As you may recall, I almost never go to movies in the theater, because I don't like paying $9 to be surrounded by ill-bred noisy yokels who ruin the entire experience for me. So, I had not yet seen Spiderman 3.
I wasn't missing much.
Spidey 3's plot and writing were jarringly stupid, in much the same way that Superman 3 took a well established, likeable film franchise and turned it buffoonish and embarrassing.
There were too many villains, too much overacting, and way too many scenes in which the CGI animation looked like something from a first generation Xbox.
I'll admit that I did enjoy the moments when Tobey Maguire goes all Chris Gaines with his lank black hair and a few enjoyably caustic lines. However, when I want to watch a man in eyeliner nimbly dance his way across the tables in a bar, I'll watch Purple Rain. (And Prince didn't need special effects for his dancing.)
And Kirsten Dunst? Don't even get me started. "Wooden" is far too generous a word for her phoned-in performance.