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Who is the voice of the Eater of Worlds? Galactus... in FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER!

Hey folks, Harry here... This is one of those good news, bad news sort of news updates. From the Yatterling pipeline - I've gotten a couple of updates regarding FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. A film that I desperately hope buries the fetid pile of shit that was the last film... however, with essentially the same talent pool... I'm wary. Although every trailer so far has kicked ass. Well... turns out that they've found a voice for Galactus... Laurence Fishburne - now it's still a rumor - but a reliable one. Then - apparently in Seattle on the night of April 10th - Fox had a test screening of FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER and the word on the screening that has reached me is that the film was "sooo bad that they felt dirty and wanted to write letters of complaint." I encourage anyone that feels that way or that loved it to write on in. I'm willing to give Tim Story a second chance - and I'm really hoping he nails this. That said, he'll have to entertain us for a lot longer than a trailer.

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  • April 12, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by Err


  • April 12, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by sevadro

    I knew it would suck.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by chrth

    It could work

  • April 12, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Obligatory I didn't mind the first film post

    by chrth

    Was it great? No. But it wasn't the worst 2 hours I've spent watching a movie before.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    The Matrix 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

    by Err


  • April 12, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Fuckin A!!!

    by SPECTRE Agent

    For whatever reason I find I'm more excited about this and Iron Man than Spidey 3.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Galactus reveals that Marvel U. is part of the Matrix.

    by Err

    Go Morpheus.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST

    "I can't believe I ate the WHOLE THING!"

    by Shermdawg

    *logs out*

  • April 12, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    more like UN-fantastic four!!!

    by Charlie Murphy

    ha ha ha me so funny. in all seriousness folks, the first film sucked giant sweaty donkey dick and my opinons about part deux are not optimistic either. i'll still go see it but i have slim hopes that i'll actually enjoy any part of it.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    As long as Rothman has a job

    by Lando Griffin

    the jihad Harry has declred on Fox shall continue

  • April 12, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by bubbha

    WTF do you call TAXI? Dude, the guy is a HACK.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Pay to see this and you are encouraging more bad movies

    by Rupee88

    I shake my head when people give money to the producers and directors of shit movies and then they complain that the movies are bad. If you buy a ticket, you are encouraging the production of more shit movies, retards. I downloaded FF1 and it was lame, but I didn't help to encourage a lame FF2 being produced. Most of you guys just don't get it.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by Err


  • April 12, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Enough with the Matrix "jokes"

    by bubbha

    Just because the dude was in the matrix it doesn't mean you have to bring it up every time he's in a new movie. Jeez.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Hey there Pee-Wee

    by purplemonkeydw

    Hey everybody, it's Cowboy Galactus! (Don't say the secret word, he'll eat your planet)

  • April 12, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST


    by TheUglyBaby


  • April 12, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by dundundles


  • April 12, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by Err

    ya happy now?

  • April 12, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Fagtastic Snore

    by magnetoelectric

    I wonder how large of a role Galactus plays here.I heard hes only in the final two minutes as a setup to #3...Anyone know?

  • April 12, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Oh, it will suck, Harry. It will most definitely suck.

    by Frisco

    The Silver Surfer gets his powers from a magical surfboard, so Dr. Doom wants to steal it...? This is going to be like watching a train wreck.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST


    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    did I miss all the trailers cause the ones I've seen have looked on par with the shittiness of the first. Go Tim Story!!!

  • April 12, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    First one really wasn't that bad.

    by Cameron1

    Okay they raped the comic but it wasn't a bad film in and of itself. It was certainly WAY better than portentous crap like Superman Returns or the heavily mutilated X3.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    The problem is that you can tell it's Larry Fishburne!

    by superninja

    I call stunt casting. He is not a voice actor just like Mr. Smith is stunt casting as Megatron.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    I can't stand Metrosexual Dr. Doom!

    by superninja

    There is still time to get rid of that actor and discontinue dragging Marvel's greatest villain through the mud!

  • April 12, 2007, 5:44 p.m. CST


    by HypeEndsHere

    really, really too obvious

  • April 12, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST


    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    ...Or hope for this movie,for that matter.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    tim story is a bloody genius!

    by reckni

    FF was easily the best superhero/comic movie adaptation to ever grace the silver screen, truly faithful. I know he'll "nail" this, I have zero doubt after watching the amazing trailers that have been released thus far. I've been blown away by the look of the CGI, and that cast is Fantastic! I will be the first in line . . . I'm so incredibly excited right now!

  • April 12, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    first it was james earl jones, now its laurence fishburne, whos next ?? mr T ?? why are we limiting it to black actors ?? lol how about FRANK WELKER, heard hes looking for work .....hahhahahahahah sorry had to twist the knife a little... some will know what i mean lol

  • April 12, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    am i one of the only people that thought the first movie was great ? i thought godzilla was great too....but then again, unlike most of the brilliant scholars that apparently grace these and every other message board....i dont analyze and nitpick and break down everything to the point where something that is entertainment becomes upsetting....i realize its a movie....HINT i rarely bend over so i dont have to worry about someone "raping my childhood" but apparently a whole lot of u are quite used to bending it over and taking it up the shitter..two words for u... "use lubricant"

  • April 12, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    The first movie ruled....


    and so will this and you're all a bunch of poo-poo-heads!

