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[Movie Review] Fantastic Four **Possible Spoilers**

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
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#1
Watched it last night and had pretty average expectations going in. Marvel comics Foursome was not exactly my favorite set of characters growing up but heck, I wanted to watch the movie :)

For average expectations I was rewarded with a less than average movie, unfortunately.

The characters, after they changed, really didn't do much. For super-heroes, they were not very heroic at all and for a bad guy, as good a potential as there may have been for Dr. Doom, he was really too easily dealt with.

Think Grevious and Obi Wan and cut that action in half and remove half the special effects from there. A very anti-climatic ending indeed.

The character development was blasse with very tedious lines. The highpoints of the movie were The Thing and the Human Torch and their banter. Especially the Human Torch. He was funny and did a pretty decent job overall.

Dr. Doom's character was well played out and it was unfortunate he was dealt with so easily at the end although I guess after wasting so much time plodding around in the middle, the writer and director probably needed to wrap things up in a hurry.

If you are looking for a pop-corn flick with some explosions, grab a look else give this movie a pass.

3/5 OSNN stars and I am being very generous.
 

Son Goku

No lover of dogma
#2
I had gone last night as well...

Basically the super heroes in this movie didn't want to be super heroes and were trying to find a way to go back to being "normal". If it weren't for the Human Torch, they probably would have just spent most of the time sitting around the lab going over lab notes on how to make this possible...

On the up side, the movie was better then Hide and Seek or Cold Creek Manner...

2.5/5 OSNN stars
 

ElementalDragon

The One and Only
#3
i have to agree, though i think i liked the movie less than both of you. there was just not enough action for the movie.

80% of the movie was just The Thing bitching about how bad he looked...... Human Torch making fun of how The Thing looked....... and Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic yelling at Human Torch to stop wanting to go out in public, and to stop making fun of how The Thing looked. the other 20% was just REALLY crappy action scenes. i mean... Mr Fantastic didn't do really ANYTHING. all he did was tell the others what to do, and he threw one mailbox at Dr. Doom. just really crappily put together.
 

ElementalDragon

The One and Only
#5
well, nix, it IS a fun movie to watch....... but not if you go pay like $8 to go see it at some surround-sound indoor movie theater. i'm glad i paid only $6 to watch both this movie, and Land of the Dead. both weren't that great of a movie.
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#7
You guys have to remember that the Fantastic Four were reluctant heroes. The comics showed them as such and in the beginning were trying as had as they could to reverse what had happened to them. And the Thing always way pissed at being the way he became. Dig out yer old issues guys and read them. You will see that it's not that far off.

As for Dr. Doom... that's another matter.
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#8
Now me for a super hero movie I would like to see one of the "crossovers".





The Dark Knight vs Superman. I know some of you have seen and read this comic. It is intense. :D
 

ElementalDragon

The One and Only
#9
yeah, but still...... why on earth make a movie that, as far as i know, quite a few people were impatiently waiting to see........ and show just about EVER good part of the movie in the previews for it. the only part they DIDN'T show that was cool was the end.

oh, and gonaads, this has been boggling my mind for quite a while..... and i don't know why...... but what the hell is your sig/avatar supposed to be?
 

Son Goku

No lover of dogma
#10
ElementalDragon said:
well, nix, it IS a fun movie to watch....... but not if you go pay like $8 to go see it at some surround-sound indoor movie theater. i'm glad i paid only $6 to watch both this movie, and Land of the Dead. both weren't that great of a movie.
hehe, here the movie ticket was like $8.50 for me, and that was student discounted... The regular price is more like $9.50 or perhaps it's $9.75... Course neither of them includes snacks, if one gets...
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#11
ElementalDragon said:
oh, and gonaads, this has been boggling my mind for quite a while..... and i don't know why...... but what the hell is your sig/avatar supposed to be?

It's a robot/android/soldier type thing that I found on a late night net journey at some German web site (I was bored that evening :p). His name is Harvey. :D

He got a bit messed up and has been draggin his ass around. Well technically he doesn't have one. As you can see his lower half got blown off.
 

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