Hanson is reported as saying:
"I’m always intrigued by the way things that are real in our culture are replaced by things which simulate authenticity," Mr. Hanson said. "At the same time, there’s also this yearning for reality. That’s why Duvall says at the end of the movie, after L. C. has been hired to make an appearance as a celebrity poker player, ‘They want to pretend it’s the way it used to be.’"I can't tell you that Hanson's newest film will be good, but it sounds more substantive than Peter Parker wrestling with that dreaded beast called revenge. I'm not a superhero and can't change what the world sees, but that'd be a superpower I'd consider if I had to choose...that, or the ability to fly.
Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday writes: "In an apparent effort to put a stake in the heart of the franchise that threatens to define his career, director Sam Raimi has delivered an overlong, visually incoherent, mean-spirited and often just plain awful 'Spider-Man 3.'"
On the other hand, my pick didn't fare much better as Michael Wilmington, of the Chicago Tribune, writes: "There's something missing in the movie--that extra lift and surge of feeling that might have made it a minor classic. But 'Lucky You' is maybe the next best thing: a relaxed-looking expert piece that immerses us in another world." ...and truth be told, this was one of the stronger reviews.