What he did ruin was an one-time opportunity for a really good thing.
Agreed. Thats the thing that the people on the "pro" side of the movie seem to forget, that those criticizing it are doing so because based on what they have seen, read, read in reviews, etc, only confirms that what they didnt want in the film is still there. That what they have waited for isnt going to be what it could have been. It would be like if they actually made Lord of the Rings into a 2 hour movie, sure it might have nice effects and be entertaining, but you as a fan would know that it could have been so much more.