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America's Captain 

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Mr Why?

Member Since: Wed Oct 28, 2015
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Subj: Re: I have given this opinion before, and I hope it is wrong.....
Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 at 01:48:24 pm EST (Viewed 364 times)
Reply Subj: I have given this opinion before, and I hope it is wrong.....
Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 at 05:47:49 am EST (Viewed 459 times)

    I feel that the problem with the FF is that it is all about family. This does not sit well in today's society with many relationships fractured and people in multiple marriages etc. I am not saying that this in itself is wrong but I feel that the FF represent a stable unit, which is not an idea reflected by society, unlike the Avengers' and X-Men's fluid roster.

    So in short it is the subject not the characters.

That may explain the comic's inability to garner a large audience in recent years. Even if we set aside the sociopolitical angle, the simple fact of a static roster may seem intrinsically boring to some readers.

But a static roster would not be a problem for a movie. Nobody expects a team roster to fluctuate much in the middle of a film. One character may turn out to be a traitor and some new member may show up in the second half of the film, but generally, the main cast remains the main cast for the duration of the movie. In Star Wars, for example, we had Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, R2D2, and C-3PO as the main cast not only for the first film but for all three of the first films.

The first and second FF films depicted the FF family unit and did it pretty faithfully. Really, the only problem with those movies was Doom, and, in the second one, the fact that Galactus was dispensed with in the most boring (and ridiculously quick) way possible.

I didn't see the third FF film as I didn't see the point of where they went with that.

I don't think the static roster is a problem for the movies. But it may well be a problem for the comics.

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