The third installment of the Spider-Man series, and the most expensive, fails to deliver a great Spider-Man movie. This time around, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), who has super spider powers, finds his Uncle Ben's real killer — a now escaped convict named Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church). When Marko escapes, though, he is caught in a sand molecular experiment and becomes the super villain Sandman. As Peter sleeps, he is engulfed by a black alien goo that feeds off his dark side. Remember when Luke Skywalker embraced the vengeance in his heart? Well, the black goo has a similar affect on Peter. He then uses his anger and lust for revenge as he goes after the Sandman. The suit enhances him in his alter ego of the webslinger, but also corrupts him as a person. He loses Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst), the love of his life, becomes more violent and disrespectful and leans more toward the villainous side as opposed to super hero. Then an old villain surfaces in a new way — Harry Osborn (James Franco). In another lust for vengeance for the death of his father, he gets the Goblin gear and surfaces to fight Spidey as New Goblin. In another villainous subplot, rival Daily Bugle freelance photographer Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) squares off with Peter at the Bugle and due to the corruption of the suit, Peter destroys Brock's career.