Some of you didn’t like Spider-Man 3. That’s fair. I don’t agree with the people who called it as bad as Batman & Robin, but that doesn’t mean I think it’s a particularly great movie. It’s got a lot of problems. But is lack of story one of them?
George Lucas thinks so. Talking to Roger Friedman, the J. Fred Muggs of our generation, Lucas let slip that he wasn’t so impressed with Spidey 3:
"It’s silly. It’s a silly movie," he said. "There just isn’t much there. Once you take it all apart, there’s not much story, is there?"
Well, it’s not "Star Wars."
"People thought ‘Star Wars’ was silly, too," he added, with a wink. "But it wasn’t."
Interesting. ILM didn’t work on Spider-Man 3, so I guess he feels free to sling shit. And the film blasted past Revenge of the Sith’s opening weekend, making this the second Spider-Man movie to hang above Lucas’ head (Spider-Man also opened bigger, but a couple of years earlier). Could this be some professional jealousy?
By the way, I must come clean – I have run this story to see which you guys are more rabidly angry about: Spider-Man 3 or George Lucas. I only wish there could have been a new Transformers design unveiled as well, and that Lucas had also called Serenity ‘gay.’ We could have destroyed the Internet with that story.