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.
Welcome back, everyone! This time out, we’re talking about the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
After his triumphant entry in Captain America: Civil War, everyone’s favorite wall-crawler is back with his first solo movie with Tom Holland in the role of Peter Parker.
So, without any ado at all, let’s talk Spider-Man!
While that title might sound a little lofty, here’s what you’re going to get: we’re going to talk about how superhero movies have both succeeded and failed in depicting their heroes.
What this means is that we touch on everything from Logan, to Deadpool, to The Amazing Spiderman, to the upcoming DC movies (especially The Flash) to The Fantastic Four, John Wick, and more.
Heck, we even sneak in a Star Wars reference as we break down what, in our eyes, makes these types of movies succeed or fail.
Do we tangent?
Oh, yes. Yes, we do. Mightily. Sorry about that, but it’s a hazard of the job, really. Can’t be helped.
Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it.