Kees van Dijkhuizen's Retrospective of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy

July 2, 2012


Tonight audiences will be filling IMAX and conventional theaters across the country at midnight to catch a glimpse at The Amazing Spider-Man, the new take on the swinging superhero starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and his wallcrawling alter-ego Spider-Man. But as we are all aware, perhaps too well for Sony's tastes, less than five years ago saw the third and final installment of Sam Raimi's take on the Marvel hero, and while it didn't end on the strongest note, even for fans of the franchise, Kees van Dijkhuizen reminds us there's still great things to remember from the series starring Tobey Maguire.

Here is Kees van Dijkhuizen tribute to Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007):

You may remember Kees van Dijkhuizen from his awesome year-end retrospective videos and his directors series looking at the films of Christopher Nolan, Tim Burton and more. He says, "The superhero genre wouldn't be what it is today were it not for Sam Raimi's original Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. The trilogy brought the hero to the screen like we'd never seen before and is one of the landmarks in American film. With the release of Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man, it's time to celebrate one of the most amazing trilogies ever to hit the screen." And celebrate we shall! Pretty cool?

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  • Actually makes the movies look that much better...
    • James Park
      They're unwatchable now. Very dated. Imageworks really sucks.
  • drberd
    there were some very memorable moments in this trilogy
  • Aodhain
    Just seen the new one in Ireland.....So much cringe....
    • U2
      I concur.
  • 97point6
    Yep, pretty cool.
  • Sure, the third film felt disjointed, but in no way did it ruin the trilogy. I'm proud to own them in my personal collection.
  • I like the trilogy a lot, hell even SPider-Man 3(we all know how that went -_-) had some pretty awesome moments.My favorite one is Spider-Man 2, that movie had it all, it wasn't just an awesome superhero movie, it was an awesome movie period.
    • conradthegreat
      Completely agree with you
  • iamNotLegend
    i thougth they should have just left off at 2...
  • Siskin
    Spider-Man 3 was terrible! I wish they could take that back. Sony owes me. I won't be seeing this reboot.
    • Ben Cooper
      you sure showed them
  • Guy who comments on things
    I like the Raimi films, 3 wasn't great but the first one was a true amazing memory for me. I remember being about 11 and going to see it with my own pocket money four times, it was so exciting, truely the first of its kind. I'm happy to see the reboot this week also though, but the original trilogy will always be respected.
  • Jackmooney9
  • Steven
    They should have made the 4th with the Lizard, since it was simmering in the background all the time. Then maybe wait 10 years before a reboot.
  • RidgeRacer4
    Kind of hard not to smile as this sure sends all kinds of nostalgic vibes down your back...Thanks to you Raimi, Maguire, Elfman, et al:)
  • For their time these were pretty great movies! I still remember walking out of the theatre thrilled by Spider-Man. And I was that much more excited by #2. Good stuff. But it definitely feels dated now.




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