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Cut Harry and Peter having an argument
Cut Peter giving Mary Jane flowers
Trimmed stargazing scene
Trimmed Flint running from the police
Trimmed Flint and his daughter's mom conversation
Trimmed Harry Vs Peter fight
Trimmed Harry and Peter's conversation mid-fight
Cut Flint punching the dog
Cut the people who cause the sand to spin around Flint
Cut the whole subplot of the review MJ gets
Trimmed the skyscraper crane scene
Cut the pills scene
Sadly I had to cut the Stan Lee cameo out of it due to pacing
Trimmed MJ talking to her bosses
Cut Peter and MJ talking about the bad review
Cut the whole scene with the fist jumping through the sand
Trimmed the fight scene with Sandman and Spider-Man
Cut when MJ sees the newspaper saying Spidey Scores
Trimmed the conversation at the restaurant between MJ and Peter
Trimmed the second fight between Spider-Man and Sandman
Cut Peter moaning about the god damn door
Cut Mr. Dikovich's conversation with Peter
Cut MJ entering Harry's mansion
Trimmed Harry and Peter's second fight
Cut the worst line in whole movie "Im gonna shove some dirt in your eye
Rescored the dance down the street scene with ACDC's Back In Black
Cut the conversation between Dr. Connors and Peter through the phone.
Cut Peter getting the staff job and talking to J. Jonah Jamerson
Cut the conversation between Sandman and Venom
Trimmed the first half of the fight
Cut J. Jonah Jamerson buying the camera off the girl
Trimmed the second half of the fight
Cut Harry's Funeral
Cut Peter and MJ at the end
Ends on Peter, MJ and Peter and fades away. This makes the watcher thinks, did Harry live, did MJ and Peter get back together and does Flint get the money for his daughter.
Fades into saying A Son Of Sinbad Fanedit
SonOfSinbad did warn me that this was only a lite edit but I proceeded anyway.
For the record I don't hate Spider-man 3, but I am looking for a definitive cut. This wasn't it for me but it was still enjoyable nonetheless. I did like the trims to Flint Marko. In the theatrical cut it's hard to accept his atonement because of all the collateral damage he does, maybe I'm misremembering but his attacks during the robbery don't seem quite so brutal. Brock is also slightly improved by slightly less whiney.
For people hoping for less scenery chewing Peter its a bit of yes and no, his motion for wearing the suit seems to be anger, even when he's dancing and showing of, it's his attempt to win MJ back, but gone are the moments of Peter rolling his eyes on the phone and eating cookies. Back in black during the street dance was an inspired choice, it actually works pretty well - though the song did seem slightly louder than the rest of the audio.
At 2 hours this mostly flew by so it's worth a look, it's just not as strict with the cutting room floor as I'd like it to be.
It blows my mind how much I enjoyed Spider-Man 3 on this go around and not even on an ironic level. SonofSinbad cuts corners where they need to be cut, he doesn't over-do it, there's still some frank camp to be found in the film, but that can't be faulted with the editor, those are production, screenwriting, and acting decisions. What Son has done is try to help tenderise the meat of the matter so that everything silly doesn't overstep it, and he suceeds at it. The new ending is also a great touch, involving all three of the troubled friends and giving the climax of their character arcs more hopeful ambiguity as a 'brand new day' dawns.
Highly recommended, edits like this show how much promise sonofsinbad has as an evolving editor.
I've never been much a fan of any of the Raimi Spider-Man films, but surprisingly I always enjoyed this one as a kid (helped that this was one of the few films I owned as a kid, not quite sure why...) Revisited all of them a few years ago and remained mostly unimpressed. It enthuses me to say that this edit made the film fun again, as much as it was when I was a kid. I enjoyed this edit better than either of the first two Raimi films, as for the most part it removed the ACTUAL (non-fun) garbage from the film. I mean it's still a mess, but it's an entirely fun mess when that crap isn't interrupting it.
Again, SOS, congrats on getting your Faneditor status and your first IFDB listing! Looking forward to seeing more from you.
P.S. The one thing I AM curious about is why you went with "Back and Black" as opposed to "Back in Black", which imo both sounds better AND is more relevant to the edit.