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Another Fantastic Look from FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER?

Hey folks, Harry here... This spot aired during this past Monday's episode of HEROES, a show that if you're not watching, you should be watching. It's making comic book features look bad by comparison. That said, this brief look at FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER looks pretty darn good. And the spot does raise some questions for me. I'm curious how Reed Richards and crew find out that everywhere a guy on a silver surfboard goes - a planet dies, if there's no Watcher. Unless it comes from Sue Storm trying to hit the board with the chrome one's one and the cosmic dude spilling the beans on his master. As for Galactus - I'm hearing now that he's in the film, but not as the Galactus we know and love. Apparently they're going for that Cosmic Hive of Bees sorta look that showed up in the Ultimates. At least that's the current rumor I'm hearing. Not real happy about that. I want my Jack Kirby Galactus. - Anyone besides me think that it's odd that we're not seeing any Dr. Doom stuff? Well, here's the trailer...







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  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    First!

    by Tomo

    Yeah!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    No Watcher and no Galactus = disappointment

    by stones_throw

    However, looks like the FF might actually do some stuff approaching fantastic in this one.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Galactus is played by....

    by CobraKai

    Eddie Murphy. Who turns around and just leaves earth like a little bitch when the Silver Surfer wins an award in a surfing competition in Oahu. It is a career changing performance.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    they are keeping Galactus out of the trailers

    by emeraldboy

    just like venom in the Spiderman movies. he wasnt in the first trailers, everyone complained. Stop whining children!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Would a giant a-hole decked in purple really work?

    by Boondock Devil

    The closest it would come to looking cool in a realistic setting would have to be Marvels as done by Alex Ross. Sadly if they tried it for Tim Story's FF they'd probably make some stupid joke about seeing Galacti-nuts under the Kirby-like tunic he used to wear.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Not bad.

    by mrfan

    Not bad at all.<p> So far anyway.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:22 a.m. CST

    trailers look pretty cool...

    by SantiagoAtez

    ...but please people, don't doubt the inevitable: it will blow.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:27 a.m. CST

    "I'm so hot for you right now"

    by Barndorfer

    Was she supposed to deliver that line like the robot girl from Small Wonder?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    I hope this is not the finished Surfer....

    by jimbubble

    As it looks pathetic. They have a LOT of work to do to bring us an acceptable Silver Surfer to the screen! I hope after the first bag of shite F4 movie that they burst their creative balls to bring us a truely memorable character,but I`m not holding my breath!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Here's what you do, Tim Story

    by PackyMcCracken

    So they're going with the Ultimates Galactus - not surprising. It is infinitely less silly than the Giant Purple Hat Guy, but it will leave the core audience bitterly disappointed. This is THE opportunity to put a iconic Kirby image on screen and you can't miss it. So, after Surfer betrays Galactus, let the Hive create a projected image of the Galactus we all know and love (silly as it is) to use to communicate with Surfy and the FF in an form they (the FF) might be more comfortable with. It would work and we all get what we really want to see, a giant purple guy hovering over NYC. I just hope Reed doesn't fly the fantasicar into the Hive and hack it with his Ultimate Nullifier - a MacBook running Vista.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Galactus is in the trailer...

    by I Hope You Die

    He's an disembodied invisible force that destroys sections of THE planet (i.e., Earth) 8 days after the Silver Surfer visits them. Listen closely to the teaser and compare with the fact that when Ioan Gruffudd was interviewed he didn't even know Galactus had a physical form. That's how they're doing it.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    How They Know...

    by VinnyMac666

    Reed will simply back track the Surfer's energy signature (or something similar, think like how on Sci-Fi stuff, they're always following a ships ion trail) and what he'll see is a path of dead planets... check some back dated records with the surfer's path... boom... Reed figures it out.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Hey, that made me laugh!

    by rev_skarekroe

    Johnny's first joke, not the "can we talk joke". That one was dumb. Also, there's a big soft spot in my heart for Kirby's Galactus, but man would he ever look stupid on the big screen.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    I saw a concept sketch of Doom...

    by Kid Z

    ... Looked like ass. He was all metal, wearing a new, shinier mask, had the cloak, but most ludicrous of all, wore a li'l green Catholic schoolgirl skirt. Saw the new trailer... the Thing still looks plastic, I'm sorry...

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    How they know

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    The Fantastic Four are all avid comic book readers. They know every detail about this Galactus guy and they're going to be angry as all hell (like, Jar Jar angry) if Tim Story gets it wrong. I hear Johnny Storm posts on AICN under a fake name talking about how he wants Kirby this and less silver that. You may think that sounds stupid, but Ben Grimm has been complaining about Silver Surfer's pupils. Seriously - pupils. Sort yourself out, The Thing!<p>Personally, I'm all in favour of the purple helmet guy, mostly because it would look colossally daft, and colossal daftness is cool. That is official. Stan Lee told me.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    "Leave that to me."

    by Blanket-Man

    OK, THAT'S the Reed Richards I know and love. That one line finally got me psyched for this flick, Big G or no Big G.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST

    it doesn't matter...

    by teddanson37

    what they do to the film, everyone on this site will hate it.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    and about GALACTUS...

    by teddanson37

    can anyone actually think of a way to make a giant man in purple and blue spandex and a giant pope hat look cool on screen? I'm trying my best to picture that one, but it just ain't workin'. yeah you just scream "don't f*ck with kirby!" but seriously this medium doesn't always translate well to screen. and i know if a giant purple man floated down out of the sky, we would all gizz our shorts. but what is the average movie goer going to do? probably laugh their head off. just my opinion.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    oh shit they got angela from the office to play sue ..

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    as hot as jessica is i think she is totaly sexless and a prude....

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    What an amateur title

    by mowgliworf

    "Rise of the Silver Surfer"? Lame O

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    alba-rific

    by greyspecter

    and that's not a good thing. "I'm so hot for you right now." Seriously, does that sound like Sue Storm, a brilliant scientist and engineer? Or a beach bimbo? Or does the Storm gene now include an idiot clause?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Boring as hell + underwhelming + who are

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    those "actors" ? This movie is dead.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Yes, a giant purple asshole would work in thie series

    by Big Bad Clone

    I mean, the climatic battle of the first one lasted a minute. At this point, a colossal headressed motherfucker would be a step up.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Sounds like they've taken the cheap route

    by Snookeroo

    concerning Galactus. Too bad. I guess in the next movie, the Super Skrull will be presented as a green bagel.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    You know, they also aired this during 24

    by chrth

    So I saw it twice Monday night.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Man in suit Man in suit!

    by badboymason

    They could pull it off, whether with CG or a "Man in suit". Have it like the end of Ghostbusters with Mr Staypuft, where everybody comments how ridiculous it is: They think they have defeated what they thought was Galactus (a swarm or cloud or whatever) when Surfer says something like "now behold his true form", and purple man G starts walking through New York trashing it. Johnny says something crazy like : "You have got to be kidding..." And then they fight.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    re: Lack of Dr. Doom

    by Ribbons

    It doesn't seem that weird to me. For starters, we don't know how much he's in the film. But I also think they're just really focused on selling the idea of the Silver Surfer. Maybe they figure it'd seem too confusing if Doom was running around in the previews as well, I don't know.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Dr Jessica Alba MD

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I happen to know a female scientist and engineer who is in her twenties and can turn invisible, and she looks almost exactly like Jessica Alba. Therefore, I say this is perfect casting.<p>Also, I know a guy named Doom who wears skirts.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Duh, no Doom in the trailers...

    by Karl Childers

    They don't want to ruin this movie beforehand with their mediocre attempt at having Doom again.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    knowthyself. you could not be more WRONG

    by brunowilis

    If Galactus was done correctly, he would definately work on film. I did have similar ideas until back in the day until I saw what Alex Ross put out in the mini-series Marvels in the 1990's. This movie has alot of potential, but if they go with the Ultimates Galactus, it is going to leave a bad taste in many fans mouths.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    THIS is the GALACTUS in the MOVIE

    by RetroActive

    At least, rumor has it that this is the "hive mind" Galactus they're going with. We'll see if it works out. I must confess, though this idea is very Borg-like...it beats a silly looking giant with a purple helmet. http://tinyurl.com/2oy85x

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    I buy Jessica Alba as a genius-level PhD

    by Itchy

    Sure. Why not ? Go look in the physics department of any major university and you'll see dozens of chicks hotter than Alba. Sue Storm probably didn't even attend classes to get her degree, she's show up for open hours with her professor in a low cut blouse and just giggle and flirt and cry about how "confusing" it all is. Instant B !

