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It’s OK Everyone, Sam Raimi Doesn’t Think Spider-Man 3 Was “So Good” Either

Spider-Man: Hindsight Is 20-20-99.

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If you asked Sam Raimi how good Spider-Man 3 was, you’d probably expect him to answer:

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Right? Because it’s not like you’d rather hear him admit he phoned it in on a movie so many people were excited about. You might even expect him to burst into celebratory dance.

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You know. As you do when things are going well for you. But you’d be wrong.

On a recent episode of the Nerdist Podcast, Raimi talked about some of his… less beloved movies and why they went awry. On Spider-Man 3, by far the worst Spider-Man movie ever made—and yes, Amazing Spider-Man 2 is included in that estimation—Raimi said (transcription from Pajiba):

Raimi: It’s a movie that just didn’t work very well. I tried to make it work, but I didn’t really believe in all the characters, so that couldn’t be hidden from people who loved Spider-Man. If the director doesn’t love something, it’s wrong of them to make it when so many other people love it. I think [raising the stakes after Spider-Man 2] was the thinking going into it, and I think that’s what doomed us. I should’ve just stuck with the characters and the relationships and progressed them to the next step and not tried to top the bar…

Rami: [But] directors don’t like to talk about their bad films.

Chris Hardwick: I don’t think that ‘bad’ is the right word.

Raimi: Awful!

I’ll admit that I give Raimi bonus points for at least being honest about the movie and why he handled it so poorly, but my too-little-too-late sense is tingling. I would have preferred for him to come to this realization about directors respecting fans of their source material before any of this happened:

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Or before any of the much larger problems with Spider-Man 3 beyond sarcastically giffable moments moments. Sony, I think I can speak for all Spider-Man fans when I say please, please give Spider-Man to someone who gives a crap about it next. (Say, Marvel, perhaps?) We all promise to eagerly devour any and all actually good Spider-Man movies.

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(via /Film)

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