Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Thanks for what???

Just watched the Fantastic Four movie and wondered about something. Two or three times in this film the Four are shown being thanked for saving the day, saving lives, etc. But if you look at what actually happened, the main reason why those lives are in danger is that the FF were there.

For example... the big crash on the bridge. Caused by the Fantastic Four. One guy would have committed suicide if they hadn't been there - instead there was a huge pile-up, property damage probably in the tens of millions, quite possibly several deaths and injuries, and a seriously damaged bridge that would have to be closed for months.

Pretty much the same thing happens at the climax - most of the damage is done by the four, not Dr. Doom. It isn't Doom that chooses to puncture a swimming pool, or throw a car at a bus. It isn't Doom that risks setting fire to the atmosphere.

I could go on, but it's all like that. There seems no reason for their sudden popularity, nor for the sudden unpopularity of Victor.

It wouldn't have been hard to write a script that treated the characters with dignity but still gave rational reasons for them to be regarded as heroes, but it feels like the screenwriters simply didn't bother.

Not recommended.

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