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Fantastic Four Teaser Trailer

samzenpus posted more than 9 years ago | from the just-for-cowboyneal dept.

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Brian Renner writes "20th Century Fox will debut the teaser trailer for Fantastic Four , on January 14th, before theatrical screenings of Elektra. Only moviegoers attending Elektra showings will get this first look at Fox's epic incarnation of Marvel's first family of comic superheroes."

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304 comments

ololol (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346339)

first!

Re:ololol (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346365)

Well done you succeed it where I fail.

FP!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346342)

Do I fa1l it??

Random thoughts (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346344)

If the film isn't fantastic, can we get the under the Trade Descriptions Act?

Why does Jessica Alba have to be the one that's invisible? She's well fit!

The human torch is played by Chris Evans? I guess you can't get much more of a firey redhead...

Re:Random thoughts (2, Interesting)

Forge (2456) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346482)

Funy thing with the FF. I spent 6 Years thinking the Thing was black ontil I read a flashback isue that showed his original apearance.

Just something to look out for in the movie.

Another thing. Spiderman was the best Chemis in the Marvel Universe. By giving him biological webs the movie made him average. Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) is the best phisicist and 3rd best enginear (Behind IronMan and Dr. Doom).

Will they ignore his technological inovations and render him just a luky geak? Or worse, will they pull off a Hulk and drag his forgoten parents into it with prenatal genetic enginearing?

Re:Random thoughts (2, Interesting)

brandorf (586083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346692)

Horrid Spelling errors aside, you've got a point.

There's always some modernization that happens when a movie is released. People now know much more about what is possible. A movie critic elucidats the point rather nicely.

" ...Parker is very quickly bitten by a genetically enhanced spider. (Updating the original comic book, in which it's a radioactive spider. Wouldn't that be funny now? SCENE ONE - Peter is bitten by radioactive spider. SCENE TWO - Peter dies from radiation poisoning. THE END)"

But, no matter how faithful a movie stays to its source material, purists will still hate it.

Re:Random thoughts (4, Insightful)

Forge (2456) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346780)

I'm not as worried about the purity of the story as I am about the quality. I.e. I try not to grumble too much over 3 separate girlfriends being amalgamated into Mary Jane for Spiderman.

I am even willing to forgive letting her survive being tossed off a very high bridge (Spidy lost a girlfriend that way in the comic)

Those things are sometimes necessary to fit a long story into 2 hours or to promote the "new" paradigm of monogamy among heroes. (Seen a recent James Bond flick?)

In Spiderman's case they managed to still pull it off. The Hulk was another matter.

One thing I do like about the Marvel Superheroes movies is that they usually stock them with actors who look the part. No 5'10" 160 lb guys playing 6'4" 240 lb Vigilantes. That's where the problems began in the Batman movies. They went far and deep, but they started there :). So Wolverine was a little thin and too tall. He was still believable. Hugh Jackman made up for the physical differences by _acting_ the part. If only more movie stars would do that :)

Re:Random thoughts (1)

Rakishi (759894) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346801)

To me both scenarios seem equally ludicrous ...

Re:Random thoughts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346960)

"Horrid spelling errors" not "Horrid Spelling errors" .. you're not writing a title there.
Also it should be "elucidates", with an e.

"People in glass houses.."

Chris Evans... WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346978)

Do you actually mean THE Chris Evans, ex UK Radio DJ?

How the hell would he get a part in a Hollywood movie, surely he's unknown over there?

Must be someone else... or is it?

WTF? ROFL!!!!!!

And... (4, Funny)

OzRoy (602691) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346345)

internet pirates will be able to view it on the 13th.

Re:And... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346353)

WHERE DA MOVIEZ AT?

Re:And... (1)

polysylabic psudonym (820466) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346450)

Informative? what have the moderators been smoking? I'd go with a funny mod - it's only informative if he gives us a link to a download site!

Re:And... (1)

mefus (34481) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346461)

I'm sure there must be other (legitimate) ways to see it such that FOX doesn't receive on single dime...

Re:And... (1)

Badfysh (761833) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346516)

Some people have already seen the trailer on Bittorrent - er, so I hear...

