Has Jessica Alba gone too far?

Or has she just caused things to make a whole lot of sense? Superzero has solved the mystery!

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By Superzero - 11/9/2010
This is just too much! I, like many of you on this site, have aspirations to be a writer. Maybe just more than a writer-- a screenwriter, or a comic book writer perhaps. Well, just make sure whatever you write never lands in the hands of Ms. Jessica Alba AKA: Susan Storm! In a recent interview with "Elle Magazine" the star of crappy CBM, "The Fantastic Four" and great CBM "Sin City" said something that she will most likely soon be retracting:

“Good actors, never use the script unless it’s amazing writing. All the good actors I’ve worked with, they all say whatever they want to say.”

IMHO this solves a few mysteries that fell under my Sherlock Holmes-like magnifying glass. I don't need to give ANY of you a list of reasons why "The Fantastic Four" was garbage. If I do then you probably have never read an issue of it in your life. Alba's statement just solidified what we all knew from the start and why we're all praying they don't fuck up the new one. When an actor is in it for a paycheck you'll get a performance that's as see through as....well, as Sue I suppose. I firmly believe that the duty of a writer is to make all who come into contact with the story CARE about what they see on page and screen. If a writer can put that passion into the Studio, Director, Producers, and Actors, then he or she has won. If they can't? Then we get "The Fantastic Four", "Daredevil", "Catwoman", and all that other BS.
I'll leave you with the rebuff of screenwriter John August, author of films like "Go." and "Bigfish" :

"Following your logic, you’ve never been in a movie with both good actors and amazing writing. That may be true, but it might hurt the feelings of David Wain, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.You’re saying your co-stars who delivered their lines as written are not “good actors.” Awkward.You’re setting dangerous expectations. So if an aspiring actor wishes to be “good,” she should say whatever she wants to say? That’s pretty terrible advice."

What say you?
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Superzero - 11/9/2010, 2:07 PM
THANKS FRIEND! I also thought this was a nice little piece. I didn't want to just copy and paste something that I found but I guess what I added made it a little bit more editorial-like. FF had Chris Evans going for it and FF2 had Silver Surfer, I'll give those movies that. What they did to Dr. Doom is just unforgivable.
thunderguy123 - 11/9/2010, 2:09 PM
so i wonder was she doing her own thing

in those ff movies because they were trash!!

she was decent as dark angel maybe she should

just stay away from mainstream superheroes

because they need to be done right not as

she sees it.
LEEE777 - 11/9/2010, 3:24 PM
Superzero @ What do you expect from FOX?

They butt [frick]ed DOOM as much as their butt [frick]ing X-MEN FIST... FIRST CLASS... A$$!

Nice read man!
patriautism - 11/9/2010, 3:30 PM
well I'm not sure if she knows anything about good actors, seeing as she isn't one of them.
Superzero - 11/9/2010, 3:58 PM
@LEEE777

Glad to see that nine times out of ten you like what I post on here! It's good to have "fans"...lol

Actually guys I may be in the minority of people who thought "Sin City" was just ok. It was amazingly awesome the 1st time I watched it but didn't really hold up after multiple viewings. I think a sequel is probably better left un-made.
selinakyle - 11/9/2010, 5:21 PM
Sin City was very forgettable.
thunderguy123 - 11/9/2010, 7:18 PM
selina: i second that!!!
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 11/10/2010, 12:20 AM
Selina Kyle - I've never actually seen Sin City!

....or have I?
ROMACK - 11/10/2010, 1:59 AM
Nice article. Well done. Alba might not be able to act but .....that is not why she gets the roles she gets.
manymade1 - 11/10/2010, 12:02 PM
daredevil and the second fantastic four i thought was good
Generaldarkside1976 - 11/11/2010, 7:33 AM
Like you I wish to be a writer at some point as well. Storytelling is one of the most ancient artistic practices that has ever existed. Since man was able to grunt thoughts together we told stories. When writing was invented, we started writing stories. To write epic tales is a craft that takes years to develop. I always feel that everyone who tries to tell it must be true to the story for the tale to have any merit. To hear a mediocore actress at best say she creates her own lines is an insult not to the writer, but to the very story itself.
Robert Downey Jr. as we all know came up with many of his own lines in the Iron Man movies, but the reason it worked was that he was helping write the story. He understood completely who his character was and wanted to be true to the written pages of the comics to make Tony Stark come to life. For Jessica Alba to say the same thing about Susan Storm is insulting. She did not capture the essence of the character, therefore she had no business not using the script. It's the directors job to see the vision of the story. Fantastic Four failed because there was no clear vision.
I find this article very irritating for an actress to come out and say this. Very disturbing. -GD

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