Spider-Man has endured several cinematic reboots over the years – with new characters being brought into the fold each time. Yet Kirsten Dunst’s turn as Mary Jane in Sam Raimi’s original trilogy of movies is arguably still one of the most memorable. So it comes as some surprise that the actress isn’t too impressed with the latest Spidey outing.
Speaking with Marie Claire, Dunst didn’t really mince her words when it came to what she thought of the reboots;
“We made the best ones, so who cares? I’m like, ‘You make it all you want.’ They’re just milking that cow for money. It’s so obvious. You know what I mean?”
Dunst’s opinion is obviously just one actress’s musings, but it’s certainly interesting to see what she thinks of the ship she helped launch. Given how important that original trilogy of movies was in paving the way for superhero movies, she’s not entirely unjustified in making the comments.
In Dunst’s defense, The Amazing Spider-Man movies weren’t exactly brilliant. Nothing against Andrew Garfield – but there was a sense that Sony was milking the franchise for all it was worth. 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a dog’s dinner of a movie, laughably bloated and awkwardly pinned as the launch platform for a cinematic universe of spin-off movies (Which we’re seemingly still getting).
That being said, Tom Holland has impressed during his brief tenure as the iconic web slinger. His appearance in Captain America: Civil War was delightful, helping to plant the seeds for his further involvement within Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. There’s no arguing that he’s growing into the role.
We’ll just have to wait and see how things turn out. As we’ve said previously, we have concerns over the direction of the Spider-Man movie; and its heavy reliance on Iron Man.
Hopefully we get a great flick out of all this.