Re:And... (1)

rasz (788512) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346652)

there was a full torrent on suprnova, 320x200 divx hehe

I did viev it .. like 2 months ago (0, Offtopic)

rasz (788512) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346620)

and it SUX donkey balls. Something like Ninja Turtles or Power Rangers :(

Well... (5, Funny)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346347)

I already saw the movie, its called the incredibles!

Soon we will see... (4, Funny)

wcitechnologies (836709) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346352)

...what is more important to the American audience.

A classic group of beloved superheroes -OR- A nice set of...

well, nevermind, I think you all know where I'm going with this.

let me chnage that a bit.. (1)

Tracer_Bullet82 (766262) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346371)

A classic group of beloved superheroes -AND- A nice set of...

flame on! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346356)

clobbering time!

Dear god no... (4, Insightful)

EvilCabbage (589836) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346364)

... this movie could only possibly look worse if Paul W.S. Anderson had written and directed.

Jessica Alba may be a fine piece of ass, but she is totally wrong for this film, as is the rest of the cast.

I almost wish this Hollywood comic book phase was over so they'd stop fucking with my childhood heros.

Re:Dear god no... (4, Funny)

Xpilot (117961) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346386)


Jessica Alba may be a fine piece of ass, but she is totally wrong for this film, as is the rest of the cast.


Feh, speak no ill of Lady Jessica! Her lovely ass may embrace any motion picture that she chooses. She could have been cast as Winston Churchill and I'd still pay to see it.

Re:Dear god no... (5, Funny)

Chuck Chunder (21021) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346455)

Her lovely ass may embrace any motion picture that she chooses. She could have been cast as Winston Churchill and I'd still pay to see it.
Unfortunately in this movie she plays Invisible Woman so you'll be paying to not see it.

Re:Dear god no... (2, Funny)

jim_v2000 (818799) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346734)

But notice, it said that she can make other things invisible too...so hey, maybe something will work out there...no pun intended ;)

Re:Dear god no... (1)

myom (642275) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346538)

The cast seems to be taken from a big jar with bingo balls with names of bland young actors and actresses.

The guy from the Gillette commercials seems to have been drawn twice by the Bingo machine and plays
both the roles of Mr Fantastic and Human Torch. [superherohype.com]

Re:Dear god no... (3, Insightful)

Osty (16825) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346411)

Jessica Alba may be a fine piece of ass, but she is totally wrong for this film, as is the rest of the cast.

Jessica Alba is hot as a brunette, but Susan Storm is a blonde, and I don't think Alba can pull off blonde well. However, Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm and Julian McMahon as Dr. Doom look like good matches to me. As for the rest, I'm not really familiar with them, so I couldn't really say.

Re:Dear god no... (2, Insightful)

marcushnk (90744) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346438)

meh.. as long as they keep its just slightly corny.. it might be ok...
Please oh please don't try to make it dead set serious.

Re:Dear god no... (2, Informative)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346457)

Jessica Alba may be a fine piece of ass, but she is totally wrong for this film, as is the rest of the cast.

There're some stills here [superherohype.com] . Mr Fantastic at least looks too young, he should be mid 30s at least, he was a patriarchal figure. And I never recognised Jessica as a blonde....

Fake pics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346466)

I had no idea who Jessica Alba was, so I did a search. Wow! I can't believe people take the time to make fake nude pics. What's up with that? All that photoshop work must be a pain.

Re:Fake pics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346610)

What are you, gay?

Re:Dear god no... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346599)

I thought they made the Fantastic Four movie five or ten years ago but that for whatever reason, they decided not to release it after all (once it was already made!) and put it away somewhere? I know I've even seen xvid copies of it around the net.

Also, since I'm almost 30 and have no clue what the fuck fantastic four are, I can presume it's an "over 45 years old only" kind of thing?

Re:Dear god no... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346730)

I am 45 years old you insensitive clod ...