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    greyspecter...

    by rev_skarekroe

    Did you ever read the Lee/Kirby FF? Sue Storm WAS a beach bimbo. She certainly wasn't a brilliant scientist and engineer. Now it was never as crude as in that trailer (it was the '60s), more like "Oh that Reed is so dreamy! Why won't he stop playing with all his silly gadgets and notice me!" but I don't believe she was portrayed as particularly smart until probably the John Byrne years.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    *cough* Clancy Brown *cough* as Galactus

    by JustinSane

    "Cosmic Hive" by bee-hind!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    HEROESTV.COM

    by Jotham

    Everyone else pimps a website, why can't I? HEROESTV.COM

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Last night, my wife wanted to know why a sequel

    by Doctor_Sin

    was made when the first film sucked and was a "flop" in terms of creativity and in terms of cultural impact (it was no Spider-Man). Who gives a shit anymore?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    the kids love it

    by just pillow talk

    just like "Spaceballs the flamethrower", that be why Dr Sin.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Hey Doc_Sin

    by Fecal Debris

    You can tell her it's just for money. It played well at the theater even if it was completely forgettable, like this new trailer. Spidey 3 is the superhero movie to beat this summer, and it will probably steal the title previously held by Spidey 2 (in my mind) as best superhero movie EVER.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Umm...

    by Phimseto

    ...not giving us classic Kirby Galactus...great idea. Thanks, Marvel.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I think Spidey 3 will set the new benchmark

    by just pillow talk

    as well Abom, but my personal fave up to this point is Batman Begins and I'm not a DC comic guy.<p>There had to be some way they could have given us a close resemblance to the comics' Galactus. I would have accepted some small tweaking to make it work on the big screen.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    This is going to suck, just like the first one.

    by Neo Con Snake Plissken

    No Galactus. No Watcher. Not going to the Theatre.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    All I want is silver nads

    by Teamgizzy

    That's it.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    a few more

    by kingoflight

    A few more clips and then i don't have to go to the cinema to watch it! lets see i bet that that chase between fire lad and silver chap is the best scene in the whole movie and thats been leaked already !

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I'm not holding my breath for this one.

    by rbatty024

    With the same creative team I just can't imagine this being any good. I'll wait another twenty years when they reboot this series.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Let's not get our hopes up

    by beelkay

    This looks like an improvement on the first movie, but that doesn't mean it's going to be the greatest comic book movie ever or something. I'm not surprised they're messing with Galactus after what they did with Doom.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Galactus Galactic Nads

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Trump anything that the Silver Surfer's got...

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    I heard Doom will help Galactus . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . in exchange for AusTRAlia.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    I Just Realized

    by CaptDanielRoe

    Nevermind whether Alba's Sue looks like Sue from the comics, with the Lil Kim hair and all... What she does NOT look like is that Johnny's Brother. They should have gotten a latin dude with dyed red hair and it would have made sense.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Is the guy from Nip Tuck playing Doom again?

    by warp11

    ?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Transformers

    by Smashing

    Transformers are hot this year, maybe the swarm will combine into a Galactus type machine man, Kirby's original look with a more acceptable modern styling?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Impressive

    by dino_hardbody

    I can't believe I just said that. I hated the first 1 so much but I'm actually looking forward to this. I feel so ashamed right now.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    You know, smashing...

    by Childe Roland

    ...that wouldn't be a half-bad studio compromise. Die hard bitchers would still bitch, but they seem to think a panel for panel translation of a comic is the only way to go when making a movie like this. Most people realize how foolish that would look and sound, though, and would probably get a kick out of the hive-mind-taken-giant-man-in-purple form solution.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    The building interest I had in seeing this..

    by halfmadjesus

    ...has gone back to where it was just after seeing the first film. The more I see and hear about FF2, the more it dawns on me that Story & co. didn't get this one right, either. Yes, you adhere to Jack Kirby slavishly and attempt to bring his wild concepts across on-screen -- it's a no-brainer. Only a complete fucktard would tackle FF and NOT try to take this approach. Kirby is what Fantastic Four IS - his stamp of greatness is imprinted upon this concept moreso than anything else he ever did in his career. And every interpretation of FF done since by other creators either greatly pays tribute to Kirby, or falls short of the mark. FF is not a case of, "Oh, there've many valid interpretations by many talented artists over the years, blah-blah." There's really only one interpretation that's ever been worth a shit in the history of the book - that's the deal when someone launches with 100 straight issues out of the gate. Simply put: I'll be passing on this one.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    HE EATS PLANETS!!! FUCK YEAH!!!!

    by i eat cannibals

    I must be retarted but I loved the first FF. Except for Dooms costume. This one looks awesome. I think Silver Surfer looks amazing and I'm glad they are giving this an Epic Feel. All you haters on Ghost Rider. Dude, it's a skeleton on a motorcycle. With a flaming head. What do you want??? Little Miss Sunshine???

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Problem is.....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    That Galactus take on the form of whoever gazes upon him. So unless the movie is from a bees perspective then that idea is compromised. Don't get me wrong, the producers will have to fashion certain aspects to make it work on film. But I don't think that the form of Galactus is one of those issues.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    GALACTUS GOTTA EAT!!!

    by samsquanch

    I absolutely fucking couldn't resist. sorry.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    GALACTUS

    by WISEBLOOD

    A big dude in purple armor could work...if executed properly. I WANT MY BIG DUDE IN PURPLE ARMOR...the ultimates version was weak as hell...good enough for the story that was told, but this is the FANTASTIC FOUR...it needs freakin GALACTUS, not Gah Lak Tus. END OF LINE

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Already

    by Spacekicker2001

    it looks better than the previous film. Hopefully it's not another case of trailer > movie

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I hate the Ultimates!!

    by Freefinger

    They messed up everything with those series...

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    THE FIRST FF FILM

    by WISEBLOOD

    Was pretty good...so long as you can forgive them TOTALLY fucking up Doom, which I hope they'll rectify.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Also, I really, really want to see Giant-Man-Galactus.

    by samsquanch

    I know it would be silly, but like others have said, this is probably our one chance EVAR to see a true Kirby icon on the screen. I know he looks ridiculous, I always wondered why a marauding, planet-eating space god would look like a purple tiki totem, but who cares? It's Kirby. As an illustrator who educated himself reading comics, Kirby is the genesis. John Byrne wouldn't have known how to draw unemployment if it weren't for Kirby. I remember reading somewhere that Galactus actually isn't a giant white man with black pixel eyes, but that's only how humans perciece him. To Martians he looks like a giant white martian with black pixel eyes. That's a clever way to explain it, isn't it?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    "trying to hit the board with the chrome one's one..."

    by Immortal_Fish

    "...and the cosmic dude spilling the beans"<P>What?<P>Is there a translator in the house?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    it's what all the cool kids are saying, fish.

    by samsquanch

    I have no idea either.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Galactus' Look

    by Err

    The reason Galactus looks the way he does is due to the fact that Galactus appears in the form of people who are looking upon him. Humans view him as human. Skrulls view him as a skrull, etc. etc. etc.

