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Anne Laurie

I think the British expression is "Too clever by half". Got the impression the film-makers didn't want anyone to think that, heaven forfend, anybody might WANT to have superpowers or WANT to help people for no reason. After all, ironic detachment is the only defensible emotion other than lust or greed, right?

Lance

Anne,

You're on to something with this movie. The coolest character in the movie, Johnny Storm, manages all three emotions, doesn't he?

The last scene of the movie doesn't show the team embracing their powers or celebrating their dedication to crime fighting---it shows them wallowing in their new-found celebrity.

res publica

I couldn't believe how totally weak this movie was. It just sort of stumbled from scene to scene, and even the dialogue seemed to lack structure. Also, the makeup was pretty bad on all of them. Sue Storm looked like she had done her own make-up using the samples available at Walgreens during her lunch hour. Total hooker. And what was up with Doom's eyebrows? He looked like he might be moonlighting as Cruella Von Doom, Drag Queen Extraordinaire. The whole thing was just megaweak.

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