Re:Dear god no... (4, Interesting)

Mycroft_VIII (572950) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346757)

Don't know who the Fantastic Four are?!?!
I can only guess that you live in a country/region where for some odd reason Marvel didn't ship as many F.F. comics as thier other lines.
Kinda wierd idea though considering it was a pretty important title. It was the FF the got Marvel back into the Super Hero bussiness in the early 60's, they had gone to monster/horror type stuff when the superhero comics became on of the 'satan worshiping/mind controll/reason teenagers behave like teenagers' things of thier time (much (A)D&D of the 80's or rock and roll, etc.)
To give you a clue to the FF's influence I suggest you look at both Darth Vaders outfit and Dr. Victor Dooms outfit, then consider Dr. Doom predates Darth Vader by over a decade.
Here's an interesting page google turned up: http://www.toonopedia.com/fant4.htm [toonopedia.com] .

Mycroft

Re:Dear god no... (1)

xstonedogx (814876) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346674)

The sad part: To lots of kids this lot will BE the FF.

Re:Dear god no... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346870)

Jessica Alba may be a fine piece of ass, but she is totally wrong for this film, as is the rest of the cast. I almost wish this Hollywood comic book phase was over so they'd stop fucking with my childhood heros.

Suit yourself. I'd fuck with Jessica Alba any day of the week.

On the set video (2, Informative)

AIX-Hood (682681) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346373)

Yahoo has an "on the set" video available for those who don't feel like waiting: http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/fantasticfo ur.html [yahoo.com]

Re:On the set video (1)

Stephen Samuel (106962) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346827)

I stopped by to watch one night when they were filming a scene in Vancouver... Where Ben first (re)introduces his, uhm, new and improved self to his girlfriend. ( a somewhat delicate affair for someone with fingers the size of a baby's arm ).

I won't say much more for fear of spoilers.

I can hardly wait! (5, Funny)

Dancin_Santa (265275) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346380)

The Hulk was such a smash hit. This is going to be 4 times better.

Nothing at all like a weaker version of The Incredibles.

Re:I can hardly wait! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346597)

I think when people look back at all the comic-to-film adaptations, that Hulk will stand as one of the stronger ones.

For some reason the group mindthink took hold and people trashed it without giving it a fair chance (or even seeing it in many cases), but it is a good movie. It had innovative camera direction, shots and movement that paid homage to comic books while still retaining a strong dramatic storyline and acting.

Personally, I think it was better than Spider-man, and is as good as X-Men...

Re:I can hardly wait! (1)

ikkonoishi (674762) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346664)

Me too. I mean what did people expect from the movie? Its a movie about a guy who goes nuts and smashes things, and there was a lot of nut going and thing smashing occuring. And in addition to that it had a plot which was a lot less crappy than it could have been.

Sure the father's power was kinda stupid, but really you had to have a villian that give the Hulk a run for his money. Unless you wanted a crappy villian with the ability to make people rationally discuss their differences, using a gamma mutant was the only way that didn't involve setting up a completely unrelated backstory.

Re:I can hardly wait! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346782)

"Group mindthink" had nothing to do with it...

I saw it opening night and it was certainly among the worst movies I've ever seen. I'd love to hear a list of your favorite films.

Bah. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346938)

I saw it the day it came out, and had no preconceptions going into it.

It was depressing, boring, and the CG effects were terrible.

Bruce Banner was utterly boring as a character, whereas his father was so over the top it was comical. The people Bruce surrpunded himself with were also boring as hell.

The fight scene with the mutant dogs was so dark you couldn't even see anything going on, which was probably a good thing because what you could see of the dogs looked underalisitc and stupid, and in general the CG was terribly done. Hulk's skin didn't look real, and while they blamed that on it being difficult to make green skin look real, they can't use that same excuse for his shorts which also looked totally fake. It's like the artists painted each with a single hue, so they looked cartoonish rather than like real objects. And Hulk could have used more dirt and specular to make parts of him look dirty and parts of him look sweaty. They just put no effort into it at all. I could go back and retouch him in photoshop and get him to look more realistic, and I'm not even a professional artist.

There wasn't even enough action. The only thing Hulk has going for him is smashing things, and he didn't even smash much.

Soooo. (4, Interesting)

Lord_Dweomer (648696) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346381)

Sooo....which do we think is the more likely scenario:

Scenario A) People who want to see the trailer will force themselves to go see Elektra, which they had no interest in before, only because Fox is so desperate to make some money on Elektra that they would go so far as to try to deny the power of the internet.

