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Spiderman Jumps the Shark

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Sequels to movies are like get-rich-quick schemes, building off another idea that has already brought in millions of dollars and/or a devoted audience.  Summer 2004 marked the first time in a long time that sequels to movies actually proved better than the originals.  Hits like Shrek 2, Spiderman 2, and the Bourne Supremacy had fans and moviemakers cheering.   So the directors thought it would be good for everyone if they kept going.
Great idea.
Not. 
All good things must come to an end.  Like the Spiderman series after the second movie.  The third installment of the Spiderman series was a form of cruel and unusual punishment that everyone involved should be ashamed of.  This exact scene is when Spiderman jumped the shark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLqsdPUfnno .  This scene pretty much sums up the movie.  If you were one of the lucky ones never to see this disaster, the basic storyline is that an extraterrestrial parasite latches on to Peter Parker (spiderman) and makes him capable of doing bad.  Sounds.. intriguing.  NOT. The entire movie was just Peter Parker and his utterly ridiculous dancing and egotistical emo-ness.  The hair parted to the side covering his sad sad eyes says it all.  Spiderman has turned to the dark side.  One of the comments on the youtube page says something to the effect of, “this scene really ruined the movie.”  Later, someone commented, “No.  This scene did not ruin the movie.  The movie ruined this scene.”  I wholeheartedly agree.

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Written by amandamastroberti

May 20, 2010 at 3:29 pm

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