How far can one man fall? Surely Spider-Man 3 is not the car crash audiences remember it as. But, then, it is easy to consider it such considering how unfulfilled and frustrated Sam Raimi sounds. Development hell spins its way through the final instalment of the famed and acclaimed Raimi trilogy, and it is hard to ignore. Too much to show, too little time to show it. Spider-Man 3 is an ambitious feature, but it is hard to escape the issues at hand. The lack of focus on one, core villain, and the aimless development that follows is too much to handle. We must instead ride the waves as they come, some will knock us overboard, but trust in Raimi to deliver us through a comical, interesting feature that leaves us hanging around hoping for more.
Whilst most of my interest in watching Truth is based off of Robert Redford’s inclusion, I do think my studying of journalism at University has added a bit more interest in the project. More so than I would have first expected, especially since in recent years, Truth hasn’t exactly become the modern-day All the President’s Men. Based on the true story of CBS’ 60 Minutes broadcast in which anchorman Dan Rather brings allegations of sitting President George W. Bush’s military service into question. Doubt settled in, controversy began to spark, and those at the centre of the reporting found themselves backpedalling, with desperation taking control. Truth looks to adapt that, with the blessing of Rather himself, in the debut feature of James Vanderbilt.