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Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) finally has the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst), and NYC is in the throes of Spider-mania! But when a strange alien symbiote turns Spider-Man's suit black, his darkest demons come to light. Spider-Man is in for the fight of his life against the deadly Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Venom (Topher Grace), and the New Goblin (James Franco). Bonus material includes bloopers, photo galleries and the Snow Patrol music video.
This all started with Superman II. It wasn't enough to just have Lex Luthor plotting against the Man of Steel'"General Zod and his Krypton cronies had to get in on the carnage. Since the tradition of supervillain overkill is entering its 27th year, it's hard to understand why fanboys got so pissy over Spider-Man 3. Beloved director Sam Raimi didn't know whether or not a fourth installment with all the principals would happen, so he pulled out all the stops. Ergo: Peter Parker's embittered ex-best friend Harry Osborn (James Franco) made his debut as the new Green Goblin. Eddie Brock, Parker's new shutterbug competition at the Daily Bugle (ably played by Topher Grace), turned into the pumped and primal Venom courtesy of a mysterious alien symbiote. And the man who really killed Pete's Uncle Ben, Flint Marko (the similarly solid Thomas Haden Church), transmuted into the fearful Sandman. It all added up to one of the most memorable climactic super-battles ever. To quote Stan Lee himself, 'nuff said