Thursday, August 17, 2006

You Want More Spider-Man 3 Spoilers? Come Get Some

Spider-Man 3 spoilers - don't you love 'em?

There's been a lot of talk about the clips in the Spider-Man 3 teaser trailer that show Harry and Peter fighting in mid-air. Here's what I can tell you about this major, exciting scene.

Neither Peter or Harry is in any kind of superhero mode at this time, but each of them knows the score with the other. That is to say, Harry knows Peter is also Spider-Man and Peter knows just who Harry's father was, of course. This isn't simple, four-coloured stuff and keeping the costumes out of it a minute helps remind us.

About Harry's get-up, and role, in the film. To be clear, he doesn't become the New Green Goblin, Hobgoblin or GG2 any more than I'd become King Arthur if I picked up Excalibur - he's just Harry and he's using stuff he's collected from home to attack Peter.

Of course, his home isn't quite like everybody else's home so he's collected quite a tasty little arsenal - a big long sword and a shorter one, some pumpkin bombs and the glider.

He's dressed accordingly - masked his face, put on a snowsuit and goggles, put on the best gloves he could find, strapped pumpkin-bomb belts on his legs, and so on. For one thing, he's going to get cold up there.

As they tussle, Peter does pretty well - even reducing Harry to short-sword attacks - but he does take a good whupping.

Remember the shot of the ring falling in the teaser? That comes from this scene, and sets up the importance of the ring. That ring is used quite sweetly to reflect Peter's fortunes as he later becomes seduced by his power, then later still battles back against it to show "great responsibility".

Overall the Harry/Peter fight is looking pretty special. It comes rather early - but don't worry, the action scenes that come later are even more spectacular. Very interesting to see Raimi and co strip back another layer of the superhero trappings and play the situation for real here. People who were assuming Harry would adopt a Villain-alias were missing the way these films work - he has no interest in such kitsch silliness as costumes and an alter ego name, Harry just wants to get his revenge.

There's less I can tell you so far about Harry's final fight. It takes place on a building site, all of the villains are there but Harry fights on Spider-Man's side and, sadly, dies. When I can get the full details on that - and on how Venom and The Sandman are involved, of course - I'll post them to film ick promptly.

So there you go, some more Spider spoilers to tide you over. Spread the word - Spider-Man 3 is looking like the best film of 2007.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know who I think the 4th villain will be? Personally, I think this will be more of an introduction to the Lizard and get us ready for a possible 4th film since James Franco was talking about that a while ago. Think about it. Dr. Curt Connors was in the last film and he is confirmed for the 3rd film again playing short roles. I don't think there is enough room for a 4th villain to play a major role so I think whoever the 4th villain is won't appear 'till the very end of the film. If that's the case, then I am rooting for Lizard. But I am also rooting for Bruce Campbell as Quentin Beck (Mysetrio) since he was in the last two films and he is confirmed to be in this film again.