Maybe Not Quite “Fantastic,” but… a Late ‘Fantastic Four’ Review

I owe an apology to my co-editors here. The other day, I watched Fantastic Four, and must report that I did, in fact, enjoy myself quite a bit. The effects weren’t great, but the ideas were all there, and even the orange rubber suit on Ben wasn’t so bad in practice. Oddly enough, I didn’t even hate watching Alba that much. I found myself really enjoying the Johnny/Ben interplay, and they did some neat stuff of the whole team in action working together which impressed me.

So there. I take it back. This was, at least on the first watching, a fun comic book movie that basically captured the feel of the book. It’s not going to win any awards, but I can’t imagine it won’t please FF fans.

Comments

  1. Huzzah!

  2. No other word sums it up better – HUZZAH!

  3. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Let’s see how bad the sequel is though…

    also:

    “DOOM DID NOT APPROVE OF MOVIE DOOM. WHILE HE WAS PRETTY, HE WAS NO DOOM! SO SAYS DOOM!”

  4. yeah that movie totally needed the Nip/Tuck guy to say “SO SAYS DOOM” just once.

    just like the Hulk movie NEEDED that guy that Banner pulled out of the way to be named Rick, but they dropped the ball

  5. God, that HULK thing… not having the kid he saves being named Rick Jones… such a simple and easy thing to do right and yet they utterly blew it.

  6. *whispers* I still hate it when Doom zaps that guy in the garage and the CGI sucks so bad….

    Johnny Storm needs to be nude more in the movie.