Kai "the christmas spirit" wrote:
I also wasn't keen on the Thing having the option to turn back into Ben Grimm by the end of the first movie and choosing not to. Way to take the tragedy out of that character.
But hasn't that actually been done in the comics? What's more heroic than choosing
to sacrifice his cure in order to save others? Heck, that's the only really selfless or heroic thing any of the Four did in that whole movie. Otherwise they were either cleaning up messes they'd created or trying to save their own lives.
Now, I have no problem with Ben turning back into the Thing to beat Doom. Problem is, he refused to "cure" himself again afterwards.
That ending basically said "I'm a big, hideous monster who can't even cross the street without breaking the pavement, and I like it that way". That's
why it sucked.
I guess they did cure Ben in the comics, but that was always just temporary. He always reverted back into the Thing, and not voluntarily. Least, that's how I remember it.