  • April 12, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by Err

    This movie'll blow.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by PotSmokinAlien

    not that i give a flying fuck about this movie, i just want to comment on the sad state of affairs that is this referential casting that is taking place in the sci fi film world. we get it, he was in the matrix, that will not make your "fetid pile of shit" any smaller or sweeter

  • April 12, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Don't worry

    by Gwai Lo

    I'm going to make a Doctor Doom movie one day that will kick much ass. Doom will be the hero and the dastardly villains will be the Fantastic Four. The soundtrack will be compiled from MF Doom's Special Herbs and Spices. It'll be a nifty reboot, that's for sure.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST

    It was better than Daredevil, Hulk and Blade 2

    by Tarl_Cabot

    All three comic book movies Harry gave raves to here.And Jessica Alba is in it.Any questions?

  • April 12, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    It's all subjective so I always say that no ones opinion can be wrong but yours is. hahaha jk. Nitpicking aside, as a movie FF sucked. If you like the comic book it really sucked. The casting was awful. Jessica alba the scientist. The girlfriend breaking up with Ben on the bridge....the jokey atmosphere of the whole thing. the terrible special effects. it was just bad, maybe not Godzilla bad but close.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    It won't be the worst film this summer

    by photoboy

    That honour is reserved for Bay's "opus".

  • April 12, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Why is it...

    by Darth Mulder

    Why is it that every upcoming movie that gets discussed on this site is automatically going to be a piece of shit?Personally,I enjoyed the first movie and am looking forward to the new one.I am a faithful reader of the comics and have been for most of my life,but I still had a good time watching Faantastic Four even with the changes they made to the characters.Some people apparantly don't know how to go see a movie and have a good time.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I have a feeling Shrek'll suck harder than Bay's "opus"

    by Err

    And that's unfortunate.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    the dark knight is going to rock!!!

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    Iron man could be great!!! See the difference Darth Mulder? Anything else?

  • April 12, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Fishburne Does Not GOTTA EAT

    by Turd Furgeson

    You see how fat that fucker is now????? He should get a 6" inch veggie from subway and go for a walk.....

  • April 12, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Should have used Stan Lee's voice: "FACE FRONT, FF!"

    by Flim Springfield


  • April 12, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by Err

    Yeah, I don't have high hopes for 3 and think it may turn out to be one giant clusterf*ck with the additions of four princesses and all the villains + Timberlake as King Arthur.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    But wait...

    by Gozu

    I thought Galactus wasn't going to be personafied, but rather just a presence...oh this is so retarded. It's going to suck, the first movie sucked, let's call the whole thing off. Not every film we discuss is automatically a piece of shit. "Iron Man" looks amazing and "Spider Man 3" will probably be at least as good as the other ones, if not better. "30 Days of Night" and "The Mist" both seem to be pretty awesome creature features. Even "The Incredible Hulk" sounds interesting. There's plenty of things to look forward to, however, there also seems to be a lot of crap. This falls into the latter category.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Harry's report of a review sounds bogus

    by Lando Griffin

    just for the simple fact that we all know that if someone had written a negative review of a film from his arch nemesis Fox/Rothman he would've posted it immediately - none of this "so on April 10th..." bullshit

  • April 12, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Will Silver Surfer

    by wadi77

    has Fishburne's face? If not it will feel like watching a cartoon. In live action movies voice actors usually also performs the movements through motion-capture, etc and has some recognizable facial features of the actor.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    i dunno, AICN sandbagged the shit out of FF last time

    by BEARison Ford

    so i don't expect them to do anything different this time around. Granted, it was an incredibly lacklustre movie but I personally don't think it deserved the venom Harry et al were constantly spinning.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Just more good news. I liked the first one.

    by modlight

    I don't see what people's beef is with the first one. FF was a hoakey, unbelievable, cheeseball comic and guess what they did with the movie. In fact other than DR. Doom, it was a pretty faithful adaptation

  • April 12, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Why would you complain about seeing a film free?

    by MontyPigeon

    Its not as if it was Tarantinos Death Proof for gawdsakes. [Insert insane drivel of a conversation here for the next 30 minutes] - Brilliant Quentin, you're a master of scriptwriting. Drop the coke and you might make a good film next time.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    because a film is free doesn't mean you have to like it

    by jrbarker

    use your head. seriously.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Megatron Versus Galactus

    by Johnno

    Would basically be Morpheus versus Agent Smith... Smith will win!

