Sam Raimi admits Spider-Man 3 is a failure

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A lot of people hated Spider-Man 3. They hated the movie for stuffing in a lot of villains, the portrayal of Venom, the altered Uncle Ben death involving Sandman, and let’s not forget the dancing sequence with “emo” Peter Parker. One of the contributing factors was producer Avi Arad insisting director Sam Raimi to include Venom, since fans wanted it. Well, fans do want it, but not at the expense of a fleshed-out story.

Now Sam Raimi goes into detail with the Nerdist podcast on where he went wrong with the franchise (via Pajiba).

“It’s a movie that just didn’t work very well” Raimi explained. “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.”

Raimi added, “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 …[But] directors don’t like to talk about their bad films.”

He was then asked whether he would like to go back and redo the film. Of course he said he’d love to, but “I wouldn’t’ make that movie.”

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