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Old 03-14-2014, 09:25 PM   #39
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Default Re: Things That Would Get You Interested In This Movie

Originally Posted by Arach Knight View Post

This is a photo of the Hodgson twins. They are biological sisters whom have parents that are each half Black and half White. The Punnett Square demonstrates Mendelian inheritance and how one may arrive at such an occurrence with seemingly disparate organisms that share the same parents.

Given that the Fantastic Four is already science-fantasy, it would not be a far stretch at all to introduce actual science to explain a very real phenomenon. Even then, why would it matter if Johnny were adopted instead? Would that make Sue any less his sister? Would it make them have less familial love? Why do people struggle with the acceptance of blended families? This trend of thought has far wider reaching and poignant implications than the simple casting of a Hollywood film.
I think getting powers from cosmic rays AND having a very very rare racial familial occurrence where neither sibling looks racially ambiguous might be too much suspension of disbelief for the audience. Lol. At least you're convinced that one of Johnny/Sue's parents will be black, I'm not convinced they'd change anyone else's race but Johnny's.

Because most people don't have powers in real life, they can buy whatever background you're going to give them for how the powers came to be because there aren't an abundance of them in real life. People have brothers and sisters and children in real life and 99% of the time they look similar or at the very least ambiguous, people have those real life examples that they see in their everyday life and other's everyday lives to draw from.

Siblings like the ones you've posted are so rare they're nearly unheard of and that's why the concept is met with such skepticism, i.e., not even in the real of thought when you say "brother and sister" or "siblings".

White Johnny and white Sue or black Johnny and black Sue. Either is more believable than having Jordan and Mara who look like polar opposites be related. Sure there are siblings who look like they're different ethnicities in real life but WHY do this with FF? Is there some reason why this has to be done other than catering to Josh Frank's friend? Did the old relationship not work/was it stale or disliked? I don't get it.

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