  • Seriously, I saw the new trailer for this film and I am not at all impressed. How is Reid getting the money for the Fantasticar? He was poor from the first film! Is the city paying the 4? F-ing ridiculous. And Doug Jones pwns all. He was awesome in Pan's Labyrinth and I bet he'll do good in the role of the surfer.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Comic book features look bad?

    by chimp242

    Heroes is "making comic book features look bad by comparison"? I'm pretty sure comic book features are doing a bang-up job at making themselves look bad, without the help of Heroes.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Harry, you are an idiot

    by longshot7

    Galactus would look HORRIBLE - a huge purple man? How cheesy would that look. C'mon, get a clue dude.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    "Galactus...has a 'presence'..."

    by Doctor_Sin

    You know, that is what the ol' SS himself said in an AICN interview. G-money won't be IN the film per se, but his presence will be. Nice evasive way of saying the SS will name-check him or there is some crappy thing afoot whereby G-money manifests as an evil ordinary corporate businessman...like an avatar for G-mack or whatever.<p>Yeah - this is just to get the initial opening weekend, some toy sales, some dvd sales, then on to the next turd sandwich.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Anyone who thinks Galactus can't be done right...

    by SamBluestone

    ... has absolutely no imagination, nor faith in the abilities of a talented filmmaker. Everything about the Galactus storyline, from a giant man in pink armor to a shiny naked man riding a space surfboard, looks silly in concept. But with the right amount of talent using the right mixture of fun and awe could absolutely pull it off, and the results would be far, far more imaginative and rewarding than just a boring swarm of space bugs. Of course, you might argue that the FF movies don't have that kind of talent at their disposal. And you might be right. Still, they made Surfer look badass here, and Galactus COULD be done well. Absolutely.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    SILVER SURFER COMPARISON

    by BranMakMorn

    http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/6508/silversurferzn9.jpg Difference between silver and chrome.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Avi Arad doesn't care

    by DannyOcean01

    Face it. I've heard some really shitty defence for that guy when as far as I can see he gives two shits for the fans. I remember him losing his rag about the changes in the first FF film and now we get this ridiculous fidelity??? It's hardly fidelity unless it's the original interpretation surely? Not as if the original film suggested an Ultimized universe. Its goofiness seemed far more akin to the original series.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    warp11

    by RetroActive

    Yes, Nip/Tuck guy(Julian McMahon) is back as Doc Doom.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    I think a giant wold be cool but...

    by RetroActive

    I don't want it to look like a Godzilla movie, and that ridiculous helmet has got to be altered to be taken seriously.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    BranMakMorn

    by RetroActive

    the link didn't work.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Retro - it would not have been like man in rubber suit

    by just pillow talk

    that's not what Galactus is/does. He wouldn't be marching down 5th ave squashing buildings.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    My Guess...

    by jimmy_009

    "I'm curious how Reed Richards and crew find out that everywhere a guy on a silver surfboard goes - a planet dies, if there's no Watcher." They will employ the tool that every lazy screenwriter uses: one of the characters will get a psychic vision that explains all the backstory. "I touched the Silver Surfer and saw everything he was planning on doing in a vision!" "Great, Sue!"

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Guy in a big purple suit, eh?

    by Snookeroo

    A planet-eating Barney?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Re: Galactus looking "silly" on film

    by KnightShift

    Check out the cutscenes in Marvel Ultimate Alliance: it's the classic look for Galactus, rendered as if he were a real physical being and he looks INCREDIBLE. If you've played the game you know what I'm talking about: that shot of Galactus walking way off in the distance across the planet he's just ruined, then the close-up shot of him turning his head. If Galactus can be made to look that good in a videogame, there's no doubt he can look that good or better in a movie.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    AIN'T IT NEGATIVE NO MATTA

    by bythehairofsanjaya

    Good grief. Do you guys live to bitch? They played the flute and you didn't dance. They played a dirge and you didn't mourn. (JC) This is a Marvel comic brought to life. LOTR didn't generate this much angst on AICN and I followed that from the first. Some of you guys are just over the top ridiculous in your hate of this. FF1, although not Spidey1, was an OK summer action flick. This one looks even better. Plenty of action, plenty of special effects and humor. Looks like another good pop-corn summer flick coming up. Looking forward to it. Too silver, too skinny, no purple Galactus, criticizing preceived plot holes based on a 30 second trailer(!!!) waaaaa, etc.! Give us a break.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Oh Lord, not that Ultimate Galactus crap.

    by The Founder

    I hate Bendis or Miller(forgot wich one wrote it) for creating that Robotic Hive of Bees shyt portraying as the real Kirby created Galctus.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    um do you guys realise

    by slappy jones

    how fucking stupid a live action kirby galactus would look??I alos like how someof you are complaining about plot points that YOU ARE MAKING UP! you are complaining about the way you assume the script will go ...jesus..bitching just reached a whole new level...I am used toi seeing people bitch about trailers or script reviews..tangible thinhgs but now people are bitching about shit in their own heads....dear lord. and what more do you want from the silver surfer?? he looks fine...trust me I hated the first film I just can't believe the bitching here ....it is sad

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Making comic book features look bad by comparison?

    by Double-Oh

    Heroes is a piece of shit. Am I the only one who thinks this?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Messing up Galactus makes me JAR JAR ANGRY

    by Arch Nemesis

    I have spoken

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    yes you are double-oh

    by just pillow talk

    And Galactus does not need to look exactly like purple Galactus, but he sure as hell shouldn't be a hive of bees. You don't think we have a right to bitch about that slappy/frodowowo? Listen I already concede that it doesn't have to be exactly the same as the comic book. I never have a problem with them changing the 'look' of a character for a movie if it works within the movie.<p>I think the Surfer looks like the surfer...didn't have a problem with Jackman as Logan...Spidey with organic webbing, etc...but when they crap on Doom, Galactus...I have a problem with that. If they got Doom right I would have liked the first one a hell of a lot more. Plus I don't like McMahon as Doom to begin with.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Heroes makes comic features look bad?

    by Style_92

    Sure, if you like glacial plotting. And over the top pretentiousness. (which, come to think of it, most modern superhero fans do, so I guess I can see why people like it.) I've found that I can actually skip every-other episode of heroes, and not only does it still make sense, but it makes the plot a bit punchier.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Will Galactus' wang flop out and destroy Asia?

    by Doctor_Sin

    Because that would be a movie to see.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Forget All That CGI Noise...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... Andre Braugher's in the military! Earth's gonna be fine!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Heroes got greenlit BEACAUSE of superhero movies

    by warpspasm

    hasn't this trailer been online for a few days now??

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Pillow Talk

    by bythehairofsanjaya

    Sorry, I just can't get that worked up over a COMIC like its my creation or something! Slappy Jones is right on. Oh they gave the balrog wings! My life is over.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    "Kirby's Galactus would look silly" - are you RETARDED?

    by Triumph poops!

    I can't believe those who think Kirby's classic Galactus -- one of the greatest cosmic characters in comics history and certainly one of the most iconic figures and character designs in all of FF lore -- CAN'T be done onscreen because it would look "silly". Okay, fine, maybe you spruce it up a tiny bit for a movie, fix a few things to account for what modern effects technology can accomplish, but DON'T give me this utter bullshit that Galactus can't be done Kirby's way because he would look "silly."<p>Clue to those who obviously have the brain power of a gnat: IT'S FREAKIN' COMIC BOOK MOVIE. It's the Fantastic Four! Kirby's Galactus would look "silly" onscreen? Riiiiight...because you know a guy who stretches his body like rubber, a hot blonde who turns invisible, a guy who bursts into flames and flies, and a guy who is a walking, talking pile of orange rocks just screams "high art film" and should ONLY be treated with the utmost seriousness. I mean after all, we couldn't possibly have 4 such classic Shakespearean leads AS WELL AS a guy who's totally SILVER and who flies around on a SURF BOARD (!!!) interacting with Kirby's version of Galactus. That would just be too "silly" looking.<P>I mean, seriously, what kind of totally retarded and fucked up argument for a COMIC BOOK MOVIE...for an FF movie...is "Galactus shown as a giant guy would look silly onscreen"? I mean, seriously, give me a break already!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    But Pillow Talk...

    by Childe Roland

    ...the only things about Doom they got wrong were his origin (highly simplified for movie purposes, which I think most folks expected -- Doom done the way he was eventually retconned as a sympathetic and truly menacing figure would take a whole movie of his own) and his powers (he shouldn't have had any except the magical or technological...preferably the latter for the first film and acquiring the magical for the second -- making the armor part of him and giving him Electro powers was pretty dumb). But Doom LOOKED pretty much exactly as he should have and McMahon did a fine job witht he material he was given. I think he could've played a slightly better written Doom to the hilt and fan take on that first film would be dramatically different. As it stands, even the liberties they took with his character weren't enough to make the film unwatchable. As for the big G, I'm not saying they couldn't have gone with a giant in a pink and purple tunic. I'm just saying I'm kind of glad they didn't. I never read the Ultimate FF, but the beehive thing isn't really tripping my trigger, either. Having Galactus be non-corporeal actually makes more sense, since Kirby intended him as a representation of God and comic lore has various species effectively creating Galactus' visage in their own images. Here's a question: If Doom's integrated armor were eldritch in nature and manifested in chunks not unlike Illyana Rasputin's when she turned into the Darkchylde, would folks be more or less irked by it?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Oh, by the way, FF Ultimate and Gah Lak Tus...

    by Triumph poops!

