The best part of watching Fantastic 4 was that I watched it was during a screening and I didn’t have to pay a cent towards this awful movie. That being said, CGI has come a long way since 2005 and this version of the four gets the benefit of advances in computer technologies to enhance their characters. People are saying that this version of the story was a great introduction but most of them are angry and bitter with each other which takes them the entire movie to become friends again. It is a pretty lame story.
What didn’t I like?
If you blink once or twice you will miss the villain dying. This end sequence had to be the most anti-climatic battle I’ve ever seen in any movie ever. The guy doesn’t even put up much of a fight and these four take him down as quick as a baseball flies off the end of a bat into the upper deck. There’s many other aspects of the movie I didn’t like, but this bad guy has to be the worse bad guy in a super hero movie. He totally deserved a chance to make more appearances and destroy more things. At the end of the day the Fantastic 4 really have no chance to show case their strengths like The Avengers always do.
Was Fantastic 4 a good story?
There’s only two ways to describe Fantastic 4. First, many people will love the introduction of the characters and how they gained their powers. This may all be fun and interesting, yet the writers never allow for any explanation of what they are capable of while deciding to rather focus more on building more space travel machines. The second way is this film could be seen as a god awful way to introduce these characters. Some people call this movie boring and uninteresting which I consider to be true. Fantastic 4 is not the worse story ever told, but by far not one of the greatest ones either.
No one stands out more than the other and all five major characters could have been replaced with anyone else and the same story could have been told.
Would I recommend it?
Fantastic 4 is currently playing in AVX theatres all over the country. Is this movie really worth $16.25? No it is not. I actually feel bad for those who paid that much to be bored to death. Is this movie worth a watch someday like on cheap Tuesday or at a second run theatre? Sure, because why give the movie company your hard-earned money for such a horrible super heroes movie. One look at the box office totals over the weekend and you will notice this movie opened up to extremely poor numbers and will end up as a write-off for Fox. Best of luck to everyone involved in Fantastic 4 – Reboot 3.0 because we all know within 10 years someone else will try this story again.
my star rating: 2 out 10
imdb: 3.9 out 10 / metascore: 27/100 / rottentomatoes: 9% out 100%
roger ebert: 1.5 out 4 / richard crouse: 2 out 5