Sam Raimi Has Finally Seen THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

So what did he think of The Amazing Spider-Man? Was he unimpressed like James Franco? Plus, with a sequel for Oz The Great And Powerful already in the works at Disney, does Raimi think he'll return to direct?

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By Mark Julian - 3/8/2013
Sam Raimi's previous comments about Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man made it seem like he would never watch the film, comparing such an action to going to watch your ex-girlfriend on a date with another guy. Well, recently the director of Oz The Great And Powerful revealed to HeyUGuys that he finally got over his trepidations and watched the movie, here's what he thought.

"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."

And in the same interview, Raimi also revealed that he doesn't think he'll return for a sequel to Oz The Great and Powerful. You can read his thoughts on the matter below.

"I don’t really have a plan to direct the sequel. I’ve put into the picture one or two loose ends in case another director wants to make the picture. if Disney made a lot of money and the audience really wanted to see one then they would make one, but I was attracted to it because of the story of the growth of this human being, and I don’t think the second one would have the thing I would need to get me interested, but I couldn’t speak about what would take place in it."

It's looking like Oz The Great and Powerful will be the first bona fide hit of 2013, opening weekend box office numbers are currently tracking for $90-100M. Based on those numbers, Disney has already announced that they've hired Mitchell Kapner to pen another script. It sounds like Raimi won't return but if the film is as successful as many think it will be, expect Disney to throw dollars at Raimi till he changes his mind. The film opens today in US theaters.

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Angelus - 3/8/2013, 4:09 AM
CoulsonLives - 3/8/2013, 4:20 AM
Even Raimi agrees this is good! I wonder if the Raimi fanboys will keep bitching now?
mattbo - 3/8/2013, 4:30 AM
@CoulsonLives yes, yes we will

MrMartinMarvel - 3/8/2013, 4:33 AM
I still hate this movie, or I suppose dislike would be a better word.
SpectacularJoShFest - 3/8/2013, 4:33 AM
Top lad, I loved the Raimi movies but they didn't age well, I still think Spider-Man 2 is the best cbm to date...[frick] Nolan lovers and lemmingites,the best cbm adaptation is Spider-Man 2, period.
Kingdork - 3/8/2013, 4:33 AM
@CoulsonLives - I'm a fan of Raimi and I still don't like TASM. Raimi likes it, well I still don't. You know, opinions and stuff... The whole concept of subjective isn't that hard to grasp now is it?
FlashhGordon27 - 3/8/2013, 4:35 AM
I personally preferred TASM to the originals, I like that Raimi appreciates it, none of this "mine is better" stuff, they're both great in their own ways, I just happened to prefer Marc Webbs vision
Kingdork - 3/8/2013, 4:37 AM
@FlashhGordon27 - That's the spirit. To each its own.
CoulsonLives - 3/8/2013, 4:38 AM
And so the bitching begins! -_- Now to go to a shawarma store! See ya! :P
neonrehan - 3/8/2013, 4:38 AM
@mattbo lol hahahaa

@kingdork so subjective is...omg...NOT the opposite of objective but it's bastardized evil twin. :-O
elib - 3/8/2013, 4:39 AM
Yeah, good for him that he liked it but this really doesn't effect how I feel about the terrible new movie. There aren't going to be many people who suddenly love TASM because Raimi did.
CoulsonLives - 3/8/2013, 4:40 AM
Wait a minute, Shawarma store is closed, nevermind!
theonlyw1ll - 3/8/2013, 4:40 AM
I myself enjoyed Spider-Man 2 more. I thought TASM was good but I ultimately didnt like it as much as Spider-Man 1 and 2.
DUCKBOY - 3/8/2013, 4:40 AM
WELL OF COURSE HE LIKE IT HE JUST REALIZE HOW MUCH A WHINNY BITCH TOBEY WAS.
nach1wan - 3/8/2013, 4:40 AM
the reboot could be better, but aint bad either. the villain could be better, they need to take a page from octavius
MrMartinMarvel - 3/8/2013, 4:41 AM
@CoulsonLives It's not bitching if someone says they didn't like a movie. Only if they rant about it. Honestly I didn't enjoy TASM, am I bitching? No.
CavEl - 3/8/2013, 4:42 AM
@ CoulsonLives - Who says I hate TASM because I like Raimi or respect his opinons? The [frick]er also made Spider-Man 3, does it look like he understands quality?

TASM is a piece of shit because Peter Parker was a POS.
CoulsonLives - 3/8/2013, 4:43 AM
@Kingdork I understand! It's hard to accept it because I got ADHD and my body works differently from others and it affects my social skills :( As well as the fact I can't sleep so easily!
CoulsonLives - 3/8/2013, 4:45 AM
Well at least my experiment worked! my theory on making a bitchy type rant would attract many people! I honestly respect opinions and I just made that comment as an experiment!
NeoBaggins - 3/8/2013, 4:46 AM
The new series is a cheap looking time waster. It's not an event like the Raimi films were. It's going to be a while before Spider-man returns in grand fashion, that is, if this didn't kill it with it's seemingly purposeful mediocrity.
marvel72 - 3/8/2013, 4:46 AM
the amazing spider-man had its moments that were really good but it wasn't as good as spider-man or spider-man 2,when i think about its got about the same amount of things wrong with it as spider-man 3.

at least the sequel is shaping up nicely with the new suit & hopefully a decent portrayal of electro.
Deadpool17 - 3/8/2013, 4:53 AM
I think it took too damn long for him to get his powers and then too long from there to get in costume. I couldn't even finish the film. To summarize. Not a fan of Amazing Spider-Man.
iJackSparrow - 3/8/2013, 4:54 AM
Sam Raimi is a gentleman. He and Bryan Singer made it possible the whole genre that we have now, and regardless how I feel that his Spider-Man films didn't age well, the memories I have from watching Spider-Man 2 for the first time in a theater are priceless. I have nothing but mad respect for the man, and I know for sure he's a huge fan of the character.

