This isn't as bad as I was expecting from the general talk around this. The news broadcasting during the final fight scene was distracting and unnecessary, ruined the emotional effect almost entirely. The second fight between Peter and Harry was great, despite Tobey not being able to pull off a side fringe. Can't blame Raimi for venom misfire though, that's due to studio interference and he did the best he could.
Too ambitious and tries to cram everything into one film. especially Topher Grace is wasted in the film as bad guy Venom feels like an afterthought to the film. Luckily the film is still full of great effects and James Franco gets to do an acceptable character arc ending to his character. Bryce D. Howard also sparkles on screen and steal the spotlight from Kirsten Dunst's forgettable love interest role.
Quoiqu'on en dise, supérieur (et de très loin) à la grande majorité des productions Marvel sorties depuis. Un spectacle total, certes imparfait, mais souvent d'une sidérante virtuosité. Les séquences les plus controversées participent qui plus est au charme du film.
Solid viewing. Raimi's affection clearly centered around Thomas Haden Church's Sandman character, but awkward (and effective) relationship twists develop alongside some fine action set pieces. And Rosemary Harris proves that amidst the bombast, there's also room for exceptional acting. She fills the screen with warmth and strength as Aunt May, particularly in her early talk with Peter.