There have been a few attempts to improve Spider-Man 3, This is a great one.
Generally seen as the weakest of the trilogy, Spider-Man 3 is a fair movie but its hampered by a bit too much going on (3 villains, Gwen Stacey, etc.), by a fair amount of cheese, and by unnecessarily revisiting Uncle Ben's death yet again (this time by shoe-horning Sandman/ Flint Marko into the original tragedy). Venom looked a bit odd too.
Bobson Dugnutt has had a previous go at the film with an extended edition "Spider-Man 3.1: The Hybrid Cut" (which I liked very much), but here he goes in the opposite direction, cutting almost half an hour, mixing in some new scenes and fiddling with the narrative. Its significantly de-cheesed (is that a word?), much less bloated (for example, the Uncle Ben / Flint Marko connection is thankfully gone), and there is a lot less exposition.
The film is a lot darker now, has a more consistent tone, much better pacing and much clearer themes and arc. It has much more of the same feel as Spider-Man 1 and 2 as well. It works very well.
In short, much, much better -- definitely superior to the official version. I kind of liked the official version, but this? I like it very much.
I didn't give audio full marks as there is a sound glitch in my version (8 gb) early in the MJ and Peter gazing at the stars, lying on a giant web, scene.
But otherwise it’s the smooth ride, audio and video, we expect from Bobson.
An excellent fan edit, I enjoyed the movie quite a bit and I feel that that's how the original must have been, even though I miss the scene with JJ and the table, but outside of that it is a magnificent edit. The only error that was quite serious was the missing audio in the scene where, Peter is with MJ watching the stars.
A fitting and more suitable ending to the Raimi trilogy. The tone remains consistently dark with most of the goof ball Peter moments and cringey old man emo Peter moments gone. This is the most recent of many spiderman 3 edits I've seen and will now be my go to. It's incredible how much the original tried to self sabotage itself. There is an amazing fitting end to one of the best superhero movie franchises in this edit instead of the whimper that was officially released.
Well, that was unexpected. I was hoping that the overstuffed mess that was the original SM3 would be a bit tempered by Bobson's expert editing, but this was so much better than I had hoped. While I'm not a big fan of the Raimi Trilogy's overwrought melodrama (even by superhero comic standards) and lax pacing, this edit manages to sidestep and correct those flaws here to a thrilling degree. Being packed with new and recurring characters actually helps the movie glide along at a really enjoyable clip -- if you don't like Sandman, wait a second, you'll get the Eddie Brock-Gwen Stacy-Peter-MJ love quadrangle in action; if you don't like that, just wait, Willem Dafoe's ghost will be along shortly to berate James Franco, and so on. The worst sins of the original version, namely "emo Peter" and Sandman as Uncle Ben's killer, have been eliminated and what's left is a glorious grand guignol joyride, with a powerful, insane climactic fight scene that pays off lots of emotional arcs from the trilogy in a satisfying way.
So yeah, I really wasn't planning to have SM3 ascend to near the top of my favourite Spidey/Marvel/superhero-in-general movies, but hey, that's the magic of fan-editing in action.
I gotta say compare to other fan edits such as "spider-man 3: redemption" this is possibly the best version of spider-man 3 and the best overall fan edit of said movie. Unlike redemption, the edits and cuts feel more natural and scenes are fleshed-out with better context than being abrupt with awkwardly forced transitions in-between scenes from the former though there are similarities between the two like the dance scene at the jazz club for example. My favorite part is when Spider-man forgives the sandman for Harry's Death than Uncle Ben's death instead. The tone is more balanced with drama and comedy like in the first movie thanks to the deleted scenes that even it out. But My only complaint which is me just being nit-picky was the removal of the bully Maguire montage because while yes it was cringe-worthy and maybe the scene that jumped the shark but I warmed to it to the point of nostalgia. But also the montages are traditional within the trilogy such as the city montage in the first movie and the spider-man no more montage in the second movie so to me the third movie feels pretty alien without one. Overall this is another great fan edit by Bobson Dugnutt that made this movie a worthy entry to the spider-man trilogy than feeling like it's black sheep.