With the new Amazing Spider-Man in theaters now, people are obviously comparing it to the inferior Raimi movies. So anytime someone involved with the Raimi films is doing an interview, someone has to try to get a sound bite out of them to fan the fanboy flames between the two series. I’m sure someone will do it to Sam Raimi during his Oz panel at Comic Con later this week, and someone did just that to Willem Dafoe with a web interview he did with Empire:
DT: Do you have any thoughts on the decision to re-imagine Spider-Man so soon after your work on the previous franchise?
I have lots of thoughts. Where do I start? I haven’t seen it. I don’t know what to say. I will say that I did see the preview and I was kind of shocked at how it’s another version of exactly the same story. Surprising. I wish them well, but I think it’s hard to beat the charm, the naive charm, of the first one. There’s never really any possibility of going back.
If you’re going to say that a movie can’t compare to something you did, at least go see it before making such bold claims about a movie you haven’t even taken the time to watch.