Yet another movie based on a popular comic book opens this week--Fantastic Four
. Now, I've heard a lot of conflicting reports about the quality of this movie on-line and it only leads me to one conclusion--never fully believe the Internet buzz for or against a movie. Go and see it for yourself and make up your own mind about it.
Also, don't take the rantings of one fan-boy or girl as the gospel as to whether or not a movie is good, especially one based on a beloved property like this one. I know there are probably fans of the Fantastic Four out there right now who hate the movie because they've made some minor modifications to the overall origin story of the Fantastic Four. Or because Dr. Doom's hair parts to the right instead of the left. It reminds me of an on-line course I took about Lord of the Rings
with Barnes and Nobel a few years ago in which some fans were going to weep when they saw the movies because they had to cut some of the material and combine some characters in order to effectively translate the novels to the big-screen. (If it's going to offend you that much, don't go...and don't look down on the rest of us who might actually enjoy the film).
Reading the Nashville City Paper
, there were a couple of interesting articles yesterday about the film--one a basic four questions about the film
and another about the behind the scenes book
that has just come out. Both of them have piqued my interest in the film, even though I've spoiled the entire movie by reading the Peter David novelization early. Not sure if I'll be rushing to the theater to see it opening night (I will be there opening night for Serenity
..heck, I am considering trying to find one of those super cool advanced screenings that are taking place if I can..yes, I am that big a Firefly
fan-boy(just finished re-watching my DVD set of this and damn..this show was brilliant. If you've not seen it, you need to watch the 14 episodes run in Joss Whedon order when they start airing on SciFi later this month. No excuses!)), but I would be interested in catching this one at some point.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/06/2005 02:54:00 PM