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Sam Raimi and Quint discuss DRAG ME TO HELL, SPIDER-MAN 4 and EVIL DEAD 4!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a really fun chat I had with Sam Raimi at SXSW. I lucked into seeing a test screening of Raimi’s film DRAG ME TO HELL (my review here) back in January and flipped for it. DRAG ME TO HELL feels like vintage Raimi: kinetic and creepy, but with a funny bone a mile long. If you read the review a couple months ago, you may remember that I almost got caught, fearful that Raimi might remember my face from our sit-down interview at Comic-Con the previous year. I bring this up only because we touch upon it at the head of this chat, which was a big surprise itself. You can never tell how filmmakers respond to test screening reviews, even if they were blubberingly positive like mine was, so when I was asked if I’d like to interview Raimi being one of the few press who had actually seen the movie (against Universal’s wishes, I might add) I was taken aback a bit. He was in Austin to show the film as a workprint, which ended up being rougher than the test screening cut I had seen a month before. We discuss the difference in the cuts, the difference between the PG-13 and R-rated versions they have, SPIDER-MAN 4 (and its sequels), EVIL DEAD 4 and a lot more. I had a blast with this one and I hope you do, too. Be warned, there are some DRAG ME TO HELL spoilers discussed.

Sam Raimi: Thanks for writing that nice review for the picture. Wow.

Quint: Well, you are the one who delivered it, man. Makes my job easy when you do that.

Sam Raimi: Wait a minute, I’ve got to clear my head. Did we meet for Ain’t It Cool News?

Quint: We did.

Sam Raimi: OK, yeah outside at that table.

Quint: Yeah, at COMIC-CON.

Sam Raimi: You did the interview.

Quint: Yeah and then at the test screening, I’m like “I hope he doesn't remember me..."

Sam Raimi: I didn’t.

Quint: Okay good, because afterward I was standing outside…

Sam Raimi: I read that you said that. I didn’t remember you, but you looked familiar, like “I know I’ve seen you before,” just didn’t remember how.

Quint: That’s exactly what I figured.

Sam Raimi: But I won’t forget next time, God damn it!

[Everyone Laughs]

Quint: As long as you keep making them as good as you made this one, I don’t think you...

Sam Raimi: Thanks for the great review! It’s been a long time since I read a good review of something I did.

Quint: (laughs) It’s only been one movie, right?

Sam Raimi: Yeah, I guess, but so many and for so many years… It’s been a long and ugly bought of reviews.

Quint: Honestly, I’m really excited to see it again tonight with a big audience. That screening was clearly filled with genre fans, which was good, because a lot of times those test screenings have the completely wrong crowed.

Sam Raimi: I wonder how they got that crowd. Did they just stand outside that mall at Sunset and Crescent Heights?

Quint: I don’t know, because I heard about it through the grapevine.

Sam Raimi: Why were there so many people there that would write about it?

Quint: Without getting anybody in trouble, one person heard about it and it spread like wild fire and so…

Kraken: It’s worse than in junior high…

Sam Raimi: Oh, I see. Aren’t you guys competitive with each others’ sites? If you find out about a screening… Or is it like a camaraderie, you just say “Let’s go stick it out.”

Quint: It depends who gets it.

Kraken: Horror geeks first, journalists second.

Quint: Everybody is like “The new Raimi… The first Raimi horror movie in forever!!” and everybody goes crazy.

Sam Raimi: I really appreciate you coming and writing that review.

Quint: It really did exceed all of my expectations. When the script went out there, I read it. I think in my mind I had more of a your return to horror was going to be a harder, more EVIL DEAD type thing and so when I read the script I was like “Well, I will have to see it,” but visually, you completely sold me. The writing and the characters, they all came alive in the film and I love the new opening, which I don’t think was in the script that I had read, with the young boy.

Sam Raimi: There was… I don’t know which draft you got, but we started in Romania, where the old woman was from and her family and her clan was from, we started with a similar episode, but then we couldn’t afford it and that was one of the cuts that we had to make. And then there was a little period of time when we had the script without that opening. Then we said “Let’s just do it in Los Angeles.” In fact, Grant Curtis, my buddy who is the producer on this picture said “Why don’t we just set it here in Los Angeles and still be some years ago, so it can have a history so you know the woman who is the exorcist and I said “OK, there could have been a gypsy clan here in Los Angeles back then also, so…” We did make that change.

Quint: I think it immediately sets the tone, because kids and pets are always safe in movies today and neither one are safe in your show.

Sam Raimi: Should we have had a little dog go down to hell, too? Is that what you wanted!?

Quint: No, you had the cat!

Sam Raimi: Oh that’s right! We do that.

Quint: And then the cat makes it’s return appearance.

Sam Raimi: That cat is up in heaven even as we speak.

Quint: (laughs)

Sam Raimi: There were no animals harmed!

Quint: When you open the movie with essentially an eleven or twelve years old kid violently being dragged to hell, it’s like “There you go!” You set it so it doesn’t feel like the audience is safe and I think that really helps a lot of the tension scenes, which are really effective, even in that early form.

Sam Raimi: That’s a good point, it probably does have that effect. I didn’t think about it in those terms, but it does have to work for that reason.

Quint: Because the audience isn’t sure what you are willing to do now.

Sam Raimi: I see. They know the main character may not be safe. That’s good.

Quint: So I heard that there were other screenings. Was that screening that I went to the R rated cut? Are there even different versions?

Sam Raimi: Well, the difference is so subtle that… I’ll have to tell you that there are different versions. There was an R rated and a PG-13 version, but you saw it before there was any difference between the two. That was the first screening and there’s only six seconds of difference between the two and actually the PG-13 version is six seconds longer than the R rated version.

Quint: Oh yeah?

Sam Raimi: It’s because when a different take is used, it just ended up being technically longer. It’s very confusing, but the versions are very, very similar. It’s really frames.

Quint: Are the differences, because there’s not a lot of gore, you actually go out of your way, like there’s a lot of gross with the slime, the drool, and all of that stuff, but there isn’t a lot of blood, except for the nose bleed scene, but all of that is in such a non-violent context that I would imagine…

Sam Raimi: There’s not a lot of blood. I don’t have a problem with the blood, but EVIL DEAD 4 is all about blood and gore and EVIL DEAD movies and I really like the EVIL DEAD movies and I really want to make another EVLI DEAD movie sometime. I don’t want to say when, because everyone keeps getting mad at me…

Quint: It’s like “Yeah, you are going to have to now, or else the fans are going to revolt.” You’ve now said that you are going to do it!

Sam Raimi: I do want to do it! I’m about to make SPIDER-MAN 4, so I feel like even though I wanted to make a horror movie and an out there horror movie, I just didn’t want to do exactly the same thing I had done before. I always like to put on a different little spin, so one of the minor tweaks and this is not a big deal in my opinion, I just didn’t want to have a lot of blood. I didn’t want it all to be driven by the blood and the gore. I wanted to try a different kind of gross-out horror, even though we are talking about bile coming out of an old lady’s mouth or whatever it is… embalming fluid by the gallon pouring into the other girl’s mouth, you are dealing with fine subtleties between that and blood, but for me I just wanted to try different variations on the theme, that’s all.

Quint: Now I won’t go into it, but I hope that the difference doesn’t affect the final shot of the movie, which is one of my favorite shots and I assume that was a lot of work, with your work with KNB?

Sam Raimi: No, it won’t! Actually that particular makeup was done by our digital effects supervisor under the auspices of that great animator, who I just forgot his name… Who was the great animator of JURASSIC PARK?

Quint: Dennis Murren?

Sam Raimi: No, not him actually. I am so embarrassed, but that… The moment you leave this interview it will come to me, but the effects house and an artist at his effects house did that make-up. I don’t even know the artist, because it was done digitally.

Quint: Wow, that was a digital effect?

Sam Raimi: That particular one is.

Quint: Wow.

Sam Raimi: We pulled her under the rocks and I don’t want to spoil it for your fans of the article… there are spoilers, obviously, but we pull her under the rocks to hell and it was a bladder, so mechanical effects made a bladder and put these light weight volcanic style rocks on top of it and all of this was done on top of a platform and she was literally pulled down through it, but there was a makeup effect done that I think you are referring to in your article and that was done digitally.

Quint: That’s great, because I’m not a fan of digital work in horror usually, but that effect to me looked like make-up, like on set, in-camera make up.

Sam Raimi: Great! Well, you are not going to see the right version of it today unfortunately. Well, because the first time the film has gone from the Avid to a 2K presentation and believe it or not, the wrong version of that particular… actually a lot of shots, but that particular shot… We had emails back and forth “Please, I need that shot!” That couldn’t be ready in time, so sorry.

Quint: Is it the same thing happening? It’s just a different…

Sam Raimi: You are going to see an earlier incarnation of it, but… it’s still a work in progress, that’s all.

Quint: As long as it ends up in the final cut.

Sam Raimi: One day it will be better than you remember it!

Quint: OK, cool!

