I remember when I first saw Spider-man, I thought so much of it was cheesy, and yet I loved it anyway. It felt very much like a comic book, with corny humor and a silly bad guy. But I really enjoyed it anyway and was anxious for the second one to come out. When I saw part 2 in theaters, I was tremendously impressed and loved it far more than the first. So much about it resonated with me. And so with even greater anticipation I looked forward to part 3. Like everyone else, I was disappointed. So much of it bothered me, and though I tried to like it, so many things got in the way of true enjoyment. I recently finally took the opportunity to watch the whole trilogy, but with some changes. I watched Spider-man 2.1 second, which added several additional items. This version is very enjoyable and I prefer it to the original cut. Then I watched the Badscooter fan edit, Spider-man 3: Redemption. This really was a good edit, and it's amazing how cutting certain things drastically improved the movie for me. It's still not perfect, but it raises my enjoyment more than I can describe. And it is with this thought that I feel really disappointed about the reboot of the franchise. Whether someone prefers an edit or the original film, I really wish Sony and Raimi had wrapped up this series on a better note. As a crummy film, the original is a sad way to end the series. Even with a high quality edit, it is such a sad ending to the film, with the loss of Harry and the damaged relationship between MJ and Pete. It would have been nice to see things get patched up and finish the series on a high note in Spidey 4.
I will confess that I enjoy The Amazing Spider-man. But I loved the Raimi movies and would give anything to have them end better.