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July 1st, 2005
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Fantastic Four
Went to a screening of Fantastic Four last night. The theater only got maybe half full! I wonder if it had anything to do with the stupid release thing. I know volta ended up not getting his tickets after sending in the release, so I'll bet it happened to other people, too.

The movie itself was pretty much what you would expect. It's a summer action movie that's based on a comic book thingy. So it's the origin story (I assume quite a bit different from the comic, which I haven't read), which includes fighting Dr. Doom. Fun effects, nice little story. And a fairly short movie, too, coming in at just a few minutes over an hour and a half.

I really liked the Human Torch bits. I could have watched a whole movie full of the Human Torch doing all sorts of cool things. Er, and the Invisible Woman getting undressed.

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From:prog
Date:July 1st, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
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The origin story, as I seem to recall it (I'm sure Wikipedia has it much better but let's see how close I can get):

Hey gang! Let's stow away aboard this experimental unmanned rocket ship and learn scientific secrets!

OH NOES!! It's only 1962 and therefore all space is filled with undefined "cosmic rays"! Our bodies are being bombarded by deadly Handwavitronic particles, allowing Lee and Ditko (I think) to have their artistic way with us!

Hey great, now we're all freaks. Ah well. Let's go kick ass, and also launch the Silver Age of Comics.
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From:rikchik
Date:July 1st, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
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I think that your post should be the Wikipedia article.
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From:surrealestate
Date:July 2nd, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
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and the Invisible Woman getting undressed

but what would you actually get to see?
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From:queue
Date:July 2nd, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
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Before she had a good handle on her powers, she would sometimes reappear in the middle of getting undressed.
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From:bitty
Date:July 2nd, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
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eh. she is much less hot with her hair bleached and the severe weight loss. she was damn hot when she was dark angel.
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