Sunday, July 10, 2005

the FANTASTIC FOUR movie - my honest opinion

my wife enjoyed it, and that is all I really need to know :) Us comic geeks have so many expectations that we forget that there are millions of the not so comic readers around. Not all our cares are theirs. I think they handled it well.

There are boundaries in movie making, unlike comics where anything is possible. It is not perfect but I am not so disappointed. It was not boring, and all the elements are there. You just have to listen closely I guess.

I just don't understand why Alicia here is a beautiful black lady and not, you know, like in the comic book.

Watch this and simply enjoy the ride.

I know, the stuffs they changed, I am not blind. I am just not such a purist anymore I guess.

I have been trying not read what movie critics have to say about upcoming movies, most especially comic-inspired films.

Reason 1: I am not this guy, I have to watch it first before I can give my honest opinion. Honestly? I usually disagree.

Reason 2: Most of these critics just want to ruin it for the movie goers and want to feel good and right. Hey, if they said it's a bad movie and it's on print, maybe they are right, right? wrong! People who believe them first? are easy targets in my book.

Reason 3: We all have our standards. What's good for me,might not be good for some people and vice versa. Opinions are never open for any debate of all sorts. It is like religion, I guess.

About the Thing's appearance- Have you seen the very first issue of fantastic four? That is exactly what the thing looks like and not the look he is drawn now. If you are a purist, you have to respect this and hope that he will evolve after hopefully in coming sequels to the movie. Just like Iceman looking more like a snowman in the old days :)

Doc Doom- It is a very different Doom but to try and squeeze in a separate origin story is an impossibility this film just can't afford to risk. Can you sit and watch for more than four hours just for an accurate rendition of him?

The Human Torch is cool... eh Hot? I kept thinking what fun it would be if he guest starred in a Spiderman movie. Now that would be so funny just like in the comic pages.

The way they defeated Doom is the way it should be. Just like in the comics, that is a faithful scene from the book.

How do I rate this film? I won't. All i can say is, say something about the movie, good or bad, after and only after seeing the movie. Whatever you say about it then? You can never be wrong. Because it is your opinion and yours alone.

Keep it real folks :)

2 comments:

Ner P said...

me and ren wathced it last sunday sa robinsons ermita, and he liked it very much. it ws not bad and it pulled huge numbers defeating batman begins and war of the worlds.

fingertapper1 said...

it was "ok" for me. had very high expectations specially after seeing batman begins 2 times in the cinema. i dont like the plot much and sa ending parang nag four on one lang sila? no plot for world domination or anything like that? well anyway... it was too straightforward and predictable for me although it was entertaining. this would be better if you watched it before you saw batman begins...