  • April 12, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    The first FF movie is great because of Ben and Johnny

    by superninja

    they are perfectly cast, they were great to watch. What they did to Doom is totally unforgiveable - sandbag the character now and just let it be. Reed also needs to be focused razor sharp to the exclusion of all else, that's his downfall not being too milquetoast. Sue does not need to be reduced to a neurotic modern woman longing for a relationship.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    But who is playing Galactus's taint?

    by Forestal

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST


    by Lando Griffin

    why would Silver Surfer have Fishburnes face?

  • April 12, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Like what is up with the Sue/Surfer thing and

    by superninja

    the Magic MacGuffin Surfboard? Why not have the subplot be Alicia and the Surfer as it always was? Give the fine actress something to do. Bring in Namor as a mysterious business parter for Reed and have it revealed he's been hiding who he really is at the end while falling for Sue the whole time. And getting Reed to develop tech for use in weapons for an Atlantean invasion which occurs seconds after the defeat of Galactus? The first movie could've just had them get their powers, react to them, figure out how to fight as a team during the Moleman invasion and realizing that Doom staged it all merely to observe them. Instead of fighting him after the big monster smackdown Doom withdraws to Latveria protected by int'l law. Reed then agrees to help the US government develop weapons to breach Doom's defenses, realizing they studied together in college and internship how intelligent and dangerous he remembers him to be. They go to observe the attack on Latveria as the Surfer is picked up on radar and they're called to investigate. I mean, based on the trailer they appear to find out about the Surfer at Sue and Reed's wedding of all things - how odd is that?

  • April 12, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Maybe Dr. Doom could save Earth!

    by Phillyflopper

    By having a brilliant moment of redemption. No other summer movie will be doing this!! (Oh, the sarcasm) Or maybe just have Galactus voiced by Frank Welker. :)

  • April 12, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    FF: Rise of my Bile

    by Heresy

    After the unholy piece of shit that was the first movie and the abortion of the FF & Doom origins I fully expect these rat bastards to make a complete mess of Galactus. I imagine that the only thing worse than the script and directing in the POS will be Jessica Alba's acting.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Just think how fun the Moleman invasion could've

    by superninja

    been, how funny and monsterrific in NYC with everything coming up from the sewers with the urban legend stuff being played up.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Cowboy Curtis gotta EAT!!!!

    by Lennard

    YEE HAW!!!!!!!

  • April 12, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    What the crap?

    by mcfencer27

    I normally just tool around on this website to get the latest movie news and the like. I'm usually happy doing just that. But, after I read some people giving the first FF great acclaim I had to come on here and rant. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE????????? FF was probably one of the worst movies ever made. The acting sucked, the Thing looked like a guy in a rubber suit (Which is not good in this day and age), he was too small and the story as a whole sucked. What the hell movie were you FF-lovers watching? And, while I'm at it, the remake of Godzilla was a great movie????????????? The guy who said that should be banned from ever commenting on any movie from now until he dies. That, too, was a horrible piece of garbage. I suppose you FF-lovers loved The Hulk, too? KILL YOURSELVES! The first FF sucked and the second one is going to suck more dick than a pornstar in a gangbang.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Fantastic Fuckup almost the worst hero film ever

    by BrowncoatJedi

    I'd have to say Steel and Blankman beat FF on the suck-o-meter, but it's close.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    "You're nothin' without me and you'll never..."

    by Darkman

    "...BE anything without me!" Seems a good description of this film and Fishburne's involvement. (He's had other roles besides Morpheus, people.)

  • April 12, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Anyone see the 4-10 sneak?

    by Mace Tofu

    How bad was it?

  • April 12, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by mrfan

    Cowboy Curtis. hehehehehe

  • April 12, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST


    by I Dunno

    It's always the black man who's cast as the eater of worlds.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Almost forgot..

    by mcfencer27

    Just to expand on the above....I'm not a Fantastic Four fan. I never really read the comics and preferred less goody-goody superheroes over these guys. I was hoping, however, that FF would be a decent movie. I should demand my money back from the director. You can rest assured, the only way I'll see this next movie is if it's free and I fall and break my neck in front of the TV in such a way that I'm parlyzed and I have no choice but to look at the screen.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Of course you don't have to like a free film

    by MontyPigeon

    But when you start sending letters of complaint then you should hang yourself. Just do what everyone else does when the film turns out to be crap (Which Fantastic Four 2 will break boundaries with) and rename it The Star Wars Prequels.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    How good could the first FF really have been though?

    by I Dunno

    I mean come on. Silly characters, goofy stories. Even this one, an eater of planets? I think you people expect too much from these comic book movies.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    I Dunno...

    by Err

    It can be done if treated right. An eater of worlds is no more goofy than a man made of sand, or a psychotic clown, or a yellow bastard, or a symbiotic costume affected only by sound.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    "sooo bad that they felt dirty..."

    by dr.bulber

    i dont know why anyone thinks the second one will be any less craptastic then the first one. if you could get mega-cash from one crap youd crap twice too.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Black man not always cast as eater of worlds

    by Phategod2

    remember Orson Welles

  • April 12, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    I know Err but....

    by I Dunno

    I think what a lot of you forget is that some of these comic book movies are aimed at kids. This, Ghost Rider, Superman...despite their PG-13 rating, which means nothing, they're kid's comic book movies. Sin City, Batman and to a lesser extent, Spider-Man are more for teens and up and should be critiqued as such.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Lando Griffin

    by wadi77

    My bad, I admit I only know FF from name and their superpowers only. Never read the comics, never seen the movie. I was just curious about the film making process part. I didn't even read Harry's post properly, sorry.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    I Dunno...

    by Err

    Okay, I see what you're saying.