[Harry comes up]

Sam Raimi: Hey, you are Harry Knowles?

Harry: Yes.

Sam Raimi: Great pleasure to meet you sir, how are you? So you are part of this team? Great to know you man. It’s an honor to meet you. I have never met you before.

Harry: Oh, you guys continue. I’ll wait.

Quint: So let’s talk a little about Greg [Nicotero] and the KNB team then, because I guess obviously they built the goat?

Sam Raimi: Yes, they did.

Quint: That just seems very Greg.

Sam Raimi: That whole team is excellent. They are great puppeteers. First of all, they really know… If you ask for a particular shot with a particular effect, they know how to present you with options to give you the best shot for that particular angle. It’s like, “I know you want a mechanical effect there Sam and we can build one, but this is best done as a hand puppeted piece, because you really want the speed and the flexibility and you want this lip syncing you are talking about… although we could pull levers and do our scene, this particular moment, let’s build a hand puppet. It’s the articulation of the lips and the movement of the jaw and it can be so much more finely attuned to the playback. This shot should be like that.” Or he might say to me “In this wider piece, we won’t be able to get in there and hide the puppeteer and still have the movement of the upper torso you need. This is a wider shot, so here we do want you to go with the RC. We want to go with a rolling car cables with a backwards and forwards movement.” They are always ready in the design stage first. Then they are brilliant artists as far as Greg Nicotero and his team… They can craft really original, frightening horror art that’s life-like and moveable and it’s not just art, it’s three dimensional and functional. It’s really exciting and then they take it to the set and meet this deadline, this schedule, and they perform it. They get in there with their puppeteers and usually it’s Greg hiring puppeteers, but usually he throws down his jacket and says “Let me get in that mud, I’ll do it myself” and he gets there and he’s running in the old lady’s puppet torso or he’s got his hand up in the thing. Shannon is also another great…

Quint: Shannon Shea?

Sam Raimi: Yes. Awesome guy…

Quint: I love Shannon.

Sam Raimi: And he’s got a real art form that he practices on set, so they are also like good actors. They listen to the actors around them and they are reacting as best as they can playing a goat possessed as realistic as that might be, but they are playing the scene like any other actor.

Quint: Who’s the voice?

Sam Raimi: Well, what we did was… in the story is the spirit of The Lamia is called forth, speaks to this medium…We have this spirit called forth and it inhabits the body of Shaun San Dena, that’s the character’s name that Adriana Barraza plays, and then the spirit is transferred to the goat and then the spirit is transferred to her manservant, whose name is Milosh in the story. So that there was some continuity, I asked Greg to give an element to the makeup of the goat creature in Adrianna’s make-up, in the possessed goat makeup and Milosh’s make-up and likewise sonically to carry the illusion along, I recorded a gentleman’s voice, so it’s got this great deep baritone voice and mixed him in with Adrianna’s voice as a backing voice, a secondary voice, so that when the goat is possessed, you hear that primarily mixed with that of the sound of a goat and then when Milosh is possessed, it’s also that same gentleman backing up Milosh’s voice, so that there was some sense of that character inhabiting the other characters. So when you say “Whose voice it was,” that’s why I had to give you such a long answer. It’s sometimes him and a goat, sometimes him and Adrianna, and sometimes him and the actor who play Milosh.

Quint: It’s a great scene. I can’t wait to see it tonight in the Paramount, which seats like 1,200 people, so it’s going to be a huge crowd and I guarantee you that you will be hearing cheers and hoots. That scene is such a great pay off through all of the slow tension throughout the movie.

Sam Raimi: Well, I’m a little worried about the sound or the definition of the sound, because I know that’s a great old theater, probably built in what 1915 or something, right?

Quint: I know when they premiered ED TV of all movies, I don’t know why it was such a big deal, I guess because Ron Howard directed it, but when he premiered it here, the studio and I think it might have actually of been Universal, but they paid for the THX guys to come in an refit it and THX certify the theater.

Sam Raimi: What year was that? 1936?

Quint: I think it was 42… No, it was like 2001.

Sam Raimi: Well, my editor Bob Murawski just came back from there and said “it does not have great definition with the surrounds. It’s really boomy like a big theater is,” so I’m not sure.

Kraken: Guillermo [Del Toro] brought HELLBOY 2 and premiered it at the Paramount and a lot of big… He premieres a lot of his films there and I have not been to a Paramount screening yet where it didn’t sound great.

Sam Raimi: Oh, it sounds great?

Kraken: You might lose some of your audio tricks with some of the surround…

Sam Raimi: Specifically, we just left the mix and my editor has been there for a couple weeks and a lot of the definition of where we were movie the sounds like from front left to front right, he said that’s been greatly diminished, which tells us there’s a lot of bouncing around of these sound waves back and forth in this big box.

Quint: It could be and I’m sure your guy knows more about that than me, but just the layman sitting in the theater, I never have trouble with certain channels overpowering dialog or losing a sense of focus on where I am supposed to be listening.

Sam Raimi: Also, he wanted to turn it louder and the people at the theater said it would blow out the speakers if you turn it any louder than 7.5, so whatever system they bought, I think they better get a refund on, because when filmmakers show their first film, they don’t want to be told they can’t make it as loud as they want. If that’s THX, I’m surprised.

Quint: At least it was then…

Kraken: Every premiere I have ever been to at the Paramount has always sounded good.

Quint: I think probably the best sound in Austin is the South Lamar Drafthouse, though.

Kraken: I’m sure you being the director, will be sitting there going “argh.”

Sam Raimi: I haven’t heard it yet.

Quint: It won’t be horrible. That I can guarantee. You wont be going “Oh my God, they can’t hear anything.”

Kraken: I think it will be a good screening. Everybody I’ve talked to is buzzing about it.

Sam Raimi: Because this festival… These guys really deserve like the best sound in the world, they should be able to hear things in the most pristine isolated channels the way it was really created, but that’s why I was surprised to hear that report, but I’ll give you my own report after the show.

Quint: I’ll be in there with about 1,200 people, so…

Sam Raimi: I hear the theater is gorgeous and beautiful and has a lot of history to it.

Quint: It’s a good space and has a good vibe and the SXSW crowd is really good. They are excited for it, but they are good movie loving people.

Kraken: Everybody I have talked to is dying to see it. We keep telling everybody there’s no way not to love this movie.

Sam Raimi: Well, your reputation is on the line! It better be good!

Quint: (laughs) “Don’t screw me Raimi! Don’t do it.”

Sam Raimi: I hope it’s good!

Quint: We’ve been warning people off of other movies, too, just going like “You want to see DRAG ME TO HELL.” “You can see these movies any other time…”

Sam Raimi: Great. I hope it’s what you said it was!

Quint: You had mentioned earlier that you have to do the EVIL DEAD thing, because people just won’t leave you alone about it, but you don’t help yourself when… I heard at COMIC CON, you are talking like “Me and Ivan have an idea and we are going to start writing.”

Sam Raimi: It’s true. I don’t know what to say. Should I just say “No comment?”

Quint: No no no, but I think you are going to see a lot of people after seeing this movie… that thirst is going to be awoken again. People really love you doing genre, so do you have to do it! When do you think that you could? You are doing SPIDERMAN next…

Sam Raimi: That’s a long time, so I guess it’d be nice to work on it after that.

Quint: Are you doing SPIDER-MAN 4 and 5 back to back? Or are you just doing them one at a time or do you know yet?

Sam Raimi: No one’s talked to me about making part 5 at this moment. Right now I’m hoping to make part 4.

Quint: I just heard that everybody had signed a three picture deal, so I guess that’s all misinformation. People just assuming maybe, because you see MARVEL signing all of these people to nine picture deals and stuff now…

Sam Raimi: Did they really?

Quint: Yeah, they just signed Sam Jackson into a nine picture deal, but that’s to appear in the next HULK movie, the next IRON MAN movie, AVENGERS…

Sam Raimi: For me it’s just making the nextSpider-Man picture, that’s all I know right now.

Quint: That’s cool. When do you guys start on that?

Sam Raimi: Well, it’s a never-ending process. Basically we are talking about the story right now, shortly artists will come on and I’ll start giving them shots to draw. We are supposed to start talking to a production designer soon, so it will just keep getting larger and larger.

Quint: Is it easier starting a movie like this when you already have so much that you have done in three different movies, where you can go back and say “OK, well we know the main suit is going to look like this and now we need to design this new stuff,” or is it like going back to square one every time you do it?

