"It's Clobberin' Time!" - The Ben "Thing" Grimm Thread - Part 1

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  1. TheComicbookKid Swing n Miss

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    Was I the only person reminded of this during this scene?


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  2. Kelly #RESIST

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    There is now a thread to post problems with characterization, promotion, the movie itself, tv spots and trailers. Post your problems there.

    THE FFINO ZONE!
     
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    Yeah totally understand. We don't have the complete story on this issue and whether if it true or not.

    Regarding OTOY, I checked their website a few months ago and it does seem like a powerful tool but I'm inclined to assume the final product can only be good as the user working on it.
     
  4. Paradox1 Registered

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    As much as technology has advanced sfx and vfx there is a great deal artistry that goes into it. What is putting one vfx over another is not so much what they are using but how they are using it.
     
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    Loving Thing in the latest tv spots!
     
  6. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

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    Could they be practicing?

    Sue and Johnny seemed to be fighting too in the trailer.
     
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    I doubt they are practicing.
     
  8. Sleiek Registered

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    Doesn't look like practicing to me. Clearly mirrors what happened in the first Story film where Ben gets upset with Reed for getting distracted by Sue instead of finding a fix.
     
  9. bubbadoom Registered

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    ... has anyone tried the "Thing Burger" at Denny's yet...?
     
  10. RAE072 Samhain

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    Nah, not into Thing sauce. I don't swing that way.

    Also, there aren't any Denny's where I live anymore.
     
  11. ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

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    its interesting to me how so many of the scenes in this film seem to mirror the Tim Story version
     
  12. bubbadoom Registered

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    I have noticed this too and I think its potentially as big a problem as the first hour of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 1 was - i.e. rehashing the same material as the previous film rather than doing something new or moving forward. Between retelling their origin, tying Doom into that origin, etc. - it is shaping up to be pretty much the same "Story" all over again...
     
  13. Willie Lumpkin Trophy Husband

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    I agree, but I think it's going to be far worse than ASM:

    1. ASM used a different villain.
    2. People liked the original Spider-man film more than they liked FF.
    3. ASM, on its own, was a decent film.
    4. They did three SM films before starting over. With FF, 2 of the 3 films are nearly identical origin films.
     
  14. wobbly Occasional Scribbler

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    Surprised this thread seems dead atm with the film now out.

    I have a question for those who have seen it: I have heard Ben doesn't say a single line to Sue, and vice versa. They obviously appear in scenes together, but never say a word to each other.

    Is that true?
     
  15. The Infernal Mky Mk

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    I think so. Ben isn't a part of the team at all. Reed gets drunk and drags him along for the ride. Up until the final confrontation he essentially never meets her because he's sulking in his room when not blowing up tanks for the military. Essentially the Fantastic Four are Reed, Ben, Johnny and Victor with Sue left out of the experiment and marginalised.
     
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    I'm sure I read that there is a deleted scene with just the two of them when Franklin is talking to Reed's parents about going to Baxter.
     
  17. ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

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    I read in one review that the military says in the film that Ben has been on a number of missions as the Thing and has killed 40+ people. True?
     
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    Yeah, supposed to be 43 confirmed kills :doh:
     
  19. The Infernal Mky Mk

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    That bit passed me by, but it's been confirmed by others. Plus from the vids playing in the background it's fairly safe to say Ben killed a bunch of people in the movie.
     
  20. wobbly Occasional Scribbler

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    Yup, our ever loving blue eyed Thing is a covert military thug with 43 kills to his name.

    Genius...:loco:
     
  21. ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

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    That's awful. :csad:
     
  22. Dark Raven It's not about what you deserve...

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    Does Ben ever kill in the comics? Although he's a bruiser, I think he's one of the most non-violent superheroes with a heart of gold.
     
  23. Willie Lumpkin Trophy Husband

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    Is it true that Ben has zero sense of humor?

    Ben with no sense of humor and 43 kills and a Reed who abandons his friends seems as unlike the FF as anyone could imagine.

    If Josh Trank and Simon Kinberg made a Batman Vs. Superman film, Superman would be a pimp, and Batman would be a pu$$y who just wanted to "talk it out".
     
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    Yeah it's true. Not one humorous moment for him or from him. He literally feels like a tacked on character.
     
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    What about the fact that Ben gets his iconic "it's clobberin time" catchphrase from his brother, who's an abusive a-hole who says it before beating the crap out of Ben? WTF!!
     

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