  • April 12, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by Harry Weinstein

    The first one was awful. It was awful as a film, setting aside for a moment that it's also an awful comic book adaptation. I weep for the state of all humanity when I think about how much money that piece of absolute fucking shit made. Now word comes that the sequel to this awful film, made by the same folks, might also be awful. Well, no fucking shit. Damn.

  • April 12, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    WTF are you doing, Err?

    by I Dunno

    We just had a mutually respectful conversation. That's against the terms of service for this site. You whore.

  • April 12, 2007, 8:19 p.m. CST


    by ATARI

    I'm sure somebody posted it already, but I'm too lazy to check.

  • April 12, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    DO YOU THINK SO, ATARI???1!!!111oneone!1

    by I Dunno

    Because I personally thought it was the most original thing I ever fucking read!!!!11eleven!11!

  • April 12, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    So sad..

    by T 1000 xp professional

    The first one in itself was a little below par. The thing that HURTS is how good it can be. The lost potential... Same thing happened with X3 and the phoenix storyline ( except not so bad).

  • April 12, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I'm confused. Do we SEE or only HEAR Galactus?

    by Triumph poops!

    I don't get it. I could see using Fishburne since he has that sort of deep, commanding voice, which if you then "tweak" a bit could be this giant booming disembodied commanding voice.<p>But all that said, are they only using him for an offscreen VOICE to toss out a few lines at the end or do we actually get to SEE Galactus in this thing?<p>Given that the FF is my all-time favorite comic, I'm still hoping this thing won't suck total ass and that they actually made a good effort to fix all the things that they got wrong the first time around.<p>Then again, all I heard was that the Thing's brow would be back in this second movie, more pronounced, but for the life of me, in ever still I've seen so far, the Thing looks exactly the same!

  • April 12, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    "Tank, load the "Crappy Sequel" program."

    by uss cygnus

    *hopes this film doesn't crash a fun and budding franchise*

  • April 12, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST


    by SylarTheCylon

    What you wrote in your post would have made for very good movies, man!! Damn, why the hell ain't you in hollywoood instead of those lame bastards. Fuck, that would have been some cool movies right there

  • April 12, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    "sooo bad that they felt dirty .... dont know but it

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    it feels like little comments like that are said to upset hopeful fans ....

  • April 12, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    It will make 20x more money than Grindhouse

    by wash

    And that fucking sucks.

  • April 12, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    a few things

    by Darth Thoth

    1) Fishburne is the man and adds to anything he's in. Period. 2) But with that said, while I hope for the best I expect this movie, much like the first one, to suck! And I'll tell you why. Because Marvel did not treat Fantastic Four comic to movie treatment with the respect they should have! One, they hired a director who just doesn't have the experience needed for someone I'd like seeing direct a FF movie. While I wish brother the best and hope/ expect him to evolve as a director down the road, the FF movie was horrible. Really bad. And in order to save FF2, his growth as a director from film to film will have to be uncanny. Two, the script sucked. Three, the casting of the mains outside of Johnny, Grim, and Reed sucked! (read: Doom and Sue). Alba's casting was like Halle Berry's casting in X-Men. Regardless of your opinion of their performance/ acting chops, because they were so badly miscast there's nothing they could have done to fit the role. The miscasting doomed the part from the jump. I'm signing off for now but again, sure the trailer looked hot for this movie. But I expect the same bad humor, poor narrative, bad acting, and bottom line disrespect for Fantastic Four that I saw in the first movie to appear again in this summer's 2nd installment. I sincerely hope I'm proved wrong.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    Why can't they get an unknown? Fucking idiots.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    If they show Doom surfing I am there.

    by Smashing

    They picked the worlds worst actor to play its most evil man, that is sort of endearing. Just imagine Doom, robes a blowing out behind him chasing Sue, who is obviously naked for the plot demands it, down a street cackling from a flying surf board, sweet! The first film is terrible, there are fun moments but mainly its bad, I also hope number 2 restores some Fantastic, though I am not that hopefull.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    I really want this...

    by Redfive!

    To be good because I love Silver Surfer but I have a feeling that its gonna be bad bad.Jessica Alba is such an awful actress and Tim story a director theres really not much hope.But I will see this just to see SS Fly.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST


    by Smashing

    He could be more comedy Doom, surfing round giving people a scare, hanging 10 on Broadway or just giving the surf hand sign to tourists, also imagine his tongue poking out his mask as he went "Hiiiiiii FF Dudes" as he flew by. I expect Marvel to hire me for number 3 anytime soon.

