Sam Raimi Talks “Spider-Man 3” Regrets

Years from now, the third film in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy will still be remembered for those bad emo Peter Parker dancing scenes. Of course, they were just the tip of the iceberg of problems with that film which was arguably the least well regarded movie in the entire franchise until this year’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” came along and gave it a run for its money.

Speaking with the Nerdist podcast (via Heat Vision), Raimi himself admits he still gets flack from passersby on the street about the film: “Each and every one of those Spider-Man movies were pretty damn challenging. I messed up plenty with the third Spider-Man, so people hated me for years – they still hate me for it. It’s a movie that just didn’t work very well.”

Raimi adds that he now feels it was “wrong” of him to make the trilogy’s final film because he “didn’t really believe in all the characters.” He adds that shifting the focus away from the relationships between the characters was the biggest problem. On top of that: “[Topping the previous two films] went into the thinking of a lot of people that worked on Spider-Man 3, and it was not good for us.”

Despite the poor reviews, “Spider-Man 3” still grossed $890 million worldwide and remains the highest grossing “Spider-Man” film of all time.