A brilliant scientist - his best friend - the woman he loves - and her fiery-tempered kid brother! Together, they braved the unknown terrors of outer space, and were changed by cosmic rays into something more than merely human!
Why should anyone care about a comic group of heroes? Well...I don't think that anyone who didn't read comic books as a kid can reallyunderstand...on the other hand, if you're still a kid at heart, you might, with some effort, be able to at least see the potentiality of such an interest. I grew up reading the FF, and for a while, they were myheroes, heroes in a fantastic world, with their own dreams and ambitions, doubts and fears, trials and tribulations. Reed who epitomized the brilliant, altruistic scientist, seeking knowledge for the sake of knowledge... his best friend, Ben, the tragic hero, disfigured by the accident that gave him his powers, proving without doubt that his courage and will to live were the true source of his indomitable strength... Sue whose fighting spirit slowly emerged over time to reassert her position as possibly the strongest member of the FF...and finally, Johnny Storm, her younger hot tempered brother, always in search of love, but never quite finding it. Above all they were a team that fought hard, and never gave up. The essence of their characters was the power of will and the boundless courage of the human soul. They showed, time and time again, that no matter what obstacles they faced, humanity would survive and that good would triumph over evil.
Why does every Fantastic Four movie need to feature Doom as the main adversary???? When will the movie
world realize that Doom is a *subtle* character. Yes. I used the word "subtle". You cannot and *will not*
do Doom justice in character development in any movie precisely because of this. It took decades to
develop Doom's character - to fully expose the nuances of his thought processes and deep hidden neuroses, all
of which led to the creation of a complicated, deeply pathological, brilliant and sadistic meglomaniac. Tell
me how you can possibly convey that and tell the origin of the FF and develop *their* characters in a single
two hour movie? The answer is: you can't. So don't try. The FF is so rich in characters you could shoot a dart
at your collection and come up with good story to tell. Pick one. How about skip the origin and dive right into
stealing the control rod from Annihilus - then have him try to get it back (FF 141)?? How about doing a *real*
Galactus story with the Silver Surfer? How about retrieving Ben from the Skrull world in the Arena of Death (FF 91)?
Do the origin story in a nightmare so you don't have to go through all the details...the FF is literally the
greatest team in the Marvel Universe, so why not start with that?