Fantastic Four Review


Kriss and Phenom review the  Fantastic Four reboot. The movie is directed by Josh Trank and stars Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.

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    Freezer 8 August, 2015 at 18:05 Reply

    You and Phenom must have seen a different cut of the movie than me. This movie was boring with a capital “O MY GOD WILL SOMETHING HAPPEN!” When you make a superhero team movie where the team isn’t together, onscreen untl the last twenty minutes, that’s a problem. When you make every character (save one: Franklin Storm, and even he had his STFU moments) an unlikeable dickbag, that’s a problem. When your main villain is only a villain for the last twenty minutes, that’s a problem. Gotta stand with the critics on this one: This movie’s crap. It also means that the best FF movie remains The Incredibles.

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      Kriss 9 August, 2015 at 14:45 Reply

      no we saw the same movie. this is why i said its 2 years too late. no one wants to sit through a long origin movie. Its also why to me its right there with the wolverine. that movie had long and dull moments too.

      and to be fair, a lot of the FF4 are unlikable dicks. Particularly Reed. this origin plays to the ultimate ff4 books and…to be honest, that’s probably not a good thing either. We reviewed the first 20 issues of that book and it has the same issues.

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        Freezer 10 August, 2015 at 00:50 Reply

        That both Fox and Sony thought basing reboots on the Ultiverse was viable says a lot about how desperate they were to hang on to their licences.

        But yeah, they might have pulled it out for me with an awesome final battle (ala Man of Steel), but instead we got Dr. Doomhattan.

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          Kriss 10 August, 2015 at 14:56 Reply

          eh, I don’t think it’s that bad of an idea because technically Marvel Studios is doing the same thing. The whole idea of the Ultimate universe is to modernize the characters and I honestly think, having gone back and read some of the earlier stuff, isn’t such a bad idea. The problem I think is that they don’t full understand what works and what doesn’t work from Ultimates. Even Marvel Studios does a blend of 616 and Ultimates but to do that you need to have a basic understanding of the source and I dont’ think anyone at Sony or Fox really did.

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    Deion 10 August, 2015 at 14:48 Reply

    Charlie @ Emergency Awesome said that it was cut really badly, and I agreed. It was missing so many moments that would have made the story more complete. The cast was solid and the gritty, somber tone worked for me, but there just wasn’t enough of it. A Superhero origin story clocking in at 100 minutes? Fox was tripping.

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      Kriss 10 August, 2015 at 14:57 Reply

      Yeah I agree. With the stuff coming out now and Trank’s deleted tweet its clear Fox went in and butchered this final cut of the movie. To me it falls apart after they get their powers. I was with them until then and then it just goes to shit and feels like they removed whole sectons

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    Joe G. 10 August, 2015 at 17:55 Reply

    I couldn’t agree with you more. So nice to hear something more balanced and not just reacting to something that the person didn’t want to see as opposed to what was actually in the film. Not a great film (I gave it 6/10), but it certainly wasn’t as horrible as some critics and fans suggest.

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    Lou the Dude 25 August, 2015 at 04:12 Reply

    Man… this film was SHHHHHHIIIT.
    I’m surprised, Fox usually knocks it out of the park with the Xmen movies. This move was dry, boring, had shitty special effects, a rushed third act and a BAD story.

    Dr Doom is probably the WORST part of the movie… What is his powers exactly?
    If he could make peoples heads explode then WHY didn’t he do that to the Fantastic Four?
    Did he have control of the planet or something?

    This film was also edited SO badly.

    The Thing also wasn’t done justice. They’re supposed to be the Fantastic Four, but Thing and Sue Storm doesn’t even speak to each other.

    Say what you will about the Xmen films… but AT LEAST they feel like complete movies and actually have some tension. And Hugh Jackman is at least charismatic.

    Fant4stic was a big turd and deserves LESS than a 10% on Rotten Tomatoes

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