Sam Raimi, the director behind the first three Spiderman films today admitted that he was pretty disappointed with the third one. 

After a blockbuster start (the first two films broke all sorts of box office records, with the former clearing over $100 million on a single weekend in the US), many fans felt let down by Spiderman 3, with many believing this is what led to the reboot/refresh of the series that now stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Turns out Raimi wasn’t a massive fan either, having left the director’s chair after disagreements with Sony during the project. Here’s what he had to say about it to Nerdist.

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.

Raimi then reined himself in by saying directors shouldn’t talk about their bad films. When the host contended it wasn’t bad, he corrected him with ‘Awful!’

Listen to the whole podcast here.

via Vulture.  

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