Friday, May 04, 2007


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Missing: an Extra Villain


The NY Times has their review of Spider-Man 3 out today...only it doesn't mention any way. There's also no mention as to whether or not the movie ties things up, completes the package set up by the other two Manohla Dargis even see the whole thing before writing her review?

My guess? Nope.

Manohla Dargis is probably my least favorite film reviewer...on the planet. She makes no attempt to hide that she brings her own agenda to her reviews (see Superman Returns or even X-Men 3), and when it's all said and done, after she gets off her fucking soap box, I have no understanding, really, what the movie is even about let alone why a normal person who doesn't think that movies necessarily need to make grand statements about society would or would not want to see it. I'm not asking for a synopsis and a thumbs-up-or-down, I would just like to see her, you know, address the matter at hand. Save the analyzing for the inevitable book that will flood (and collect dust on) book shelves everywhere.

Dear New York Times: please let A.O. Scott review a superhero movie. Just once. PLEASE.