Give a hearty “atta boy” to filmmaker Sam Raimi today. Not only is his latest movie, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” now in theaters and poised to crush it at the box office, but the director behind the first three “Spider-Man” movies has finally faced his fears by sitting down to watch Marc Webb’s “Amazing” reboot.
“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,” Raimi told Hey U Guys while doing “Oz” promotion. “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,” he added. “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.”
There you go, Sam — now you don’t need to answer that pesky “Have you seen ’The Amazing Spider-Man’ yet?” question in every single interview for the remainder of your career. Proud of you!
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