The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 June 2005

The view from Yancy Street

Mister Snitch says the new Fantastic Four movie will be a letdown:

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.

'Nuff said.

Posted at 7:32 AM to Almost Yogurt

'Nuff is indeed exactly what needs to be said.

Posted by: triticale at 3:45 PM on 1 June 2005

Ahhh but having everybody's favorite Shield, Michael Chiklis, as the thing (sounds like a perfect match) is worth a chance by itself....not to mention Jessica Alba as Sue Richards (though that may be more of a reach...)

Posted by: Guy S at 11:47 PM on 2 June 2005

Well, if she's a reach, Reed will reach her. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:28 AM on 3 June 2005