Sam Raimi: Some of it is like going back to square one. For instance in the beginning Jim Achenson, our costume designer had to design the Spider-Man suit completely from scratch, but in the second one, we went to probably 25 redesign elements of the Spider-Man suit, so a lot of it had to be redone just because I didn’t like that the bottom of the boots were black, there were particular webbing issues that could have been improved that Jim didn’t have time to improve himself and on and on. He found a better way to overlay some of the print designs on top of themselves versus a very slow and ultra costly system, so sometimes it was about great clarity of image, sometimes it was about artistic changes, sometimes it’s about greater symmetry of imagery within the costume, but there were about 20 to 25 changes and they were much easier, because we were starting from source material that we thought was working. In the third picture, we felt that the technology had changed enough that it was time to skin Spider-Man and start him over again, so we actually had to start from the ground up again, but it wasn’t so much exterior skin design as much as it was the armature that drove him, so we are going to evaluate when the team comes together, I don’t have a visual effects supervisor yet, “what were we unsatisfied with? What aspects?” But certainly it won’t be… we will have to start over again, because we want in 2011, if that’s when the picture comes out, because I’m not sure. I get so confused by these dates… I don’t want somebody to say “What did you do? You advanced the date!” But whenever the picture comes out we want to make sure we were shooting above the bar as it currently stands as far as visual effects go and we may or may not make that, but that will be my team’s goal when we start.

Kraken: So, what you are saying is you are committing to EVIL DEAD 4 in 2012? On the record?

Sam Raimi: 2012?

[Everyone Laughs]

Sam Raimi: Oh, shit!

Quint: “I’m not doing SPIDERMAN 5 until I’m doing EVIL DEAD 4! That’s what Sam Raimi says!”

Sam Raimi: Oh, God! Don’t get me in more trouble!

Quint: Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me man!

Sam Raimi: Thanks for that lovely article! I hope you like the new sound job. It’s not done yet by a long shot, but it’s our first crack at the professional mix. You hear a lot of Christopher Young’s music in it, too.

Thanks to Mr. Raimi for bringing the film to Austin and agreeing to spend some time talking about his work with me. And thanks again to Kraken for taking the pictures. Hope you guys enjoyed it! Interview number one is complete. Look for at least two more popping up today! Busy little bee, I am! -Quint Follow me on Twitter

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  • April 8, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Honestly, Spidey 3 was very Raimi-esque

    by terry1978

    As campy as people claim it was, look at his book of work, and it actually fits when you really think about it.

  • April 8, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Those 6 seconds are important! Keep it R!!

    by TallBoy66

    Oddly, I'm fine with Terminator: Salvation being PG-13 because the films are sci-fi action blockbusters. You can do it with PG-13. Hard to make a straight-up horror movie an R. Keep it that way!!

  • April 8, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    I agree with the Raimi-esque remark, Terry...

    by TheMark

    ...that didn't save it from being a shitty Spider-Man picture. Listen, no one loved Sam Raimi more than I did (we even referred to the opening of the first Spider-Man as 'Raimi Day,' yeah, I don't get laid nearly enough) but after Spider-Man 2, I'm hoping Drag Me To Hell will put him back in my good graces. I miss the fun Spider-Man, and I know it's an adaptation and all, but wtf, the 2nd movie that everyone said was so great was REAAAAALLY heavy on the boring romance rather than being a superhero picture with excitement and action. Ehh, i'm just bitching I guess.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Shut your mouth, Kraken!

    by C0ns

    Know your place!

  • April 8, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi!

    by sonnyfern

    Very underappreciated filmmaker. He's done so much good stuff, he's one of the main influences behind my low-budget flicks. One day, I'm going to shake Raimi's hand and say, "Without you, there wouldn't really be a Sonny Fernandez." And Spider-Man 3 wasn't nearly as bad as people make it out to be.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    "Hey, you are Harry Knowles?"

    by fiester

    "No, I'm Bruce Vilanch!" <p> "Sorry. Well, I'm sure I'm not the first one to make that mistake." <p> "Nor will you be the last."

  • April 8, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    by darthbulldog

    hes talking about phil tippet studios (cg makeup) . see quint cg doesnt suck, it sucks when amateurs do it.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST


    by darthbulldog

    hes talking about phil tippet studios (cg makeup) . see quint cg doesnt suck, it sucks when amateurs do it.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    It's like "yeah I'll do Evil Dead 4...

    by performingmonkey

    ...but only after I've earned another shitload of cash for churning out another Spides!" Seriously, I don't know how hard he truly DID work on Spides 3 but the whole thing seemed phoned in, which was disappointing. Is it possible for a 4th part to be better than a 3rd?? We're gonna find out.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    It's not Sam's fault all super hero movies suck

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    They all suck because the mechanical aspect of sequential art engages in a way movies cannot. At least Raimi did a better job than most.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    If he liked Venom he could have made him scary as hell

    by terry1978

    But since he was never a fan, we got the Eric Foreman version.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Rami and the suit

    by enderandrew

    I absolutely love that the man wears a suit all the time. He takes his job seriously, and instead of some of these arrogant auteurs, I get this impression that he feels he is working for the movie-going audience.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Spider Man 3 was just not that great

    by liljuniorbrown

    I'm sorry to Sam,but it just didn't deliver . Don't get me wrong I'm a huge fan of the first two Spiderman films along with the Evil Dead films and I will never apologize for loving The Quick and The Dead. I just hate Spiderman 3.Does that make me an ass hole? Probably. I hope not.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Damn you Raimi for Spider-Man 3!

    by Judge_Dredd

    No it wasn't completely your fault but what the fuck was all that emo and dancing shit all about?

  • April 8, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    And did he really pause to fawn over Harry?

    by liljuniorbrown

    Seriously? I'm not knocking Harry but he's fucking Sam Raimi,creator of all things Evil Dead and he drops everything to gush over a website critic? Ok, that makes sense.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Great interview

    by Gd00

    Thanks for the interview, loved reading it!

  • April 8, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi saw Fanboys

    by enderandrew

    He was worried that Harry Knowles was going to beat him up.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I love how under the radar this is.


    I can't wait. Unfortunately, I don't think Evil Dead 4 will ever happen because I don't think Bruce wants any part of it. But Sam has always seemed like a genuinely nice guy.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Kraken needs to shut the fuck up.

    by PezQ

  • April 8, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi has not directed a good film since Army of Darkness

    by Gorgomel

    Evil Dead 4 is not a good idea. Bruce Campbell is already too old for the part and it will be as crappy as Mother of Tears the crappiest sequel of Suspiria and Inferno.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    What ever.....

    by The Dum Guy

    What ever happend to the Evil Dead remake sans Ash that was talked about back-when?

  • April 8, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST


    by enderandrew

    You sir, are an idiot. That is all.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    The Dum Guy

    by enderandrew

    I thought Raimi was looking for a young director with a good take on it. I'm guessing he never found one.

  • April 8, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    great director

    by Mr_X

    spiderman3 was shit, and yeah i know it wasnt his fault. he gets a pass. hopefully he'll make sure that shit doesnt happen again. spidey 2 was where it was at!

  • April 8, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead 4 will get my money

    by Groothewarrior

    Ill go see it 3 times, buy the directors cut too, guaranteed. Ash coulda had a son with the medeval girl, they had a nice romantic farewell scene.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Don't blame Rami for Spidey 3

    by fiester

    He got a shitstorm of interference and meddling from all fronts and was forced to shoehorn Venom into an already rocky script with much protest. The film went sideways before the first camera started rolling and his heart was never really into it and it shows.<p> He's on the record as saying if they want him to do Spidey 4 he is to have total control over script, content, casting, final cuts, etc., so expect something of a reboot and either Lizard, Kraven or both.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    A Simple Plan is Sam's masterpiece

    by Lovecraftfan

    The Gift is also really good. I love AICN and many takbackers constantly ignore everything he did between Evil Dead and Spiderman.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    he should be doing the reboot to the shadow

    by bacci40

    basically made the film already with darkman<p> and i want evil dead 4 before spidey 4<p> must be done low budget...must be rated r...I WANNA SEE ASH'S PEEN

  • April 8, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    why doest aicn just post the audio?

    by bacci40

    doesnt it make more sense than having to transcribe the entire interview?

  • April 8, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST


    by enderandrew

    I wish Capone would do every interview. I dig Sam Raimi, but Quint has no idea how to do an interview. His set visit on War of the Worlds cemented that.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Phil Tippett is probably who he's

    by comedian_x

    talking about.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Venom worked... Sandman didn't

    by Logo Lou

    Everytime people complain about Spider-Man 3 they complain about Venom. Not sure why. (Skipping over the dance number debate which I thought was funny) The Venom plot was done justice; it had an arc that was completed and fleshed out. Black goo from space bonds with Peter. Turns Peter bad. Peter rejects goo and joins forces with someone who hates Peter. Hate and revenge kills Eddie/Goo, whereas Peter has the strength of character to forgive and handle the responsibility that comes with his power. The End. Sandman was the problem with the movie. A perfectly fine set up with no payoff. He disappears for half the movie, then says, "I'm sorry" and leaves. His kid is never seen again. It's all well and good that Peter forgives him, BUT that doesn't mean he should just let him fly away. Better if Sandman, after figuring out who Spider-Man was, and still guilty over killing Ben, turns himself in, and promises to not only keep Peter's secret, but to truly pay for his crimes and attempt redemption within the system. Peter gets some money from Harry's will and he gives it all to help Sandman's daughter.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi looks like a douche

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    [Everyone Laughs]

  • April 8, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    A Simple Plan IS Raimi's best film

    by Logo Lou

    Gotta go with Lovercraftfan on that one.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Great interview Quint!

    by m_reporter

    Finally! Was anxiously waiting for this interview. <p>Big Raimi fan here, love Evil Dead, love his Spider-Man (1 and 2) movies and almost everything else he did. Can't wait to see Drag me to Hell.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I think what will most be overlooked . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    about this article are the pictures. Great shots. Very candid and fluid. Love them. Good work!

