Kees van Dijkhuizen's Retrospective of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy
by Ethan Anderton
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?