8 March 2013 9:33 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

While doing a tremendous amount of press for Oz the Great and Powerful this past month, Sam Raimi (who directed the original Spider-Man trilogy) revealed that some emotional baggage he'd been carrying around had prevented him from seeing Marc Webb's Spidey reboot The Amazing Spider-Man. Raimi, who's easily one of the more humble and respectful well-known Hollywood directors (he's also one of the few who still call it a "picture" in interviews), never seemed angry or upset about the reboot -- he just needed a little more space or time or a pep talk before watching it.  Well, at some point between then and now, he finally watched The Amazing Spider-Man, telling Hey U Guys that he was more than happy with it. In fact, he "loved it." Raimi...

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