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Subj: Re: Here's what's wrong with movie making in Hollywood.
Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 at 08:26:47 pm CDT (Viewed 241 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Here's what's wrong with movie making in Hollywood.
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 at 03:38:47 am CDT (Viewed 211 times)

    Well Reed's not an alpha male in the same sense that Logan or even Tony Stark is. In fact Victor Von Doom is more of an "alpha male" than Reed most of the time. Like someone else here pointed out, Reed can be distant and into his own mind sometimes. He's also one of the more introverted team leaders. Ioan Gruffudd was actually a pretty good Reed. (Jessica Alba was wrong for Susan, and the pair didn't have good chemistry)

No, I can't agree with that. I suppose it depends on what era we're talking about. I tend to view contemporary Marvel as retconned garbage. But, if we're talking about the original Reed, from Kirby to Byrne, he's an alpha male. Superior to both Logan and Tony. Utterly brilliant, not just at science, but as a leader and tactician. Anyone who's familiar with the Reed back then knows how commanding and dominant he was. Byrne wrote it perfectly (through Sue) when Doom repowered Tyros, and sent him after the FF. "Even with all their power, all Ben and Johnny can do is prolong the battle. We need Reed."

I don't doubt that modern writers have made a basket case out of Reed. But their view of the character should never make it to the big screen.

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