Tom and Derrick are back with an episode that hearkens back to our first Movie Preview. We talk about the three films we saw from Episode One’s list, including an ear-blistering rant from Tom on Ghost Rider. Plus shaky-cam, how 300 affects employees in a shoe store, some more minor celebrity impersonations and the greatest laugh you can get from a Uwe Boll Movie!
By Jacob Slater
My last article on this subject didn’t really need a followup. Nor did it need to come so soon after the last one. Does it really matter though?
- Challengers of the Unknown
You know, I kind of feel bad for Fantastic Four. They’re the first family of Marvel after all, the foundation that allowed it to become the multi-billion dollar media empire that it is today (give or take a few bankruptcies). Before the Avengers did the first bit of Avenging, before the X-Men were the buttmonkeys of the world, before Spider-Man shot his sticky white web all over men in strange costumes, the Fantastic Four were capturing the hearts and minds of millions of children and nerds in those swinging Mad Men years of the early 1960s. Reed “Mr. Fantastic” Richards, Sue “Invisible Girl” Storm, her brother Johnny “The Human Torch” Storm, and Ben Grimm, the ever-lovin’ Thing, who knows where Marvel comics would be without the mythology that have built up around those 4 characters? Who knows if Spidey or the X-Men would have existed as they are now if not for the Fantastic family? Maybe Peter Parker would have been Chinese, or Magneto would have been an ape in a suit. No one but Ashton Kutcher in the sci-fi thriller film The Butterfly Effect could say for sure.