By moviegeek17 14 Comments
Hey guys! I have some free time on my hands (just enough to make this, but don't worry June will be Zsasz month!) so i figured I'd start a regular blog column. With this column i figured i can post my thoughts on things that had potential to be good but were squandered. So without further a due here is what i would have done with the infamous spider-man event known as one more day...
On a whole the premise isn't necessarily too bad honestly (honest writing opinion), showing the fallout of aunt may's bullet wound and being treated while Peter and MJ are fugitives. It was an interesting scenario to put them in and besides the obvious plot hole involving doctor strange (are you honestly telling me the sorcerer supreme can't remove a single bullet?!) I'm ok with it. I'm not even necessarily angry with mephisto being involved with the story, he is a great way to tempt peter into making a rash and irresponsible decision (cause we know he would never make a deal with the devil... right???). I actually enjoyed it when peter was being shown his other lives, it was very heart wrenching to me anyway.
But here is where i would change things. Wouldn't it be much more interesting story wise for Peter to have said no to mephisto and deal with the consequences of revealing his identity to the public? This way Aunt May as she says it can finally be reunited with uncle ben and besides that if peter made such a decision his relationship with MJ would only be stronger since now they would be all they have left. And not only that but Peter would also in effect be fulfilling what his uncle Ben always taught him. The ever so famous line "with great power comes great responsibility". See how close this story could have come to being at least good? I bet this is exactly what JMS would have done with the characters if Quesada hadn't forced him to erase the marriage.
Now i suppose the question remains what would i do after this if i could? Fortunately i do have a little bit of an idea to this. Imagine the fugitive movies but with spider-man. Spidey continues to be a hero in spite of the registration act while MJ essentially becomes his non costumed partner (think like an alfred character) boosting him up and helping him to get through the rough times. The villains of the run could be his traditional rogues but also the registered heroes as well! throw in the new avengers as reoccurring guest stars and i think you could have had one hell of a story.
Sp what do you guys think? Could this have worked or are we better off with what we have (i don't think so but I'm sure some people feel differently) plus if you want to see more of these in the future just let me know and I'll pump them out whenever i can.