  • April 8, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    The only good bit in number 3

    by bottombrick

    Is when spiderman has to dump the sand out of his boots. Seriously though, these characters wear masks and you do not have to show their faces in every scene, whether its to please the prima donnas and their agents or because some fuckwit exec thinks that is the only way the audience can empathize with them. In fact, the whole movie seems scripted by execs in board meetings and makes you look like a douche who just shows up to cash his paycheck. Make whatever movie you want next, but make it your movie or don't put your name on it or your name will come to represent absolute shit.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Spidey 4 needs to rock.

    by bobbofatz

    Please be lizard/vulture plot. Part 5 will be Kraven/Vermin, and part 6 should have the most kickass villain of all time.... Carnage ! Part six to be directed by C Nolan of course.

  • April 8, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Hopefully Toey will lose some fucking weight and hit the gym!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    He look like the stay-puft spiderman in Spidey3! AND I still think he was the wrong choice to play Peter Parker in the first place!

  • April 8, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Spider-Man 3 is fantastic.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    And I hate how everyone jumps off the Raimi bandwagon because they hate one film that's actually better than they give it credit for. Fuck you internet talkback assholes!

  • April 8, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Dragged me to Hell

    by AugustusGloop

    I was the last person in the theater for this and sat waaay up in the balcony, and I can tell you 1) the sound was AWESOME. I was startled more than once by sounds coming from behind me up in the eaves. The bat flying around in the theater added to the effect. 2) This is IMO his best work since Evil Dead 2. Maybe even better. I don't know if what we saw was R or PG-13, but it was PERFECT! 3) I really care if Spidey 3 sucked. This is in no way a Spiderman film. There are too many other people involved in a production like that one to blame it sucking on entirely on Raimi. Drag Me To Hell is going to kick you in the balls!

  • April 8, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST


    by AugustusGloop

    You'll go back for more.

  • April 8, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Fat ginger in wheelchair...could it be ANYONE ELSE?

    by quantize


  • April 8, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST


    by VALENTINEproductions


  • April 8, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

    At least it's not Harry coughing up a cat...

  • April 8, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Reading all your guys posts on this talkback made me aware of on

    by m_reporter

    Which is that most of you people don't know jack shit about movies. Don't mean to offend anyone, but seriously, some complaints and comments I've read here are just ludicrous. Stuff like this is what justifies the fact that hacks like Zack Snyder keep making movies. <p> Oh, and Spider-man 2 is probably THE best comic book to movie adaptation made so far. Yes even better than The Dark Knight, which I love more than some of my family members.

  • April 8, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    made me aware of one thing...

    by m_reporter

  • April 8, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    John Locke IS the Vulture

    by terry1978

    I know Ben Kingsley is the fanboy fave, but after watching Lost tonight....this is the man.

  • April 8, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Klaatu Barada Necktie

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • April 8, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    I just want to say, as well, that the photos were top-notch. If I were Raimi's wife, I'd be featuring these at this funeral.

  • April 8, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    this time keep his damn mask ON

    by DrPain

    I'm paying to watch Spiderman, not Tobey-Man.

  • April 8, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Shoulda asked him about...

    by TheLastBoyScout

    Elfman. What happened with that?

  • April 8, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    y'know, for kids

    by Silver_Joo

    As for Raimi's best, c'mon guys, it's Simple Plan everytime. It's a fantastic film that stuffs even Fargo. Can't forget Raimi's writing work on the Coen's maligned masterwork The Hudsucker Proxy and his turn as the Snickering Gunman in Miller's Crossing either.

  • April 8, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Tobey was not a good Peter Parker

    by White Goodman

    Eric Foreman was the way to go.

  • April 9, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Will say one thing about Raimi.

    by mrfan

    He always dresses good.

  • April 9, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    I've only seen Spider-Man 3 once.


    That says it all. And A Simple Plan is good. Not great. It's just not believable in the slightest.

  • April 9, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    THE DARK KNIGHT is the best movie about a superhero

    by YackBacker

    But it is NOT a superhero movie, does that make sense? It's not a genre film, it's something of a hybrid. So, that leaves me to opine that the greatest superhero genre movie ever made is... BATMAN BEGINS. That's right- the first Nolan Bats was a traditional superhero movie and it fucking rocks.

  • April 9, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    yea his mask was hardly ever on in 3

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    it also had a annoying score, bloated unfocused story, a weak final fight, and dance scenes.

  • April 9, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    spider-man 2 is still amazing

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    was my favorite hero movie until batman begins only a year later (and now the dark knight)..still though those two dont take anything away from how great of a movie spider-man 2 was and still is.

  • April 9, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    OT: I wonder how many René Belloq dolls have been sold

    by YackBacker

    Sideshow picks the weirdest characters for their doll lines. A French archaeologist? Are you fucking kidding me? That shit be landfill, yo!

  • April 9, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST


    by Vitter


  • April 9, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Tobey SUCKS as peter parker/spider-man

    by Vitter

    even though the 1 & 2 movie were awesome at the time, they do not stand very well with years passing.. coz of the campiness, some weird and silly shots, i would had hoped a fresh take with an all new team, but anyways, i hope they can make something worthy this time and not the crapfest that was num 3...

  • April 9, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST


    by Vitter

    would have been a BETTER choice for MJ too!

  • April 9, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    For fook's sake

    by yodalovesyou

    Recast Spiderman. Tobey Maguire is fooking awful.

  • April 9, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Surely the dance scenes were all Raimi?

    by BenBraddock

    Or did the studio force him to film those, too?

  • April 9, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    hope he patches things up with Elfman

    by oscarmike

    his magic touch was missing from the last one, and hopefully there'll be like a super sunshine edition of spidey 2 that will have Danny's music in it. getting tired of having to go to youtube to hear his rejected cues placed back in the movie by loyal fans. and always a pleasure to seem him back in horror

  • April 9, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    EVIL DEAD 4 in 2012?

    by CENOBITE on TMZ.

  • April 9, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Spidey 4? Will Sony back the fuck off?

    by Brody77

    And let Raimi do what HE wants this time? I'd like to have heard him address the fact that Spidey 3 is a total bunch of shite and why it failed. Spidey 4 should be a new cast - especially no Snaggletooth. Apart from that, can't wait to see Drag Me To Hell. Sounds awesome

  • April 9, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Campbell will have a walker by then! Hurry up!

    by BatPsycho

    lets get Evil Dead 4 made while Bruce can still physically do the part!!

  • April 9, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST


    by Darth Fart

    It's never heavy-handed.

  • April 9, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Superman the Movie = greatest superhero film EVER

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The Rocketeer in 2nd place.

  • April 9, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Disagree about Batman Begins Yackbacker, its bad

    by IndustryKiller!

    And this is coming from someone who reveres The Dark Knight as if it were a celluloid God, but I think Batman Begins is an outright bad film. I personally blame Goyer because that script is fucking atrocious. No bones about it, it's just a bad script that tries to be everything to everyone but ends up shortchanging literally every aspect, moreover the implicit theme of fear is hammered down your throat as if you were retarded. The villains get short changed to the point of being totally pointless (what a waste of Ras Al Ghul) and Batmans origin is as cookie cutter and lame as it gets. A montage of three different sequences that look to span about a month of time does not a Batman make. Moreover it completely shortchanges one aspect of Bruce Wayne that is essential to the character, the fact that Wayne is a natural mega genius who spent YEARS sharpening his mind for what was to come. The directing is even poor, the worst of Nolans catalogue. Overly soundstagey sets and impossible to decipher action sequences. The sense of place and scope pales in comparison to Dark Knight. Goyer obviously loves Millers Year One, which in and of itself is a flawed, mediocre, overly cynical take on Batman's origin

  • April 9, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST

    "Year One" was mediocre?

    by BenBraddock

    Surely some mistake?

  • April 9, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    "Year One" was NOT mediocre


    I'll erase that statement from my memory.

