DOCTOR STRANGE 2 Director Sam Raimi Comments On SPIDER-MAN 3's Infamous "Emo Dance"

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Sam Raimi was asked about Spider-Man 3's "emo dance" scene in a new interview, and the filmmaker suggests fans may have taken it a little too seriously.

At one point in 2007's Spider-Man 3, the recently Venom-ized Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) struts down the street while exaggeratedly pointing at passing women, before busting out some highly suspect dance moves to a remix of James Brown's "People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul."

The scene, which has come to be known as the "Emo Dance," is widely regarded as one of the worst moments in comic book movie history, but are fans being a little too harsh on a sequence that was always meant to be a bit of light-hearted fun?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Sam Raimi was asked about the infamous scene during an interview with Fandom.

"Well, we meant it to be funny, actually," he responded. "It was Peter Parker's version – this lame kid – of what it must be like to be his evil self. But he's so whipped. He's so out of it that that's his take on it. And that didn't go over well with the audience. But that's what we were trying to do. So I'm not surprised that people… I'm glad people find it funny! We wanted it to be fun."

Taken out of context, the scene is quite funny, but a lot of fans wanted to see a more serious, genuinely wicked side of Parker when he was taken over by the Venom symbiote, which the movie never really delivered.

What do you guys think? Is the "Emo Dance" unfairly lambasted, or does it deserve every bit of backlash that comes its way?

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