Wow, I managed to get in before the first "At least they didn't have a nigger as Johnny Storm" comment!
Hulk Hogan isn't up yet.
Nice. Reminds me of the old Captain America and Punisher films. A shame you didn't have someone dressed as Tobias Funke doing a musical of Fantastic Four.
Hmm yuotube... maybe they'll allow you to upload certain unmentionable reviews. ;)
Dude, I've customers in Dwight.
Also it's the closest AMTRAK station, I'm not putting my car in long term parking in Joliet, what am I crazy?
If you must destroy a city in Livingston county take out Fairbury.
I was going to make a Susanne Nagy joke, but Brad beat me to it! DAMN!
WOW! This was a goldmine of camp I never knew about! How could I have not heard of it?! I am so watching this movie with a group of friends!
This movie is legitimately really good. I've seen it 2-3 times at this point and it is by far the best version to date. Just goes to show, throwing a ton of money does not always make better adaptations of this kind of stuff.
this is probably the most well known movie snob has ever reviewed, kid.
1stly i kinda like the Jessica Alba films. they aren't among my favorite mind you. but i don't hate them like many seem to. anywas, i have a copy of this and honestly it's not that bad of a film. here's my review of it, for the short time it is, it drags on far to long on the back story and it takes fucking forever for shit to happen.
for a film as short as it is, it hurts it, also the acting is fucking terrible. but the FX are pretty good i think. some work i think and some look like shit. but that doesn't bother me at all.
this is a film that i think should have been released. i'm a die hard Roger Corman fan and have been since i was a kid. he's done far far worse films. he's also done other films from what i read i forget where that were made but never released, this being the most popular and as far as i know the only one that you can watch pretty much anywhere. i wonder IF Roger Corman will even care if this was snobbed or not ?
I'm sure this movie has been reviewed a lot more times than that certain unmentionable other film. So I doubt anyone involved cares about one more internet commentator making some quips about the film (especially considering Brad gave it some praise, unlike probably every other reviewer).
Corman seems too chill to care.
The first one's fine. It's not great, it's fine. It's not bad, it's just fine. I'm in no hurry to rewatch it, though.
The second one is insufferable.
100% agree. The CGI they used for the Silver Surfer looked at least five years behind the time the movie was made. And they never even showed us Galactus. It was just some big cloud in space. I thought we were gonna see Fantastic Four #48-50 made into a movie. Those issues are comic books at their finest.
i agree with you on the Tim Story ones. while silly/stupid the visuals of the movie were great as was the overall tone. if it had better acting and went the extra mile for the plot i think it could turn out really well
I greatly appreciate you referencing Dhalsim from the Street Fighter games!! :)
Well, I guess I'll be the one to say the movie's name. *ahem*, GRIZ- **Removed Due To Copyright Claim***
GOD DAMMIT, Youtube!
A movie review so big in scope, it needed two commercial breaks instead of one!
Also, it's pronounced NA-GHEY because she's Austrian!
As a fan of Dolph Lundgren's Punisher (other than a lack of a skull on the shirt) & other "bad" comic movies I've heard about this movie so my times, it's surprising to see how well the costumes, especially the Thing, turned out for such a low budgets. So what's the excuse for all the movie costumes that bare little resemblance to the comics?! And if you side with the "it's too comic bookie" or "what works in comics won't work in film" then do talk to me. 2 things: Get the origin & try, TRY to get the outfit right. Now I'll admit, some of my favorites get one or the other right. It's obviously more important to get the origin right, but hero or villain, reference the comic, not what YOU think is cool. I'm talking to you Lord Nolan, Brian Singer & the genius who gave the Joker tattoos (other than that I love that he looks like Joker again)!!!
*Before I get jumped on again, this isn't me going all "only my opinion matters not yours!". I'm just asking questions. So he/she who may reply, please hold any hated. Thanks =)
*I know in "All Star Batman & Robin" the Joker has some sort of dragon tattoo (of all things) but seriously, Joker is not f*cking Dennis Rodman!
**I myself have nothing against tats or the folks who have them, I have a lady friend who showed me both her tats & she's a lovely person =)
All Star is one of the worst Batman stories I have ever read. So when people make the comparison to the tattooed ,pimp grilled lame crap that is in Suicide Squad (I refuse to call that The Joker) and something from the crap pile that is All Star Batman and Robin. That doesn't help convincing me to see the movie. p.s. I have tattoos and giving The Joker tattoos makes him look STUPID.
