Joseph M. Caracciolo
Danny Elfman (themes)
by Stan Lee
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Sony Pictures Entertainment
|Films as Succession|
Spider-Man 3 is the third and last film in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movie trilogy. It is a live action superhero movie released in 2007 based on Marvel's comics. The time lapse between Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 is speculated to be six months. In Spider-Man 3, Peter Parker struggles confronting three villains at once, as well as struggling against his own inner-demons.
A matter of months after the defeat of Doctor Octopus, Peter Parker basks in his success as Spider-Man, his girlfriend Mary Jane Watson continues her Broadway acting career and his erstwhile best friend Harry Osborn still bitterly seeks vengeance for his father's death. Peter plans to propose to Mary Jane Watson, who has just made her Broadway musical debut. Meanwhile, a small meteorite crashes near the two in Central Park, and an extraterrestrial symbiote like creature attaches itself to Peter's moped scooter.
Meanwhile, escaped convict Flint Marko, a small-time thug with an estranged wife and sick daughter who steals to get money to secure his daughter treatment, falls into a particle accelerator while running from the law and is transformed into the shape-shifting sand manipulator, The Sandman. Harry, who has now learned that Peter is Spider-Man and believes that Peter is responsible for his father Norman Osborn's death, Harry attacks Peter during a fight by using the new weapons based on his father's Green Goblin technology. Harry injures his head on a pipe and suffers from partial amnesia, making him forget his vendetta and Peter's alter-ego.
Meanwhile, Peter arrives on the scene of a malfunctioning crane that smashes into a skyscraper. Model Gwen Stacy, also Peter's lab partner, falls but is saved by Spider-Man. Her father is a captain in the NYPD and in gratitude awards him the key to the city. At the same time as the festival honoring Spider-Man, Marko robs an armored car. Later, George Stacy, Gwen's father, tells Peter and Aunt May that Marko was in fact Ben Parker's killer, and the deceased Dennis Carradine was only an accomplice. While a vengeance-obsessed Peter sleeps, the symbiote bonds with him. Peter wakes up hanging from a skyscraper and discovers his costume has changed and his powers have been enhanced. But the symbiote brings out Peter's dark side. Wearing the new black suit, Spider-Man locates Marko and fights him in a subway tunnel. He discovers water is Marko's weakness and uses a water pipe to reduce the Sandman to mud.
Peter's changed personality alienates him from Mary Jane, whose career is floundering, and she finds solace with Harry. Harry recovers from his amnesia and, urged on by another hallucination of his dead father, compels Mary Jane to break up with Peter. After Mary Jane tells Peter she loves somebody else, Harry meets with Peter and claims to be "the other guy". Later, Peter, wearing the black suit, confronts Harry about Mary Jane and after the fight between of Peter and Harry, spitefully tells him about his father never loved him. Harry tries to throws a pumpkin bomb at Peter, who deflects it back, disfiguring Harry's face.
Under the symbiote's influence, Peter exposes Eddie Brock, a rival photographer at the The Daily Bugle, for submitting doctored photographs showing Spider-Man as a criminal. Furious at having to print his paper's first retraction in 20 years, J. Jonah Jameson fires Eddie. Meanwhile, the Sandman resurfaces and recovers from his injuries.
To make Mary Jane jealous, Peter brings Gwen to the nightclub where Mary Jane works. Gwen catches on and storms out. Peter gets into a fight with the bouncers and after Peter accidentally hits Mary Jane, he realizes the symbiote is changing him. Retreating to a church bell tower, he finds he cannot remove the suit. But the alien weakens as the church bells ring. Peter tears the symbiote off and it falls to the lower tower, landing on Brock, who is praying for Peter's death. The symbiote attaches to him and Brock, transformed into the villainous Venom, finds the Sandman and offers to join forces.
Venom hijacks Mary Jane's taxi cab and hangs it from a web hundreds of feet above a sand-filled construction site. Peter seeks Harry's help, to no avail. Harry later learns the truth about his father's death and decides to help Peter. Harry temporarily subdues a gigantic incarnation of The Sandman, and Venom tries to impale Peter by using one of Harry's glider. Harry jumps in the way and causing him to gets stabbed from behind instead by ends up. Fighting the symbiote, Peter recalls how the church bells weakened it. He grabs pipes and creates a ring around the symbiote, creating a wall of sonic vibrations. The alien releases Brock, and Peter uses his webbing to pull Brock from the creature. However, the symbiote, having gained more than enough power from Peter and Brock, is capable to live on its own without a host. Peter throws a pumpkin bomb at the symbiote from Harry's glider, Brock jumps into the symbiote with it, and both are vaporised by the explosion.
Marko then tells Peter he never intended to kill his uncle, but only wanted his car and shot him by accidentally when Dennis grabbed his arm. He claims Ben's death has haunted him since. Peter forgives Marko, who dissipates and floats away. Peter and Harry forgive each other, and Harry passes away with both Mary Jane and Peter by his side. Days later, Peter visits the jazz bar where Mary Jane is singing, and they dance together.
- Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man/Peter Parker
- Thomas Haden Church as The Sandman/Flint Marko
- James Franco as The New Goblin/Harry Osborn
- Topher Grace as Venom/Eddie Brock
- Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson
- Rosemary Harris as Aunt May
- Cliff Robertson as Uncle Ben
- J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson
- Bill Nunn as Joseph "Robbie" Robertson
- Elizabeth Banks as Betty Brant
- Willem Dafoe as The Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
- Bryce Dallas Howard as Gwen Stacy
- James Cromwell as Captain George Stacy
- Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Connors
- Mageina Tovah as Ursula Ditkovich
- Elya Baskin as Mr. Ditkovich
- Michael Papajohn as Dennis Carradine
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Main article: Spider-Man 3 (video game)
A video game based on the movie was first released in 2007. It was Released on the PS3, PS2, PSP, GBA, Nintendo DS, PC, Mobile Phones, Xbox 360, and Wii. The Xbox version of Spider-Man 3 was supposed to be released, but it was cancelled due to the systems low sales, and got replaced with the GBA version. Also the GameCube version was cancelled due to its discontinuisation.
|Raimi Film Series|
|Films:||Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3|
|Characters:||Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Gwen Stacy | Robbie Robertson | Betty Brant | Curt Connors | Flash Thompson | Dr. Stromm | Mr. Ditkovich | Ursula Ditkovich | Maximillian Fargas | Henry Balkan | Rosalie Octavius | Hoffman | Bernard Houseman | Mr. Aziz | Bonesaw McGraw|
|Enemies:||The Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | The Sandman | New Goblin | Venom | The Carjacker|
|Locations:||The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Technologies | Quest Aerospace | Osborn Penthouse | Goblin Lair|
|Video Games:||Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3|