WTF... they closed classes at the med school I work at because of possible swine flu cases? I mean, has anyone in the US even died from this thing? Didn't people die of avian flu and nothing happened in terms of administrative shutdowns? I'm just so confuzzled as to what constitutes imminent threat these days :(
I watched Spider-Man 3 finally, and youknowwhat, it wasn't even that bad. Well, maybe it was that bad, but I think I kept zoning out and drifting off into my own pr0ny scenarios. But then I've been reading and youtubing peter/harry for some time now.
I really liked Harry's black cargo-ish pants and that chase/fight was actually kind of impressive to a person who has no real appreciation for action scenes unless they involve something funny :/ Er, 'person' being me.
And amnesia is probably one of the worst plot devices ever, but it made Harry all adorable and vulnerable and kind of squishable except he also resembled a child which made perving on him feel wrong. But, seriously, I missed a lot of the movie after Harry asks Peter about whether he has girlfriends and Peter's all "Um, no" Because it should have gone like this...
Harry: Do I have any girlfriends by any chance?
Peter: [here's my opportunity to end this festering feud between us] Harry, you came out last year. We've been dating ever since.
Harry: .... Really? Wow, I don't remember anything. I'm sorry.
[Later in Harry's bedroom]
Harry: I think I'm beginning to remember this. I'm totally having deja vu. Or at least my ass is.
Peter: Okay, Harry, now that I'm inside you do you promise not to get mad if I tell you something? YoualwaysthoughtIkilledyourfatherbutactuallyhewasthegreengoblinandkilledhimselfbyaccident. Phew.
Harry: Um... okay. That makes sense I guess. So could we get back to....?
THE WHOLE MOVIE COULD HAVE BEEN SO EASILY RESOLVED BY MEANINGLESS, DUBIOUSLY CONSENSUAL SEX.
Or, at least, the 1/3 subplot of it that involved Harry Osborn. What the hell was all that Venom business? And even more so Sideways-Sandman?
MJ was annoying, but she was so blatantly asinine and annoying that I ended up not hating her. Maybe because I have this irrational soft spot for Kirsten Dunst from her Jumanji days. Ron Howard's daughter is strikingly beautiful O__O How did that happen, genetically speaking? I even see the resemblance, but she really consolidated the good and evaded the bad. Tobey Maguire looked kind of ugly in this installment, even when he didn't have the emo hairdo going on. I don't know what's going on with that man. Is he going to star in #4, I wonder? He's not looking too old per se, just... washed up, somehow? I'm glad I'm critiquing a movie based on actors' appearances therein. But what else am I going to say anything about? The storyline as a whole is actually interesting-- what with intertwining incestuous connections of love and hate and fearful symmetries left and right, but the script is mostly horrendous, so yes, the third is worse in that department than the second, certainly.
Some of the sfx were surprisingly impressive, because I never expect to be impressed by cgi but there it is. But mostly I just wanted more Harry eating cotton candy or flipping omelets or dancing the twist woodenly or painting still lifes, and none of that requires green screen, I assume. Basically, criminally low budget G-rated PWP is what I enjoyed most in this movie.