The summer movie season limps into action today with the release of "Spider-Man 3", and so far critics are under whelmed. Even the ones who seem to like it only do so begrudgingly. Apparently every major character cries at least once, the CGI is less than spectacular, and Kirsten Dunst sings. Twice. The movie has gotten a 61 percent approval rating according to Rotten Tomatoes, with 100 positive reviews and 64 negative ones. It's roughly the same score as the third X-Men movie, which ended up with a 57. Some samples, both good and bad:
Washington Post – In an apparent effort to put a stake in the heart of the franchise that threatens to define his career, director Sam Raimi has delivered an overlong, visually incoherent, mean-spirited and often just plain awful Spider-Man 3.Films in Review – A disappointment. Spidey keeps his mask off and weeps. Everyone cries. I hated the silly monolith sad sack Sandman. Did Dunst's contract stipulate she sing two songs?Entertainment Weekly – Spider-Man 3 is product, but it's a machine that tickles your eyes.Time Magazine – I liked it. To place a sensitive story in a male-epic genre — to dramatize feelings of angst and personal betrayal worthy of an Ingmar Bergman film, and then to dress them up in gaudy comic-book colors — is to pull off a smartly subversive drag show.
Well, whatever, this series was always kinda dopey anyway. One thing the critics all do agree on however is that I look fantastic in summer colors like white and light blue. Allure says, "his retro Paul Smith polo achieves a suave ‘70s edge that gives his walk just the right amount of cool swagger". And according to Vogue: "the sky blue makes his eye pop – A Must Have".