The internets stole my idea! I wrote my re-review of Fantastic Four over the weekend, posting it to Blogcritics magazine on Monday: http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/06/16/162336.php
Then today (when I posted it here an hour ago), I click on an article on Cracked, 6 Great Action Heroes (Who Should Be Convicted of Murder), and what comes up? The muthafuckin Fantastic Four and all the ways in that movie that they put human lives at jeopardy through their gross incompetence.
Cracked: “Literally every single problem in this entire movie can be traced directly to the Fantastic Four’s general incompetence. Don’t believe us? Just take the scene when the Thing, in a bold act of heroism, saves a man from being hit by a car by causing a massive car accident that almost certainly killed the driver, and killed him in a way that his widow will never be able to adequately explain.”
Me: “All the crashes, mayhem, and millions of dollars in property damages happens because The Thing decides to hang out on the Brooklyn Bridge, and scares a guy into traffic. Vehicles start crashing, bridge supports start snapping, and firefighters are put into mortal danger due to the panic created by the hero, meaning that the Fantastic Four’s big heroic introduction is basically them cleaning up their own mess.”
Now, I’m not claiming any shenanigans on their part. For all I know, this piece was written a week ago too, and I’m pretty confident that the author never, ever saw my post. Just a really weird coincidence that I wanted to point out, mostly so none of you think I ripped the idea off of them.