    ...is utter FLUSHABLE SHIT that was simply pounded out by comic hacks looking to make a quick paycheck compared to the absolute fucking brilliance and artistry that was the Lee/Kirby years and defining portrayal of the team and their adversaries. 'Nuff Said!!!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    'Nuff said, indeed, poops.

    by Childe Roland

    More than 'Nuff...for us to determine you're wound a little tightly when it comes to your comic books. Don't get me wrong, I loved those stories for what they were. But they and their aesthetics are dated as hell and, while they might still do it for you, they wouldn't do it for enough folks to make them a viable movie. Hence the modernizations, interpretations and adaptations. You can deal with it in your own way, but you might want to get that blood pressure checked.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO THINK GALACTUS WILL LOOK SILLY...

    by Err

    Again, I repeat The reason he looks that way is because that is how we HUMANS see him. The Skrulls would see him completely different. The Kree see him as something else as well. The Shi'ar would see him as something different as well. So the reason that he looks silly to you is because that is how you, I, and everyone else sees him. So, I guess, it's your fault. And yes, comic books are real as are the characters.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 4:26 p.m. CST

    the silver surfer

    by onefatman

    looks shit. seriously the t-1000 had better looking special effects work.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Mr. Fantastic still looks like a pansy milquetoast

    by Doctor_Sin

    He ain't too fantastic. Quite limply faggarifically wusstastic, actually. These aren't heroes - they're shit. The SS is a big fucking CGI duffel bag full of donkey dicks, horse crap, and pig nuts.<p>If anyone ever wonders how it is possible to fuck up a solid comic franchise with shitty films...here it is. A big, shiny hunk of damp dogshit steaming in the sun.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Let's review a few cinematic giants

    by Immortal_Fish

    Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. The Statue of Liberty. GINO. Boa v Python. The dude unintentionally wearing a boat as a hat in Time Bandits.<P>Only one of these was done for serious and done well. But Galactus isn't a dude unintentionally wearing a boat as a hat. Galactus is a dude intentionally wearing a purple samurai outfit.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Triumph

    by Immortal_Fish

    We recently got a silly looking character in a movie that didn't take itself too seriously in the form of Ghost Rider, another comic property. Furthermore, it was a spot-on amalgam adaptation of the Blaze and Ketch characters.<P>And people still bitch.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    My theory is we bitch cos the films suck

    by Doctor_Sin

    But, what's a little bad writing, uninspiring direction, and a CGI crutch between friends?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Looks like they're going with hot and bothered

    by superninja

    Sue. Boo hoo, Reed is too busy trying to save the planet and can't make time for nookie!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    At least Gruffudd looks more assertive this time

    by superninja

    out.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Heroes > Marvel

    by leavittj1982

    Heroes had men and women across the country in TEARS Monday night. It's such an incredible show that I turn the TV off after each episode JUST BECAUSE I know that whatever comes on next can't POSSIBLY be as good as whatever I just experienced. I COMPLETELY agree with Harry on this one, one hundred percent. The only other piece of entertainment that I'm aware of that made grown, straight men cry was the death of Aeris.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Cooky, true, dat.

    by superninja

    You should only rewrite something if you can do it better, and I can't think of anything better off the top of my head. Except Alan Moore's ABC line, of course.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Is there a script floating around?

    by CatVutt

    Because I'm having a hard time even imagining what the action in the plot is, if there's relatively little or no Galactus...just chasing the Surfer around? Oh, wait...Doom is back too, right? Okay...anyway, seriously, anybody seen something reasonably close to a final draft of the script?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    The scale of Galactus is what makes him cool.

    by superninja

    So all they need for that is a long shot of him going Godzilla, and then very close up shots (eyes, mouth, hand) to edit the corn factor. It certainly can be done. It's like saying King Kong would be too silly, no one wants to see a giant ape - IT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF THE CHARACTER!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    If The Swarm combines to

    by JUSTICE41

    If The Swarm combines to make a form that looks like Galactus I will laugh my ass off because it will remind me of the school of fish in Finding Nemo. Would be interesting to see Galactus walking out of outer space , through our outer atmosphere and hovering over New York. Then watch everyone run. Maybe they could steal some clips from ID4 and rework them. I believe that They will not use classic Galactus for one reason. Religion.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Also, tell me why a gaseous cloud needs to consume

    by superninja

    energy. To maintain....what, exactly?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Not a Cloud, but millions of

    by JUSTICE41

    Not a Cloud, but millions of Alien Robotic Bee's in a hive or swarm.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Want to bet money he ends up being some

    by superninja

    kind of anti-matter or black hole?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    That's stupid. Who cares about mindless drones?

    by superninja

    Great, so it's the Borg. The original idea was more original. Does that mean Surfer is a drone? Why would a being that is so organized use another entity to assist its function? That's like bees using ants.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Justice41

    by leavittj1982

    Religion is the reason why they won't show Galactus descending...? That's, um, an interesting(?) idea... yeah...

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Where is the real Dr. Doom when you need him?

    by superninja

    Some writers need their asses zapped!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    I think if we could stomach Super Savior Returns

    by superninja

    we can handle Galactus.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    RE: TomBodet

    by leavittj1982

    I'm not Harry. But I gotta say that the Thing is one of the most unrealistic characters ever thought up. I mean, how does he hear? How does he use the bathroom? Is the rocky surface only covering his skin, or is it his skin itself? If the former, is his scalp still growing hair beneath the surface? How can he manipulate his lips to speak if they're solid rock? Are his eyelids rock, too? Does he have a sex organ, or is it enclosed forever behind a rocky abdomen? If it is only the exterior of his body that changed, why did his teeth and mouth grow larger? Why is he yellow instead of flesh-colored?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Leavitt Those questions are... umm... stupid

    by JUSTICE41

    Also you must not have seen the first flick or you would know the answers to all those stupid questions.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    We need a movie caleld "Gods"

    by Doctor_Sin

    Where every religion's major deity drops to earth in towering massivity and does battle with a demonic, otherworldly being who has an army of giant robots. Thor and Vishnu save New York! Shiva almost saves Canada! Zeus and Yahweh defend Tokyo! Neptune releases the Kraken!!!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I can't believe some of you hope this will be great

    by Rupee88

    FF1 set the bar and FF2 will not exceed it by much, if at all.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Justice41

    by leavittj1982

    I'm talking about the comicbook character, not the short, bald man in the foam Halloween costume. Look, even Stan Lee said some of the Marvel characters are ridiculous. He was even quoted in Wizard magazine back in 1999 or 2000 as saying that Storm was/is too unrealistic even for him. Don't be afraid to slam something just because it's a cultural icon. If it sucks, it sucks.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Doctor_Sin

    by Immortal_Fish

    Better yet, imagine your concept for deities under the title of "Street Fighter 4"! Billions, I tell ya!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Maybe you are just taking the Thing too literally?

    by superninja

    I mean, he's just a metaphor for judging people by their appearances. Oh, and clobberin' stuff!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Leavitt, Time for you to put

    by JUSTICE41

    Leavitt, Time for you to put down the comics man, you have lost whatever it is that gave you pleasure from reading comics. You are now just one of the many cynical and jaded. Seeya at least you had a good run.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    leavittj1982

    by Immortal_Fish

    Galactus is a god analogy. So, not a stretch to imagine hardliners having a problem with it. But then, I doubt hardliners possess such imaginative fortitude.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Did he ever say why Storm was too unrealistic?

    by superninja

    Because that sounds unrealistic to me.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    FF2 looks good.

    by The Advance Guard

    Transformers and Pirates 3 will be the hot tickets though. I'm opened minded: I think FF2 will be more entertaining than that pile of shit that was Superman Returns. Let me say it again; Superman Returns was SHIT! (That felt so good!) Don't get me started on that whole lifting of the Kryptonian hybrid island thing!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Since Galactus appears as we perceive s/h/it

    by Immortal_Fish

    What would you perceive first as a consumer of worlds? Countless locusts in singular legion devouring everything at once or a big fellah fresh off a gay pride parade settling down for a fine glass of tonic beside his home-grown distiller?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Galactus as a god. He is a destroyer of worlds.