  • April 9, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST


    by quantize

    thankyou for making me aware you can't type, and you're an arrogant twat

  • April 9, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Looked at Spidey 3 again in cold light of day

    by Mr Gorilla

    As I got the trilogy free on a Blu-ray player deal. Now listen, what the gang all did with 1 & 2 - massive respect to it. 2, especially, is a brilliant, brilliant movie. But this 3rd film- FUCK! It's like everyone off-camera is having a breakdown. And it's not just to do with Venom, or the ridiculous multiple storylines. This film is terrible from the WORD GO. All the characters are INSTANTLY UNLIKABLE. Some kids on the street are watching a video of Spidey, and Parker tells them - don't you want to see the end bit? And they go: 'nah'. WHAT IS THAT BEAT ABOUT MAN? That Parker is a narcissist? That Spidey is going out of fashion, because the kids don't want to see all the clip? It's all over the fucking place. And what about MJ? She sings a frankly HORRIBLE musical number in what looks like the shittest night at the theatre ever. Parker sits down in the front row, between two fat boring men, and says to them - 'that's my girlfriend'. And they just DON'T REACT! What, they're not impressed? They just look at him like they are zombies. And afterwards MJ is all 'tell me how great I am!' Am I supposed to like, or even CARE about her? ALL OF WHICH IS TO SAY, that Spidey 2 succeeded because Raimi was so PRECISE about all the emotions going on. As well as liking the characters, you really FELT for them. And Raimi takes you through that in a very detailed way. But in Spidey 3, it's totally unclear what the hell is going on. It's a MESS.

  • April 9, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Yes, "Year One" was mediocre

    by IndustryKiller!

    Carve it in stone if you have to to remember.

  • April 9, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man 2.1 is the great superhero movie

    by badscooter

    Spider-Man 2.1 is the greatest superhero movie. The dark knight is over rated it's the joker that sells that movie becuase it's a bore when he is not in it. Spider-Man 2.1 is just a complete package in my opinion the fight from the clock tower onto the train is stunning. The romance plays out perfectly and we actually want the hero to win unlike the dark knight where we just want the joker to keep doing crazy sh*t. The dance scene in Spider-man 3 works for me because it totally lightens the tone and then smacks you in the face when peter hits MJ. (would you ever see bruce wayne hit rachel or clark kent hit lois?).

  • April 9, 2009, 5:13 a.m. CST

    RE MR Gorilla

    by badscooter

    The opening scene with Peter asking the kids do they want to see the spidey video again is showing us how his ego is building and he is becoming self obsessed. MJ asking to be told she was great is the opposite of Peter. She is full of self doubt because of her father constantly knocking her and all she wants is Peter to support her, but he is too wrapped up in his own self importance to notice. Spider-Man 3 didn't work on alot of levels but I think people are overly harsh on it just because 2 was so good.

  • April 9, 2009, 5:13 a.m. CST

    All this ta;l of SM2 being great mystifies me

    by IndustryKiller!

    And then I read the "And Spider Man 3 is really underrated" bullshit that goes along with it and I see these people have absolutely no concept of Spider Man as a character and it all makes perfect sense. Spider Man 3 is Batman and Robin awful, you have to be a moron to genuinely like that film. And you have to hate SPider Man to enjoy seeing him bastardized like that.

  • April 9, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Badscooter I call that "Knowles Psychology"

    by IndustryKiller!

    Oerly obvious psychological telegraphed tripe used to apologize for the lack of real character development int eh film. Yeah no shit that is what the scene is about, that doesn't mean its executed well.

  • April 9, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    gah sorry about the typing

    by IndustryKiller!

    fucking 3am and Im overtired.

  • April 9, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST


    by badscooter

    The real reason that Spider-man 3 isn't great is because all the fan boys wanted venom. Venom and carrnage are stupid characters and don't work outside of a kids cartoon show. Stick a symbiotic alien goo into a movie and what you get is spider-man 3. Don't complain when you get what you asked for.

  • April 9, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to Spider-Man 4

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I like Raimi and I like Spider-Man, so they've always been a great match as far as I'm concerned. Spider-Man 3 may have gotten all fucked up, but I don't blame Raimi for that - everything points toward studio meddling there.<p>In the interview Raimi did for Empire, he talks a lot about having more creative control over the 4th Spider-Man. I hope he gets his way, because that seems like the only way to pull the series back from the mess it got itself into - one guy deciding what would make for a good film, not a bunch of suits interfering because they have toys to sell.

  • April 9, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST

    When in that infamous busby berkley musical scene..

    by emeraldboy

    in spiderman three. He is wearing the black suit. It brought out his arrogant/mean side. The power was going to his head anyway. MJ had hand enough of this. She was getting tired of being let down. Harry osbourne wanted spiderman dead after spiderman killed Norman Osbourne. So harry took his opportunity to steal Mary jane away from Parker.

  • April 9, 2009, 6:15 a.m. CST

    I'd pay towards getting Evil Dead 4 made.

    by alucardvsdracula

    But why do I feel it ain't ever gonna happen. Even Bruce Campbell has accepted he'll never be Ash again. Sad, sad, sad. As much as I like Rami's Spidey films (THOUGH NOT HIS FUCKING GREEN POWER RANGER GOBLIN, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! STILL HURTS TO THIS DAY.) I would dearly love to see Rami and Campbell doing what they do best once more.

  • April 9, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    As for you lot who want an Evil Dead Remake....

    by alucardvsdracula


  • April 9, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST


    by badscooter

    Evil Deas 2 is a sequel not a remake Moron!. It has a recap of the first evil dead at the start and takes up the story the following night in the cabin. The scene were Ash is flying through the woods backwards takes up were Evil DEad 1 ended. Moron!!!

  • No, because they're not snivelling little pussies like Peter Parker. <p>What Bruce and Clark WOULD do is turkey slap the bitches.

  • April 9, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    I hope Spidey 4...

    by my liege

    ...has more wisecracking and less crying. Bring Black Cat in as some hot bicth in black leather and have the Lizard as the bad guy (but only if Dylan Baker is available - no recasting please). Treat Mary Jane like Lois in Superman III. She's there at the beginning and there end, but leaves in the middle allowing Pete to play the field.

  • April 9, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    The awful CGI in the first Spider-Man ruined it for me

    by Trazadone

    I find the original Spider-Man unwatchable. Every time Spider-Man is in action he looks like a poorly animated cartoon, which completely takes the viewer out of the story. I found it incredibly distracting. Don't blame the time it was made for this problem because there are plenty of other films that came out around that time that look just fine. Oddly enough the CGI looked much better in Spider-Man 2 but then looked poor again in Spider-Man 3. I hope Rami uses a different fx company for the 4th. I also hope he gets rid of long-in-the-tooth Dunst. Also, Toby looked chubby in part 3 so he might want to hit the gym before making 4.

  • April 9, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST


    by badscooter

    I hate to say this but the spidey wisecracks from the comics won't work in the movies. one or two like we've had so far are just fine. Even John Mclaine can't wisecrack all the time. And blkack cat is just a cat woman rip off

  • April 9, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Sam Raimi didnt do justice to the comic.

    by ominus

    spiderman 2 and 3 were terrible movies,and spiderman 1 was great but it failed at adapting the true character of the Spiderman from the comics. <p>Raimi made him a crying emo loser,focused heavily on the romance part of the movie and dragged it too much in the 2 sequels,spiderman was rarely seen to make witty comments when fighting the villains and as the fights themselves were concerned,well they were good but not that impressive like in the comics. <p>especially spidys movement,fighting,swinging,body standing etc wasnt look too acrobatic or rather it didnt give the feeling of a spider. <p>fans who have read mcfarlanes work,will know what i mean. <p>personally i would like to have Cameron to start the franchise rathen than Raimi,i am sure camerons vision would be more faithful to the comic character.but alas it didnt happen like this way. <p>anyway i look forward to raimis new horror movie,there have been many years since his mediocre The Gift,i am sure this one will be awesome,and i hope someday we ll finally get ED4.with Bruce Campbell ofc.

  • April 9, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    People's standards are so high these days

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    With the exception of that horrible CGI during the scene where Peter Parker is wearing the red hoodie, the effects in Spider-Man are very good.<p>If you watched Spidey's final swing through New York and all your jaded brain could muster was "Pffft, this CGI is shit" you are going to enjoy very few films.<p>Are the effects perfect? No, but I'm fucked if I know when it was people started expecting perfection from special effects, or why. What the hell happened to suspending your disbelief, going along for the ride and whatnot?

  • April 9, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST


    by badscooter

    You guys crack me up

  • April 9, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    badscooter evil dead 2 is a remake/sequel

    by ominus

    in a isnt only a sequel,but in fact a remake of the original movie.Sam himself has said this. <p>its just like the new star trek,it is a prequel/reboot,not just a prequel or reboot.

  • April 9, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST


    by badscooter

    Good point Ominus. I just thought that alucardvsdracula calling us morons needed to be highlighted.

  • April 9, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    No More Kirsten Dunst

    by BobParr

    She has gotten progressively uglier and more depressing with each movie. Nobody else will hire her anymore, why sould Sam Raimi?

  • April 9, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    No More Kirsten Dunst

    by BobParr

    She has gotten progressively uglier and more depressing with each movie. Nobody else will hire her anymore, why sould Sam Raimi?

  • April 9, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    No More Kirsten Dunst

    by BobParr

    She has gotten progressively uglier and more depressing with each movie. Nobody else will hire her anymore, why sould Sam Raimi?

