I don't want to be mean about the F4 film. Really. As much as I dislike Marvel, I believe that every comic book movie that does well makes the next one more likely to be made, and so I wish all comic-based films well.
Also, I know that "civilians" often don't "get it" when it comes to comic book movies. For example, a local, usually comic-friendly publication in my city dissed Batman Begins because it wasn't "fun and bright". *Sigh*.
Nevertheless, I can't help but feel the force of these remarks from a review I stumbled across today through the help of the Great Curve:
"Get this! Only one of the Fantastic Four is happy to have superpowers. The others grumble and complain. What makes them so fantastic? I’ll never pick up a FANTASTIC FOUR comic book."
Out of the mouths of comic-book babes! If anyone wants to understand what my beef with Marvel is....
there it is.