Eh, one or two tattoos on the Joker would be fine - have them be from before he changed.
That Suicide Squad pic, though, with the tattoo gallery and the tooth-caps... that's someone who wants you to think they're crazy. The Joker hasn't got time to to get poser-ink in the hopes it'll intimidate people. He'd have shoved the needle in the tattooist's eye for taking too long, before the first "hahahahahahahahahahaha" was finished.
I don't think Joker did the caps himself. I think the idea is that his all his original teeth have been knocked out at one point or another by Batman.
I don't recall saying All Star was anything good. Again, tats on Joker is stupid beyond belief. But Leto, thank God, has the Joker trademarks of bleached skin & green hair, & the craziness will be easy to pull off. I just hope he doesn't try to replicate anything Ledger did because I really don't want that again. . .
whatever it was.
I really enjoyed what I've seen of this movie. Doing it as a low-budget, old fashioned superhero B-Movie is probably the best possible way to adapt these character. Good review.
(also how come some of the religious movie reviews on the Youtube page are randomly marked private.)
Carp should having been a ? at the end of the last sentence.
*Crap (oh autocorrect)
Uggggh, it's pronounced Suzanne Nɒɟ, thank you very much!
G and Y put together like that form a brand new letter in Hungarian. It's not that easy to describe how it sounds, but it's very close to the hard "d" [heh], at the beginning of some words if they are pronounced by a British person. Imagine FIlm Brain saying "duty" or "due" - phonetically it's something like "dyoo", and the very beginning of that is the "gy" sound.
The irony/joke of her being "naggy" is understood, don't get me wrong (the Grizzly II ep is one of my favorites), this is jut some trivia for you guys. :) "Nagy", by the way, means "big", and it's one of the most common surnames in Hungary.
So, is it like someone trying to say "Nadia", but getting interrupted?
This is the best Fantastic Four film to date.
I admit, I like both of the more recent Fantastic Four films. I think that if I just pretend that this upcoming adaptation is based on a really good YA novel, then it won't bother me. In any case, great episode!
Well, at least this version is faithful to the source material.
Hmm, just realized this makes the Tim Story Fantastic Four movies eligible for future Snob eps
I actually kind of laughed my ass off when I saw the Thing. Sorry but the make up looks like dry horseshit. But other than that nice review Brad. Can you do a review of another PSA for DVR hell? Like a video about the "evils" of rap music? I don't want to sound like a demanding prick but that would be nice if you can do that shit.
Ever think Brad might not share the same opinion of rap music as you?
So? You don't have to like rock music to realize shit like "Rock Its Your Decision" is stupid
Other than the fact that I appreciate the Street Fighter reference near the end of the review, at least you showed the film a little bit more respect than the Blockbuster Buster.
Just wondering about your thoughts on the 'political soldier' ethos and its relationship to the demise of the UK National Front? In general do you support the:
1.'Official National Front', the Third-Positionists & Evola-disciplies who thought the party needed to remould itself on the same kind of ideologically-focused, 'direct action'-based activism of the type practiced by Codreanu's Iron Guard? Basically turning the NF into a small, exclusive cell system of full-time dedicated revolutionaries with a mystical veneration for blood & soil nationalism- political soldiers whose lives revolved entirely around fighting for the realisation of an anti-capitalist, anti-communist, environmentally-grounded nationalist state? Or,
2.The 'Flag Group' National Front, who wanted to continue to espouse a more 'traditional' view of British & English national identity (divorced of the 'Official's' mystical ideals) mixed with a populist appeal to working-class voters which drew on Strasserite economic ideas? Basically continuing on with conventional parliamentary activities -canvassing, leafleting, holding public demonstrations & meetings, standing candidates for elections- rather than the extra-parliamentary setting up of little revolutionary cells of full-time 'warriors for British nationalism' (i.e. political soldiers) like the 'Official NF'?
Many view the split in the party between the 'political soldier' & 'non-political soldier' factions as being one of the main issues which caused its demise. If you were to involve yourself with the National Front today, or with any British racial-nationalist political party, would you advocate for the traditional parliamentary route or would you prefer instead a more radical, ideologically-driven, street-based activism?
Also, any chance you could review Ed Wood's 'Jail Bait' or 'Zontar, the Thing from Venus' sometime?