  • April 12, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    Sneak Preview

    by Mad-Maximus

    I wouldn't bet that they had a sneak preview b/c you know if they had someone would have already sent in a review of it. Probably someone (like all of us) thinks this movie will suck and wanted to throw a rumor out there and we tend to take it as factual like a waterfall.

  • April 12, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    What? Galactus isn't Samuel L. Jackson?

    by SpyGuy

    Check out the big brain on Mr. Fantastic! Say "Ultimate Nullifier" again, motherfucker! I am TIRED of these MOTHERFUCKING HUMANS on this MOTHERFUCKING PLANET! Fantastic Four? I don't think so...

  • April 12, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST

    off topic but spider man 3 is 3 weeks away

    by slappy jones

    and there is no one seems to give a fuck...weird

  • April 12, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    I've said it before and will say it again.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Fuck this movie. Fuck it back to the drawing board where it should have stayed. The first one was the total suck. It's time I can never get back. The new one will be even more suck just because it exist. I won't even bother with a rental. I am sure that those sources are dead on and that nothing will change to make it any better. I'd rather watch the Roger Corman version of FF and at least get a laugh.

  • April 12, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    "fetid pile of shit"

    by samsquanch

    wasn't that bad.

  • April 12, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    At the Screening

    by pasterby

    I was at the test screening in Seattle. About halfway through I looked over and saw Laurence Fishburne sitting with the audience! ...And he was LAUGHING!

  • April 12, 2007, 10:27 p.m. CST

    You know, I know this fetid pile of shit doesn't exist

    by Pound Sand

    I know when I put it in my mouth, Harry is telling me that it juicy and delicious.

  • April 12, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Re: Fantastic Fuckup..

    by dekionplexis


  • April 12, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    The worst part about the coming of this movie?

    by hadez

    I turned around and saw that Kurt Russell was pissed. Uh-oh!

  • April 12, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Spider-man 3 lack of hype

    by Rindain

    I agree that the buzz has been strangely absent for a movie that's opening in 3 weeks. I think it's because of the 50 and counting trailers...

  • April 12, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    F Tim Story

    by johne5

    How do you go from Taxi to directing one of the most beloved superhero teams ever? Screw up the first one and THEN be allowed to touch one of the few gems of comics? Fuck this guy, the only stories he makes are the little ones he drops in his toilet.

  • April 12, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST


    by iwontwin


  • April 13, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    No Buzz? No Hype for Spider-Man 3? Seriously?

    by Bronx Cheer

    Maybe it's because you've all been keeping tabs on the flick and are oversaturated to the point of insensitivity to the deluge of ads, but the hype machine is cranking up to full power, and there is plenty of buzz. Just because Geekdom has already decided they've seen the film and know that it's great/it sucks doesn't mean that the rest of the film-going public, which is almost everyone else, is just getting interested. Hell, NYC is having a Spidey week before the film launches. The City is getting involved in welcoming home a hero...a fictional hero?!?

  • April 13, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST


    by JustinSane

    Why won't you people listen to me?!?

  • April 13, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST


    by captainkrk


  • April 13, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    mr ahole ramirez

    by Boromir187

    While it wasn't a robotic or masked villain, Morgan Freeman did play a bad guy in the awful adaptation of Stephen King's Dreamcatcher. I can't blame anyone for forgetting that movie though. I just wish I could forget it.

  • April 13, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    1st film pretty close to Lee/Kirby

    by Krinkle

    I'm pretty sure Harry has the power to like/dislike any film based on how he wants to come off... and I think he never got past Tim Story as director. I expected little after the terrible reviews, but I actually like the 1st FF film... it's unpretentious, silly, colorful, quick, and mostly fun. Simliar to how comic books used to be before aging fanboys (who were too impatient and spoiled to move onto 'adult' fiction or art) demanded that they 'darken' along with the stunted, black-shirted, Korn-listening lives of said dipshits.

  • April 13, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST

    I want to hear about that screening

    by Phategod1

    Any Washingtonites here who attended?

  • April 13, 2007, 1:26 a.m. CST

    They should've just made THE SILVER SURFER...

    by Ass Lesson

    ...and left the Fantastic Four out of it. That script wasn't named one of the best scripts never made by Film Threat for nothing. I have a feeling this film can't help but be a letdown.

  • April 13, 2007, 2:05 a.m. CST

    F4 trailers have been pretty formulaic...

    by KillaKane

    The first was dire, this is'nt going to be any different and it's with the same lack lustre outfit, result: disposable dreck that only appeals to undiscerning brats and the lobotomised. Waste of the Surfer's debut, someone like Cuaron or Del Torro could do a denser take on that type of property. Anyways, bring on Nolan's Dark Knight, F4's not even a bead of sweat on his balls!