Marc Webb delivered what I feel is one of the best origin films we have to date - next to Batman Begins and Iron Man - and I share his love for TASM as a lifelong Spider-Man fan. Really happy and excited to know that among those excited for the sequel, there is Raimi.
nach1wan - 3/8/2013, 4:54 AM
he seemed to realize how effed up spider-man 3 was. i think im beggining to respect him again. did anyone see oz? is it any good?
there's also the evil dead remake he is producing
CoulsonLives - 3/8/2013, 4:55 AM
Here are the things wrong with both movies!
Raimi Trilogy:
Kristen Dunst
Tobey Crying
Sand Man is the killer of Uncle Ben
Venom sucks
Everything is too corny and campy
Emo Spidey
Power Ranger Goblin
Uncle Ben didn't have a good relationship with Peter.
No webshooters!

TASM:
Aunt May and Eggs obsession!
Lizard doesn't have a lab coat on longer than 5 seconds!
Peter acts like a jerk to the villains
Dr. Curt Connors only caring about his arm
Spidey Ballerina slippers
Peter stupidly steps in Oscorp room containing Spiders
Peter forgets about the murderer of his uncle
Aunt May is clueless about Peter disappearing
Peter can't keep his mask on
Peter uses Bing

Other than that! Good job Webb and Raimi.
nach1wan - 3/8/2013, 4:56 AM
@iJackSparrow exactly, for their time they were cool, now they are virtually unwatchable (screaming m.j. comes to mind)
its like im aware of the role he played in giving life to cbm's, even though i cant watch those movies anymore
Shamo - 3/8/2013, 4:56 AM
of course he liked it, it was better then all 3 of his movies.
nach1wan - 3/8/2013, 4:57 AM
"Peter uses Bing" HAHAHA you think peter parker would be smarter than that
spidey1994 - 3/8/2013, 4:59 AM
@CoulsonLives "Peter acts like a jerk to the villains"

What? You want him to be nice to them?
MrMartinMarvel - 3/8/2013, 5:01 AM
@spidey1994 I think what he meant was that he acted a bit too "douchey" toward them, as opposed to being genuinely funny.
CoulsonLives - 3/8/2013, 5:01 AM
@nach1wan I'm pretty sure these people here never acted liked teenagers now! They don't know what it's like to be like Peter. That's why I like this movie!
@Shamo The Raimi movies were good when I was a child. Now, not so good... But still good for laughs!
CoulsonLives - 3/8/2013, 5:03 AM
@spidey1994 I meant he wasn't too funny on the villains! But I want more zingers in TASM 2
iJackSparrow - 3/8/2013, 5:05 AM
@nach1wan

Exactly. I can see ways of Sony not making reboots out of the TASM mythology, just recasting when the time comes, but because of Spider-Man 3, I just couldn't feel the same about Raimi's trilogy. It's actually pretty similar to how I feel about the TDK's trilogy, except that I feel that both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight will age really well, Spider-Man 3 and TDKR cornered the continuity of those trilogies in a dead end.

As for Peter using Bing, I just pretend to myself that he did because he just had formatted his OS and didn't have the time to download Chrome again, haha.
NeoBaggins - 3/8/2013, 5:05 AM
I rented TASM and literally forgot I was watching it. Any little thing distracted me while it was on so I had to force myself to sit thru it so my $1.31 wouldn't go to waste. DREDD was actually a better movie. And since we're being honest, Spider-man3 blows it out of the water as well, even with it's cliched built-in hate-base.
marvel72 - 3/8/2013, 5:07 AM
@ CoulsonLives

when i look at your lists of wrongs,i realized that there is nine things wrong with three movies & ten things wrong with one movie.

that doesn't bode well for the next two spider-man movies.
aztecRaingod - 3/8/2013, 5:07 AM
Just for the record, I liked TASM a lot, but...

What was he going to say? That he thought it was shit?

He HAD to address the elephant in the room, and this is his way of doing it, so good for him.

Who knows, maybe he really DID like the movie a lot, whats important is that hes got that monkey off his back consisting of the entire world asking him if he has seen the movie.
aztecRaingod - 3/8/2013, 5:08 AM
Neo, bro, you are truly delusional.
aztecRaingod - 3/8/2013, 5:09 AM
Dredd and SM3...lol.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 3/8/2013, 5:09 AM
it's still shit. reboot that [frick]er already.

Miss Ritter: Peter, don't make promises you can't keep.
Peter Parker: But those are the best kind.


ugh, what a douchebag hero.
CavEl - 3/8/2013, 5:09 AM
@ Coulsonlives - You've got 9 for Raimi in 3 movies and 10 for Webb in one movie.

Also, Garfield was mad at his parents for not being there when he was growing up...even though his parents died...and he knows they died. -_-...

At least Tobey's whiny personality was warrented, who the hell is upset at their parents for not being there for them when they're dead?

@ spidey1994 - I sometimes think you guys won't ever get it.
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