As promised, and as picked by the public, here is our retro-review of the mostly-unfondly remembered 2005 superhero film,
Three years before Robert Downey, Jr., would help revolutionize (some might say create) the modern superhero genre with Iron Man, Ioan Gruffud, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, and a then “who-is-that” Chris Evans would star as Marvel Comics’ flagship hero family for 20th Century Fox.
Earning $158M at the box office (on a $100M budget), the film spawned a sequel two years later.
With twelve years and over a dozen Marvel Cinematic Universe films having come and gone (along with a Fant4stic Four reboot), let’s try to step back and take an objective look at the FF and see what went right and what went wrong, and how it might be taking more flak than it needs to.
*Note: I misspeak in here and say Roger Corman’s version of the Fantastic Four was 1993: it was 1994.
It’s no secret that Jason and I have been critical of DC’s attempts to get their movie universe going, but always with the hope that they might get their act together and make the kind of movie that will finally get their collective train back on the right track.
It looks more and more as though they may have – finally – done that.
The new trailer for Wonder Woman is out.
What do we think?
Listen for yourselves.
[Apologies to everyone that Ryan isn’t in on this one. He is currently in New York on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them press junket, and was exhausted last night after we finished talking about Doctor Strange.]
This time, we took a (long) moment to discuss the DC TV and Movie universes, and how to help them catch-up with Marvel’s lead.