This movie is magnificent!
Good , But It Is Overrated By Some
The first must-see film of the year.
There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
I was sad that the critical reviews made this series such a difficult one to carry through. The cast is immensely likeable and the sequel was even better than the opener, which basically explained how it all started. Of course it didn't help that Chris Evans got dragged away to become a very successful Captain America. Like some other commentators, I suspect these two films will stand the test of time much better than many other superhero movies.
This is the first theatrically released "Fantastic Four" movie, as there was previously an unreleased 1994 B-movie made by Roger Coreman. I don't find this version of "Fantastic Four" to be outright terrible; just a little bit bland and kind of unmemorable.The performances are mostly fine. Ioan Gruffudd was serviceable and Chris Evans was pretty good as Johnny Storm, but the best performance here is Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm. He was an excellent choice for the role. Julian McMahon was rather "blah" as Dr. Doom, as was Jessica Alba as The Invisible Woman.My main gripe with this movie is that the story is rather uneventful. There isn't much action or excitement in it until the last half hour or so. While I appreciate that they took time to show the main characters getting used to their powers (unlike the 2015 reboot), the film at times felt less like a superhero movie and more like a sitcom. It didn't have much of superheroes being superheroes, in short.The climax at the end was decent but nothing too spectacular, and the humorous scenes are hit-or-miss. The special effects are pretty good, though, and I really like the soundtrack.This isn't one of the best superhero movies out there or one of the worst. It's just very middle-of-the-road. Watching it wouldn't be a complete waste of time, but don't expect anything mind-blowing.RATING: C+
A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom. The 2nd attempt out of the 4 Fantastic Four films did not perform as everyone was expecting the movie was heavily criticized by both fans and especially critics. Now is the movie bad? Not really but is it some kind of underrated masterpiece? No it's not what i actually like the most about The Fantastic 4 or at least this version of it it's the cast i really love Michael Chiklis as The Thing, Chris Evans is perfect as Johnny Storm, Jessica Alba as Sue is really good and of course Ioan Gruffudd makes a pretty good Mr. Fantastic and i even enjoyed the performance of Julian McMahon i think he did a great job as Dr. Doom and it's 50 times more closer to it's source material both as a character and as a costume it looks way better than whatever the hell that was in 2015's reboot. Kerry Washington as Alicia also brings some drama or at least some moments of it and it shows that love shouldn't been judged by looks or anything, the action although there isn't very much it was handled quite good especially the final battle with Dr. Doom and i loved the Supernova moment or when Ben and Reed turned Victor into an ice cube. Now as for flaws? The film needed more action in my opinion i understand that their trying to find a cure for their "illness" but at the same time it's a Marvel film about Superheroes shouldn't it have more Fantastic Moments? Also some of the CGI don't hold up that well especially the Mr. Fantastic moments they look pretty cheesy to be honest but overall i enjoyed the performances, the characters, the action although it was limited and the humor was pretty clever especially the moments between Ben and Johnny were always great. Overall this film won't turn into a Classic in the following decades and it sure as hell wasn't made to win any Oscars but if i had to choose between this film, the 1994 one and the 2015 one? This one? is at least watchable and it's probably the best thing we'll ever get to a good Fantastic Four Movie. (8/10)
What is it about Marvel's first family that Fox just can't get right? Is it the optimism of the source material? Is it the far-fetched concepts that made the comic unique when it was first published? Or is it that Fantastic Four is SO integrated with the Marvel Universe in the comics that on their own, the team isn't nearly as interesting as it should be? I think the problem with these movies, is EXACTLY the latter one I cited!These characters are so uninteresting in this film that it makes you sad for the Fantastic Four to still be stuck at Fox, ever since the 80s (when Marvel had to sell their film rights off to save their asses from bankruptcy). And this film feels lonely, though it does have some sense of fun in it, precisely because the interactions between the team and supporting characters are weak compared to the cast of the much-wider Marvel Universe. I love the comics of the original Fantastic Four, but damn the film lacks the imagination and originality of its creative source material. It has the colours, but the content is lacking and derivative of other superhero movies. Spiderman worked well, and X-Men blew us away in 2000. So why couldn't Fantastic Four do the same? I don't know.Colourful but lacking in story, character development, and the direction is soapy beyond belief. But at least it's watchable: unlike Josh Trank's notorious 2015 reboot.