Fantastic Four: Grade, Review, Discuss, Sequels?...SPOILERS likely

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JoeZhang, Aug 6, 2015.

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Film grade

  1. A: I'm Mister Fantastic!

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    2.1%
  2. B: Its clobbering time!

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    6.4%
  3. C: The adventures of Herbie

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  4. D: Flame off!

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  5. E: Doomed

    7 vote(s)
    14.9%
  6. F: Please Fox just give the rights back to Marvel

    30 vote(s)
    63.8%
  1. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The CGI is done by the same people. I found that out the hard way. ;)

    1. New CGI looks worse, even though it technically might look more like fire, or is the new industry standard.

    2. Trank, or someone else asked for bad CGI to save money.
     
  2. Relayer1

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    There wasn't even a payoff to the teacher of 'Hey, I just got hired !'

    And no, there is no OK first part. Trank blew the whole thing.
     
  3. Serveaux

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    Actually I thought the effects were just fine - much prefer these versions of the FF, visually, to any of the previous. For the first time I'm buying that this guy is made of fire and that guy is made of rocks (do not start the "Kirby drew lizard skin" shit. Do Not Start).
     
  4. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Why was a billionaire superscientist philanthropist cruising an 11th grade science fair?

    With not a lot more effort, Dan Castellaneta could have been primed to be the big bad super villain for the second movie... Maybe the Wizard or the Mole Man?l
     
  5. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    What FOX must be thinking this weekend:

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIPZROBiNik[/yt]
     
  6. Serveaux

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    Yep, and the movie is chock full of moments like that - big ones, small ones...

    Why are the geniuses also welders on the job? Talk about crummy resource allocation...and why is it that when the rat-faced, crooked-necked, gum-popping Evul Businessman is asked by Reed "why can't we go to the other dimension" he doesn't immediately answer "because you people are irreplaceable geniuses and we thought maybe we'd check to see if anything on a totally unknown new planet that looks like a dinosaur-killing asteroid just hit it might, y'know, injure you."

    How does Trank fuck up shooting a street race so that it's clumsy, slow and anticlimactic? He could have swallowed his pride and watched ten minutes of a Justin Lin movie.

    It's hard to beat Johnny Storm's motivation for participating in the project, though - it's worthy of an ABC sci-fi TV pilot aimed at the youth demo, circa 1977.
     
  7. Serveaux

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    Sure, why not? Ernest Borgnine could be avuncular old Ben.

    One of the pre-movie trailers was for Maze-running Twilight MockingJay; about a minute into it one adolescent turns to another in the midst of a blasted wasteland in which massive crevices are opening and shit's falling out of the sky and declares: "We can do this!"

    An hour later, somewhere in the soggy middle of FF, one of the adolescents turns to the others and proclaims "We can do this!"

    I'd dearly love to believe that somewhere there's an aged screenwriter who gets 50 cents every time some movie character says "We can do this!"
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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    I fell asleep watching Mazerunner.

    Didn't look back.

    Sine then I've watched 4 and a half seasons of Teen Wolf.

    The lead actor from Mazeruner is the comic relief token human on Teenwolf, who is a delight.

    Now I have to give Mazerunner a second bloody chance.
     
  9. the G-man

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    Now it's being reported that Trank's infamous deleted tweet might get him sued:
    • On Sunday, one box office analyst told TheWrap that Trank’s online outburst might have cost the film $5 million to $10 million — especially since fans of comic-book movies tend to be less swayed by official critics than by auteurs like Trank who are seen as more authentic defenders of comics culture.
      Trank could be in some legal jeopardy as a result of his statement, David Alan Pierce of the Pierce Law Group told TheWrap Sunday.
      “Presuming his directing contract contains the standard terms requiring him to provide professional performance of services, as well as requiring any statements about publicity to be cleared by the studio and refrain from rendering any derogatory remarks, Trank probably breached his contract,” Pierce said.
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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    Um... So after they get their pound of flesh from Josh, will that money be rolled back into the box office?
     
  11. the G-man

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    Hard to get 5 to 10 million out of a guy who probably just bought himself a career in the food service industry
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    "It's a misconception that the rich can't sue the poor."

    Louis CK.
     
  13. Mr Light

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    Holy crap. What a kerplosion.
     
  14. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm sure they can put on it his tab along with the rental property he supposedly destroyed.
     
  15. EnsignRicky

    EnsignRicky Commodore Commodore

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    Wow!! After three solid days at 9%, it's dropped down to 8% on the Tomatometer.

    Someone must have gone to see it this weekend.
     
  16. JoeZhang

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    "your drunken actions almost destroyed the planet"


    "give us a secret billion dollar base"

    "OK, you got it!"
     
  17. Guy Gardener

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    The only reason to give them a base in the middle of nowhere is that there is a big honking bomb under the base.
     
  18. JoeZhang

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    That would have been a great ending - where Reed says

    "We can be the Fantastic... BOOM"
     
  19. Serveaux

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    No sympathy for Trank. He better learn to flip burgers and address people as "sir."
     
  20. Christopher

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    Wouldn't ending the movie with a huge bomb be redundant?