So I go to the cinema listings to see what times Ninja Assassin is on this weekend and it says that it's been pushed back to a January release date. I am disappoint! I'm pretty sure I know why it got pushed back, and that reason alone irks me more than anything! Even though it makes monetary sense. XD
So, we get ninja!Rain in January and The Princess and The Frog/Ponyo in February. At least I'll have something to watch in the new year? This just really reminds me of the time when the first Spider-Man movie came out, and everyone was excited for it, then they said "Oh well, actually for no reason at all, we're pushing it back a month and a half" and by the time it came out in the cinema, most people had already seen it and I had to be all lalala, I'm not listening cos I wanted to wait to see it on the big screen.
Pretty silly reason to be grumpy, I know. :P I shall spend the weekend watching Cap'n Fine and crew (again) as well as Quantum of Solace instead.
Thinking about how much I enjoyed Star Trek, and how most people also really enjoyed it, I can't help but wonder if Fantastic Four had been done in the same sort of tone, would people have enjoyed it more? I enjoyed the first one more than the second (now that I've had time to watch them again and reflect), but didn't mind either really. I am biased though, Johnny and Ben are my favourite FF characters, I'm not really bothered either way about Sue or Reed. But I'm guessing the villains of each movie (Doom and Galactus[ish]) didn't live up to their comic counterparts? There was more of a sense of "this dude's gonna mess **** up!" from the Star Trek villain. Star Trek had that same balance of kick-ass adventure and funny moments that I always thought FF should have.
Or maybe FF would've been better off being more like an old school family adventure (in the vain of BTTF or the first Pirates movie) where you go in expecting a fun 2 hours and come out having been surprised by the interesting plot and clever dialogue.
I'm not sure if they're still going ahead with this relaunch/reboot of the FF franchise, but I wish they'd stick with what they have and fix what was wrong rather than starting again from scratch. Especially since they seem to be going with this whole darker = better approach. It's that kind of thinking that killed off/emo-fied most of my favourite DC characters but I digress! XD It also seems a bit soon to be rebooting it. I doubt comic book adaptions will go out of style so they can wait a bit longer to start again, and the recent reboots of Batman and Superman had about ten years or more since the previous film came out.
Kinda OT, I'm not sure who has the cartoon rights for FF now that the other cartoon got cancelled but I hope it's the guys making Spectacular Spider-Man and not the guys making Wolverine and the X-Men. They're both good cartoons, but I'd rather see them on Spidey's cartoon (which has been kicking ass so far).