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Mr Magic
10 years later, we get another adaption,



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vkimo
Mr. Fantastic's powers must have seemed cool in the 60s or whatever but being stretchy is so lame.


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Mr Magic
We're really living in the Remakes Era now.
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Vaporman87
I'm tired of being asked to forget recent incarnations of these properties and consider these movies "new" experiences. No. I saw this 10 years ago. I don't care if there are new actors and new effects. I don't care if you decided somebody needed to be black this time around. I'm not watching this. Period.
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Silvervix
"Enough is enough" I'd say
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"Enough is enough" I'd say
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Agreed. Some creativity would help.

I think it would be neat if the future of movies was taken over by the fans... the little people. Notice how television is now overrun with "reality" shows. Regular people are made into stars.

What if movies were the same? If it were somehow easier for someone who just had a good story to tell get a movie into a theater chain. Like a YouTube for Movie Theaters, except far more selective in what gets put on the marquee. 

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Vaporman87 wrote :

I'm tired of being asked to forget recent incarnations of these properties and consider these movies "new" experiences. No. I saw this 10 years ago. I don't care if there are new actors and new effects. I don't care if you decided somebody needed to be black this time around. I'm not watching this. Period.
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shakin steak
Fox is just doing it to retain the license. If they don't make a new movie the rights revert to Marvel. They don't give a toss about making a good movie--they are just playing keepaway. The only reason to do this is to demand a big payout for the rights. It's really dumb because if they make a good movie they would get more at the box office than they could get for just signing some papers. Which makes me think it's not that they don't want to make something good, just that they actually don't know how.
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I think it would be neat if the future of movies was taken over by the fans... the little people. Notice how television is now overrun with "reality" shows. Regular people are made into stars.

What if movies were the same? If it were somehow easier for someone who just had a good story to tell get a movie into a theater chain. Like a YouTube for Movie Theaters, except far more selective in what gets put on the marquee. 

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I really like this. But being on TV is easy in that context. There is a lot of support in that the editing and cameras are all taken care of. All the participants have to do is show up and do whatever. Creating a story to make a movie (and making the story interesting and coherent) is something else. It was tried with Project Greenlight. The results were generally disappointing. Unlike, say, a cooking show or a singing show. What I see in those is a strong aspect of mentorship and coaching. The level to which this is done is at times extraordinary for the task of making a plate of food. So maybe those aspects need to be beefed up for something like Project Greenlight.  That, or we have some more collaboration between kids, whose imaginations are still fertile, and professional writers, à la Axe Cop.
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echidna64
It really grinds my gears how all these superhero movies keep trying to mimic Christopher Nolan's Batman.

When you watch a Superman movie it shouldn't be nihilistic and feel like a Batman movie, same goes for Fantastic Four with its Interstellar inspired trailer.


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Vaporman87
I could go for another Tim Burtonesque film with dark yet comical themes. I think a Dr Strange or Ghost Rider driven movie could work well in that.
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