    by superninja

    and eats planets for a living. So, Hindus might have a problem with him? I'm not sure. Yeah, don't think that will be challenging to most people in the US.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Can Reed's pencil dick stretch across the room?

    by Doctor_Sin

    Because him banging Sue Storm from like twenty feet away while she was invisible would get me in the theater.<p>Her character is Episcopalian. Will that figure into the film? Will the Surfer try to lure her into a Galactus cult?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Now if the filmmakers are dumb enough to try to

    by superninja

    use Galactus to make a theological statement, then, well, that's their problem.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Galactus will be awesome!

    by The Advance Guard

    I was once told that Galactus was anti-feminist? How true is that? As a girl, I never saw it myself?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Actually...

    by leavittj1982

    I haven't touched a comicbook in several years. I haven't played an RPG in about two years. The stories just became too absurd, as though the writers were trying to take a twelve-volume series and stretch it over several DECADES. (Oh wait. That's what happened, wasn't it?) Anyway, I never liked the FF4. Never did anything for me. I never saw the movie, either. Have no intention to do so. See, it all has to do with the same reason I don't like the Babylon 5's or the Star Treks or any of the shows on the SciFi channel: for better or worse, it's difficult for me to see past bad CGI and rubber prosthetics. In fact, I dare say that Batman is the ONLY American superhero that I care anything for, notwithstanding the amazing Heroes series. But Japanese animated stories -- those are not only original, they're beautiful.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Re: Did he ever say why Storm was too unrealistic?

    by leavittj1982

    Yes. The reason he gave involved her being more goddess than mutant. I don't remember the details. But I do remember that it was located at the bottom of whatever page it was on.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Leavitt: why did you try to email me?

    by The Advance Guard

    Asking me if I "have a beautiful vagina" is so lame! Please don't.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    nerds arguing =

    by BadMrWonka

    Wonka's crack.<p>keep it up guys!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    RE:The Advance Guard

    by leavittj1982

    That's a low and unrealistic blow, Advance Guard. I mean, how could I get your email address?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    What's the current status?

    by CatVutt

    Of Galactus in the Marvel Universe proper anyway? Does he have a herald? Is he around at all? I've abandoned all books save Astonishing X-Men, so I haven't a clue...although I did download Civil War 7 just to see what the fuss was about and how they'd get out of it. What a load of crap that was. Yeesh. And I love the direction it must be going...can't wait to see the Maine Avengers line-up: Captain Smells-like-Lobster Guy, Ms. MistakenForaMoose, and the Wonderful Whale-Spotter teamed up monthly to battle against the hordes of Evil Fishermen Without Licenses oughta be a real thrill-fest.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    "A Beautiful Vagina" is this year's big pickup line

    by Doctor_Sin

    Watch out for using "Do you have a mesmerizing labia?" Because that line is sooooo 90s.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    Someone uses your name?

    by The Advance Guard

    Leavitt: I got the email. Either you are having a joke or someone uses your name.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by leavittj1982

    When anything resembling that or what she said are considered big pickup lines... wow... Anyway, you are kidding, right? I'm out of the loop on a lot of the sexual inuendos today. But surely what you two are saying can't be true. I mean, what self-respecting lady would fall for that?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    AdvanceGuard

    by leavittj1982

    This probably won't score me too many points with the other guys here, but I suppose it's necessary to prove it wasn't me. My myspace page is myspace . com / leavittj1982 I think that should clarify things.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Doctor Sin.

    by The Advance Guard

    You make me laugh. Has Leavitt taught you all you know?

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Actually, superninja, Kirby thought up Galactus...

    by Childe Roland

    ...as a god analogy. Hence the giant "G" on his outfit. He had to change the concept because higher ups a t Marel were nervous about making any representation of God a villain in a comic book. And then came Preacher.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Those lines do not work!

    by The Advance Guard

    Please!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    And leavitt, I don't think the Thing's dermis...

    by Childe Roland

    ...is literally supposed to be rock. If you look at Kirby's original designs, it was more lumpy like the clay of the golem (creature from Hebrew myth) that inspired it. I've always assumed his shell was his skin (an assertion backed by the outcome of an encounter between Wolverine's claws and his face in a mid-90s issue of FF, if I recall) and that it was really just extremely calloused and dry, hence the cracking and yellowish tint. If you look at the hardest parts of your feet, they're probably extremely angular and yellowish (unless you're fresh off a pedicure), and you could snub out cigarettes on them without feeling a thing. Now imagine such material, only much, much thicker (and extra hardened by cosmic rays), covering your entire body. It might start off lumpy looking but, over time, it would harden up and crack. That's if you're looking for a logical type explanation. Don't know that the character needs one.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    RETRO

    by BranMakMorn

    The link works but when you copy and paste the url a percent sign and a number 20 is added. You have to delete them. http://img116.imageshack.us/im g116/6508/silversurferzn9.jpg

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Immortal, that was

    by JUSTICE41

    Immortal, that was perfect. [Quoted for emphasis= Immortal_Fish..........What would you perceive first as a consumer of worlds? Countless locusts in singular legion devouring everything at once or a big fellah fresh off a gay pride parade settling down for a fine glass of tonic beside his home-grown distiller?]

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    leavitt.

    by The Advance Guard

    Apologies. I think Doctor Sin is playing about? Well Doctor Sin, you can stay away from my vagina!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Billboards in NOHO

    by Barry Egan

    I saw some badass new billboards with the Surfer in North Hollywood today. A pic of him with the word "Rise" in the upper left corner and the "4" logo on the lower right. Very sweet looking.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Wow - never thought I'd have to telegraph jokes

    by Doctor_Sin

    It's a tough crowd in here today. Sad that the FF TB has pulled in such a literal-minded bunch. Must be the whole "Galactus must be a giant in a purple helmet" arguments.<p>Harry, install a sarcasm alert in this room.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Purple helmet?

    by The Advance Guard

    Are you being rude again Doctor Sin? Naughty boy. Well, it's past my bedtime here in the UK: nighty night.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Back on-topic: this movie will SUCK

    by Doctor_Sin

    and it has fuck all to do with purple helmets, hive-minded cosmic clouds of locusts, giant planet eaters, silver nads, dilated pupils, or whatever else you wanna roll up and smoke.<p>It will have a shitty story with shitty writing and shitty acting assisted by shitty direction and shitty effects. You will all leave the theater yearning for some Charmin to wipe away the unhallowed stench of unwiped ass that will linger in your hair follicles.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Doc go see a doc about your

    by JUSTICE41

    Doc go see a doc about your scat fetish. Take it somewhere else.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    No Galactus = much crying on AICN post-release

    by Doctor_Sin

    All the fanboys will get in this film is probably some line like, "I have been sent by Galactus, the Eater of Worlds, blah blah blah." And there you go.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Fair enough, Childe.

    by superninja

    I think you would agree that Galactus as largely understood in the context of the Marvel U today is not a god, though. He's not even a big douchebag compared to Iron Man these days!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Maybe so Doc but until then

    by JUSTICE41

    Maybe so Doc but until then i guess we will have to settle for your whining, crying, bitching and moaning till then.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I Agree, KIRBY'S GALACTUS or BUST!!

    by Drath

    They fuck up Dr. Doom on the first outing (appear to be trying to fix him in the second), now they're fucking up Galactus. Why the fuck do they listen to these idiots with no vision bitching about the villains looking goofy? Fucking monkeys--this movie feature a silver naked man flying on a SURF BOARD for FUCK'S SAKE!!!!!! Galactus is awesome the way he was, watch the 90s animated series to see him looking awesome in his "goofy" appearance. He should be himself or they should not adapt this material. And that hive bee thing SUCKS from the Ultimates? That is not Galactus, that's a Star Trek reject. Galactus would look cool the way Hellraiser makes a guy with a pincushion head cool! Idiots like the ones saying he shouldn't be in the movie or should look different should not have a say, they are not worthy!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    That looks good..actually.

    by Power_Girl

    I never like the comics or cartoons so all the wrong stuff in the first film didn't bother me. The first was an ok movie and this one looks better. It will probably be the same quality wise as the first film but people will say its better because they have warmed up to the films.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, Galactus would look absolutely.......

    by Doc_Strange

    Stupid onscreen. A giant guy in tights with a really bad mask? Oh yeah, that really strikes fear into my heart. EAT ME!!!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna see this

    by A Day of Days

    Surfer looks awesome, even if he is a little chrome. Either way they go with Galactus, I would be fine, so long as they make him fucking menacing...