Scenario B) There will be a torrent posted here in 3...2...1...Who knows, we might end up with a torrent to the entire movie here before it has even been completed. Thus is the power of the internet.

Re:Soooo. (1)

Captbaritone (718580) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346395)

Must find torrent... Must post on /. .... must prove power of internet. *wanders off into internet*

Re:Soooo. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346867)

http://www.screenhead.com/funny/movies/the-fantast ic-four-trailer-025425.php

FOX has been scouring the net for leaks..

Wing Commander : The Phantom Menace (2, Interesting)

Kaenneth (82978) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346771)

recall folks buying tickets to Wing Commander, just to see the trailer for the new Star Wars movie?

Classic Cartoons (-1, Redundant)

bhadreshl (841411) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346383)

Hollywood seems to be producing more and more movies based on classic cartoons.
Spiderman, Daredevil, X-Men, Incredible Hulk, etc, etc(might have missed some here), and now The Fantastic Four.

Now the real question is whether these movies are being produced becase they are a hit or they are running out of original ideas over there

Re:Classic Cartoons (1)

bhadreshl (841411) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346392)

Meant to say Classic Comics/Cartoons because the Cartoons were based on Comics.

Re:Classic Cartoons (1)

AIX-Hood (682681) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346397)

Yes, and er.. yes. :)

Re:Classic Cartoons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346402)

Hollywood seems to be producing more and more movies based on classic cartoons.

None of it matters until we get the Transformers live action film [bbc.co.uk] .

Re:Classic Cartoons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346410)

Um, if you have to ask...

Re:Classic Cartoons (1)

Per Abrahamsen (1397) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346431)

Comic books, not cartoons.

Hellboy, From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen are a few of the movie adaptions of comic books you missed (these have never been adapted as cartoons).

Neil Gaiman suggested that the reason Hollywood like comic books as source material, is that Hollywood produceres don't like reading books.

Re:Classic Cartoons (2, Informative)

giginger (825703) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346464)

The Fantastic Four was done years ago already. It was so horrifically awful though that it was never released. The rumour is that the studio only made it so they could keep the rights to make it at a later date. The power of the internet brought that film to my computer when I accidentally used a Bit Torrent. I can inform you that it was terrible and that I loved it for that reason alone.

Re:Classic Cartoons (2, Informative)

NecroPuppy (222648) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346560)

It was actually released to video, but then the video was pulled.

You can still find copies at gaming conventions.

All likely to be illegal, mind you, but that doesn't stop copies from being sold.

Re:Classic Cartoons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346935)

It was never released to video officially. The version that is floating around was leaked.

It's a great movie in that its sooooo bad.

Re:Classic Cartoons (1)

Daengbo (523424) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346541)

"Miramax? I thought they only made classy movies, like The Crying Game."

"Yeah, but after they made She's All That, it was all downhill."

Heck Bluntman and Chronic even got a movie of their own. This is not news.

Re:Classic Cartoons (1)

fireboy1919 (257783) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346869)

You say it like it's some sort of collective who is doing everything. It's not. It's one guy. Well, one guy and all his peeps.

Ever heard of Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel Comics? He's the producer of every single one of the movies you mentioned.

Every ten years or so he makes another try at getting them popular again. Twice since the sixties the fad has reached the movie phase (this being the second time), and he rode the fad until it died out. No really new ideas - the ideas themselves are rather timeless - just a new setting. Peter Parker actually wore bellbottoms and had 70s hair last time.

Another three decades or so and he'll probably make movies again...if he somehow finds a way to become immortal.

Re:Classic Cartoons (1)

dabigpaybackski (772131) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346907)

Hollywood seems to be producing more and more movies based on classic cartoons. Spiderman, Daredevil, X-Men, Incredible Hulk, etc, etc(might have missed some here), and now The Fantastic Four.

Indeed. And the world of hip-hop has as well, seeing as two different rappers (MF Doom & Kool Keith) have either used the name or likeness of Dr. Doom in thier work. MF Doom's [prefixmag.com] recent album is replete with some pretty hysterical samples from the old Fantastic Four cartoon.

