“Scrap the Black Vines of Doom and Spider-Man 3 becomes a fable about how success makes monsters of us all (a story that Sam Raimi, helming one of the top-grossing franchises in movie history, no doubt knows something about.)” — from Dana Stevens‘ Slate review. Sounds like she may have been alluding to bitter Danny Elfman comment about Raimi having become a changed man between the making of the original Spider-Man and the sequel.