So we all know that The Amazing Spider-Man has pretty divisive amongst fans when it was released last year (including some division amongst the Bastards here), but seriously, what did Sam Raimi think?
The director of the first three Spider-Man movies has previously said he was afraid to see the film, not because he was concerned that Marc Webb had done an awful job, but because he felt so close to the material. But now it seems that Raimi has swallowed that fear, and put the Blu-ray on his TV. So what did he think? Raimi told the gang at Hey U Guys in an interview.
“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 instalment. I love the comic book, and now I don’t feel bound, and I’m really glad somebody’s remaking it again.”
So there you go. Stop asking Raimi about Amazing, he loved it.
Of course, now the conspiracy begins: did he really love it, or was he trying to save face for Webb? Sound off below.