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01/30/2013 08:39 am ET

James Franco: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Was 'Eh' (VIDEO)

Despite arriving in theaters only 10 years after "Spider-Man," "The Amazing Spider-Man" -- director Marc Webb's reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, following three films from Sam Raimi -- earned over $752 million worldwide. Just don't expect to see it in James Franco's Blu-ray collection.

In an interview with MTV while at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah last week, Franco, who played Harry Osborn in Raimi's trilogy, was asked if he had seen "The Amazing Spider-Man."

"I did," Franco said with a grin, before shrugging and adding an "eh" for emphasis.

"I mean, they could have strayed a little bit more from the original," Franco continued. "It's like, 'Why?' Well, I guess they made a lot of money. Congrats. Good for them. Sam and I moved on, we made 'Oz.'

That film would be "Oz The Great and Powerful," a prequel of sorts to "The Wizard of Oz," which finds Franco playing a magician who winds up in the magical land of Oz.

Franco wasn't the only person who issue with "The Amazing Spider-Man." The film was criticized for some choppy editing, among other issues.

From HuffPost Entertainment's earlier coverage of the "Amazing Spider-Man" editing process:

"The section where Rhys Ifans' character turns irrevocably into the Lizard [was a problem area]," Sony Pictures chief Douglas Belgrad told The Hollywood Reporter. "It took several months to figure out, and the filmmakers cut a bunch of scenes. In software parlance, it required a patch."

Before "The Amazing Spider-Man" was released in July, there were rumors about an entire backstory involving Peter's parents which was cut at the 11th hour. (Read Devin Faraci's excellent piece on the lost storyline for more.)

Franco won't appear in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," but Harry Osborn will. Dane DeHaan was cast in the role.

"Good for him," said Franco.

Watch the video above to get the full Franco experience. "Oz The Great and Powerful" is out March 8.

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