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With the entire internet convincing me that going to see this movie was going to be the absolute worst decision of my life, I was honestly quite surprised to see that it was actually a decent film. Don't get me wrong; just like most other movies, it has it's flaws, but in the end, Fantastic Four isn't that bad.

Some people say that the movie was dull. I can't argue with you there, but that almost benefits the movie. When something happened, it happened. We've become used to action movies throwing everything that they have at us before it even gets off the ground, but this movie takes its time, so when we actually got to see these characters show off their powers, it was so much better than it would have been if we had already seen them use their abilities multiple other times like most films.

Seeing Ben crying for help after waking up, I started getting emotional. Seeing the team give everything they had after Franklin's death did just the same. Seeing Susan carrying the team inside one of her force fields, with Johnny flying right beside them, it felt like the Fantastic Four that I had hoped to see on the big screen. Don't get me wrong, Doom was... different, but I'm personally someone who is open to change, and to be honest, he was still pretty epic.

If you came to this movie expecting to see incredible character development, you did that to yourself. These movies are here for thrills, and it succeeded. In no way am I praising the film, but I'm trying to focus on the positives that so many people are ignoring. Honestly, I believe that it deserves to be between the 30-50 percentile on Rotten Tomatoes, not sitting there at 8%.

I've noticed that some movies receive so much hate, and so many people go along with it, but when you actually ask those people "Was Spider-Man 3 really that bad," they tend to admit that it's not as horrible as the internet convinces you. I'd like to know if anyone else agrees with me, or if I'm just alone on this film. Either way, you're all open to your opinions, so if you disagree, it's alright.

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I don't read any particular comic books featuring Zatanna, but I do watch Young Justice, and I can't help but wonder, what are her limits? Can she accomplish anything just be saying it backwards? It makes me wonder how the team has any actual problems when she can just say "etaerc dlrow ecaep." I've been working on a fanfiction that starts with the team working together to get all of the passengers off of a plane before it crashes, but I'm not getting anywhere with it, because I'm constantly wondering why Zatanna can't just say "riaper eht enigne," but that defeats the possibility of there being any real struggle.

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Looking back at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it is basically a rehash of The Amazing Spider-Man, just with more turtles. Below, I have listed some similarities that are just off the top of my head.

  • April O'Neil and Peter Parker, our protagonists, both had fathers who worked in genetic research.
  • Their father's genetic research ultimately resulted in the creation of our heroes.
  • Their fathers both met bad people during their careers, resulting in their deaths.
  • The antagonists who both worked with the protagonist's father lost all research during the death of the father.
  • The protagonist later discovered their father's research and went to the father's partner, resulting in the antagonist's evil plan.
  • Both antagonists work with large, corrupted corporations.
  • The antagonists both plan to release a serum developed during the research with the protagonists father over the city, from the top of their corporation's building.
  • The final battle takes place on the roof of the evil corporation's building.
  • The protagonists are not physically matched with their enemies, causing the antagonists to not actually be defeated by the heroes, only to have a cop-out defeat.
  • The protagonists are thrown off of the side of the building, only to make it in the end.
  • The serum is stopped, after being released over the city.
  • The destruction from the final battle results in a tower collapsing from the top of the building.

There was some obvious inspiration here. It's also ironic that The Amazing Spider-Man came out during early development of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Both are dark takes on normally lighthearted childhood icons, which probably drove the inspiration.

My question is, do you think that this was cheap and intentional, or was this just a massive coincidence?

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Being one of the few people who actually enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man 2, I have found something odd about the film myself.

If you are reading this, I am assuming that you have seen the film and that you are aware of the final swing. What I don't understand is, what is the purpose of slinging a manhole cover at the R.H.I.N.O.? This is far beyond simply nitpicking, but I just don't understand it.

An enormous, metallic, rhinoceros, with machine guns, has just launched three missiles in your direction, and is charging at you, and your first instinct is, "This small, metal disc should do the trick." Seriously, try to imagine how that scene plays out, after the screen fades into darkness.

We can already establish that the manhole cover will do absolutely no damage to R.H.I.N.O., so does that mean that he just takes the hit and keeps charging into Spider-Man, squashing him into the ground?