Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How The FF Movie Could Have Been Better In One Easy Step (SPOILERS)

This is a minor, tiny SPOILER for something in the Fantastic Four trainwreck movie.

So go away if you don't wanna know anything.

In this movie, prior to going off on their own inter-dimensional journey, the Baxter Institute tests their "ship" on a chimpanzee.

And he comes back unharmed, which tells them that it's time to try with humans.

But seriously?!?! Have these movie-makers never read a Fantastic Four comic book?!?!

Because how can you expose a monkey (yes, I know, don't slow my roll here) to the same forces that created The Four...

...and not have him come back even a little bit altered...

...how can you NOT immediately think of THIS:
How can you be any fan of the FF and not realize immediately that THIS should be your movie?!?

I'm just saying, HUGE missed opportunity...we have on multiple apes before the humans go, and it all looks kosher, but we gradually see the apes start to display powers and intelligence when no one's looking, and everyone is so distracted when the humans get back from their mission that no one notices the animal handler sneaking of with his charges, and...

This is the one case where I should have been allowed to write movies.

2 comments:

Brian said...

How is there not even an after-credits scene with the ape? Have a government scientist named Kragoff with the test ape as a 'consolation prize' who gets some weird results running tests – viewers who haven't read the comics think "Oh no! They'll be able to replicate the process!" while comics fans think "Holy shinola! Red Ghost and his Super-Apes!"...

Simon Dyer said...

The whole dimension travelling angle even lends itself to a Red Ghost origin. Kragoff attempts to use the machine but has it mess up and trap him between dimensional states (or something) so he can phase through walls, using his gang of trained test apes to steal secrets from the Baxter foundation and...