“Spider-Man 2” has been called the greatest comic book movie ever made by many film critics and comic book aficionados. “Spider-Man 3” strongly makes a case to take that title. The film is virtually a non-stop ride into great action sequences, character development, and humor; plus, the film presents a strong message without being preachy: make good choices and learn to forgive others, including yourself.
There are several scenes of comic book, fantasy-type violence as Spider-Man fights Sandman and Venom, two shrewd enemies which by their nature are difficult to beat. Peter Parker also struggles with his dark side, hence the black Spider-Man costume in the film. He makes some poor choices and becomes egotistical until reality brings him back down to earth. The film’s overall theme of making the right choices and being willing to forgive are commendable, and Dove happily approves this film for ages twelve and above. Go see it and get wrapped up in the web!