Originally Posted by Green Goblin
I get sympathy adds depth to characters but I felt the changes in SM3 was taking it too far. Ock already had sympathy aspect to him (abusive childhood) and while he was great I never got why Rami changed him in the first place.
Raimi didn't actually add that much to Ock. He's basically the same character as the comics with minor modifications and a bit of an expansion. The big change was ending his story by redeeming him, which doesn't happen in the comics because he's an iconic villain and needs to be around to sell future comics years down the road. Between the tentacles taking over his mind and the ending he's the same character he's always been.
Sandman is a bit different because he essentially doesn't have real character beyond his powers in the comics. Raimi had to do something otherwise there was nothing there to make a film out of. I'm sure Webb will do something similar with Rhino and Electro.