Having only seen parts of the first installment on television, I didn't quite know what to expect from Spider-Man 3, but much like Trevor, wpqx and, to a lesser degree, hengcs I was fairly entertained by the film. Pleasantly surprised that the filmmakers didn't go bonkers with special-effects; enough time was spent with the characters and the personal turmoil they endured at various stages. Also glad to see that the supporting roles were occupied by interesting actors like Bryce Howard, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, etc., and not just generic "teen idols" as is so often the case with summer blockbusters. Not impressed with the embarassing sequence which attempted to mar Spider-Man's squeaky-clean profile (an interesting concept on its own). Perhaps it was meant to be strictly humorous. Dunst looked bored not only with her character but with the whole franchise.