  • April 9, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Poor Raimi...

    by GaiustheBrave

    everytime someone mentions his name, everyone goes into the SM3 vitriol. I swear, he could find out he's Zeus' son, but the main topic would still be SM3. Time to get o'er it, guys.

  • April 9, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by _Palmer_Eldritch

    I agree, get rid of her. If only they hadn't already used the Gwen Stacy death scene in part 1 (sans the death, of course), they could use it on her within the first hour fo SM4 and make it "The Amazing Bourner-Man" or "Quantum of Spiders" or something.

  • April 9, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST


    by _Palmer_Eldritch, that girl used to be pretty (see The Virgin Suicides). How did she manage to become uglier than Skeletor??

  • April 9, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Ah yes thanx for reminding me bobparr

    by ominus

    Another big problem with Raimis franchise,is that Kirsten Dunst was a very bad miscast (and people complain about lois in supes returns) for the role of Mary-Jane. <p>Moreover Sam didnt do justice to the original comic character of her.i mean where in the movie is this dynamic,tough,hot redhead,model and artist woman who supports and helps Peter but she can also stand up by herself? <p>The whining,weak,not so hot,Kirsten Dusnt version wasnt what exactly we have known from the comics all these years.

  • April 9, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    This is a movie not a comic

    by badscooter

    This is a movie series not a comic. It is a different medium people do you not understand that. Read the comics if that's what you want you still get everything you want there. The wisecracks, the silly Alien goo & the unnatural looking red head super model that hangs around with the broke school teacher / photograher. I love the spidey comics but it doesn't work in a movie. Just like the robin character in Batman doesn't work in a movie. It's a different medium what works in one mightn't work in the other. And if Kirsten Dunst is ugly I'd love to see your girlfriends/ wives (if you have any)

  • April 9, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    and personally i dont like Tobey Maguire

    by ominus

    as spiderman either.not that he was bad,but i am sure someone else could have done a better spiderman role.

  • April 9, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    I hated the New Goblin stuff in SM3

    by liljuniorbrown

    The whole "extreme sport" look seemed kind of a waste to me. I would have rather seen Harry take his dad's costume and alter it slightly to look more like the comic version. As much as I want to see The Lizard, I would rather see an unsympathetic bad guy,some one that isn't thrown into the whole villan thing by accident and turns the corner at the end (Sandman,Doc Oc and to some extent Green Goblin). Either way, it needs to include a mastermind like KingPin pulling the strings. Something or some one that can continue on into the next few films as a catalyst for these bad guys wanting to kill Spidey.Hell,you could even do JJJ putting out a bounty for Spidey,just something to give the franchise a shot in the arm.

  • April 9, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Badscooter i am sorry but

    by ominus

    Superman THE MOVIE,made 100% justice to what the comic SUPERMAN is all about and stands your argument is not that valid. <p>I do agree that different mediums require different approaches when transfering a universe,a world,a franchise from one medium to another. <p>But here we are talking about the characters and characters are independanble of the medium. <p>And i ask you,why wisecracks wouldnt have worked in the movie version of Spiderman? would they made him look more stupid? well yes,if the director was trying to make a teenage comedy movie.but if he knew his shit,he had the talent and the correct vision,he could add the wisecraks respecting that way the character.which thats why u go to see spiderman in the cinemas,to see the character of spiderman u know from the comics,not some pathetic emo kid. <p>get my point?

  • April 9, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    M-O-O-N. That spells "Raimi rocks"...

    by TomCullen

    Yes, I agree that Spider-Man 3 was weak, to put it politely, and probably, no, definitely, the least of any film that Raimi has directed in my opinion. But hey, very few directors of worth who have careers that last longer than ten seconds avoid putting out a dud or two, for whatever reason. So I don't hold a grudge against Raimi for Spidey 3, it was just a misfire, sucks but there you go. That said, while they are 'entertaining enough' popcorn flicks, I'm not even that big a fan of the first two Spidey flicks. They both did their job well enough, but as overall films neither of them wowed me. Yet I'll still see Spidey 4 when it happens no doubt, because, Hell, why not?<p>But the Raimi I love is the Raimi that gave us the Evil Dead trilogy and the always under appreciated Darkman & The Quick & The Dead. The Gift was also better than it was often given credit for being, and the little seen Crimewave I always found to be a really fun, crazy flick, with a great performance from the late, great Brion James to boot. I still haven't actually seen For Love of the Game, but A Simple Plan, that, to me, is Raimi's true masterpiece so far. Lots of other Raimi flicks I love to watch, and re-watch, but A Simple Plan is just plain brilliance on film. So a new Raimi film, and one that gives me the vibe of his older, lower budgeted and more personal filmic efforts, you'd better believe I'm there...

  • April 9, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Re Ominus

    by badscooter

    I agree superman the movie is excellent and very true to the comics. But superman isn't human so making him beleivable in a movie is easier because we can't relate to him. Peter Parker is one of us so to put him on the screen requires a lot more thought and a few changes from the comics. There were wish cracks in all 3 Spider-man movies. "Hey, kiddo. Let Mom and Dad talk for a minute, will ya", "Here's your change", "I guess you haven't heard. I'm the sheriff around these parts!". To me the just came accross as stupid.

  • April 9, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Yes, I have to agree that Kraken..

    by STLost

    took some really nice pictures. Great lighting, especially with that bright light coming from the background, can wreak havoc on shots. That first shot of Raimi looks like a still from a movie!

  • April 9, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I am sorry badscooter but i disagree.

    by ominus

    On the contrary,exactly because superman isnt human makes him less believable,thus harder for us to relate on him. <p>even the tagline of the movie was: "can u believe a man can fly?" <p>and thats was donners big success with the movie,he made us believe that truly a man can fly. <p>u see if i use your logic,flying is just like venoms goo,it can work in the comic,but it cant work in the film. <p>BUT as history showed flying does work in the film didnt make superman less believable,it didnt make it impossible for us to relate to him. <p>u ask how we relate on him? well we cant fly,and ofc superman is larger than life,but at the end of day he was in love and trying to get the girl.just like us when we were in love with the girl of our dream and trying to get her. <P>So no the problem with the movie adaptation of spiderman isnt the goo and the wisecracks or the love affair,the problem is how u use them,how u incorporate them in the film and how u maintain the balance of the story. <p>in other words,dont have superman flying in the movie.let he fans cry about that,but the rest of audience will relate easier to him.ok with that.BUT that will make a better film,if u have him the whole time cryign because he didnt manage to save lois from the earthquakes? i dont think so.

  • April 9, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by misnomer

    did you read Camerons spider-man scriptment?! Be glad you got Raimi.

  • April 9, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by ominus

    whoever hasnt seen it already. <p> its the scene in the garage,when the gupsy attacks the heroine. <p>i am really,really disappointed with the movie now.the film is more ARMY OF DARKNESS,than EVIL DEAD 1. <p>damn it,i know that quint mentioned that in his review,but i didnt expect the movie to be so looks more than a parody ala Naked Gun,than a horror-comedy movie. <p>jesus christ, FUCK THIS SHIT :/

  • April 9, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    misnomer i had heard some things

    by ominus

    about his script,not good ones. <p>but a script is a changes,it transforms,it evolutes.just read raimis interview in this topic.the movie is different in some things,than the things in the script that quint had read. <p>besides have u read camerons original script about T1? well it would have been a very different movie than what we have now.

  • April 9, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST


    by ominus

  • April 9, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    spider-man 10

    by nightfalls

    they should think of the 4th one and not jump ahead with any more just yet ,heres my ideal spider-man 4 one or two villians and thats the lizard more student vs teacher stuff ,mj and peter get back and get married ,maybe the blackcat in there too ,i liked when her and spidy fight together ,keep pete nerdy no dancing and trying to be cool i know that was venom doing that to him but more mj getting kidnapped at the end thats all that seemed to happen to her in the three endings ,more aunt may and pete story ,less cgi spidy more real back to basics stuff in suit would be good , or i know its too soon and wont go ahead but a whole retake on spider-man could work so well they could do so much with it lots of unknown names could do it and make the perfect hero flick

  • April 9, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Great Photos, Kraken.

    by gotilk

    Really good stuff. You should do that regularly.

  • April 9, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Spiderman 3...

    by robert.thekilled

    is a good film. Sure, it is WTF at times (out of control crane delimena not resolved?!) but it is a good comic book film. I think of it as a good film of a subpar comic book. Spiderman 1 SUCKS. If any of the three films deserves the hate mongering, it is that fucker. I'd like to see Spidey drop in on IRONMAN or HULK or vice versa. and FUCK Wolverine Origins.

  • April 9, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I liked Spider-Man 3

    by Animation

    The Venom aspects were weak, but still, it was entertaining all-around, despite the retcons and changes.

  • April 9, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    You Will Believe A Man Can Fly

    by liljuniorbrown

    Thats the tag line for Superman :The motion picture.Not can u belive a man can fly? I own an original print of the poster framed hanging in my house. The one with the tag line and a kind of streaking of red,blue and yellow blended together. It's fucking beautiful to me, the only "art" I own.

