Quote:I very much liked Spider-Man 3 myself, but yes, the butler was always an issue. It's pure deus ex machina, and even setting that aside it doesn't really work. The glider flew into Norman Osborn from a distance. How could anyone who wasn't there determine that the wound was self-inflicted?
The writers have said that the butler was supposed to be a hallucination of Harry's but they cut out the scenes that implied that.
Didn't we see him enganging in conversation with both Peter and Norman? If Peter saw him, he obviously wasn't a hallucination.