Monday, July 07, 2008

The Fantastic Four (1994)

If you've kept up with the headlines, you know all too well the scandal that recently befell West Virginia's most famous religious leader, the Reverend Elvis Drinkmo.

Being the middle of an Emma Frost / Elektra sandwich doesn't sound too much like a problem to me; however, the good Reverend maintained his innocence and, according to his blog, a jury of his peers believed him.

He's back in the pulpit, preaching the good news of DC Comics and Star Trek.

Can I get an "Amen?"

During the cleaning of the hotel room where the good Reverend wasn't, a copy of the Roger Corman-produced The Fantastic Four was discovered. The Fantastic Four wasn't intended for release, and was made simply to protect the copyright.

(Although the cast never knew.)

In his effort to reduce further temptation, Reverend Drinkmo is purging himself of any and all objects of sacrilege. Because he knows of my interest in super hero movies and my steely will-power, the good reverend shipped me a copy of the flick.

(Not that he had it in his possession, of course. I think it must have come from evidence in his trial.)

The Fantastic Four isn't a very good movie. The effects are awful, the acting is sub-par and the editing makes some porn flicks look like Golden Glob winners. But the movie is wonderfully fun, and a terrific way to spend a rainy Saturday morning. I thought the flick stayed pretty close to the comic (I actually kept a running list).

And I maintain that the Thing from the Corman production has a better look than the Thing of the recent Fantastic 4 flicks.

I feel kinda bad for the drama that's recently happened in the Reverends life. But, it did result in my getting the benefit of a really cool DVD.

Thanks, my friend.

Now, if only he'd give me the scoop on that threesome!


All Click said...

I am the only one sad enough to open up the wikipedia link?

Anyhoo, I have certainly learned something today!

Were the Fantastic Four comics actually any good? I was never a fan.

The Film Geek said...

Nah, I've never been much a fan of the FF comic. Even as a kid I preferred edgier material.

Elvis Drinkmo said...

You're welcome, Film Geek. And thank you for your continued support.

As for the incident involving Emma Frost and Elektra, you'll have to ask the shape-shifter who stole all our money and tried to tarnish my good DC and Star Trekiologist name by placing me in a room with two Marvel heroes who had supposedly had me all done up like a Borg drone.

The Film Geek said...

I gotta try me that shape-shifter alibi.