Anyone wondering if Sam Raimi has seen The Amazing Spider-Man yet?
When the keys to the Spider-Man kingdom were handed over to Marc Webb, did Sam Raimi make any plans to go see THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN? Um, not so much. This is what the director had to say when asked if he had the opportunity to check the flick out:
Well, 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. But, I haven't had the guts to go see the movie yet. 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. 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.
Quite the comparison. It's nice that he's so kind to those involved with the Webb franchise. When it comes down to it, it's not necessary for him to see it. If he doesn't want to, then so be it. I think if I were in that position and had gone to see the film, I would just be making notes in my head about the differences and what I would have done.
Raimi has just decided to give Webb a pat on the back, and wish him the best:
"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 I only wish him the best and I salute them because it's a tough job, too."