Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This Fant4stic 4 Trailer is in no way exciting



I confess I hoped Fox would embrace the Kirby-ness of the FF, but, instead, they clearly translated this from Ultimate FF, a comic nobody ever cared about and I wouldn't recommend.

Maybe the next trailer will knock my socks off, but this looks as lackluster as the last two FF movies.  Which, wow, that's actually kind of hard to do.

Discuss.

5 comments:

Gerry Lopez said...

I go, maybe, a step further than you on wishing they'd embrace the Kirby. I say the best FF movie would be a retro-futuristic styled movie set in the 60s. Maybe if Marvel ever gets it back, they can do that. It would actually work within the current Marvel movie timeline if you think about it. We know what happened during WWII and then Cap wakes up in the present day. This could work without changing anything, really. And with it being what it is, time travel is always an option, so the field is wide open.

Ryan Steans said...

I certainly wouldn't argue with that approach. It'd made the FF make a bit more sense, and it would be a good bit of chronology expansion for the Marvel Cinematic U. And folks would probably blink less at the Kirby-ness as retro-futurism if you set it in Don Draper's New York.




Simon MacDonald said...

The trailer does nothing for me.

RHPT said...

The director says the movie is inspired by Cronenberg's work.

Ryan Steans said...

Huh. I kind of thought we were past the "re-imagining a silly comic book for kids" phase. Turns out staying true to the comics has made Marvel the most powerful player in Hollywood, so... that seems like a great choice, copying Videodrome.