tokenBG1009 wrote: ↑
10 Jan 2022, 01:42
I would've liked to see Peter dealing more with his life being ruined, but I'm happy we got the film we did regardless. This was such a good movie.
I’ve said that it should be split into two movies and this would have been the part for me.
Have the first movie be almost entirely about Peter dealing with the aftermath of being outed. Have Aunt May actually arrested and held for child endangerment, and Happy for the Stark tech stuff. Have their be some implication that the surviving Avengers could also be charged for this. Have a group of low-level street thugs tell him they found him on social media and they know where he lives, his school, his friends… have MJ get fired from her job, have Ned banned from being able to see him, have him made to do his school work at home and away from his friends. Have Daredevil show up to tell him that May’s gone missing from jail and he realises his entire support network has been abducted. Introduce Arcade as a former minion of Mysterio, Daredevil brings in Luke and Jessica to help (which forms the narrative for Peter that there are other ways to be an experienced hero other than being an Avenger). Murderworld could be some total 90’s neon nightmare and I would live. Obviously everyone’s rescued but he has to watch Happy and May go back to jail, MJ and Ned try to reassure him but it’s kind of lacklustre and he can see the effect he’s having on their lives (maybe they’re injured, like a broken arm or something, just to hammer home that he really cannot always guarantee their safety). THEN end with the MIT rejection, Peter going to Strange and the spell going awry, and him going after MIT lady and cut the movie just at the point that Doc Ock arrives.
Movie two plays out kind of the same from there, but instead of telling us that Tobey-Man is a sad loner estranged from MJ, show us! Instead of telling us that Garfield-Man is angrier and isn’t pulling his punches, show us! Like, ten minute vignettes into their actual lives as a flashback once they’re pulled into the MCU. Have Happy and May bailed out by Pepper, and have more May/Norman scenes to really drive home the fact that she feels compassion for him and build a relationship to make THAT scene even more powerful. Obvi MJ and Ned see this as an excuse to help out to be able to clear Peter’s name and their lives therefore go back to normal too so they’re defiant teens and join them or whatever. Have it play out as it did in this movie just… I dunno. I feel like two movies would have made more impact.