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The Fantastic Four Reboot

Discussion in 'Film' started by D1474, Jan 7, 2015.

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When will you watch it?

  1. In theaters

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  2. At the dollar saver cinema

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  3. When it hits RedBox

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  4. If it comes to the local library DVD collection

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  5. NetFlix all the way

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  6. Never!!

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    I agree but I still don't like him.
     
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    Collider just posted an article on the movie. It reads like a paid advertisement.

    Also, could they have gone with a more generic-looking Human Torch outfit? Seriously, a black mesh suit? Golly jeepers, does this movie look uninspired.

    Some "Highlights" from the article:
    • The film is similar in tone to David Cronenberg's Scanners and The Fly. You know, the first things you think of when it comes to a Fantastic Four comic!
    • "The fact is, you can’t continue to make the same superhero movie again and again. You’ve got to expand the scope of what you can do within the genre." I'd say that Fox has been pretty guilty of this regarding their X-Men movies while Marvel has released a variety of comic book movies (not just origin stories), and DC is widening their horizons.
    • Fox consciously refused to release anything until now - gee, I wonder why?
    • "This is a modern telling of how these four iconic characters came together and came to be." Didn't you just say that superhero movies shouldn't keep doing the same stuff over and over again? Why are you doing a friggin' origin story for the third time in the history of this film franchise?
    • Philip Glass is collaborating with Marco Beltrami for the score. No snark here, I actually think that this is the only bit of news I've heard about the movie so far that I actually like.
    • "The film recently did a few days of additional photography and it was to film some bits and pieces. Nothing major. They weren’t filming some huge new ending." Boy, that sounds like a denial if I ever heard one. Plus, this contradicts the word of the crew that had been leaked in that LSU forum, which I consider much more trustworthy than an article that is blatantly written in an attempt to save face.
    • "The original shoot was seventy-two days and they were on-schedule and on-budget." ...Case in point, this sounds like it gives more credence to the idea that the movie's budget ballooned and that filming was a few weeks long instead of a few days long, like the LSU guys said.
    • There are influences of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the movie. Yeah, like Blogger-Doom and disability superpowers!
    • "Kinberg does confirm that there is a different approach to the Marvel movies at Fox than when they started making Marvel films at the studio. “There is an intent and want to be a part of a larger fabric and tapestry the way Marvel has done so brilliantly.”" Or perhaps because they're making tons of money, and you want in on it. Too bad you're not gonna get it with this movie...
     
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    This looks like such a massive trainwreck that I'm actually getting really excited to see it lol.
     
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    Wow, I cannot wait for this movie to bomb and Marvel snatches the rights back then uses my cast :)

    It's arrived...
     
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    Have you seen Whiplash? I hated him as well until I saw it. Surprisingly, the guy can actually act.

    Hmm.......seems like they're trying to be Christopher Nolan, but whatever. It's serviceable.
     
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    It's not his acting I don't like, I dunno he just annoys me lol
    The trailer didn't look that bad really, but until it's in the hands of the critics we don't know how it will turn out.
     
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    What did you think of the new trailer?
     
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    Already a thread for this.
     
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    It's an okay trailer, but it looks like they were trying too hard to be a rip-off of Interstellar. At the least, I'm glad it's not a found-footage movie.

    I'll reiterate what I've said all along - I feel like the grounded, darker-and-edgier way of making superhero films only works when your source has a history of becoming more serious over time. It worked well with Batman, and I would argue it worked well with Superman (based on modern interpretations of the character), but that it did not work with something lighthearted like Spider-Man, and it most likely won't work with this.
     
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    AHAHAHA OH GOD WOW LOOK AT THIS blast.

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    THEY LITERALLY F***ING COPIED AND PASTED CGI IN THE SAME F***ING SHOT.
     
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    I don't want to go too far to defend this, because I thought the trailer was really bland and uninspired. But that could have been a rush job for the trailer. They will often slap together some cheap CG to "finish" shots for the trailer way before they are actually complete. Its possible this shot looks different in the final film.

