Saturday, May 31, 2008

Killer Cranes

Remember my review of "Spider-Man 3"? I complained about one scene where Spider-Man battles a berserk crane, since that seemed like a pretty lame opponent:
In a movie in which we already had three villains (Venom, Sandman and the New Goblin), we really had to have a scene with an out-of-control crane?? At first I thought the crane might tie into another plotline, but no, it's just an out-of-control crane. (The one redeeming part of this scene was that the crane destroys my brother's office building.)

Now, after two deadly crane accidents in New York in less than three months, I'd say the movie was amazingly prescient.