  • April 13, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST

    It's crap. Oh dear. Unsuprised much?

    by Reelheed

    I mean what have we seen beyond one cool chase scene? I mean the first film made Dr. Doom seem like some pissy exboyfriend rather than an evil genius with a god complex and failed to make me believe that the f4 fried him for any reason other than to save their own preppy skins. And as for the Thing... oh god. The pain. Shit. Argh. Jesus wept that film was so bad.

  • April 13, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Harry, give up the ghost.

    by LordEnigma

    Of course we do. However, in this case, sorry, but it doest not matter. I got Devin Farci's back on this one. Unlike you -- who might have been too busy enjoying the Kirby drawings -- he got the tone of the comic. Which the first film captures greatly, and this film as well. So it's a LOVE IT or HATE IT bit of business with this film. Eh, it happens.

  • April 13, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer - I am way psyched for Spidey 3

    by just pillow talk

    Since I loved the first two, I know I'll love this one since Sammy hasn't let me down. With the FF, we know the first one missed the mark (to varying degrees depending upon the person), and Iron Man is a mystery. The original Iron Man suit looks absolutely fantastic so we'll see when a trailer comes out how it looks. There are definitely some talented actors there, unlike in the FF (except Chris Evans who IS the Torch, perhaps Shield guy too...). Oh, and the Dark Knight will kicks lots and lots of Gotham Ass.

  • April 13, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    4-10 sneak is a lie

    by THEE Miracleman

    no way someone would NOT have mouthed off somewhere on the web. Harry just hates fox. Or is scared Galactus will mistake him for a planet and eat him. That should be the new corner animation.

  • April 13, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    It should have been Nathan Lane

    by Fecal Debris

    You all know it's true. "Hell-oooo, world, I'm here to eatcha!"

  • April 13, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST


    by Fecal Debris

    Give me some of the crack you're smoking, because I too need my sense of reality to be completely obliterated at times. FF1 was a craptastic fecal fest. Spidey 1 and 2, are tie for the best comic movie ever, with second place being shared equally by the first Supes and Bat movies, and Batman Begins. FF1 isn't even on the list

  • April 13, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    slappy jones

    by Fecal Debris

    I think there is a buzz for Spidey 3, only it's been sublimated. We've seen a half dozen different trailers for the movie, we've all seen what the toys are gonna look like, we all know what the plot is gonna other words, there ain't much to discuss anymore until we see the final product unfurl in glorious motion picture light on the big screen, and I for one am guessing that I will ejaculate, alliteratively speaking

  • April 13, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST


    by FatSeagal

    What's with all the Story hate - Taxi was a fantastic slice of action-comedy fun and the first Fantastic Four film was about the best comic book adaptation so far (certainly better than Batman Begins and the two Spidermans - not quite as good as Daredevil). I'm betting he'll serve up another slice of fried cine-gold.

  • April 13, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    No Galactus

    by ProfGriffin

    I'm still pretty pissed that we won't see the classic Kirby Galactus. Instead we get the lame-o Ultimates Galactus which is like a swarm of bees??? Or something equally lame. Dammit, I REALLY wanted to see a giant man in purple armor and a massive antenne helmet. Goofy? Laughable? Check out Marvels...and see how frightening that image can really be. Bizarre, disturbing and just plan terrifying.

  • April 13, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    They should'a got the guy...

    by mbeemer

    who did the voice of The Grand Inquisitor on "The Venture Brothers". They had the grandiose Kirby feel down pat!<p><p><p>***IGNORE MEEEEE***!!!

  • April 13, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    please elaborate FatSeagal

    by just pillow talk

    Exactly how FF is a better comic book adaption?

  • April 13, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I Dunno...

    by Err

    You dickweed! I can't believe that you posted someting rational and didn't resort to namecalling you backstabbing piece of crap!

  • April 13, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    ...sooo bad? But that trailer looks awesome, damn it!

    by JDanielP

    I... just... want... to... bang... my... freakin'... head... against... a... solid... brick... wall. Yeah, I'm glad I didn't waste the time to actually GO see the first one, with word-of-mouth and all that. But curiosity got the best of me when the dvd was made available. Unfortunately, that is. But man, ...watching the trailer for the sequel (via LIVE on the Xbox 360) gives me hope. At least, it did. Just the hint of disappointing word-of-mouth on early test-screenings... well, after having seen the first one, the rumor is easy to believe. And... I... just... want... to... give... up, you know? That trailer is BEAUTIFUL, ...other than when the Thing wipes a tear from his eye, as that (specific) moment is darn right embarrassing. Otherwise, that's a GREAT trailer. I loved the bit where Johnny is being lifted to the far heavens, with the flashing of moving images with the beat of the orchestra. Awesome. Now THAT is ART. And it gives you a sense of what such a movie COULD be, ...of what you HOPE it WILL be. You know? What's so damn hard about it??? Motion pictures are an ART form... and for superheroes, perhaps even MORE so, ...with their inspiration originating from such a visual medium. It's not a math formula, damn it. You have to feel this stuff, within your heart and soul. You just can't churn it out like you're working 9 to 5. Live it and LOVE it. Or don't do it at all.

