomaniac–a lot like this latest generation of kids: me! me! me! Ditto for his dull girlfriend, Mary Jane. She’s also all about her! her! her!
It will remind you of the worst of the Christopher Reeve Superman incarnations, “Superman III” a/k/a “Superman v. Superman,” in which Supe becomes a drunk and a dark, depressing guy. Spidey Cubed is the webbed version.
As a fellow movie critic, Corey Hall, remarked, “So where is Dr. Phil, urging Spidey to get in touch with his inner child?”
Stay tuned for my complete review, as we get closer to the May 4th opening date for “Spiderman 3.”
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