I love superhero hero movies and I’ve seen a bunch of them. One such superhero flick that I hadn’t seen yet was the infamous reboot of Fantastic Four in 2015. You know, that movie that featured Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm three years before he would become iconic as Erik Killmonger, a role that much better suited him by the way.
I’ve got to say, I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of the movie. The plot was simple but effective, none of the characters were getting on my nerves, and when the moment finally arrived featuring Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm obtaining their powers I loved the horrific aspect of it. My eyes were wide and I was like, “This is actually pretty good.”
And then the final third of the film happened.
Have you ever seen a movie that completely derails toward the end of the film? Well, Fantastic Four is one of those films. The climax, featuring Doctor Doom who goes from legitimately frightening to unbelievably drab with a plot that makes no sense and wasn’t at all set up by the first two-thirds of the movie, is just…bad. The dialogue is ultra-corny, Miles Teller’s acting feels wooden, as if he knows he’s part of a project that’s going to hell, the fight is boring and has no wow factor whatsoever, and Doctor Doom just…dies. It was so underwhelming.
Oh, and the movie concludes with the four heroes trying to come up with the name for their superhero team which just so happens to turn off before Reed Richards can say the words, “Fantastic Four.” So cliche!
I’m so disappointed. I was really digging this movie and then it just had to fall into pieces in the last twenty minutes. *sigh*
I’m giving this movie 70 out of 100 and 2.5 out of 5 stars. It was totally B+ material but just got really, really bad.
Oh gosh, I hope Marvel Studios makes the Fantastic Four movie one of the best superhero origin stories ever.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.
2 thoughts on “Movie Review Flashback: ‘Fantastic Four’: More Like a Fantastic Disaster”
You’re a super generous grader. 70 out of 100 feels kind to me. That said… I’ve seen worse. Red Sonja exists, after all. 😖
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