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Movie News: Sam Raimi still hasn’t seen The Amazing Spider-Man

Movie News: Sam Raimi still hasn’t seen The Amazing Spider-Man

Sam Raimi, the director of the highly successful Spider-Man trilogy, recently spoke with The Huffington Post to promote his new movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, and the subject quickly turned to last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man. He had some interesting things to say, particularly the fact that he hasn’t seen it yet.

“Well, I’m a big Marc Webb fan and a giant fan of Emma Stone. And of Andrew Garfield. I saw him on Broadway in Death of a Salesman – it’s just brilliant. And I love the producers of that movie because they are dear friends, and the writer,” Raimi said. “But, I haven’t had the guts to go see the movie yet. Because I don’t want to go to my girlfriend’s wedding. I just can’t bring myself to do it. I don’t have the guts. But, I hear it’s great. My wife even loved the picture and said it was a wonderful, excellently produced, beautifully acted, brilliantly written Spider-Man picture. She’d tell me the truth and that’s what she said.

“I don’t feel (Webb) was in my shadow at all. I think I handed the torch to Marc and I hear that he ran with it and succeeded and made a brilliant picture. I’m happy for him and all the team. And I only wish him the best and I salute them because it’s a tough job, too. And obviously he’s pleased the fans – so, I’m proud for him. I’m happy for my friends on the picture.”

I completely understand where Raimi is coming from and I like that he supports the reboot and everyone involved in it. Personally, I enjoyed Webb’s Spider-Man more than I did Raimi’s (although another origin story was completely unnecessary). I thought Garfield served as a better Peter Parker/Spider-man and I loved the chemistry he had with Stone, who plays Gwen Stacy. And I’m excited for the sequel, although I fear it could be Spider-Man 3 all over again with numerous villains playing a part.


Nate pretends to be a movie connoisseur but in reality he really knows nothing about movies other than the fact that he loves them. His favorites include The Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart and Schindler's List. Follow him on Twitter @nater_parsons

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