Sam Raimi, director of the original Tobey MaGuire Spider-Man trilogy, was a guest on the Nerdist Podcast this week. Part of the conversation turned to Spider-Man 3, which is regarded among fans as the weakest of Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Turns out, he agrees! Here’s what he had to say about it:
Rami: 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.
Nerdist: I don’t think that ‘bad’ is the right word.
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