I have to admit, I'm not nearly up to par on my DC 'verse knowledge. I've always been more of a Marvel girl, but I've also always had a thing for Green Lantern and Flash, so I'm insanely excited to see this movie!!
After reading some of the comments and concerns here, I may be the only one (or not) but I thought Fantastic Four looked like it was going to be one of those simple movies with cheesy lines and undermined characters that tried to hard, (which I still sort of thought it turned out to be) but I still enjoyed it. Regardless of whether it does the actual comics justice or not, it's still going to be great. And let's remember, it can't be any worse than some of the animated flicks. =/
Plus it's rule 17 in the How to Be a Villain Handbook : "17. Creep Up On Them Slowly- Make your presence known, but not too known. Feed your targets just enough to earn their trust, then TAKE OVER THE WORLD."
Like Canada. They're playing quietly now... but someday... someday... They will win.
But I also think if you refer back to the intro narrative, the entire film really has more to do with what she does for Sweet Pea. If you're viewing it more as a thought-provoking film, each of the girls represents a different part of her mind, a different piece of what happened to her in those first few minutes.
Either way, I bet you'd find something new each time you watch it. =)
@_Courage_ That was one of the things I loved the most about this movie- the action/fight sequences were extremely well done- again, the graphics are fantastic, the soundtrack is perfect- but at the same time the storyline is really touching if you can let yourself get past the misconception that it's about school girl bordellos. (It's really more of a sailor outfit anyway.) I'm not much of a sap when it comes to movies, but I have to admit I teared up a little toward the end. You might not be able to relate the the physical character, but the storyline is a classic (albeit told in a trippy kind of way) and I think the actresses did an incredible job portraying their struggles with far more than just words.