I am watching the Fantastic Four movie for background noise as I clean my apartment. I have reviewed this movie on my website.
A few thoughts occur to me. First, Jessica Alba ain't so bad, regardless of cranky fanboys. And I am a little less annoyed by Mr. Fantastic in this flick. Although I still don't see nearly enough of the great Reed Richards intellect.
And the guy who played Doctor Doom is an excellent actor. BUT HE WAS HANDED A ROTTEN PART. Why? I figured out why it really bugs me, especially in these economic times.
In the comics, Doctor Doom is a self-made villain. He started from poverty and worked up to being a world power. In the movie, he starts from riches and goes to everything being taken away.
It's just another example of the viewpoint of the rich being shoved down our throats (oh weep, oh cry, the rich Doctor Doom lost a bunch of cash, oh, cry me a river) and the viewpoint of the poor (the comic book Doctor Doom is a self made man, he knows his roots and protects his countrymen, at least those he has not tossed in the dungeon). The comic book Doom has earned every last scrap of power and money he has, and he knows it. No silver spoon, hundred billion bailouts for him. The movie Doom is just upset about the silver spoon being yanked out, and us working stiffs are supposed to identify with that? UGH! It's a conspiracy, I tell you! A Hollywood executive conspiracy!!!
Oh, and why is the movie Doctor Doom firing a shoulder-launched missile from inside a building, WITHOUT OPENING THE WINDOW FIRST?!?!? Really, that is stupid, what if the impact with the window sets it off prematurely?
Oh, and although I have not seen FF 2, why in the heck wasn't Alicia the one to talk to the Silver Surfer, instead of Sue Storm? Especially this Alicia, who was a great character in the first FF flick. Sue Storm should be fighting alongside the other FF4 members. Did Hollywood think about Sue, "Oh, she's just a GIRL"?!?!?! OK, I hafta see FF2 sometime, I have done enough guessing. Except that turning Galactus into a cloud sucks. We can take a rubber guy, a rock guy, and a fire guy, but we can't handle a 50-foot-tall guy?
As for my book. I did a reading at Red Rock Coffee last night. I might be getting the beginnings of fans. I got a couple of compliments. One guy told me he had heard some of my other performances. And one of the coffee guys told me that he really liked my reading and that maybe I am getting superpowers.
On Sunday, I went to Script Frenzy, where people try to write a 100 page screenplay in one month. I am thinking of joining that, and writing my book as a screenplay. Although I know that it would be a lot easier to sell my story as a book than a screenplay. Heck, it would be hard enough to sell as a graphic novel (considering that I do not draw). Still, it would be an interesting exercise. I might try this.
OK, enough blogging. Time to go back to cleaning.