Sam Raimi Defends Tobey Maguire’s Controversial Dance Scene In Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3 is not remembered as the best movie for Spider-Man or Sam Raimi, who now returns to the superhero genre with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Much has been said about the problems of a film that brought together too many themes and villains not to delve into any of them, ending the saga despite being the biggest hit of the three. And one of its most controversial aspects was the famous dance scene of a Peter Parker seduced by the dark side of the symbiote, which Sam Raimi himself now remembers and defends.

“I’m glad people find it funny!” »

And it is that at the time the critics pointed out that the direction and the interpretation of Tobey Maguire in said scene were ridiculous and that they did not correspond to the film. However, in a recent interview on the occasion of the premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Raimi defended and justified this scene in which we see a Peter Parker in a black suit and taking himself for the king of mambo.

“Well, we actually wanted it to be funny. It was Peter Parker’s—that pathetic kid—version of what his evil self must be like. But he’s so exhausted, he’s so out of it that this is his version. And it was not well received by the public. But that’s what we were trying to do. So I’m not surprised that people… I’m glad people find it funny! We wanted it to be fun, ”says the director, thus justifying this version of Peter Parker which in the eyes of others was pathetic.

All in all, it looks like Raimi was actually looking to induce that feeling in viewers; and of course he succeeded.

spring | Cinemablend

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