"The Amazing Spider-Man" has opened to mostly positive reviews, but many of the complaints with the movie are saying that it wasn't different enough from Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" to justify a reboot of the series.
Now Willem Dafoe, who played villain Norman Osborn in the first film series, has come out to share his two cents about the reboot. He hasn't seen "The Amazing Spider-Man" yet but, in an interview with Empire, said that even the marketing for the movie seems too similar to the first version for him to feel comfortable.
"I don't know what to say. I will say that I did see the preview and I was kind of shocked at how it's another version of exactly the same story. Surprising," Dafoe said. "I wish them well, but I think it's hard to beat the charm, the naive charm, of the first one. There's never really any possibility of going back."
Well, Sony has gone back, and it plans on returning to Spider-Man's story two more times. We understand Dafoe's complaints and think that they're definitely valid, but we do hope he sees the movie before judging it too harshly.
Dafoe also piped up about "John Carter," which was one of the biggest box office failures this year in terms of making back the amount of money it cost. Unsurprisingly, he said he was disappointed in the outcome of that project, which he held close to his heart.
"Disappointed by the reception, disappointed I guess by the marketing because before it was released there was a very spotty awareness of it. I can't explain why it wasn't touted as the next best thing since sliced bread," he said. "Seriously, I was looking forward to doing a sequel, particularly since the Carter / Tars Tarkas relationship really develops and becomes super interesting."
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