  • April 13, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    F U Err, you dirty little billy bastard!

    by just pillow talk

    Not sure if you were talking to me, but I just wanted to be one of the cool kids...<p>Did you see the size of that chicken?

  • April 13, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Someone help - what's with the "Kurt Russell was

    by ndoty_sa

    laughing" again? I'm sure it has to do with a recent Grindhouse story, but can someone clarify?

  • April 13, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    To all who think FF1 was good...

    by Fecal Debris

    It puts the lotion in the basket.

  • April 13, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Let's be serious here...

    by ZeroCorpse

    The Fantastic Four- in comics or ANY medium- has always been fucking hokey shit. I don't know anybody who actually BUYS Fantastic Four comics, and the only time they're cool is when they appear in some other comic. They're a hokey, silly group that have gotten by on the same group dynamic for several decades. Frankly, I think Marvel would dissolve them if they weren't taken for granted as just being a permanent part of Marveldom.

  • April 13, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I dont listen to what the haters say

    by emeraldboy

    ever. if i did, i would have stopped going to the cinema years. I say ignore the haters.

  • April 13, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    what is wrong with you people

    by choomoo89

    why do you just get one here and talk down on movies you havent seen yet is it fun or you just one of those nerds that like to diss every comic movie made like others have said these movies are targetd to wide audiences like fantastic four its a family film they try to impress the fans of the comics to yes but they did change a few thigs yes they i tought some stuff shouldnt have been messed with but its just a popcorn flick it was fun i went to see this movie with my family we all enjoyed it and being a big fan since a child i did see all the flaws in the movie but thats all right it still was entertaining to me stop whinig enjoy these movies maybe you should direct these movies let everyone diss your movie see how it feels

  • April 13, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Cheese La Beef Royale

    by Napoleon Park

    Who is this Cheese La Beef that everybody talks about and why are they talking about her? What has she ever done? Because her name sounds like a new sandwich at McDonalds. *** "Mmm-mmm, tha is one tasty sandwich." - Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction. *** "God, this is a tasty little sucker!" - guy eating sandwich on cover of Frank Zappa and the Mother of Invention's Burnt Weeny Sandwich". *** The subject line "FF1 pretty close to Lee/Kirby" nearly made me cry. No, no it wasn't. That's like saying "'The Spy Who Loved Me' pretty close to Ian Fleming novel of same name." In the sense that it had the same title and some of the same character names, maybe. "'The Wiz' pretty close to L. Frank Baum." "Color of sunny blue sky pretty close to orange." And so on.

  • April 13, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    let me get this straight

    by brassai2003

    Michael Bay makes a movie based on atoy commercial. He brings it to the screen and makes it look cooler (sorry, but I DON'T want to see a pussyfied red lorry on screen) WITH The flames and shit and his soul gets damed to hell, death threats and serious hate. Tim Story takes a 45-year-old piece of American culture and drags it through the mud making it only slightly better than Roger Cormans' flick and he gets a free hate? No damning? People gots some SERIOUS issues.

  • April 13, 2007, noon CST

    Tim Story was fairly faithful to the Fantastic Four.

    by superninja

    He didn't change everything around, he just told a really bad story and made bad casting choices. The inclusion of Doom in the FF origin was something that Marvel had recently done in their Ultimates line, he just picked it up, because everyone thinks unoriginal new things are cooler for some reason and not like a dumber clone of the original. Michael Bay on the other hand has a horrible story, annoying characters, and of course TINO.

  • April 13, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    ZeroCorpse, no one wants a direct translation of

    by superninja

    the original comic book. They want something faithful to the spirit of the thing. They all have amazing, imaginative ideas that should be a great visual match for film, but for some reason these people are all gunshy about superheroes because they're postmodern twits. Superheroes are modern myths, and myths are simply great stories about the human condition with interesting characters.

  • April 13, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    choomoo89....rise of the spell check

    by liljuniorbrown

    A period every now and then in that rant would have been appreciated. I guess you shouldn't type angry, or you get phrases like "why do you just get one here and talk down on movies" or "they did change a few thigs yes they i tought some stuff shouldnt have been messed with" My man you need to calm down before you type anything else.

  • April 13, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Filmmakers always overcomplicate superhero stories.

    by superninja

    It's supposed to be about courage, sacrifice, justice, teamwork, etc. Batman Begins was interesting in that respect, I felt it was fairly successful in its theme of justice. Same with X2, about sacrifice. X3 worked for me as a story about redemption. Superman Returns of course failed miserably in nearly every way possible. Not every superhero story has to have an intensely personal motivation, like the main villain killing your girlfriend/puppy dog or that your daddy didn't love you enough. That's not heroism, that is an average response to evil. Batman becomes a hero because he wants justice, even though he doesn't know who killed his parents. That is more intriguing than the Joker or Joe Chill killing his parents and him having to beat them up.

  • April 13, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    They fucked up the Thing in FF#1

    by BenBraddock

    ..and they haven't fixed him for this one. So I'm not confident. I mean, how hard can it be to get *that* right???

