[YT]kqiQokkPMWY[/YT] I really enjoy watching Nostalgia Critic's videos, but I disagree with most of what he said about the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies (well, the first two). He refers to them as "stupid stupid movies," which I think is pretty harsh. The movies are cheesy, but to call them stupid feels wrong IMO (once again... I'm defending the first two movies). He released a video called "The Top 11 Dumbest Spider-Man Moments." Here is the list of everything, with my thoughts. 11. Those Friggin American Flags To me, the American flags didn't bother me in SM1 considering the circumstances (9/11). I don't remember any flags in SM2, and SM3... I don't understand why he had to swing right in front of one. That's where it felt like a gimmick. 10. All Those Pointless Characters There were quite some pointless characters in the Spider-Man movies, though I feel that Spider-Man 3 really contributed to this more than anything. SM2 had introduced John Jameson, and it seemed like he would play a more important role in SM3 and the symbiote. Nostalgia Critic complains about others like Betty Brant, which I feel was used as much as she was needed to. She is just a secretary at the Daily Bugle, where else would she have fit into the story? 9. The Extras in Spider-Man 2 I did find some of the extras to be strange in the movie, and very hokey. I never liked when the girl is shouting, "Go Spidey, Go!" while everyone around her is silent. However, IDK why he complains about the guy in the elevator. Love that scene. 8. The Effects in Spider-Man 1 The movie is 10 years old, so the effects aren't going to be all that great. The only scenes that really bother me are: Peter is climbing up the building and chasing his Uncle Ben's killer Green Goblin is shooting at Spider-Man at the Unity Day Festival The board of directors disintegrating instantly with that "x-ray" effect Green Goblin gases Spider-Man and catches him mid-air Spider-Man drops MJ & the tram car and goes to catch them To me, the CGI isn't terrible, its just very outdated. I mean, you have some fantastic CGI in the movie that still holds up today. Spider-Man's final swing Spider-Man dodging the razor bats in the burning building Tons of shots of Spider-Man swinging, such as his first appearance, or while he is headed towards the burnin building 7. Little to No Venom in Spider-Man 3 I think we can all agree on this. No argument there. Venom should have been saved for the fourth film. If they wanted him in SM3 so badly, they could have at least not killed him off to bring him back for future movies. 6. That ****-Tease Romance I found the romance fine in the first film, and in the second one it started to get shaky. Not even going to get into the third movie. At least they end up back together in the end... I guess. 5. Doctor Octopus' Robotic Arms I never really had a problem with the AI in the robotic arms. It was cheesy, but it fit Raimi's style very well IMO. I did think it was strange that the arms talk to him, and scream "NOOOO" with him after he wakes up from the hospital. 4. The Dialogue From Spider-Man 1 I don't think the dialogue was that bad. There are certainly a lot of stupid lines from the movie, such as, "You're the one who's out, Gobby! Out of your mind!" or, "We'll meet again, Spider-Man!" However, I don't think the dialogue was bad enough to ruin the movie for me. Nostalgia Critic mentions that it sounds like a comic book. I guess that can be good or bad, but I did like that comic bookie feel the movie had. It made it feel fun and colorful, even if it was cheesy. 3. Emo Peter There is nothing to say. To me, when Peter gives himself the EMO haircut, the movie goes downhill from there on. Terrible. 2. Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin I thought Dafoe was perfect in SM1. The mask wasn't that great, but his performance was as good as it could have been IMO. I also LOVED the scene when Norman was talking to "himself" in the mirror. I always liked the scene while the Green Goblin and Spider-Man were talking on the rooftop, too. Don't know why this is #2. 1. The Dance Scene in SM3 This was worse than him walking down the street pointing at girls. This was just plain stupid.