- The quality of the third movie depends according to who you ask, but you have to love the fight at the end (Spider-Man and New Goblin vs. Venom and Sandman).
- The scene when the Sandman is "born" is incredibly awesome and, surprisingly enough, even a little moving.
- The first fight between Harry and Peter really is among the series' best. Peter's attacked out of costume, forced to use his powers in public, and caught completely by surprise. Every trick he pulls is useless, Harry just keeps coming. Peter only escapes through a lucky move.
- The second fight goes to Peter, newly empowered by the black suit, and it is immensely satisfying, given all "Little Goblin Jr." had put him through. Gobby gets a few shots in, but the tide quickly turns in Peter's favor. He tosses that smug bastard, through a window, bitchslaps him, hurls him headfirst into a railing, clotheslines him with an out-of-control glider that sends him crashing into the back wall, takes him down with one punch, and after Harry tries to kill him for the umpteenth time, Peter sends the bomb he just chucked right back in his face.
- Symbiote Spidey's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Sandman was also very satisfying in its own right, especially the part where he grinds his face into a moving train. Conversely, bear in mind Sandman is fighting the Black Spider-Man, being able to get a few strong hits in pretty awesome.
- Also comes a very dark and morbid awesome moment: Venom killing Harry. This version of Venom may have not been in the movie that long and is quite a divisive incarnation as well, but he managed to deal a blow to his nemesis harsher than any other incarnation of the character has.
- Mary Jane throwing a cement brick at Venom in the third movie; chiefly awesome because FINALLY she gets to take a shot at her kidnapper and stop being a Neutral Female Damsel Scrappy, becoming more of a Heroic Bystander / Action Survivor instead.
- She also doesn't just wait on Spidey to save her this time around and actually jumps from the cab into the webbing when it's about to fall and dodges out of the way when any debris, including a freaking garbage truck, about to hit her. And then manages to catch a web and hang from it for a good long while.
- Harry melting Sandman's arm into a huge slab of glass, which he then shatters.
- Pretty much all of the final battle, though it started with Spider-Man finally back for real. From Spider-Man and Venom's aerial battle, Harry's smashing Venom through a wall and blowing up Sandman's giant sand-face, and Peter's Eureka Moment followed by him using sound to hurt the symbiote, the entire battle was just generally awesome.
- Also, the WAY he uses sound to beat the symbiote. He doesn't just hit two pipes together. He flips all over the battlefield and creates a sound cage MADE of pipes, all while outmaneuvering Venom and just plain beating him back with sound waves.
- After Spidey finishes destroying him with the sound cage, seeing Venom flail around powerlessly as his symbiote completely destabilizes is overwhelmingly satisfying, especially after the above moment of Harry's murder.
- Admit it: Willem Dafoe's One-Scene Wonder sent a shiver up your spine.
- Gwen's first reaction when she realized that Peter (under the symbiote's influence) took her to the dance to make Mary Jane jealous? Apologizing to MJ. She may have seemed like a carefree flirt up until now, but this shows that she's got class.
- While he was at times pure Narm, the scenes where symbiote-influenced Peter exposes Eddie's fraud and then tells Jameson in no uncertain terms that Jameson won't be ripping him off and will have to pay the actual value of his photos and even bargaining in a permanent staff position is undeniably awesome.Eddie: I was just—Jameson: You're fired!
- Jameson has a brief moment when he is unlike his usual Large Ham self, but in fact genuinely enraged at Eddie giving him the fake photos. When told he has to print a retraction, he proclaims he has never had to print a retraction in 20 years, which is a testament to his integrity as a newsman despite his sensationalist tendencies.
- And he not only goes ahead with the retraction- he puts it on the frontpage with a giant "Sorry Spidey!" headline, unlike another version of himself, who hid it on page 47 in 4 point font.
Awesome / Spider-Man 3