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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Tobey Maguire
Kirsten Dunst
James Franco
Thomas Haden Church
Topher Grace
Bryce Dallas Howard
Theresa Russell
Directors
Sam Raimi
Screenwriters
Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
Alvin Sargent
Running Time
139 minutes

Spider-Man 3
Is there such a thing as too many bad guys?


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Spider-Man 3

Plot
Peter Parker (Maguire) is happily in love with Mary Jane Watson (Dunst). But he comes under attack from escaped convict Flint Marko, AKA the Sandman (Church); former best friend Harry Osborn (Franco), now the deranged New Goblin; and at the Daily Bugle, where ace snapper Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) threatens his job. Worst of all is a black symbiotic goo that affixes itself to Peter’s spider-suit and changes his personality. Can Spidey survive the venom within?


Verdict
Still smart, still exciting and still action-packed. It’s just a shame to note that, after promising greatness, all Spider-Man 3 delivers is satisfaction.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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