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Galactus appears in the last 5 minutes of the flick

    by Orionsangels

    You just see his eyes then Wolverine takes his head off. Oh wait

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Hulk Hogan is Galactus

    by NHRonin

    "Whatch' gonna do, brother when these 38 foot pythons come down and consume your planet!"

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Galactus done right

    by Herald_o_Galactus

    If you want to do Galactus in the vision Kirby had him in, use the template Alex Ross used of the big G. When he was starting to use his machine, he looked bad ass. He's a giant space god.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Fantasticar

    by HotShott

    The new Wizard has an interview with the designer of the Fantasticar for the movie. Sounds really cool, like they're trying to stay true to the comic... except for the fact that it has Dodge logos ALL over it. It even says Dodge across the front, above the grill. WTF!!!

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I knew there was a chance of that happenning Yack.

    by superninja

    Sorry it didn't turn out to be fun for you! You really fell asleep? Yikes.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I'd rather you passionately hate it than know it

    by superninja

    lulled you to sleep. Bummer.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    I Gave FF a Break

    by Professor Krapp

    I figured it wasn't to be great, so I went with low expectation and found that I wasn't disappointed. It was fun, that's about it. I also have no problem looking at Jessica Alba. My gosh that's a purdy young woman. I hope we see more of her in that costume this time around. I'm a dirty old man. And Thing was pretty good. Johnny was obnoxious most of the time, and Reed was dull. Dr. Doom was horrible. Talk about phoning in a performance. I hope to hell he isn't in the new one. So I'm expecting a little more this time, but not much.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    Ask yourself this...

    by halfmadjesus

    ...if it were Sam Raimi or Guillermo Del Toro who were entrusted with the task of bringing Fantastic Four to the big screen instead of Tim Story, how do you suppose they'd go about tackling the Surfer/Galactus storyline? You know those motherfuckers would have enough respect for it, that they'd be cutting out panels from the comic books to try and figure out what images they could create on film. Shit, even Mark Steven Johnson is smart enough to grok that much, despite his near-complete lack of talent. Perhaps more importantly, if Jack Kirby were still alive and able to sit in a theater and watch an FF2 movie based on his characters and concepts, what do you think he'd rather see - giant, purple helmeted-guy, or a hive of robotic bees? These are the only two questions I'd be asking myself if I were the director trying to choose a way to go with things. "Is it silly?" really isn't something I'd spend a lot of time with. It's ALL inherently silly. If you're preoccupied with that notion, then you probably don't have any business helming a comic book movie in the first place. And you certainly don't have enough imagination to pass muster as more than a well-paid Hollywood hack - writing something off as "silly" before even trying to figure out it a way it COULD be done is the safe, unambitious track of a lazy creator. Essentially, it limits your range of options up-front, which - it's a pretty safe bet - was never done by anyone who ever came up with anything that could be called original or visionary (or worth a shit).

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    I had incredibly low expectations for the first movie..

    by rbatty024

    and it still fucking blew. I almost turned the damn thing off...and I downloaded it off the internet! I felt like Marvel had screwed me over, even though I was stealing their movie. Now that's a sign of a shitty film.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    It's not classic Galactus

    by JUSTICE41

    It's not classic Galactus that would look silly it's all those Godzilla and silly man in suit monster and robot shows that make the idea of seeing Big G in flesh silly. Big G will just come off looking like that Purple and silver giant creature in The Power Rangers movie. It just can't be avoided. Besides how do we know this version of the Silver Surfer is really a Herald and not Paul Revere? He could be hopscotching planets warning the inhabitants. I doubt it after seeing the recent trailer but you never know who was firing those cosmic bolts in China, Could have been SS or Dr. Doom after Stealing SS's powers.

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    CG Galactus in Marvel Ultimate Alliance game is awesome

    by George Newman

    Look no further than these pics http://tinyurl.com/yqkw7z and these vids http://tinyurl.com/2g6xlr and http://tinyurl.com/2coydk

  • Feb. 28, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Galactus pics linked above

    by George Newman

    http://tinyurl.com/yqkw7z

  • March 1, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    yawwwn

    by slkboxrman

    i really hate people, like doctor sin that cant stand by their own opinions and INVENT comments from people in their lives to back up their own nonsense...his wife wondered why they made a sequel becuz the first "sucked" and "flopped" but then shifts gears to say it had no "cultural impact" ...besides the absurdity of your wife making that comment, since when are movies supposed to have a cultural impact ? anyhoo, the first movie was great, period, all u fanboys gotta get off your high gay horses and realize comics cant be straight translated into movies...when u realize that u will be better off..... can someone tell me whats wrong with jessica albas head in that trailer ??

  • March 1, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    She's a bobble head now.

    by superninja

    She's done gone lost all her curves.

  • March 1, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    That Galactus is cool, but I still say give him

    by superninja

    the crackly Kirby-face like Darkeid to make him look more alien. He shouldn't look like an Earthling.

  • March 1, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Want an example of how Galactus would work?

    by Doc_Strange

    Try watching an episode of Power Rangers. No seriously, it would look THAT BAD.

  • March 1, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    KIRBY'S GALACTUS WOULD NOT LOOK SILLY ON FILM!!

    by The Founder

    I don't know where this shyt is coming from that Galactus would look silly on film. Who are these people posting that crap? FOX's people? No those stupid Borg/Matrix Sentinals bee machines are not GALACTUS. Of course FOX will go this route cause it's cheaper, but d@mn that fool Rothman for saying theat fans will be pleased. What Fans? That Ultimate Galak Tus crap hasn't been around long enough for any fans to even consider that a replacement for Kirby's Galactus. Despite the what I've seen from this film looking good, i'm still not sold, and DO NOT TRUST FOX ONE BIT! I know something is going to be phucked uped. D@MN THAT PHUCKING MILLER OR BENDIS FOR COMING UP WITH THAT CRAPPY AS GALAK TUS. I forgot who wrote the story line, but which ever it was needs to be hung by their balls from a tree for pissing on one Kirby's greatest creations for no reason at all.

  • March 1, 2007, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Crazy, sexy, cool...

    by The Advance Guard

    The tag line for FF2: Rise of the silver surfer?

  • March 1, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Doctor Sin = pick-up lines.

    by The Advance Guard

    Where are they?

  • March 1, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Doctor Sin= gay silver.

    by The Advance Guard

    Prove me wrong guys? Sorry, everyone, I'm still pissed with Doctor Sin. He tryed to pick me up with the line "I bet you have a beautiful Vagina!" And tryed to frame Leavitt. Shame on you. Mine is beautiful: but it's not for your eyes or tongue.

  • March 1, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Voteban SilverSurfer

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    All of y'all!

  • March 1, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Die Was Cast With T. Story

    by Roboteer

    Not a good director and spectacularly wrong for this job. Could Samwise have been worse? I'd rather give it to him with no experience than the jerkwad that made TAXI(2004). Story was supposed to be strong on relationships, but I've yet to see him do anything but make comic book characters look even more 2D. A good director might have even salvaged that crappy first script, but he just made it worse. I'm glad Kirby's not around to see what they done to his song. This is affirmative action gone horribly wrong. Makes Ratner look like a freaking genius by comparison. Despite not having the exposition albatross that FF1 had, FF2 looks like the old "Let's come up with a couple of cool FX we can afford and build a story around them" method of movie making. What? Surfer CAN'T fly through buildings? Well, he CAN now. But we can't possibly use Galactus, cause that would be hard, taking a chance and maybe bust the budget.... Story abviously wasn't picked for his skill as a director. I think because they didn't want a SUPERMAN RETURNS out-of-control uber-geek like Singer, the Devourer of Studios. The FF always figured to be expensive to put on screen. They could keep it under control with a hack like Story. But in return, these films look exactly like what you'd expect when the Suits are in charge. Despite learning to read basically on FF books, I could live with them getting some important details wrong if they knocked off our footwear with plot and character. Look what HEROES does with almost no FX. But FF2, like the first, will of course be a huge disappointment. Not laughably bad, but mediocre bad. In part, but not just because, they ignored the material. True afficianados will see it for the couple of moments where SS looks right, or Johnny's spot-on, or Ben growls something Thing-like, and we imagine the movie that could have been made with a skilled director with some vision and courage who actually gave a damn. With a producer who wasn't just looking to ring the register on a beloved franchise. With anyone who grasped even a fraction of the magic Kirby and Lee created on page and in our imaginations. Maybe someday for the Fab Four, but it won't be FF2. And PS: some of us can't wait 20 years for them to get it right. 'Nuff said.

