Movie Review: Is Spider-Man 3 Worth a Spin?

After avoiding a sophomore slump with the splendid Spider-Man 2, cowriter-director Sam Raimi runs smack into a junior jinx. While not awful, Spider-Man 3 is nowhere near as compelling as its glorious predecessors. Then again, neither was The Godfather: Part III, Die Hard: With a Vengeance or Batman Forever. Third acts are hard to pull off, even for a superhero.

Tobey Maguire's skydiving dream nosedives

T_maguire029779161The only high-flying action Tobey Maguire is going to get is from being Spider-Man. The star says he’s thought about bungee jumping and skydiving, but he won’t go through with it now that Ruby Sweetheart, 5 1/2 months, is back at home.

WEEK AHEAD: Spider-Man 3 Weaves Its Web at Theaters

The summer movie blockbuster season officially opens as Peter Parker and the gang whip back into action with the third and highly anticipated chapter in the Spider-Man franchise. PEOPLE takes a look at all the action, plus other events to watch for in the coming week: