So saw it at lunch today (told you, I like to see them the day they opened).

My thoughts.....very mixed. On the one hand, there were parts that were just really well done and funny (the scene in the restaurant where he's planning out how to propose is one of the best). There are parts where the acting is really well done (MJ and Parker at the restaurant). There are parts where you think the movie is going to take you in a really interesting and believable direction (MJ gets fired...she's clearly jealous of SpiderMan...he's letting it all get to his head and forgetting about her)....But then it all sort of comes crashing down.

They never take you where you want them to go. The big fight scene at the end feels strangely familiar. The bad guys have no real venom to them (pun intended). Even the special effects are so good that you kind of take them for granted. It's not a bad movie. It just isn't an excellent one.

I thought Spidey 2 was the best comic book movie ever made. This one, I would rank behind Spidey, Spidey2, Batman Begins, X-Men, X-Men 2....and maybe even The Fantastic Four (I shudder as I type that). However, it was better than X-Men 3, and most of the original Batmans. It was just frustrating because it could have been really good, and instead only a few parts of it were.

Still, it will do serious business....but I don't think it is the top earner of the summer.

Oh, and incidentally, one of the trailers was for Rush Hour 3. Like I said, I never really got the first two...but this trailer was really, really funny. So much that I might actually go see it.