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Old April 2 2014, 06:42 PM   #691
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And since you couldn't eat meat on Fridays, it was The Submariner.
I never had trouble eating meat on Friday, since I wasn't Catholic.
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Old April 3 2014, 12:51 AM   #692
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The 60s Marvel cartoons... You know how south park animation is more like pupeteering than animation? That's what they did, they took cut outs from real marvel comics with a boxcutter, and then just stop motioned the comic art while super imposing animated mouths and blinking eyes.

(You don't watch South Park? Shit, dude. That's harsh.)
I LOVE those cartoons for precisely that reason! It is like a readers theatre more than a cartoon!
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Old April 3 2014, 09:42 AM   #693
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I loved those cartoons, too, as bad as they were-- and they did inspire the motion comics of today.

I don't remember how long each individual segment was, but in my area the show was hosted by a real guy in a Captain America costume.
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Old April 4 2014, 12:20 AM   #694
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The Freedom Force PC game also did some great origin cut-scenes in the same style.
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Old April 4 2014, 04:25 AM   #695
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You are talking about this but, I am thinking of this.

My fondest memory of Freedom Force is during the John Walker Captain America era when they were under cover pretending to be the complete staff of a US Court Room, and "Judge" Blob is manically whacking his gavel against his desk screaming "Shut the hell up before I sit on ya!"
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Old April 22 2014, 01:18 AM   #696
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Writer/producer Simon Kinberg discusses the tone of the film and the casting.

One passage that I found particularly interesting:
"As Singer created with the original 'X-Men' movies, Christopher Nolan created with the 'Dark Knight' movies, Jon Favreau and Marvel created with the 'Iron Man' movies, all the best superhero franchises - Sam Raimi did it with with 'Spider-Man' - they create a tone and that is the thing that defines them," Kinberg insists. "It's not the stories that differentiate them from each other. Sometimes the characterizations aren't that distinct. It's that the tone is different and in some ways [that's because of the] lessons learned from the original 'Fantastic Four' movies, but also because of Josh Trank's natural instinct for more realism, for more of a dramatic approach to things. This will definitely be a more realistic, a more gritty, grounded telling of the 'Fantastic Four'
Because the Fantastic Four are all about being gritty, grounded, and realistic.
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Old April 22 2014, 01:25 AM   #697
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I am so sick and tired of that phrase lately. You're correct, the FF were never gronded, gritty or realistic.
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Old April 22 2014, 01:30 AM   #698
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The Thing got really grim after Wolverine cleaved half his face off.



They have had their moments, but yes, only moments.
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Old April 22 2014, 01:33 AM   #699
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I wouldn't mind an element of realism, at least in the kind of verite approach to a fantasy subject that Trank employed in Chronicle. It can make a wild fantasy easier to buy into if it's presented in a way that feels naturalistic.

But "gritty?" The Fantastic Four? That doesn't seem right to me. I'm not as familiar with the FF as I am with characters like Spidey or the X-Men, but from what I've read, they seem to be sort of the Star Trek of the Marvel Universe -- the explorers and builders, defined by a spirit of optimism and adventure. They should be upbeat.
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Old April 22 2014, 01:55 AM   #700
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At this point, I'm not even sure what people mean by gritty. I'll take that comment with a grain of salt. I'm already on record as not being enthusiastic about this project and I'm waiting for a trailer before I care at all either way. I'll see what the tone in the trailer is before deciding if it's too gritty.
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Old April 22 2014, 03:06 AM   #701
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At this point, I'm not even sure what people mean by gritty. I'll take that comment with a grain of salt. I'm already on record as not being enthusiastic about this project and I'm waiting for a trailer before I care at all either way. I'll see what the tone in the trailer is before deciding if it's too gritty.
Spider-Man 3 was certainly gritty every time Sandman was on screen.

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Old April 22 2014, 03:07 AM   #702
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Grains of salt are pretty gritty!
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Old April 22 2014, 03:54 AM   #703
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Maybe the Thing's skin will be flaking....
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Old April 22 2014, 04:32 AM   #704
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Well, I know he takes regular water using showers from an issue of Strange Tales, and I know he takes Bubble baths from a Marvel fantasy... But really, he needs a good sand blasting to really get the job done....

Alicia is a Sculptor. She carves stone for a living, and for a passion... Her boyfriend is made of stone... What she could do to his exterior, body art, is no different than tattoos, it's odd that she never went to town on his hide... But then he's probably growing and shedding layers of "skin" all the time that he could have grown out anything she did to him.

His bedroom would look like a sand pit.
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Old April 22 2014, 04:37 AM   #705
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Realistic, gritty, grounded: code words for how to do this on a $100M budget.
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