We all know the only one that matters is the christian soldier.
And the vets, of course.
Thankyou for your service.
I was seriously confused about this comment, assuming it was some weird racist spam, before the bald brad -> skinhead thing clicked in and I laaaaaffed.
Well he's either a skinhead or he's an escapee from the underground society in THX-1138. Either way I'm not taking any chances; plus, I'm genuinely curious to hear Brad's opinions on the REAL issues REAL people out there are talking about! Listen to your fans, Brad- and the word on the street! WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU GONNA BE ON when the DAY OF THE ROPE comes down!!?
I really love your Cinema Snob show. I seriously dig your flavor of snark@ Speaking of comments, would you mind saying the phrase "his smile is telling her 'I'm going to eat your children later, but I desperately hope we can be friends afterwards'" at some point in a review. I think it would sound FANTASTIC with your voice. Plus, I had a dream in which you said that, and it was appropriately psychotic and classy at the same time!! Thanks in advance ^_^
Wow, Henry left photography to become a physics professor? I musta missed that episode of Punky Brewster. I bet it was a very heart-warming montage of studying, with a silly freeze frame ending.
I thought that was him... who knew Lassard was smart enough to teach?
At least this movie addresses that ten years earlier Sue was teenager. That's an oddly specific thing to get better than the Alba version.
That movie didn't even have flashbacks, so it never came up.
Metaluna....now there's an obscure reference!
Unless you're a MST3K fan, in which case, "I aaaam Metaluna!"
I will say, in all honesty, that I don't mind this version of F4. I'd say it's better in spirit than the ones that came out a few years ago and it's probably bit truer to the source material. Don't get me wrong, this version is seriously flawed and has many problems in it and that's before getting into any attempts at the various effects and stuff in it but it did seem like this movie did sort-of try to things right.
In this one The Thing seems to with some degree of control be able to change his status. In the new movies a "cure" is found for the condition the F4 has and when offered to The Thing -after getting it and then going back- he's all "Eh, nevernind."
Yeah, I could sit here all day and mention the flaws in this movie but they're more out of the "we have to do this no matter what, but dammit we're not going to put effort into it" budget it had than any real flaw in either the story or even anything on the part of the cast.
I'd honestly tell any F4 fan to give this one a watch, go into it with a very open mind and acceptance of it's shoe-sting budget means Mr. Fantastic likely moonlights as one of those Easy-Breezer things you see in front of used car dealerships, Johnny becomes something from "the Lawnmower Man" and Ben looks like the result of a really horrible bowel obstruction finally coming out.
But at it's core, the movie is not too terrible, truth be told.
That reaction Dr. Doom had when he walks in the dungeon and sees his soldiers dead and the Fantastic Four had escaped was actually pretty funny. Most villains in comic book movies would shout at the top of their lungs when the hero escapes or just get frustrated and bang their fists on a desk, but this version of Dr. Doom was very calm when the Fantastic Four escaped. It was like his thoughts were, "Oh, they escaped...oh well."
The sun through the rings of Saturn....I know that one! mst3k all the way!
You should review some of the other low budget super hero movies. The one that comes to my mind is Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (1998) staring none other than David Hasselhoff .
This video brings the number of movies reviewed on this show that I had previously heard of (outside the show) up to 22 out of 307. That doesn't make it any less funny when Doctor Doom is impossible to understand, though. This video is hilarious!
Loved the ep. Also, yeah, the Jeweler had nothing to do with their origin in the comics. Ben had the blind girlfriend in the comics. There's definitely something a little creepy about Reed's cradle robbing (I think around this same time Professor Xavier was lusting over Jean Grey, too.). You also really can't overplay how much of a megalomaniac Doom is. Although I don't think any of the movies bother acknowledging that Doom either runs or is heir to his own country (Latvaria). The kids will relate better if he's an *eeeevil* blogger! Right?
I suspect a sizable chunk of the budget was on the Johnny Storm finale, which actually reminds me a hell of a lot of the Superman Fleischer short, "The Mad Scientist." For 94 CGI it's not too bad.
The Fantastic Four feels best when it has a pretty goofy and campy tone to it, which I think the upcoming film seems to be missing out on. I think the cartoon series that came out in the early 2000s actually nailed it pretty well. It's really silly and funny, with the right amount of angst here and there. It even has the Baxter Building being launched into space. Sadly it didn't seem to be a hit and it only made it to one season.