  • April 13, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Explain how they screwed him up. Because

    by superninja

    they gave him a wife?

  • April 13, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Shia La Beef to play Galactus' TAINT!

    by Dorothys Taint Again

    The way that kid is making the rounds and ruining good summer movies, I wouldn't be surprised at all to find out he pops up in more suff. What next? Could be be the new Spiderman in the rumored SPidey 4? Will he be in the next Harry Potter? Perhaps he'll be in Shrek 4 as some shittily animated fairytake character? <p> Oh, Fishburne. Yeah, that could be cool.

  • April 13, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    LOL @ the blatant FOX hate.

    by JusticeSabre

    Hate F4 which was fairly respective of the source material, but love TF which totally shits on the source material. DISGUSTING.

  • April 13, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Paul Giammati as Moleman

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Just have him dig out his Planet of the Apes outfit

  • April 13, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Harry Sucks as a Movie Gauge

    by Ky-El

    The first movie was actually really fun and entertaining and treated the most to the characters very well. Doom sucked, sure. But Thing and Johnny were great. Reed isn't interesting to begin with. Sue could have been done better. But it was a fun angst free superhero movie. Hell Harry creamed on himself when he saw the rough cut of AOTC. Please. As long as FF2 is as fun as the first it'll get my ticket.

  • April 13, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    They got Johnny and Ben right, and they're the two

    by superninja

    best characters. Reed is supposed to be so smart he's sexy and Sue is supposed to be feminine and motherly. For the most part, I think they got Sue right, there is a basis for that take on the character in the comic books. They screwed up Reed and DOOM - unforgiveable!

  • April 13, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST


    by JusticeSabre


  • April 13, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    The plot for the first film was stupid. Just adapting

    by superninja

    one of the original storylines would've been both simpler and more entertaining. They don't need an origin story for Doom at all, they certainly don't need a shared origin with the Four. The way the cosmic bombardment was handled is fine, but they should've just had the whole thing be Reed's doing to begin with in conjunction with the US gov. for funding.

  • April 13, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    clancy f'n brown

    by cekma

    how do u not use clancy brown come on!

  • April 13, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST


    by tHeGRinGoGenTiLE

    So yeah.

  • April 13, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I dug the suit also. Better than CGI without

    by superninja

    a doubt. He came across as real.

  • April 13, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST


    by DECKERS

    Yes!!!! After negative early reviews a giant robot from the future will time-travel in to save the hapless team from Battlestar Galactus for some reason!!!(Jessica will be seen blowing the Thing and choking to death on indigestable Thing-cum after the credits). Pure Gold Baby!!!! Kisses!!!

  • April 13, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    If you bash Tim Story you're an idiot...

    by THEE Miracleman

    You talk like he has some sort of POWER in Hollywood. He was just the guy hired to film the script, and he did a good job of doing that. Remember how everybody HATED Fincher when Alien3 came out. Guess who approved the script? SIGOURNEY WEAVER! She had director/script approval on all the sequels too. If you're not a big name director it all comes down to the producers and the studio. And WOMEN producers do a better job (X-Men, Spidey)

  • April 13, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    I knew Galactus was BLACK!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Nappy-headed planet-eating ho.

  • April 13, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    yeah, that test screening comment...

    by quadrupletree

    is about what I'm expecting. I think I'll pass on this one too. The first movie was barely a rental, there is no hope for this film..

  • April 14, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by DarthDooku

    The test screenings above were fake, as reported here at Goes to show that you can't trust everyone.

  • April 14, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST

    The First Fantastic Four Was AWESOME!!!

    by MarkoOhNo

    ...if you closed your eyes and just listened to it... with your hands over your ears. lol

  • April 14, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST


    by MarkoOhNo

    FF3, they'll bring in Whoopi Goldberg to play She-Hulk.

  • April 14, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST


    by BenBraddock

    Character wise he was fine - spot-on as I remember, but physically they muffed it. The Thing should have had those big jutting ridges over his eyes, they are the key feature on his face (apart from it being made of orange stone!) - without them he just looked half-finished. He should have been way bigger too, not just quite tall. I was hoping they would have developed him for #2, a bit like he evolved in the comics, but no sign of that.

  • April 14, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    They said they FIXED the brow. Liars! This will SUCK.

    by Triumph poops!

    For crying out loud, one of the louder complaints that the fans had with the first movie was that the Thing's face was wrong -- that he should have had the famous brow. At the time, Story defended it by saying they took it off so Chiklis could "emote" more, which had to be one of the biggest bullshit lines I'd heard in ages. So they go into pre-production on RISE, and what does Story say? He essentially declared in interviews "We heard your complaints and the brow will now be back, one of many course corrections we're making for the second outing." But from the stills he looks the same.<p>Hey, if Tim Story couldn't get that MINOR thing right the SECOND time around, I have NO FAITH that he then got something MAJOR like Galactus right...

  • June 12, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Galactus Wears Purple Pants

    by Preacher_klee

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