The Nerdist podcast recently interviewed Sam Raimi who directed the Spider-Man trilogy. In the interview he has some interesting quotes about the third movie. Here they are:
It’s a movie that just didn’t work very well. I tried to make it work, but I didn’t really believe in all the characters, so that couldn’t be hidden from people who loved Spider-Man. If the director doesn’t love something, it’s wrong of them to make it when so many other people love it.
“I think [simply trying to raise the stakes after Spider-Man 2] was the thinking going into it, and I think that’s what doomed us. I should’ve just stuck with the characters and the relationships and progressed them to the next step and not tried to top the bar.”
“[But] directors don’t like to talk about their bad films.” The interviewer then suggested that “bad” wasn’t the right word to describe Spider-Man 3, to which Raimi responded: “Awful!”