There’s a longstanding tradition that the third movie in a trilogy is always the worst. It’s not always the case — just look at Thor: Ragnarok
or The Bourne Ultimatum
or Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
— but there are plenty more examples to support it, like The Godfather Part III
, The Matrix Revolutions
, The Dark Knight Rises
, X-Men: The Last Stand
, The Hangover Part III
, Blade: Trinity
, Taken 3
, Terminator: Rise of the Machines, and so on and so forth.
Related: Sam Raimi
4: 5 Reasons It Could've Been Great (And 5 Reasons Canceling It Was A Good Idea)
The final chapter in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man
trilogy, aptly titled Spider-Man 3
, is widely regarded to be pretty terrible. A lot of this boils down to studio interference and not the creative efforts of Raimi himself, and there’s more to love in this threequel than people give it credit for.