Director Sam Raimi regrets messing up the third Spider-Man film in the Tobey Maguire-starrer series.
Speaking to the Nerdist podcast, Raimi said he faced many challenges while directing Sony's Spider-Man trilogy.
"Each and every one of those Spider-Man movies were pretty damn challenging," Raimi said of the films.
"I messed up plenty with the third Spider-Man, so people hated me for years — they still hate me for it. It's a movie that just didn't work very well."
Raimi now feels it was wrong to make the trilogy's final film because he "didn't really believe in all the characters."
The director said he should have kept the focus on the relationships between the characters instead of trying to top the previous two films. Earlier when talking about the film, Raimi said directors usually don't talk about their bad films. When the interviewer pointed out bad was not quite the right word, Raimi said, "It was awful".
Despite poor reviews, the film grossed $890 million worldwide, more than either of its two predecessors in the franchise.
The character was rebooted again by the studio with Marc Webb taking over Raimi while the web-slinging superhero was portrayed by Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man first and second.