  • March 1, 2007, 3:31 a.m. CST

    sue's gonna ride the silver d-train

    by Bob C. Cock

    and cup the balls

  • March 1, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    I dont see the difficulty in having a humanoid galactus

    by Reelheed

    Just change the limb proportions and make him look hard as nails. A gaint demi-god striding the earth kicking the shit outta NYC could be pretty cool (apologies to NYC but that what you get for hording all the heroes). I don't think you'd need to rework the outfit at all - except the loincloth and the idea that the blue areas are lycra. Make it like armour and we're done.

  • March 1, 2007, 4:27 a.m. CST

    what happened to that buddhist....

    by LHombreSiniestro

    Whom Avi Arad claimed was writing that SILVER SURFER movie before they meshed it into FF2? Who was that anyway? Here's a look at some Buddhist Adult Contemporary, courtesy of Steven Segal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPJcKrQLGxE

  • March 1, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    didn't work for some reason

    by LHombreSiniestro

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =QPJcKrQLGxE

  • March 1, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Agreed - Heroes beats the Marvel/DC movies hands down.!

    by workshed

    'Company Man' (Ep17) is the episode that imho has converted the thinking of the naysayers. Just look at the number of posts on the subject this week praising the series - quite phenomenal for a tv show on AICN. The first thing i said to my wife after the words 'to be continued' were "This is going to make Spidey3/FF2 seem shallow". Maybe the arrival of Heroes will change all that. Same goes for Ol' Supes... Nathan and Peter's aerial acrobatics (omplete with sonic boom) is like putting a Honda Civic up against a Zonda.

  • March 1, 2007, 6:30 a.m. CST

    I don't mind if they don't use the same Galactus...

    by rbatty024

    design, but I do mind when they completely fuck up the essence of the comic. When I look at a translation to the screen I'm less concerned with how literal it is, than I am with whether it captures the spirit of the comic. None of the family dynamics were found in the original film (except for a few token lines) and I suspect none will be found in this film either. I'll start worrying about Galactus when I think they can manager to get the Fantatstic Four characters right. Reboot, I say!

  • March 1, 2007, 7:51 a.m. CST

    cookylamoo

    by TheNorthlander

    Oh yes, obviously. So did the surfer touch you too to give you that piece of exposition?

  • March 1, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Cosmic Hive....

    by Neon Killer

    There's only one HIVE you should be looking at: SLASH HIVE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5JotUnjowk

  • March 1, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Know their audience.

    by jimbojones123

    This first aired at the EXACT SAME TIME in Heros and 24. Then again last night in Lost. Great job 20th Century Fox. More Johnny, less Reed/Susan.

  • March 1, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    poetic warrior is the voice of reason

    by Doctor_Sin

    FF2:ROTSS will reek.

  • March 1, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    And to Dildo McSilkboxrman

    by Doctor_Sin

    I don't invent quotes from people. My wife is a big movie geek like me. She is also a comic book geek, like me. That's right, dumbfuck, it's possible to get a woman who actually likes the same nerdy crap you do. I suggest you do so immediately.<p>I usually never resort to the cheesy "man, you gotta get laid" argument, but that advice for you cannot be ignored. You must learn to put down those comics and pick up a woman. Go to a ComicCon. Look for a woman browsing the comics. Go for it.<p>Hay, whaddaya know? I hate people like you, too. Now, go let your frat buddies assrape you with a broom handle or whatever you guys do on lonely evenings.

  • March 1, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    The Advance Guard = liar and paranoid drunkard

    by Doctor_Sin

    why are you pissed at *me*? What the hell did I do to you? I sarcastically commented on the absurdity of this ridiculous "beautiful vagina" comment. If that was too complex for you to get, don't blame me.<p>And, how dare you libel me by alleging I "tryed [sic] to frame Leavitt"??? What the fuck kind of drug-induced delusion are you suffering from? You level an accusation like that, then state that you're "pissed" at me, when I've done nothing to you?<p>Well, fuck you.

  • March 1, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    A Borg-Like Insect Swarm Instead Of The TRUE Galactus?

    by Graphix67

    Why would a swarm of robotic/insects even need a herald for in the first place??? Damn things would be just like locus anyway and could swarm to anywhere they want WITHOUT needing a herald. No Watcher, no TRUE Galactus with that "urban-comedy" director still in charge... *SIGH*...

  • March 1, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    The trailer looked like shit

    by Doc_McCoy

    You're fooling yourselves, just because you've been waiting so long for a Silver Surfer movie.

  • March 1, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    My God, didn't you geeks learn anything from the 1st FF

    by ironburl

    This movie will blow more than Paris Hilton on Mt. Vesuvius! This movie will suck more than the vaccum of space. This movie will stink more than a pride of skunks cornered by a rabid badger. This movie is going to be crappier than a New Orleans port-o-potty on Ash Wednesday. This movie will make the Italian FF movie look like Citizen Kane.

  • March 1, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    re: "Why would a swarm need a herald?"

    by Immortal_Fish

    For the same reason the big mardi gras guy with the unimaginable advanced technology would.

  • March 1, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Why? It's a religious

    by JUSTICE41

    Why? It's a religious analogy. The herald is whatever angel comes from Heaven to inform the world that Armageddon is upon them. Big G is God.

  • March 1, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Here's a question about FF2

    by Kloipy

    Who the fuck really cares? After the shitstorm of the first one, why expect any better. Just a waste of your money so the execs can sit back and laugh at all those roped into this crap

  • March 1, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    This movie is a lost cause

    by amrisharmpit

    It might be better than the first, but it will still be terrible.

  • March 1, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    My GOD...

    by curtis3martin

    99% of you people are such ridiculously stereotypical fanboy nerds! The tiny things that get you so worked up!

  • March 1, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    2 Silver 2 Surferous!

    by turketron

    Yeah I said it. Why? I don't know. Let's hope this is better than pt. 1. The part where Silver Surfer stops Torch looked cool. Maybe he'll go for the chokeslam?<p><p> DOOM... IS MASTER OF THE WORLD!

  • March 1, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I will give this series a shot if Mole Man is in FF3

    by Doctor_Sin

    Otherwise, I can't see it being saved. If they start in with The Watcher, I pronounce the series dead. Doom was already jacked with to the point it was a tad ridiculous...How well *would* they handle Glactus, The Watcher, etc? I can't see that going down well.

  • March 1, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Galactus > Gah Lak Tus

    by The Funk

    WTF is going on with this franchise? If they fuck up Galactus by using the lame ultimate version, Tim Story will never be forgiven. He's already fucked up 1 legendary villain (Doom), but to screw Galactus up would take Paul WS Anderson or Uwe Boll skills. This 1 aint looking good at all. Give us Kirby's Galactus!! (how long til the "Damn You Tim Story" posts start?)

  • March 1, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    The "'m so hot for you right

    by Yogsoggoth

    The "'m so hot for you right now" line tagged this as shit.

  • March 1, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    We need more "fire puns" in Marvel movies

    by Doctor_Sin

    Because being "hot for someone" and feeling "like your skull is on fire" are just too subtle.

