FebrianHanli’s review published on Letterboxd:
Didn't actually rewatch this but i just wanna say it's incredibly satisfying to see all these people revisiting this movie & going "wait Spider-Man 3 is genuinely kinda great".
This was a huge favorite of mine growing up but i kinda hid how much i loved it for a while, passing it off as a "guilty pleasure", earlier this year i decided fuck it i'll give it a 4.5/5 which i then raised to a full 5/5.
And this movie absolutely deserves it, the three villains perfectly represent Peter's own hubris & selfishness, the themes of forgiveness & redemption are poignant, the music is the best in the trilogy, the fight scenes are energetic & exciting, the performances are at their best jn the trilogy, the ending hits hard, & fuck you emo Peter is super fun & intentionally corny.
So yeah 4 year old me thought this was a masterpiece & i guess it turns out he wasn't wrong, just way ahead of his time.