Re:Classic Cartoons (1)

dabigpaybackski (772131) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346949)

I almost forgot to mention Dr. Strange and Silver Surfer movie projects. Miramax is planning to make a Dr. Strange flick, and 20th Century Fox has a script for Silver Surfer. I hope Fox gets Brian Singer (X-Men) to direct.

Re:Classic Cartoons (1)

DataCannibal (181369) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346980)

I'm waiting for the Hollywood version of "Dennis the Menace" starring Sylvester Stallone as Dennis, Kevin Spacey as Dennis' Dad and Brad Pitt as Walter. Gnasher will, of course be provided by Hensons Animatronics.

NB. US readers should not confuse Dennis the Menace from the "Beano" with the rather lame, tame Amercian copy of the same name.

Mod this post... (5, Funny)

MonkeyBot (545313) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346391)

-1 FLAME ON!!!

Sounds good, but... (1)

bennomatic (691188) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346396)

...after the travesty that was Daredevil, I'm not sure I can bring myself to go see Elektra. Pity, I had high hopes for both movies, being a fan of the original comic book stories...

I swear, they're just doing something right with Spiderman [dimspace.com] . Even X-Men was just OK, I thought. Even the off-beat comics-to-movies (Ghost World [dimspace.com] , American Splendor) really only have appeal to total afficianados.

I'm certainly looking forward to Sin City, tho. Maybe there'll be an adaptation of some of the more oddball comics, like Mr. Natural or the Freak Brothers.

Ah, memories of my misspent youth...

Re:Sounds good, but... (2, Insightful)

Coryoth (254751) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346439)

I'm certainly looking forward to Sin City, tho.

I must admit that Sin City is one of the few upcoming "comic book adaptations" that I'm actually contemplating seeing. Most everything else looks to be drivel in the same mould as Daredevil and Hulk. Comic book based films haven't generally proved to be as bad films based on computer games, but they do seem to do a fine job of butchering them none the less. The problem mostly seems to be that the filmmakers don't seem to get the comics - they seem to presume that if you translate the characters and something resembling the storylines over they've got all they need. What they lack is the feel, the spirit, the essence, the thing that gave the comic interest and vitality. I have to credit Sin City, because from what I've seen of the previews, at least they're trying to actually translate the feel and the style to screen. Whether it works is yet to be seen, but at least it doesn't look like every other standard Hollywood film.

Jedidiah.

Re:Sounds good, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346479)

The Freak Brothers have already been done by Cheech and Chong. (But I would pay good money to see a decent adaptation of Gilbert Shelton's work on the big screen).

Re:Sounds good, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346496)

OK then, how about Cherry Pop Tart?

Re:Sounds good, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346557)

Heh. At least I would have a new screensaver :)

Re:Sounds good, but... (1)

Badfysh (761833) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346663)

In addition to Sin City they're also filming Watchmen and V for Vendetta, two of my favourite Alan Moore stories - please, please don't let them screw it up..

Re:Sounds good, but... (1)

biglig2 (89374) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346752)

Don't forget the upcoming Keanau as John Constantine.

I'm actually hoping they've messed with the story to make the character a yank, just so Mr. R does not attempt an english accent again.

Re:Sounds good, but... (1)

m50d (797211) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346824)

Spiderman was going great right up until the end of Spiderman 2. Now I fear that spiderman 3 will be a sappy sentimental flick that bears no resemblence to the comics. I'll still go and see it though.

Re:Sounds good, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346952)

Nah... Next spiderman is clearly going to hail the return of the green goblin, who hopefully won't be as cheesy with the new guy playing him as he was in the first film, and will also hail the arrival of that astronaut that Mary Jane blew off the marraige with... He'll go into space and get mutated into someone... Venom I think it is... And then he'll seek revenge on Peter for marrying mary jane, and maybe revenge on mary jane for dumping him, and maybe he and green goblin will fight over who gets to kill Peter.

Yeah right (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346424)

As a former movie theater employee, I can tell you it is incredibly easy to cut the trailer off of a bad movie (like Elektra) and splice it to a movie that is good.

All I can say is... (1)

eingram (633624) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346460)

Please. Don't. Suck.

But so far, the movies with some variation of the word "man" in the title have only done well. So, like even numbered Star Trek movies, only expect Marvel films to be good if they contain "man" or "men" in the title.

