Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
I am very pleased to hear him acknowledge that he was unhappy with S-M 3. I don't think he has said that before, or at least I don't recall.
It's been pretty easy for me to tell that he wasn't happy with it, but yeah, I don't recall him actually SAYING it before this interview.
Raimi seems to be the kind of guy who really, really cares about what the audience thinks of his movie. I think Spider-Man 3 was a case where he tried really hard to please everyone (the fans, the studio, and himself), and he ended up only really pleasing the studio (because, let's face it: SM3 made a ton of money). SM4 getting scrapped was a sign that Raimi was really self-conscious about making another Spider-Man movie that wasn't overall favorable among the fans.
Top 10 Comic Book Films: (1) Spider-Man 2, (2) Spider-Man,
(3) The Avengers, (4) Iron Man, (5) The Dark Knight,
(6) Kick-Ass, (7) Iron Man 3, (8) Batman (1989),
(9) Captain America: The First Avenger, (10) Superman: The Movie