It seems that even big time Hollywood directors succumb to peer pressure. So many people have been hounding Sam Raimi, asking if he’s seen Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, to start some kind of feud if I had to guess, that he finally caved in and watched it! He previously shared his thoughts on why he hadn’t seen it yet, but now that he has, here is what he thought of the movie in an interview with website Hey U Guys:
“It was very hard for me to see the new Spider-Man movie, I felt so attached to it, I couldn’t see Spider-Man with another director; it’s like my love, and I didn’t want to walk in on my love with someone else. It was just like that. Then I got over myself last week and said, ‘just see the damn thing’. And I did, and I loved it. I actually felt free. I thought, ‘why am I carrying around this baggage?’ Of course the next Spider-Man story should be told, and [Marc Webb] did a wonderful job telling that. I loved the movie, and I’m looking forward like a fan to the next installment. I love the comic book, and now I don’t feel bound, and I’m really glad somebody’s remaking it again.”
I guess he got over that love huh? It’s cool to see that he liked it. I have mixed feelings myself. I like think that if they can blend Spider-Man 1 and Amazing Spider-Man that would be a truly great film. But I like Sam Raimi and I’m really looking forward to Oz The Great and Powerful.
Who knows if he didn’t follow up Spider-Man 2, which many feel is the best Spider-Man movie of all, with the dancing Emo debacle that was Spider-Man 3, he might had gotten to do the fourth movie. News recently came out that he had wanted Anne Hathaway for Black Cat, to join John Malkovich’s Vulture.