The Not-So-Fantastic Four Movie
As a kid I loved the Fantastic Four. They were right up there with the X-Men and just behind Spidey in my comic hierarchy. The family dynamic of the group always attracted me. They bickered and fought and kicked the ass of anyone who messed with them. And I found Ben Grimm/the Thing particularly intriguing.
Well, this summer they do to the Fantastic Four what they did to Daredevil. How do I know? Let's compare some pictures. Here's the Fantastic Four as I remember them. And here too. Here's a production photo from the film.
First, Jessica Alba is entirely too hot to be Sue Storm.
Second, doesn't she look older than her younger brother Johnny Storm/the Human Torch?
Last, look at Ben Grimm/The Thing from the movie. It's Michael Chiklis in an lame orange suit! You can see the seams. He even looks like he has a beer belly. Dude, it's the Thing. Compare that to some classic comic images here, here, and here.
I thought they would use CGI to create the Thing. Sort of Golum but bigger. But no, they put a freaking guy in a suit. And not even a big guy. How can this NOT suck?
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