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Old 07-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #156
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Default Re: EVERYTHING Black Panther - Part 2

Originally Posted by Lightning Strykez! View Post
Tim Story had had one successful film (Barbershop) and one bomb (Taxi) prior to developing Fantastic Four. Both were comedies. He wasn't qualified in terms of developing an CBM action property in the vein of what was already existing for Marvel films. He struggled with translating that sitcom feel to the big screen and for that the critics and audiences villified both films. The writing and acting was horrific in much of both films. Yes, he put forth a valiant effort--and I respect that. But he was totally out of his league.

Yes, they were modest commercial successes, but critically they were among the worst regarded CBMs. I think one was around 20-something percent on RT.

And they are hard to watch a second time. LOL

My point is, don't just give a director the role because he's black. That will gain us little if the story, writing, etc., is wiggedy-wack.
Wasn't TAXI between the two FF movies?

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