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Fantastic Four

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8th July 2005 21:00  #1

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
Fantastic Four
Anyone seen it yet?  It isn't too good according to the critics but I saw it today and I liked it.  It was fun.

8th July 2005 22:21  #2

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
Dark Water is also out, but I I don't think it's going to make a lot of money in theatres.  Dark Water and Land of the Dead might sell well once on DVD around October just in time for Halloween.

This Summer there was many hypes on  Star Wars, War of the World, Batman Begins and Mr. and Mrs. Smith and we forget the smaller budget movies.

I remember when summer only had one big movie like Jaws.  DVD didn't exist and VHS (or BETA) was barely in the market.  Movies would attract everybody and it would stay longer in theatres.

Sorry, I'm going off topic.

9th July 2005 6:13  #3

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
My friend gave it an 8.5/10. I'm seeing it Sunday because it's my birthday but the critics are really hating it.

The Unemployed Critic, the biggest on-line critic on IMDb for all the latest films gave it a 0/10. I don't give zeros (cause that's just cheap) and he calls them as he sees them but this is a man who loved X-Men, Spider-Man, their sequels, and Batman Begins. He gave 10/10 for all 5 films.

Plus Ebert isn't any better himself. He gave it a 1/4. I almost never disagree with him but War of the Worlds and Fantastic Four seem to be the exceptions. I say this because I think War of the Worlds is one of the best films I've ever seen and I've been anticipating F4 for uncountable months.

But I'm rambling on here. I hope the critics are wrong here and I hope this whole time we've been waiting, it wasn't just for mindless action.

BTW OT, but Danny, I like that new avatar better than the ugly-Biel one Wink. I don't really know that actress and she looks disgusting from the trailers of Trans 2, but I think she's probably better looking in real life.

9th July 2005 11:38  #4

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Let's hope that when they release this on DVD, maybe they could so a special edition that has the 1994 movie as well...

9th July 2005 16:37  #5

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Or at least a free comic book to go along with it. Very Happy

9th July 2005 16:47  #6

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Don't mean to go off topic, but Roger Ebert is a douche bag.  I really hate him.  Sometimes he makes good points, but usually he just gives thumbs down to a movie just so that people will say, "Wow, you must really know how movies should be made if you didn't like this one!"  He should either retire or get hit by a bus.

9th July 2005 20:23  #7

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
I usually like Ebert's reviews, but his Fantastic Four review just came off as pompous.

9th July 2005 20:42  #8

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Quote: Originally posted by Worst Nightmare
Let's hope that when they release this on DVD, maybe they could so a special edition that has the 1994 movie as well...

i hope youre trying to be funny

9th July 2005 21:01  #9

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Quote: Originally posted by Ryan Bisram
I usually like Ebert's reviews, but his Fantastic Four review just came off as pompous.


I personally think Ebert is one of the best critics out there but I agree, I didn't like his review. Just by stating "...by this point in the review, you must be bored..." really did it for me. I wonder how he's gonna bash it on his show this weekend.

BTW Ryan, I checked out your site for the first time last night and I have to say, you have remarkable reviews. I really like your review database there and I enjoyed reading some of your reviews. Good luck in the future.

9th July 2005 22:22  #10

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
Hey, thanks for the compliment Eliason!  Yeah, I try to check out Ebert and Roeper whenever I can and I can just imagine him and Roeper having a field day bashing this film.

10th July 2005 13:30  #11

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
This movie stunk...even my five year-old wanted to leave halfway through the movie and he'll watch just about anything.

10th July 2005 18:50  #12

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
I guess we all have our own opinions. =)

10th July 2005 22:10  #13

Rodrigo Giust Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Uruguay Posts: 103 Send a message via MSN to Rodrigo Giust
Seen it
For me it was enjoyable, but nothing to fuss about, quite "forgeatable"
And about Roger Ebert, I agree with the posts about his review, but after watching the movie I agree with some of his points.

11th July 2005 3:08  #14

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Just got back from this. It sucked.

It was what I hoped that x-men wouldnt be. Thank goodness X-men turned out better. There was hardly any story, but also hardly any action. Only the human torch and the thing were cast properly. Von doom's origins were skewed severly, all of jessica albas scenes everyones seen in the trailers, too much product placement to the point of distraction, the director didnt seem to know what he wanted visually, etc..

It was just bad Sad

11th July 2005 5:04  #15

john 5 Member Join Date: August 2003 Location: United States Posts: 234
Quote: Originally posted by Ryan Bisram
Hey, thanks for the compliment Eliason!  Yeah, I try to check out Ebert and Roeper whenever I can and I can just imagine him and Roeper having a field day bashing this film.


Lol. The best recently was them arguing about War of the Worlds. Ebert didn't like it but Roeper did. They got into a HUGE arguement about it.

11th July 2005 5:14  #16

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
^Yeah I remember seeing that!  Sometimes its like they're married I swear.

11th July 2005 20:13  #17

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
I have a really bad feeling that Ghost Rider is going to be REALLY bad. I loved Ghost Rider as a kid too.

13th July 2005 4:54  #18

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
is it that bad? I'm so sick of the trailers showing the best stuff.  The actors don't like it either.  You get in the movie and you know its gonna happen.  I hate that.

13th July 2005 6:48  #19

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
No it's not as bad as the trailers.  The trailers make it look mediocre but its an enjoyable flick.

13th July 2005 13:48  #20

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I felt the opposite, that the trailers were much better and more enjoyable then the movie...hehehe

13th July 2005 21:30  #21

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
The problem is, that theyre doing the comic movies at a breakneck rate and there only end up being a few quality ones. Was Elektra really necessary?

18th July 2005 19:14  #22

Sal W Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1
Fantastic Four
I thought it was great! It was well worth the moula. They said it did awesome its 1st weekend to. I don't listen to the critics usually...they are usually worng in my eyes!

P.S. trying out new forums lately, how do you get to "my account" areas to edit it? I can't find it? *embarassed*

18th July 2005 20:43  #23

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
^ Left hand side of the page, scroll down.  You'll the subheading Members.  Click Member Profile. =)

19th July 2005 0:25  #24

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,442 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Quote: Originally posted by rob murray
The problem is, that theyre doing the comic movies at a breakneck rate and there only end up being a few quality ones. Was Elektra really necessary?


If they'd done it like the original Elektra Lives comic, it may have been good. It's strange to me when they introduce fantasy elements to a comic for the movie version. I've found the comic movies that placed themselves in the realm of the real world work the best.

19th July 2005 1:41  #25

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Elektra was another movie that looked better in the trailers then the movie ended up being. I hope Marvel doesnt dilute it's reputation by continuing to do cookie cutter comic book movies at such a high rate.

20th July 2005 3:23  #26

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
Quote: Originally posted by Ryan Bisram
Hey, thanks for the compliment Eliason!  Yeah, I try to check out Ebert and Roeper whenever I can and I can just imagine him and Roeper having a field day bashing this film.


Sure, no problem, man. And yeah I agree; it's always fun to listen to them, whether they're right, wrong, or fighting, etc. It all comes down to opinion.

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