Friday, August 14, 2015

Fantastic 4 - Movie Review

Who's In It?

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What's It About?

A scientist invents a teleporter, so the Government hires him to create a larger one to send people into another dimension. When drunk, four members of the 5 person team goes to the dimension and get super powers.

Any Good?

Fant4astic was clearly a rushed out who cares movie made to just hold onto the rights from Fox, and you can clearly see in some parts that it's two separate films.

There isn't much to talk about in this film because nothing happens for the first hour, and I'm not talking about Drive style nothing where there was little spikes, but literally nothing. Dr. Doom doesn't even have more than 15 minutes of screen time, and that includes reveal, motive to fight him and the fight.

The team itself was a mess - Sue listens to music a lot, Ben doesn't exist much at all until he becomes The Thing, Johnny is just there for Fox's idea of "diversity" soul music and all, and Victor just makes remarks while Reed draws things. The only interesting person in the entire thing was Dr. Doom, and he only okay; his dialogue was awful, like a greenpeace campaigner with the hate of PETA, but he was pretty scary in some scenes despite looking ridiculous and not having his mask.

The only worthwhile part of this film is a couple scenes where they wake up and discover their powers, and when Dr. Doom comes back. Watching those parts separately look like an interesting comic-horror cross, but we got this studio mess. I'd rather watch Pixels again.


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