OK, it's not perfect, but this third Spider-Man is still WAY above average for a comic book movie. The birth of the Sandman is one of the highlights of the series, and the fight scenes couldn't be bettered.
Peter and Mary Jane's rocky relationship is getting a little tired; new girl Gwen Stacy (a gorgeous Bryce Dallas Howard) is under-used, and bad guy Venom feels kinda rushed. But otherwise you can't go far wrong with this blockbuster.
Thomas Haden Church makes a perfect Flint Marko/Sandman - he just looks the part. Topher Grace is good as the obnoxious photographer Eddie Brock. And the main trio are great as ever: Maguire, Dunst and Franco give it their all.
Don't listen to the nit-pickers on this one. It's a classy production all the way.