".....and then the professor died of a heart attack." Yeah, for different reasons though. The professor was speaking at the podium when the Invisible Woman blew him underneath it. Reed Richards was hiding under the same podium, so when he crawled from underneath it, the professor was understandably disturbed.
I have to wait till after work to watch. I hope it's not F4 the porno spoof.
At first, I thought the Jeweller was meant to be Mole-Man - they kind of jumped around on the likelihood of that.
Just saw "Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four" and originally it was going to be the Moleman but licensing issues prevented it.
Looks a lot less boring than the last Fantastic Four movies...
Okay. I saw it.
My least favorite superhero team. At least Dr. Doom looks accurate.
The Fantastic Snore -- It's Clobberin' Time... eventually!
man this looks infinitely better than the 2005 one
As a big fan of some of Roger Corman's movies growing up in the MST3k era (Swamp Diamonds, Gunslinger, Viking Women and the Sea Serpent, It Conquered The World, Attack Of The Giant Leeches, and Teenage Caveman), this movies really isnt that bad like you said. The characters were likable, and there was a story in there. It was also funny as well.
I would never think that a Corman film of the Fantastic Four would be way better than the previous ones, but it is!
Rotten Tomatoes has the 2015 version sitting pretty at 18%. Compared to Corman's, this is a masterpiece. It really is worth watching.
I'm quite disappointed there were no Battlestar Galactica jokes with Alex Hyde-White since he was a pilot in one of the episodes, or some Captain America movie from the 80s for that matter.
I'd like to add that Avi Arad is the same wise guy that said the Green Goblin's appearance was too silly for the movies. Hence why poor Willem Dafoe was dressed like Jet Jaguar in a Power Ranger episode.
That being said, after what came later it's probably the best we'll ever get.
What no mention to the documentary?http://doomedthemovie.com/
Also is Snob uploading his entire archive to Youtube
I just saw it at Boston Comic Con and it was awesome.
Fuck Suzanne Nagy and fuck Grizzley 2.
I just saw a documentary called Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four". It was awesome but has no release yet because of licensing issues. It goes into great detail of the true story behind this movie and interviewed all the key actors. Apparently it was made to keep the license long enough to get a major studio to buy it. After completion Marvel snagged all the negatives and either destroyed it or lost it.
Great review! but surprised he didn't reference that the whole backstory/film controversy was parodied on Arrested Development! Such great shit!
Two things. 1. Damn it. I meant DVD-R hell. 2. I haven't seen this video in a few weeks so I'm kind of late to ask this question that I've had from my last comment, does Brad not like rap music?(I like that type of music but I wouldn't care if Brad doesn't like that shit because everybody has their own tastes.) Just asking this because Chris Hansen made it sound like Brad didn't like that type of music.
I feel the need to point out that Trigger was Roy Rogers's horse, not The Lone Ranger's. That was Silver.
Brad has mentioned before that he's not a big comic book fan, which is why I was so delighted by the number of jokes in this vid that only heavy comics readers would know. <3
Now I really want a subscription to Snob Comics!!!
I hope that becomes a running thing (I noticed it on the Crippled Avengers video) for every uhhh "comic book movie" you review. Hahaha keep up the fantastic work!
Never forget. #Nagy2011
Holy crap, after seeing Trank's Fantastic Four last weekend I can say that without a doubt that Sassone/Corman's FF was better! At least it's good all fashioned cheesy fun that doesn't wanna make you cut your wrists in the bathroom after say like TRANKS!
But holy bleep, when in the history of the Snob's reviews has a film he covered been actually been better than a sequel or remake in the last ten years!
That's fcking crazy that Trank/Kinberg came up crappier than Corman's!
Sooooo.... Where can I get a copy?
Not the most horrible movie he's reviewed, or the least entertaining. I mean, it seems just as over-the-top and cheesy as the average superhero film, and that's not necessarily a criticism.
Okay, which movie is worse, 90s Fantastic Four or Clooney's Batman? You have 15 seconds.
Plus, goddamn, Sue Storm was beautiful. Like, wow. And I can totally appreciate a good makeup job for the Thing. Though the effects for Mr. Fantastic's arm is very creepy, ugghgughgh.
Seriously, why not give this a official DVD release? It's no worse then most made for TV movies from the 90s.
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.