Even years after the films debuted, The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, aren’t loved by everyone. Director Marc Webb, in an interview with Collider, knows that the sequel in particular received a lot of criticism.
However, looking back on the films, Webb thinks it’s hard to look back on it “in terms of regrets,” but that he’s still proud of his work.
“It’s hard for me to think about it, in terms of regrets. There are so many things that I’m proud of. There was an ambition with the second movie, in particular. The idea that it’s a superhero that can’t save everybody is something that I’m really proud of. I’m really proud of the ambition of that because it’s an important message, and I believe in that. I believe in what we were after. They’re really, really difficult movies to make. They’re complex in ways that people don’t fully understand. They weren’t disasters.”
Despite some of the negative response, The Amazing Spider-Man wasn’t necessarily bad by any means. The sequel could have used a lot of work, but it did try. Webb continues talking about working with everyone and being grateful to work on “complicated movies.”
“In terms of regrets, I don’t think of it in those terms. I felt really, really fortunate to have that opportunity. That’s a whole other long, in-depth conversation that I probably shouldn’t have publicly. I loved everybody involved. I really did. I didn’t have an adversarial relationship with the studio, at all. There were a lot of very smart people. These are just incredibly complicated movies to make. I am proud of them, in many ways, and I stand by them. I’m certainly not a victim, in that situation.”
The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are now available of DVD, Digital HD, and Blu-Ray.