Sam Raimi Still Hasn’t Seen ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’


If you were hoping Sam Raimi had seen “The Amazing Spider-Man” already, you have your hopes set too high. The director of the first three “Spider-Man” movies said that he still can’t get past the idea of revisiting his old “girlfriend.”

“I haven’t had the guts to go see the movie yet,” Raimi told The Huffington Post. “Because I don’t want to go to my girlfriend’s wedding. I just can’t bring myself to do it. I don’t have the guts. But, I hear it’s great.”

That’s not to say he has hard feelings against anyone involved in the movie. In fact, Raimi professed to be a huge supporter of Marc Webb, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield.

“I’m a big Marc Webb fan and a giant fan of Emma Stone. And of Andrew Garfield. I saw him on Broadway in ’Death of a Salesman’ — it’s just brilliant. And I love the producers of that movie because they are dear friends, and the writer,” Raimi admitted. “I think I handed the torch to Marc and I hear that he ran with it and succeeded and made a brilliant picture. I’m happy for him and all the team.”

And at least “The Amazing Spider-Man” has the stamp of approval of one Raimi: His wife, Gillian Greene.

“My wife even loved the picture and said it was a wonderful, excellently produced, beautifully acted, brilliantly written ’Spider-Man’ picture. She’d tell me the truth and that’s what she said,” Raimi admitted.

Which did you like better: Raimi’s “Spider-Man” movies or Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!