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« on: January 28, 2015, 01:48:21 AM »

Not even the sight of Jessica Alba in her underwear could save the slow motion train wreck that was the Fantastic Four movie of 2005.  Fox really foxed that one up.  Especially egregious in its bastardization of Victor Von Doom, it reduced him from a noble and complex megalomaniac to a two bit movie villain.  But now, Josh Trank draws upon David Cronenberg and the Marvel Ultimates series to hopefully redeem the Fantastic Four on the big screen.

Fantastic Four Teaser TRAILER 1 (2015) - Kate Mara, Miles Teller Movie HD


This looks quite promising.  The cinematography reminds me of some of the newer DC movies like Man of Steel.  I'm crossing my fingers for this one, and placed it in the Good Movies forum as a hope for the future.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 01:31:46 PM »

Trailer looks interesting, but I have to admit that I never cared much for the Fantastic Four.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 04:19:57 PM »

Trailer looks interesting, but I have to admit that I never cared much for the Fantastic Four.

Same here, which is why I probably won't see it. Not that the role of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, who was previously portrayed as white, is now a black man, played by Afro-American actor Michael B. Jordan, which seems to be getting most of the attention.

Not that I can complain about the change from white to black, as Nick Fury was originally a white man, then they cast the Afro-American actor Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in "The Avengers." And now whenever I see the character of Nick Fury, I expect him to be a black man.

If I have a greater complaint about casting, it is casting Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. I actually like Jamie Bell as an actor, but previously in other versions, both print and film, Ben Grimm, even before he becomes The Thing is portrayed as sporting some heft. And I don't think Jamie Bell has the bulk to portray Ben Grimm.

And I was wondering how they were going to explain the relationship between Sue and Johnny, as originally they were brother and sister, and it seems the explanation is that Sue is now the adopted sister of Johnny.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 06:30:11 PM »

I have trouble with any story concept that includes 'an anti-social programmer known as "Doom" online' as the villain.

Would it be so hard to give Dr. Doom the respect he deserves as a world-threatening supervillain?

I predict that his will have disappointing returns, and the sequel will never be made.

Seriously, you know it's going to be bad when this happens:

"Mara said that she was supposed to read the Fantastic Four comic books for preparation. However, director Josh Trank suggested to her that it was unnecessary...."
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 09:36:27 PM »

I guess I am the only one who liked the 2005 version, and its sequel.
This one doesn't sound nearly as good.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 10:57:57 PM »

They should do a slight re-imagining where their powers involve turning into anthro-animals.  They could call it The Fantastic Fur.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 01:06:31 AM »

I guess I am the only one who liked the 2005 version, and its sequel.
This one doesn't sound nearly as good.

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 03:07:34 AM »

I have trouble with any story concept that includes 'an anti-social programmer known as "Doom" online' as the villain.

Would it be so hard to give Dr. Doom the respect he deserves as world-threatening supervillain?


Yeah, I'm rather worried about that.  But they completely changed the character of the Mandarin in Iron Man 3 and it actually worked, and I'm almost as passionate about the character of the Mandarin as I am Dr. Doom.  Oh, my geekdom for a horse...
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2015, 04:10:19 AM »

I guess I am the only one who liked the 2005 version, and its sequel.
This one doesn't sound nearly as good.

While the 2005 movie (and the follow up) weren't really my kind of super hero movie, I do have to admit I found them entertaining enough in a sort of just switch off Mr Brain and enjoy kind of way.
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2015, 10:45:32 AM »

I guess I am the only one who liked the 2005 version, and its sequel.
This one doesn't sound nearly as good.
I can watch them without feeling like my soul is being sucked out, but I would definitely classify them as "Bad Movies" rather than "Good Movies".
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2015, 10:47:18 AM »

But they completely changed the character of the Mandarin in Iron Man 3 and it actually worked, and I'm almost as passionate about the character of the Mandarin as I am Dr. Doom.  Oh, my geekdom for a horse...
The Mandarin was actually a sort of bait-and-switch villain. I actually think IM3 is the weakest of the Iron Man movies, largely because of the weak villain.
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2015, 05:50:28 PM »

The 2005 version had plenty of flaws, but it did somethings right.  The suit for the Thing looked pretty could.  Some of the scenes between the Thing and the Human Torch were fun and had that element from the comics.  Doctor Doom didn't look too bad for an adaptation, but I felt they left too much of the character in the comic books and didn't bring enough of him to the screne.

Rise of the Silver Surfur, I felt the same.  Plenty of flaws but stuff to like as well.  Although I can't get behind portraying Galactus as a puffy pink cloud made out of cotton candy.  I get what they were going for, more of a force of nature-but it didn't look good and he was defeated way too easily.

This does not look like a superhero movie.  This is Interstellar: with super powers.  That might not inherently be a problem.  After all, the Thor movies have a huge fantasy element to them, and Captain America is more war and spy movies.

I don't know if I'm going to see this one. 
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