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Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Now can you please return the Fantastic Four back to Marvel?
If I'm being honest, I had more fun eating the entire Denny's Fantastic Four menu.
-The Fantastic Four is unique among comic-book heroes because they’re a family. This movie whiffs on that concept completely. Reed and Ben are buddies, but along the way they grow apart. Reed seems to like Sue in the way that teen boys pine for beautiful, unattainable women, but their relationship never goes any farther than that. And Johnny and Sue, who are brother and sister, barely seem to know each other at all. There isn't a single scene of their home lives with their enigmatic father Franklin (or, for that matter, almost *any* scenes outside the maze of laboratories, hospitals, and army bases…
The story sucks.
The acting sucks.
The script sucks.
The dialogue sucks.
The action sucks.
The direction sucks.
The villain really sucks. Seriously, this is a flat out embarrassment for Dr. Doom who is actually a great villain. It's disgusting how much disservice this movie does to him.
The cinematography is okay, that's the one somewhat positive thing I can say about this movie.
I honestly can't believe what I just saw. This movie is so bad that I'm shocked it got released in theaters. The studios should have seriously sat down watched the final product. I'm convinced they didn't do so because I feel as though they would have stopped this movie from entering theaters for the sake of humanity.
Yes, Fantastic 4 really is that bad. I guess it's better than Pixels, so there's that lol.
Ok I feel like a huge douchebag right now. To keep a somewhat long explanation short, I just got done seeing Fantastic Four for the second time. Here I was about 12 hours ago ripping this movie to shreds and I'm here now to admit I was wrong. F4 is far from the trainwreck most people are making it out to be (including myself after my first watch).
I went into this movie with a horrible attitude yesterday. All of the continuous negative buzz I had been hearing, even months before this came out had me riding shotgun on the hate train. Going in I wanted the hate this movie because that's what everyone else was doing and I ultimately…
The new Fantastic Four has finally arrived. Eight years after the last movie and after the reboot of the X-Men movies, Fox is trying to bring back Marvel’s first superhero team. So, does it deliver? When they announced it, people were skeptical. When the also announced the cast, people were more than afraid for this movie, as all the cast was younger than their comic counterparts, plus there were those big “problems” with Sue being white and Johnny being black and Dr. Doom being a blogger or a hacker. And would this new Fantastic Four be as silly and full of weak jokes as the last ones? All this questions and more were answered.
This new origin story is different…
• References to the works of the master of horror himself, David Cronenberg
• You definitely relate to these characters much more than in the previous crappy Fantastic Four films
• Step aside Morgan Freeman, that Dr. Storm guy has an even more powerful voice than you do
• The way they get their powers is raw and intense as it should be
• Reed Richards is not only a genius but also a plastic surgeon
• May not satisfy action junkies but I gotta say I was never bored
• I was skeptical about Doom in the beginning, but he was a pretty terrifying and interesting villain
• That 1 year later bullshit
• Probably the most…
I regret to say that this movie was and always will be a crap for the rest of his days
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-Good Cast That Is Wasted
-Horrendously Bad Pacing
-Hit Or Miss Visuals
-One Of The Worst 3rd Acts Ever
-Absolutely No Charm Or Fun
'Fant4stic' feels less like a movie, and more like an incomplete mess with moments and ideas of greatness shining through at times. And that's what disappoints me: that there is material in this movie that works, and if fully realised, the final product could have been great.
In a year that's already been somewhat underwhelming for the superhero subgenre, Fantastic Four is disappointment personified. Things start out decent enough and there are a few good moments, but by the time everything is said and done, it's obvious that this could've been so much more. Its weak characters, unintentionally hilarious third act and complete lack of direction culminate in a splattering mess of a film that is anything but "fantastic".
I'd call this a train wreck, but at least train wrecks are fun to watch.
A Schadenfreude-inducing hackjob that provides a tangible, technically obscene Poster Turd for the superhero movie glut.
I'm not gonna laundry-list the staggering incompetence coming from multiple departments, but lemme sum it up by pointing out how it tries to do Avengers-esque banter, only the jokes are lazily written and the dialogue isn't cut with any overlaps at all, so there's all these awkward half second pauses between flat quips.
Was there not enough coverage to actually pull off overlapping audio? Or was there not enough time to edit any tighter during the last second reshoot patch-up? Either way, it's the end result of countless bad decisions at the conceptual level.
I like how the narrative that's been created around Josh Trank and co. battling against the studio execs at Fox is basically reflected in this film through the young adult's struggle for individuality in the face of government control. Even the plot development where Teller ditches the group and becomes a recluse seems strangely like the accounts on set of how Trank wouldn't show up to set, behaved poorly, etc. I'm not really saying this is a legitimate reading of the film but it's interesting how thoroughly this kind of narrative of 'youthful visionaries vs older corporate greed' is wound into our media. I think it makes the ending a much more bitter and ironic twist since it runs so contradictory to the reality of the film's creation.
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