Raimi is echoing what most critics and fans have been telling him for the last seven years. ‘Spider-Man 3’ had the lowest Rotten Tomatoes rating of any film in the franchise (until this year’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’), and it made less money in the U.S. than either of its predecessors. For many, it represents not only the lowest-point of the Spider-Man series, but for comic-book movies as a whole; the conclusion of Raimi’s Spider-trilogy routinely ranks among the worst superhero movies ever. (See: this, and this, and this, and this, and this.) No wonder Spidey looks so sad on the ‘Spider-Man 3’ teaser poster; everyone hates his movie.
Although Sam Raimi’s first two ‘Spider-Man’ films were mostly critically-acclaimed and loved by fans, most look back upon his ‘Spider-Man 3' with a mixture of confusion, disdain, and sadness—mostly due to a plot that feels less focused and Topher Grace’s hilariously, cartoonishly bad performance as Eddie Brock, aka Venom. But don’t feel too bad, you guys, because Raimi is admitting that he’s not a fan of ‘Spider-Man 3,’ either.
Though it's not based on this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man movie, Kaiyodo's upcoming Spider-Man 3 Sci-fi Revoltech figure should prove satisfying to collectors who prefer a slightly more traditional Spidey suit and/or the dozen or so guys like me who love ironically treating SM3 as an awesome spiritual reboot of The Mask...
If you thought you had plenty of The Amazing Spider-Man movie action figure options from Hasbro and Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Select and Minimates lines, prepare to further empty the contents of your wallet. Hot Toys, Medicom and Kaiyodo (based on Spider-Man 3, sadly) will be releasing their own respective takes on the movie Webslinger this year and they all seem to do most everything a plastic