  • March 1, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Don't think you "Big G could work!" folks hear us

    by Immortal_Fish

    Lookit. I'm a rabid fanboy. Rabid enough to understand that Singer FUCKED the X-Men. That's right. They are NOTHING like the source material at all, except certain percentages of Xavier and Lensherr. That Singer exists only to FUCK UP comic franchises continued in Superman Returns emboldens my conviction. Then Story comes around and GETS EVERYTHING RIGHT *except* Doom and you people piss on FF1 for that ONE reason alone.<P>Can't help but wonder if Singer would have adapted Doom in similar OR WORSE fashion. I lean toward the latter.<P>I have problems with the first flick. Legit bitching includes the stunt casting, bikini bridge scene, the overdone "Thing can't pick stuff up" crap, and Chiklis temporarily turning pink in the third act. I even hear the folks that complain about disappointing CGI and prosthetic effects.<P>GreatOne and Founder -- Yours are TB handles I respect and look for. Yet I don't think you guys are hearing those of us claiming how Galactus simply wouldn't work onscreen. You have to consider several factoids. Consider that this is a geek hated franchise out of the blocks. Even if Story got Galactus right, he still wouldn't here in TB. That it is tre chic to bash FF movies doesn't need to be proven in any TB -- just read what the site admin wrote themself in an article.<P>Plus, consider how any character in any movie that is giant-sized is often panned *unless* it is the center of the movie (Kong), yet this doesn't always work (GINO), and in fact is often played for humorous affect both intentional (Ghostbusters) and unintentional (Robot Jox).<P>Again, I am a rabid fanboy. I would LOVE to see all of Kirby's works faithfully adapted. But it can't always happen due to general movie-going audience perception, explained in the following link better than I could accomplish myself:<P>http://tinyurl.com/34r3jg

  • March 1, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    i liked the first one

    by teddanson37

    no really...i did. and you know why? cuz i'm not a whiner baby like all the momma's boys on AICN talkbacks. i didn't say it was cinematic gold. i didn't say it was life changing. it was enjoyable. FF isn't something that's ever been very good when it was very serious. i never got into FF when i was kid (that was the 90's, however i did enjoy the few class lee/kirby issues i found as well as that crappy 90's cartoon show) but i couldn't read the comics. i was a huge batman and x-men fan, but FF comics didn't work for me. i found an old issue the other day i'd just thrown in a shoe box when i was younger instead of putting it in the plastic in the nice comic box. i tried to read the thing and it was crap. it was so serious and emo. i couldn't read the crap now. but the current stuff i love. and it's not serious at all. yeah some heavy stuff has gone down recently, but it's not a dark comic. and that's really what i think all you whiners wants to see. is a rendition of the fantastic four that is A)realistic to the point where it's rediculous and B) has all the zany whacked out cheesy FF crap. and you can't have both. you can't have giant purple man out of the sky and the frigin mole man and have a movie people will take seriously. it's just not gonna happen. it will turn out like some cheap 50's monster movie. in order for the fantastic four to work it has to be a little cheesy. it has to be a little cartoony. i think they are probably one of the hardest heroes to get right because there is such a strange blend of the epic and the completely unbelievable and the cheese factor at the core of these characters. but lets not whine people. seriously. stop the hatin'. the rest of the world enjoyed the first one. i haven't talked to anyone who wasn't a geek that didn't love the first one. maybe if you'd give this one a chance it may work out better for you. i hate myself for typing this much.

  • March 1, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Absence of Uatu explained *spoiler*

    by Immortal_Fish

    Kinda funny how everyone bitching about the alleged lack of Uatu's presence doesn't know how to refer to him as anything other than "The Watcher" including Harry himself. Anyhow...<P>We know that Doom is going to attempt to steal/absorb SS power cosmic due to earlier reports. As a part of that, perhaps Doom glimpses the pending arrival of Galactus? And perhaps his conscience kicks in urging him to join up with the FF to thwart the threat for the preservation of Earth?<P>Does this sound comic-booky? Of course!<P>Did such an unlikely alliance happen in the source material? Of course!<P>Did you people buy the same premise in X2? Of course!<P>Will you TB haters piss on it anyway? Of course!

  • March 1, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance

    by Immortal_Fish

    My favorite part of the game is the slow left-to-right scroll as Galactus absently walks in the same direction in the distance. And I way love the button mashing segment where you drive the Surfer. Great, great stuff. In fact, still attempting to unlock the Surfer as a playable character, but no luck thus far.<P>However, to consider that as testimony for how the Purple Masked Deity (TM) would work in live action onscreen is ridiculous. It's a whole different medium. Y'know, like adapting a video game to a movie? Only Mortal Kombat came close to getting that right. And even then...<P>When Pixar licenses Marvel and non-humanoid folks are actually playing the characters -- then I'll hear you M:UA people.

  • March 1, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Fuck heroes, this trailer was on 24.

    by Cotton McKnight

    Appropriate that it showed during heroes, though, seeing as how that's just an X Men ripoff.

  • March 1, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    teddanson...

    by rbatty024

    I respectfully disagree. I've met plenty of people who were not comic fans who thought the first one sucked. Why, you might ask, because it was a shitty movie. Lets divorce this film from any comic book expectations and you have a villian who suddenly decides to become evil because the plot calls for it. Ben Grimm suddenly turns on Mr. Fantastic because he thinks Mr. Fantastic is getting some instead of turning him human again? The motivations for these characters were dictated not by their personalities but by the plot. It was just a bad movie, not just a bad comic book movie.

  • March 2, 2007, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Immortal_Fish I can see your point but.....

    by The Founder

    Galactus can be done. He doesn't have to out walking around downtown NYC and some couple in a highrise are in bed and they see him going by, which would be played as a comedic effect coming from Hollywood. Galactus doesn't need to even touch down on Earth where he'd get in a scuffle with the F4 especially since he can vaporize them with a thought. That's what the Surfer is for. No Galactus can be shown in his world ship and even the Ultimate Ga lak tus drones can show up as to suck the earth dry, but Kirby's design needs to be there in the film and i can accept an update of his look.

  • March 2, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Fish...

    by just pillow talk

    I am also one of those who would want as true a representation of Kirby's Galactus as possible. I have been told by others in this TB that I'm crazy in my thinking that, but I suppose I could go with another representation of Galactus, just now the hive of bees. To me, that doesn't seem menacing enough.<p>Cotton, yup, there's many similarities, but damn if it ain't enjoyable to watch!

  • March 2, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    looks cool

    by ibbster

    hey this doesn't look half bad! probably be better than the first and i won't be suprised. whu plays silver surfer

  • March 2, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    If the original Galactus "can't work" then why try?

    by Movietool

    Seriously, this isn't like organic webshooters or a 3D "S" on Supermans chest. Neither one of those changes were needed, ,in my opinion, but they weren't devastating to the character. Representing Galactus as some sort of hive mind nonsense simply IS NOT Galactus. So why call it Galactus? You're telling me a silver man on a surfboard can work but a Giant Humanoid who decends out of the sky can't? Why are we so ready to accept mediocracy out of these movies? Aren't you upset that the people making these movies are clearly embarrased by the subjust matter? If you're going to do Galactus, then dammit, stretch your creative muscles, be a gutsy filmaker, and DO IT RIGHT. But, of course, these were the people that turned Doctor Doom from a despotic, arrogant ruler into a wisecracking Lex Luthor rip-off.

  • March 2, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Oh, and one more thing.

    by Movietool

    The reason no one believes a faithful superhero adaptation can be done is because only one director ever got it right - Richard Dnner - and ever since then no one has figured out how he made it work. Donner was not embarrassed by Superman. Not by the origin, not by the blue, yellow, and red outfit, not by the shiny boots, not by the red cape, not by the wholesome boy scout image, none of it. He made that movie EXPECTING people to buy in to the mythos without in-joke after in-joke, without wink-wink nudge-nuge nods to the audience that let them know how "silly" this whole thing was. To borrow a line from their marketing - he made you believe. He wasn't embarrased to be the guy who directed Superman.

  • March 2, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Spiderman was pretty faithful. Sam Rami believed!!!!

    by The Founder

    Sony believed and did it right. That is exactly the reason that Spiderman is kicking tail at the box office. MSJ believed in Ghost Rider and although as bland as a movie it is it seems to be hitting the nail on the head judging by the box office numbers so far, and what a surprise, it's frm SONY.

  • March 2, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Doctor_Sin you need to educate your wife

    by AlwaysThere

    If all comic books movies had to be as dry and ponderous as the Spider-man movies, Dulldevil, X2, Hulk, Punisher, Catwoman, Blade: Trinity, Elektra, Constantine, Batman Begins, the first Fantastic Four, V for Vendetta, X3, Supes Return, Ghost Rider, Iron Man, and whatever else is coming down the pike would NEVER, EVER have been made. And finish her off by telling her that if Blade tanked in 1998, she wouldn't have any Spider-man movies to cream over.

  • June 12, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Galactus Wears Purple Pants

    by Preacher_klee

    Join the fight against giant cloud bull-hooey. add as a friend on myspace.com/galactuswearspurpl epants and my new facebook group (search for galactus)