1 June 2005
The view from Yancy Street
The FF movie failed to rise to the challenge of mining and translating the sublime, subversively self-aware, pulpy pleasures of its source material to the screen. This same failing doomed The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which sank from sight, unmourned, shortly after it appeared some weeks ago. The FF no doubt will suffer a similar, equally undeserved, fate.
And what's more:
The FF's original self-mocking, pulp sci-fi wit and sweeping scale were lost on its cast, who treated the project as just another gig.
All of these may indeed be true. Still, we're talking my two favorite people in all the Marvel Universe Sue Storm and Benjamin J. Grimm and I will be there.