  • April 9, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Nobody understands the Sandman...

    by Tin Snoman

    He needed MONEY because his DAUGHTER was SICK!

  • April 9, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man 2: Amazing

    by christian66

    Raimi nailed it all the way to the throat-choking last moment. Bravo!

  • April 9, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    thanx for the correction liljuniorbrown

    by ominus

    and no christian66 spiderman 2 sucked major balls.

  • April 9, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    the best part of the spidey movies

    by Jesiah

    Was the origin, at least emotionally. Peter is a social outcast. Enter genetically enhanced spider. Peter turns dick-ish, resulting in the loss of one of the only people who truly loved him. Great power, great responsibility, great origin. Just please get rid of dunst. You're supposed to look at them and say, "how did that dork get a great lookin chick like that?" instead you look at them and say, "yeah, a nerd could definitely dick a meh chick like her." And sony please don't interfere with Raimi. You don't want to end up like fox jr. do you?

  • April 9, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Fuck Evil Dead...There I said it.

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

  • April 9, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a nice guy

    by wash

    Raimi is fucking class. Spidey 3 was shit (and not all his fault anyway) but he deserves all the mulligans in the world.

  • April 9, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    My only problem with the Spider-Man films

    by SithMenace

    is that they continue to kill off villains instead of locking them up. Sandman was the first villain they let live, and his story arc was the worst.<p>Otherwise, they're very good, and I've read the comics since I was 10.

  • April 9, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Raimi got gang banged there... spit roast and DP.

    by Damien Chowder

  • April 9, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Evil dead is ok. Spiderman is the future.

    by bobbofatz

    The Lizard and Vulture for 4. Kraven/Vermin for 5. Please be A deviant, pure evil, no soul, no sympathy, terminator like Carnage in 6. Raimis best movies countdown: 1. A Simple Plan 2. Spiderman 3. the Gift 4. Spiderman 2 5. the Evil Dead 6. Darkman 7. Army of Darkness 8. Spiderman 3 9. Evil Dead 2 10. the Quick and the slightly alive.

  • April 9, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    You guys get way to hung up on Peter being a nerd

    by IndustryKiller!

    And that's about the most one note way you can portray him. First of all Peter hasn't been a nerd in like 35 years of the comic. In fact he grows, right after high school, into a pretty cool guy. Not cool int he James Dean sense, but certainly cool in the Paul Rudd sense. Secondly he wasn't some Revenge of the Nerds uber geek like Macguire plays him, he was just a really skinny kid without a lot of confidence. He was never overly unattractive or utterly lacking in social graces. I wish people would get off the "Peter is the dorkiest dork that ever dorked" kick. Gain a sense of nuance for Christ sake.

  • April 9, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I love Sam Raimi

    by Abominable Snowcone

    He won enough points with Spidey 1 and 2 to stay cool with me despite 3's numerous flaws. For 4, they should use my story idea, which is so obvious I'm sure others have thought of it: <p> Have Connors turn into the Lizard. Have JJ Jameson hire Kraven to hunt lizard down as a publicity stunt. Spidey, knowing who lizard really is, interferes...and Kraven decides Spidey is the more worthy foe. mayhem ensues. Except this time, no more kidnapping MJ for chrissake

  • April 9, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    industry Killer

    by Vitter

    THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I THINK, THIS FUCKING PETER VERSION SUCKS ASS, oh man i reallyyyy wanted a fresh take! Forman would have been cooler than tobey, or now i would like to see a guy like Jim Sturgess, i dunno there are MANY options, even jake G was a trillion times better than toby for it... though now he is a star and good actor.

  • April 9, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST


    by Vitter

    i would take milo ventimiglia instead of tobey!

  • April 9, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Raimi Is The Shit

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    I would be so star fucked if I ever saw him. He wears suits because, hes fucking working! I love that.

  • April 9, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Kirsten Drunkst

    by BobParr

    That was the nickname the paparazzi gave her for always being loaded. The drugs and alcohol really did a number on her. She went from a curvy, cute girl with a pleasant, full face and awesom rack to an imatiated, saggy, chick with broken blood vessels. The drop off from Spiderman 1 to 2 was startling. She is downright fugly during Spiderman 3. If you google her images she has gone through a shocking before/after over the last 5 years.

  • April 9, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Sturgess would be MUCH better than Macguire

    by IndustryKiller!

    Sturgess rides that line. He can play a lower status wide eyed guy, but could be charming and cool if he gained the confidence, which is a very natural arc for a guy that becomes a fucking wise cracking superhero. Speaking of, Macguire delivering those wise cracks is awful, he just doesn't have the natural wit and charisma. Gyllenhaal would have been excellent as well but that ship has long sailed.

  • April 9, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Lizard is all wrong for the movies

    by BobParr

    He has no personality. Do we need to see a monster growling and biting?

  • April 9, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    The Gift

    by myspoonistoobig

    Bad movie, great performances. The script is what sucks, though, so I wouldn't blame Raimi for it either. The mystery is so predictable and contrived, but seriously, it's an acting powerhouse. Even Keanu Reeves gives a good performance. KEANU REEVES! And I don't agree that Kirsten Dunst looks ugly now. She was better than she's been in a long, long time in the equally-mediocre-yet-elevated-by-performace How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

  • April 9, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Exceptional Interview

    by wampa_one


  • April 9, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I hope they lose Dunst for the 4th

    by alienindisguise

    She is just way too busted to be Mary Jane. last time I checked mary Jane was supposed to be ummm. HOT! Not snaggletoothed. It's a shame we had to look at her grill for 3 flicks.

  • April 9, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Why would it not be his fault if the script sucks?

    by Rufferto

    What?? Is he the director or isn't he? He controls what he wants to see on screen. And he wrote the screen play with his brother and Alvin Sargent! I don't buy this blame the studio fro everything. You got to be kidding me. The studio told him to add dance numbers?

  • April 9, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Macguire can't do sarcasm or smart ass

    by Rufferto

    his range is nerd and nerd lite. Don't expect the script to have Spider-man make jokes when the actor can't deliver them. Then again he hardly says anything unless his mask is off. There was only one time where he delivered that classic wit believably and that was the wrestling scene in the first one.

  • April 9, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Nailed what is wrong with SM3. It's just all over the place. Poor Sam. I know he'll knock 4 out of the park. I say go with Kraven coming into town to hunt the Lizard. Frankly, I just want the Lizard plotline wrapped up ASAP. Enough teasing. <P> And SM2 is prolly my favorite superhero movie. Aunt May's speech about heroism makes my eyes rain a little bit. But then again I have a scarab tattooed over my heart so...

  • April 9, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    IndustryKiller u hit the nail

    by ominus

    exactly what is my grudge with the spidy films.Peter Parker isnt a nerd like the guys in Revenge of the Nerds or the nerd guy in Robot Chicken. <p>in the comics he was just a shy,low profile teenager,without selfesteem,who liked science and wanted to have dates with girls who liked,but didnt have the courage. <p>but as the comics progressed,he becomes a very cool confident,mature person.ok he whines here and there,he sometimes feels ready to give up,but at the end of the dya he will kick ass.

  • April 9, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Dunst is good as MJ cause MJ is more tragic than party girl

    by TallBoy66

    Look, everyone gets hung up on the early interpretation of MJ's character. She's a ditzy party chick. That was pretty much solely in the 70s. When she got more serious with Parker, her tragic family history revealed itself, and MJ is mostly kind of a serious chick. A dreamer, maybe, but she's somewhat mopey and a bit surly at times. That's the character and that's how Dunst plays her. The only problem I have is that her hair wasn't red enough in part 3.

  • April 9, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Crack teeth

    by TedKordLives

    Ugh, Dunst has terrible teeth. I think she's a competent MJ, but I'd really rather see her replaced. Maguire too, if for no other reason than to show that they can.<P> Why is James Bond the only character the public can accept recasting? I WANT to see Spider-Man 10. I want the series to go on for the rest of my life, with different actors and directors as need be. Is that too much to ask?

  • April 9, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    First Raimi-

    by TedKordLives

    First time I saw Evil Dead II was scrambled on Cinemax in a hotel room. I couldn't tell exactly what was going on but I knew I had to find it again somehow. I did and a full-on Raimi/Campbell fanatic was born. The only one of Raimi's films I've never seen is For The Love of the Game(seen some, not all). I even have a bootleg tape of the stuff Raimi and friends made as teenagers(oops, I forgot they don't like bootlegs around here). The Blind Waiter is especially hi-lar-i-ous!

  • April 9, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Man, I'm the TB killer!

    by TedKordLives

    Rot in Hell, Max.

  • April 9, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Exactly how I feel, TedKordLives.

    by mrfan

    Bana was replaced with Norton in the Hulk. Liked it just fine. Count me in as wanting to see a Spider-Man 10 and many other superhero movies for the years to come. Recasting in all areas can be done and needs to be done.

