The one time I saw Spider-Man 3 at the theatre was the midnight showing as well and it was packed, but the film ended and nothing great happened. No clapping at the end of the film, not really anything. Just a few gasps on the better moments of the film such as the Harry/Peter fights, or the creation of Sandman or the death of Harry.
Originally Posted by SpideyVille
That's what bothers me the most about the Sandman thing, which is that it cheapens everything that happened in the first film. Peter essentially went after the wrong guy and lead to the death of the wrong guy. It makes him look completely bad, without actually addressing that issue.
Agreed. It takes away Peter going after the killer and makes Peter more like one of the bad guys because he killed someone innocent as much as Flint killed Ben who was just this innocent and harmless old man.