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Will it really be fantastic?

9th Jul 2014, 12:00 AM

Will it really be fantastic?
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kidra on 30th Jul 2015, 7:35 AM

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Update: I've seen that in some places it lists the release date as August 7, so I'm not sure which is actually right...


Today is the release date of the new fantastic four movie, and I had totally spaced it. That's most likely because I have had no really desire to see this movie.

While I'll have to wait and see what all the reviews are, I just can't predict this movie doing well. I guess people said the same about Ant-Man and its doing well, but I have yet to hear anything good about the movie.

To be honest, it would probably be a decent movie in its own right, but since it's based on a comic there's a standard in place in that people want to see the comic come to life, not some altered interpretation of it.

My main issue is that the villain doesn't seem to fit his comic version, and one of the main reasons for this is his super-powers. In the comics all of his powers come from science out magic, both of which come from study and learning and effort. This version seems to just instantly get them with the Fantastic Four. I do recognize that the ultimates version of doom has some power gained from the negative zone, but still his main resource was his mind, and I'm just not seeing that.

Plus, the thing is naked, and that just seems weird...

Has anyone seen it yet or disagree with me?



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Holycowfin on 30th Jul 2015, 12:41 PM

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If this movie is not a hit, then F4 will be hitting quite embarrassing hat trick with unsuccesfull sequels and reboots. Can't quite recall any other comicbook movie with that record.

hiei82 on 30th Jul 2015, 5:53 PM

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hm...

Superman III, Superman IV, Superman Returns, and arguably Man of Steel.

Proportionally though, it's hard to beat a 0% success rate.

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kidra on 30th Jul 2015, 6:54 PM

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I think the Howard the Duck movie counts as a negative success rate

Is it?

hiei82 on 30th Jul 2015, 5:51 PM

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The internet tells me it's coming out next weekend... Is this one of those "Released world wide 1 week before the US" movies?

Anyway, as for the movie, we'll see what happens. I know I'll be going and seeing it when it comes out (because all you really need to do to get me in a chair is say "it's a superhero movie" >_>). If it's good I get a good film out of it. If it's bad, maybe Fox will take after Sony and hand it all back over to Marvel/Disney for money. Win-Win either way ^_^

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kidra on 30th Jul 2015, 6:53 PM

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That's weird, I just checked and it told me that it's today for the initial release, but I guess that could be international or something.

I haven't cared too much though because I don't plan on seeing it in theaters. From the trailers and the info online it just didn't sound appealing to me, but I'm willing to be proven wrong. Personally I'm hoping for the Sony situation, because I just want the whole Marvel universe to be back together.

Bin on 30th Jul 2015, 10:57 PM

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I have very low hopes for the film. Going from the trailer everyone (especially Mr. Fantastic) are way too young (pandering).
Johnny Storm is black but Sue is white. They are siblings, they should be the same race. Sue being black would have been interesting but interracial relationships are still a big no no. It really seems like an executive just wanted a black guy in the cast because its the hip and cool thing to do (pandering).
There is the scene "I put all my faith in those kids" and "we are going to do it our way". Guys, I can tell when I'm being pandered to with pathetic wish fulfillment. I hope the military guys wear monocles and just don't get all the new fangled hip technology of kids these days.


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Bob on 1st Aug 2015, 8:24 AM

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*face palm* They are very young for two reasons:
a) it is largely based on the ultiate universe, in which they are all young.
b) in their debut in 1961, their ages ranged (roughly) from 16 to 25.
also, Sue is adopted which is why she is white and Johnny is black, plus Stan Lee himself said that he approved of the casting for the Human Torch.

I think the film looks good but still not sure about doctor doom, he looks like he might be some creature from the negative zone rather than a scientist/black magic user. Hopefully they'll grt him right.

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that one guy on 31st Jul 2015, 12:48 PM

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i have had little to no hope for this movie and refuse to see it in theaters. im hoping that, if it fails, fox will take a closer look at making a deal with disney like sony did for spiderman so that the FF can join the MCU

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me again on 31st Jul 2015, 12:49 PM

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but if the movie does well and is good then more power to it. its a win-win

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kidra on 1st Aug 2015, 6:40 AM

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I agree. I mean, I'd rather have it back in the hands of Marvel but if fox can make a good movie with it then I'd be happy.

Newcago on 31st Jul 2015, 4:50 PM

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Really, we're there already? I haven't thought about this movie since the Dr. Doom announcement, when I said "meh" and ran off to frolic in the REAL MCU.

I wish we could have had the Fantastic Four back in time for Civil War, but I'll be okay. Really. I'm not crying or anything. It's just raining... inside my house.
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