But there is always an exception (for example, Star Trek: Nemesis wasn't that great). Maybe the exception will be the Fantasic Four movie. Or maybe they can rename it, "Three Fantasic Men, and one Fantastic Woman."

Or maybe I'm a freak. Just please, please don't suck.

Re:All I can say is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346489)

Nice patter analysis, but League of extraordinary SUCKED!

Besides, I liked the Hulk.

Re:All I can say is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346509)

LoEG != Marvel

Re:All I can say is... (1)

Glowing Fish (155236) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346641)

"Three Fantastic Men, and one Fantastic Woman"?
Sounds like it would be awesome, if you are into "adult" films.

Re:All I can say is... (1)

Hinhule (811436) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346693)

Starring Jessica Alba.. now this may get me to actually pay for some porn ;)

Re:All I can say is... (4, Funny)

CrackedButter (646746) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346798)

More so when one of them men gets really long, one gets really hot and the other gets really big.

heh (3, Insightful)

aztektum (170569) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346462)

They're trying to churn up some ticket sales to Elektra

Why there called teaser trailers (1)

zenst (558964) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346530)

Because they show you what a fun good film could be then show you the main feature which is usualy nowere as as good as the trailer you just saw.

Will we see it in Europe? (1)

Dr.Opveter (806649) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346555)

Superman, Batman, Spiderman, X-Men, Hulk.. Those i actually had comics of when i was a kid, i think they are well known names around the world.
I might be wrong but i think Fantasic Four doesn't have such a big audience on this side of the Atlantic (i don't think Daredevil did well in Europe either, did it?)

Re:Will we see it in Europe? (2, Interesting)

Fire Dragon (146616) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346653)

(i don't think Daredevil did well in Europe either, did it?)

Don't think that it did so well in Europe, it is not that here wouldn't be any fans, but who would like to see a crappy movie.

Shades of "Meet Joe Black"? (3, Insightful)

SensitiveMale (155605) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346559)

Sad when you have to use a trailer in order to sell tickets to a crappy movie.

And Elektra is GREEK! Geez.

The humanity! (3, Interesting)

trawg (308495) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346603)

Only moviegoers attending Elektra showings will get this first look at Fox's epic incarnation of Marvel's first family of comic superheroes."
Oh no! I hate it when I get denied easy access to watch advertising. I'll be queueing up to see this movie now!

I find it inexplicable that movie producers don't let their trailers out into the wild of the Internets. If you want to put movie trailers on your website, you have to go through this incredible rigmarole - in Australia you have to purchase a license from APRA (the Australian Performing Rights Associaton), and then obtain permission from the owner/distributor of the movie to make their trailers available (legally).

When you consider that these things are essentially glorified ads, then it is somewhat irksome.

Complete and utter morons. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346624)

Only moviegoers attending Elektra showings will get this first look

This is unbelievably retarded. I don't understand exclusive anythings when it comes to advertising - from "exclusive" movie trailers to "exclusive" game demos. Way to deep-six your advertising campaign on day one. Especially when the cost of internet distribution of such media is effectively zero:

Step 1: Make it difficult to view your advertising.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Somehow profit. (When nobody saw the movie / game because nobody saw the trailer / demo).

Genius. I'm the exact target audience - it's almost certain that I'm going to see both Elektra and Fantastic Four when they're release - and even I think the "exclusive" trailer is a totally stupid idea. And the MPAA thinks that *movie piracy* is causing them problems!

Love being Australian (0, Flamebait)

nighty5 (615965) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346630)

Cool!

Everyone outside of US will see it 6 months after its released.

Rock on!

Re:Love being Australian (1, Flamebait)

Badfysh (761833) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346702)

I think you meant: Cool! Everyone outside of US will hear how bad it is and not waste their money going to see it 6 months after its released. Rock on!

Elektra = Catwoman 2 (2, Insightful)

Coldglow (846952) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346650)

I guess they are still trying to milk this dead cow. Hot chick just about naked. Running around with the cameras trying to catch every angle. The only problem is she is not naked.

Re:Elektra = Catwoman 2 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346742)

Not naked but almost naked is great. It's a tease.

