For example, in the scene in the laboratory where Parker is bitten by the spider, Mary Jane's mottled green sweater shows remarkable definition in the weave and the color variation of the fabric.But everywhere in the picture, the detail is apparent.
When he is first learning his powers, Peter allows a petty criminal to escape, and that criminal's partner murders Peter's uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson).
As he faces the pain of that loss, Peter realizes that all his actions--and inaction--will have profound consequences for the world around him.
Peter grows weary of having the weight of immense responsibility on his shoulders.
He even gives up his superhero job to focus on his scholarly pursuits, and his superhuman skills begin to atrophy.
As he acknowledges, "With great power comes great responsibility. My curse." But the Spider-man saga does not try to get too heavy for itself.
Comic relief is in constant supply and one of Maguire's great gifts as an actor is that he can be self-effacing and nerdy while still maintaining enough strength and character to be a believable super-hero.
Action movies rely heavily on dynamic video, and the 1080p presentation of the Spider-man trilogy is essential to view the special effects, stylized colors and costumes. The level of detail and depth on Blu-ray is extraordinary, with tremendous definition in the cityscapes and sets.
Even microdetail in skin and clothing is extraordinary.
The result is that Spider-man 3 feels a bit cramped, and the writing is not quite up to par with the focused screenplay of the first two.
Nevertheless, Spider-man 3 has its moments that surpass anything seen in its predecessors.
He learns that there is no room for ego in being a superhero or, for that matter, an upstanding citizen.