  • April 9, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I want to be Sam Raimi

    by IL_Deuce

    He's a snazzy dresser.

  • April 9, 2009, 8 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Yeah, and I thought Norton totally nailed it! Bana just looked lost. That was his first American film, right?

  • April 9, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    It's been almost 2 years since Spider Man 3

    by rogueleader66

    And people are still bitching about it???? Grow the fuck up and move on people, so Raimi screwed it up, fine, so emo Peter sucked, fine, they messed up Venom, fine, blah blah blah blah. Fucking enough already. Christ the guy gives you 2 great Spider Man movies and missteps with the third, NOBODY'S PERFECT PEOPLE, hopefully he kicks ass with #4. But enough already with all this bitching and whining about SM3, change your fucking tampons and stop your bitching and move the fuck on. I am never this vulgar on these TB's but I just cant take this shit about SM3 any fucking more. Surely there are more recent movies you can bitch and moan about how they sucked? Ok, rant over, vulgarity complete, back to cruise mode..........

  • April 9, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    uggh spelt Tobey's name wrong.

    by Rufferto


  • April 9, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST


    by timmer33

    worrying about how the f/x Spiderman looked and not concerned ABOUT THE STORY! Spiderman 3 was a dreadful movie. Absolutely terrible ... worse than X3 even. Argh.

  • April 9, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Not sure if that was Bana's first...

    by mrfan

    American film. Have to look it up.

  • April 9, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by GaiustheBrave

    Maybe it could work if there was a Jekyll and Hyde element to the Lizard? That would take him above a snarling, snapping monster.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Yeah, but Hyde had personality

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    that a CGI lizard can't do.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    ahh, the irony...

    by smatt584

    Of people bitching about bitching. Get over it indeed.

  • April 10, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST

    why does every superhero movie...

    by Talkbacker with no name

    have a few seconds of a kid (or kids) seeing the hero and looks shocked. Batman begins, dark knight, iron man, the spiderman movies. <p>Is it a studio insistence?

  • April 10, 2009, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Watching Spiderman 3...

    by christpunchers2007

    ..was like bumping into a hot chick you knew from highschool years ago and finding out she has since gained 50 pounds and is now a single mother working at a biker bar.

  • April 10, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST

    The first Spiderman movie

    by christpunchers2007

    is really underrated. Sure it had some camp but as an origin story it is very well done. On the surface the second film felt more fun but the pacing of the film was not as tight as the first.

  • April 10, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST


    by christpunchers2007

    Begins was very average for me. The pacing was off, the editing was horrible (felt like scenes just skipped by with no transitional phases). And man, were the dialog ever so fucking corny. Everyone was very one dimensional and predictable, and that's including Bale/Bruce, he was too much of a straight arrow, I found the movie rather boring.

  • April 10, 2009, 4:26 a.m. CST


    by christpunchers2007

    I competely agree with you. While I throughly enjoyed the Dark Knight, I don't think it is the film of all superhero movies that people are making it out to be. If Joker was not as impressive, the movie would be just as boring as Begins due to the very flat and uninteresting characterization of Bruce Wayne and how Bale came off as a "vacant" actioneer type of actor. Don't get me wrong he can be great sometimes like in American Psycho where you can detect how much work he has put in to all the subtle little emotions he expresses, but in both Batman films he was more like the guy who although LOOKED the part, he very much didn't wowed us with his acting (I guess the script is to be blamed as well). Where as Keaton played a crazy nutbar type of Bruce Wayne perfectly ("psychotic"), all we got from Bale was some guy who doesn't seem like he's bored with the movie half the time when he's not in the suit.

  • April 10, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    and no

    by christpunchers2007

    Please do not bring back any stupid villains like Venom and for the love of god please do not make a Carnage movie, because that red piece of shit is even MORE uninteresting than Eddie Brock. These are the Gen-X type of characters that look cool in video games, cartoons and comic books but in a serious movie they will never work.

  • April 10, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST

    If you watched the Spiderman Movies

    by christpunchers2007

    and disliked them because of the CGI are not "up to par" vs the type of shit you interrupt on a piece of paper, then you're really not watching these movies for their stories. Sure the graphics aren't perfect but that's not the point. There was enough juice in the first 2 movies to make us care for the characters and their progression. It was easier to make a connection to these characters to see them as people, persons, humanbeings rather than goofy comic book characters with big boobs, red head and wisecrack while swinging on a webline. For what they were, the first 2 films were excellent adaptations, bad cgi or not.

  • April 10, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST


    by badscooter

    Spider-Man won the oscar for visual effects so the cgi cant be that bad. How does a grown man dressed in a bright red and blue costume look when he is swinging around the city? Again it's alot easier to draw still images for a comic or a cartoon series and make then seem real than is is to put it in a real world on a big screen. And I just don't understand the dunst/maguire bashing at all. It's a movie not a comic.

  • April 10, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST


    by badscooter

    Sorry Spider-Man 2 won the oscar typo in the above message.

  • April 10, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    What I want to know is, was Spiderman 3 purposely awful?

    by Cotton McKnight

    I'm being totally serious. I heard rumors that this might have been the case because he hated Venom, and he made a movie that was purposely awful as a kind of screw you to the studio. I can't believe he did that, but the alternative is worse: he actually made the movie with a straight face.

  • April 10, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man 3

    by m_reporter

    As far as I know he was talked in to putting Venom and Gwen Stacy in it by his producers (Arad and Ziskin), their argument was it that the "fans" want to see those characters so he gave in. <p> Yeah, and Raimi's disconnection with the love triangle and the character of Venom is more than obvious in the film.

  • April 10, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    You idjits wanted your fucking Venom, and you got him.

    by venvariants

    All the posts for Spidey 1 and 2 were always, "Bring on Venom!" - Venom is lame, and should have been kept for a later picture. YOU people wanted Venom, and you got Ari to force Venom down all of our throats. Spidey 3 is FOR you guys. Let Sam get back to the Classic Villains and shut the hell up before we get Mysterio or some shit like that...stupid Kraven or some shit...

  • April 10, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Actually, Mysterio or Kraven would be great!

    by BenBraddock

    Just not in the same movie, please

  • April 10, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Actually, Evil Dead II is the Greatest Superhero Movie EVER made

    by workshed knows it. Drag Me To Hell will do nicely for now though. 2012 Sam, 2012.

  • April 12, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Class fuckin Act.

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    Love that guy.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    You guys forgot The Incredibles...

    by Darth Macchio another totally kick ass super-hero movie. I look at 3 as being through the eyes of one of the evil undead (probably the one always talking about swallowing people's souls...that demon was excellent) meaning it's the same story and context but holy shit something ain't right and it's like the fault of something from the pits of hell (Ari, et al).

  • April 15, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST


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  • April 16, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Raimi in retirement: Pass the torch brother!

    by danger_havok

    1. Spidey flicks SUCKED! If Spidey happen to have his spider-sense portrayed through the use of the camera movement much like the Quick and the Dead, Darkman, and even the Evil Dead series....This would have made a better character....Slightly....But it still wouldn't have saved it....A childhood dream crushed by Avi Arad. 2. This isn't going to make Drag Me to Hell good....Stop using CG, the audiences want rubber masks again! It's political think about it: Conservative America = CGI Liberal America = Rubber Masks, Miniatures and Costumes. Speak to your audience, not the masses, if it's money you want to make, give the audience what they want. Then you can resume your position as SAM "FUCKING" RAIMI ! Remember who you are! Til then you are dead to me and many others.... 3. Challenge your audience. * The following suggestions were forwarded to me by several children dying in a cancer wing of a hospital in Dubai after they watched Spiderman 3.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST



    Dale Sadler should direct the remake - The remake should star mostly unknowns, and feature OGRE as a lead actor. (already on board pending a greenlight) NOT to be shot on 35 mm, but on 16mm, with director of photography Wilson Large. Low to medium budget - cast and crew of about 17 people, and the soundtrack should be done by Lustmord (already on board should Sadler receive a greenlight) and after listening to CRANK2, Mike Patton is the OBVIOUS choice for sound effects and collaboration with Lustmord for the music... Bruce Campbell is very protective of the remake, which is a dream project for a new director as well as the TRUE fans of the original. . . and if anyone is being considered to direct it besides Dale Sadler it will get ugly. Special FX would be somebody unknown and so will the stunts. This is the real deal. To be filmed on actual indian land in WA State and to incorporate the theme of the original WITHIN THE WOODS short - which was Native american spirits, rather than Sumarian deadites. . That's enough spoilers for you. Tell Bruce Campbell Sadler is still at it and that he said to maybe go and see his friend Sam Raimi's film DRAG ME TO HELL on the big screen in between commercial tv breaks. Or in between interviews where he mentions he has been too busy to go see it. Nobody's THAT busy are they? JEEZ DRAG ME TO HELL UNRATED ON DVD IN STORES OCTOBER 13th Party Down

  • Sept. 8, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

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