So who plays Galactus? (4, Funny)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346673)

Between Kingpin being black, and Sue Storm being Latina, I can only assume Galactus will be played by a jew. I suggest Al Franken. He rocks.

(Yes, I am joking... I'm usually PC, but I'm just looking for an excuse to peddle the idea of Al Franken as Galactus.)

Four (4, Funny)

fiskbil (734457) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346676)

Am I the only one who read "Gang of Four" and then quickly started thinking about design patterns? I probably need professional help.

Re:Four (4, Funny)

obender (546976) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346905)

Am I the only one who read "Gang of Four" and then quickly started thinking about design patterns? I probably need professional help.

This is Slashdot where professional help is always available. Which design pattern in particular you need help with?

Oh, not that kind of help ...

Trailer of the Fantastic 4 (era 1992) (1)

Coldglow (846952) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346682)

http://www.videoaddicts.com/catalogs/vhs/camp/f4bo otleg.htm

Re:Trailer of the Fantastic 4 (era 1992) (1)

Coldglow (846952) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346716)

videoaddicts.com/catalogs/vhs/camp/f4bootleg.htm

I dunno... (2, Interesting)

ChuckleBug (5201) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346755)

As a kid, my favorite comics were Siler Surfer, Captain Marvel (Marvel's Captain Marvel, whom they killed off), and the Fantastic Four. So a large part of me eagerly anticipates this, but I also can't help but wonder...Do we REALLY want cinematic versions of every frickin' comic and TV show? Maybe Hollywood could stick to ORIGINAL ideas?

Yeah, I know... Canned ideas mean more $$$$.

Still, can't they just leave some things be?!

I'm honestly torn about this.

It certainly bears mentioning (4, Informative)

Illserve (56215) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346783)

That the Serenity trailer will be airing in this movie also.

Re:It certainly bears mentioning (2, Informative)

jordand (196379) | more than 9 years ago | (#11346848)

Not anymore. Since Serenity was pushed back to September, the trailer will be attached to The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy in May, which seems to me a much better deal. When is a proper trailer for Hitchhiker's coming out, anyway?

4 bad signs regarding this movie (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346808)

1) They're shooting in Vancouver. Not to disparage the incredible film industry up there. But one of Spider-Man's greatest assets has to be its adherence to New York being a backdrop to the life of Peter Parker. The stories are ridiculous, anything that grounds them deeper in reality, adds character, and boosts suspension of disbelief works. And in Spider-Man it does - the city is a supporting character.

The problem isn't that they're shooting in Vancouver - it's that they're using it yet again to stand in for New York. Which only works in Jackie Chan movies where hovercrafts run rampant on the streets. There's something that's just too clean about Vancouver that doesn't translate and you know it, period.

2) It's reeking of Punisher / Daredevil and not Spider-Man / X-Men. The major difference? At their core, the charcter arcs of the latter films are totally believable and relatable. The X-Men are every societal outcast. Spider-Man is the everyman with an incredible secret life who's really, really good at something but can never sell out because of a true, guilty conscience. And he happens to be a normal person. That's what makes these films work, period. The costume changes don't matter. It's truth to the story and how people respond to them. So much so, I like to call Spider-Man 2 "The Passion of the Peter Parker"

The Fantastic Four's modern relevance and situational metaphors just aren't as compelling to a broader audience. Not in this shape and form. The lead performers may be suitable but no one has marvelled at their casting. When Hugh Jackman and Tobey Maguire first were shown as their characters, doubts faded. We knew they'd nailed the essence of their characters. Though Peter could use some more wisecracking.

I think in everything I've seen that Chiklis gets it - but the rest of the actors strike me as just blank.

3) The director made Taxi with Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah.

4) Again, the director made Taxi with Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah.

Could be worse (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346841)

BTW i loved Daredevil i just thought they could have done more with it. Even Matt damon didnt put me off.
Elektra looks forced and this is probably trying to boost it a bit and with FF they are probably trying to cash in on what the incredibles did earlyer last year.

Plus side if these movies get bad enough they will stop making them.

Pie

Just another crap movie (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11346961)

Please stop making these worthless cartoon movies!!

If you have no good ideas for movie, "borrow" some from chinese and japanese movies.
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