They Did What to “It’s Clobbering’ Time?”

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Early Reviews from UK Reveal Major Changes to Ben Grimm

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Ben Grimm has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters — he’s powerful but has a gentle heart.  He’s also one of the most empathetic and entertaining characters and has been for years and years.  Now it looks like they’ve gone and messed with one of the classic lines in all of Marveldom — The Thing‘s battle cry, “It’s Clobberin’ Time.”

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Here’s what i09 had to say:

Fantastic Four has premiered in the U.K., and audience reviews are hitting social media. The verdict seems to be that it’s not particularly good, but there’s one “Thing” we just learned about the movie that is just astoundingly awful.

Spoiler warning, obviously.

Well, damn. I really though Batman V. Superman was gunning for the most depressing interpretation of superhero comic books ever, but turning The Thing’s cheesy battlecry into an oath uttered by his brother right before he beat young Ben is practically the grimmest, darkest, grim-dark utilization of comics canon I can even conceive of.

Literally the only way I think DC can match it is if they decided to have had Alfred sexually abuse Bruce Wayne when he was a boy, which I have to imagine even Zack Snyder would go, “Enh, maybe that’s a bit much.” So well done, guys! You may bomb at the box office but at least you’re the best at turning originally fun comic books into something uttering joyless and depressing!

Courtesy of i09

So, what do you think? If you’ve seen the movie, did this change Ben’s character dramatically or this all overblown in the grand scheme of things?  Share your thoughts below:

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