There's no doubt that after the much-loved and enjoyable first two Spider-Man movies, fans were left hugely disappointed with Spider-Man 3. The film was all over the place...too many villains, enforced plotlines and a super Emo Peter Parker...It just didn't work. And the film's director Sam Raimi seems to agree with the fans.
"It's a movie that just didn't work very well," Raimi said. "I tried to make it work, but I didn't really believe in all the characters, so that can'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," he continued. "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."
According to the director, the pressure of 'topping the bar' was what led to the film's issues: "That isn't a good approach. That went into the thinking of a lot of people who worked on Spider-Man 3, and it was not good for us," he stated.