[Spider-Man 3 & Hot Fuzz]

The best review of Spider-Man 3 came from a friend who said they laughed for a lot of the movie, but they were pretty sure they were only supposed to be laughing about half of the time.

It’s like this. I went with a group. We had a lot of fun. But it was not a good movie. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of time spent on the Harry/Peter dynamic, as I am a fan of James Franco in general and the Harry character in particular. Too bad it wasn’t a Green Goblin film. It probably would have been slightly less emo.

In better genre film news, I saw Hot Fuzz a second time, and it continues to be awesome. Also, I was able to catch the cameos this time around. Good times.

[Hot Fuzz]

We caught Hot Fuzz on opening night here, with a more-or-less sold-out crowd, and the verdict? AWESOME. I think it’s better than Shaun of the Dead. Which, don’t get me wrong, I love, but it’s definitely uneven & it’s clear that Wright came from TV. The team’s learned a lot since then, though, and Hot Fuzz manages to be both a great send-up & a great film in its own right. And now I’d really like to see it again.