    Its also equally possible its just a lazy post production and this is the first sign of a sloppy film. Only time will tell.
     
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    i cant wait for the answers to come! looks awesome. idk if ill se it theaters though.. maybe if the reviews are good.
     
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    I really want this movie to bomb so hard.
     
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    Okay, here's the rest of my MCU The Fantastic Four cast.

    Robert De Niro as Mole Man (no pun intended)
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    James Marsters as Namor the Sub-Mariner
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    Viggo Mortenson as Kang the Conqueror
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    Alright, here's a supposed "plot leak" from IMDB and /co/ (so make of it what you will).

    Reed Richards and Ben Grimm are childhood friends and Reed's experiments with teleportation by transporting objects through the N-Zone attracts the attention of the Baxter Building. He's recruited by Dr. Franklin Storm and befriends his children, biologist Sue Storm and pilot Johnny Storm. Reed is then partnered with Victor Domashed, an anti-social programmer from war-torn Latveria to build a Quantum Gate to access the N-Zone.

    Once the gate is completed, Reed, Sue, Johnny, Victor and three other astronauts perform a succesful teleportation test, during which brief disruptions are created. Reed theorizes the N-Zone affects both time and space, and the disruptions are a result of a portal being open to it. The cycle needs to be completed so close the portal.

    Reed invites Ben to the first real test of the N-Zone, but Victor changes the coordinates without Reed knowing, wanting to push the experiment further, and leaves the team stranded in the N-Zone, where they are exposed to unknown energies. They manage to make it back to the portal, and Ben jumps into the threshold to pull Reed out and is exposed to the energies as well.

    Reed becomes able to stretch his body, Sue can become invisible and project force fields, Johnny can burst into flames, Ben becomes a rock monster and Victor is left disfigured and obsessed with the answers the N-Zone may yield. The other astronauts lose control of their powers and die.

    Government operative Harvey Elder volunteers to fund Reed's attempt to find a cure, and Reed develops containment suits to help the Four deal with their powers. Eventually, they find out the government wants to weaponize their powers and exploit the Quantum Gate to create supersoldiers, which they disagree with.

    Victor has developed technopathy and engineers a breakout from the Baxter Building's medical ward and makes his way to the defunct Quantum Gate. The others try to stop him, but he jumps into it and disappears. Elder has the Quantum Gate destroyed, tearing a hole in the space-time continuum that threatens to unravel the entire planet. As the disruptions grow worse, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben escape with Franklin's help, steal an airplane and make their way to the Amazons, where the hole is located, to jump into the N-Zone and seal it off from the inside at the expense of their own lives with a machine Reed has created.

    Arriving there, they are confronted by Victor, who has experienced years inside the N-Zone harnessing its power. Now calling himself Doctor Doom and viewing himself as above the human race, he tries to convince the Four to join him in his efforts to take over the planet, but they refuse and fight Doom to a standstill.

    Reed finds out Victor has built a makeshift Quantum Gate to explore other realities. After Victor disappears in one of the disruptions and the Four seal the portal, they manage to time jump to five seconds after they went through the portal and destroy the Quantum Gate, ending the disruptions and saving the planet.

    They are captured by Elder, but bargain to assist the government in developing new medical technologies, and implying they'll fight back against the government's attempts to make them weapons. In exchange, Elder declares the Baxter Building self-reliant and is appointed as the team's liaison with the military. Reed designs new suits for the team and even sketches a "FantastiCar". He develops a relationship with Sue, while Johnny and Ben also become good friends.

    In an after-credits scene, Victor emerges in Latveria and plans to take over.

    Stan Lee cameos as a man whose car is pulled into the N-Zone and left behind after Reed seals the portal.
    Doom references Galactus, Annihilus and the X-Men while talking about the things he's seen in other worlds and universes.
     
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    This actually seems cool... blah
     
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    I doubt it due to not having the Doombots, like they said they would. Though at this point, I'm sure that the Doombots would be computer viruses or something stupid like that.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
    No wonder they've been hiding the Thing's face - it looks horrible.
     
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    I know!!!!
     
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