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Where to begin with Fant4stic....
I give the actors credit, they did try to pull through with this film, and the first hour did have a interesting premise. Now, with that said.... Let's rip this puppy apart!
Ok, this movie shouldn't be called the Fantastic Four. I am not fan of that franchise, but I, at the very least, I know some core elements. One of them is that the characters are friends and almost a family. Besides Miles Teller's Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic and Jamie Bell's Ben Grimm/The Thing, I didn't get that close of a connection, and even then, those two's relationship was fleeting at best. Hell, Michael B. Jordan's Johnny Storm/Human Torch and Kate Mara's Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl/Woman are suppose to be adopted siblings, and that relationship felt really, really bland. Plus, besides Ben Grimm, the characters didn't really have a define personality, and actually started to dislike the characters. It's bad when Ant-Man's Michael Pena character, Luis, has more personality, charisma, and character development than these four combined, and he is suppose to be a supporting character.
While the acting is decent, the story and dialogue is boring. I mean, when they were building the damn teleportation machine, I was like "this is so boring", and nothing really livens up. Suddenly, everyone gets their powers, and suddenly, it's "somber land, everything sucks". And this could work, BUT.... the body horror thing works to a certain extent, especially when you kill all the drama of the characters learning to live with these abilities by skipping a whole year ahead. Hell, you couldn't even put in a montage showing how they got their powers. Also, how nice it was for Reed to just abandon his friends, something I know the real character wouldn't have done.
Then the last half hour, oh boy, where to begin. The Fantastic Four movies from 2005 and 2007 had a crappy Dr. Doom played by Julian McMahon, but my God, I would prefer that guy over the one seen in this trainwreck. One review was on the mark when they said that Toby Kebbell's Victor Von Doom/Dr. Doom/Doom/Data's Daughter without her human skin said he was basically one of those Goth kids from South Park, and you know what, he definitely was, and that action sequence at the end was painful, but not as bad as the last part of the movie when they come up with name Fantastic Four. I even made a soft groan when they did that. I mean, ugh....
Let's put it this way, you all known I didn't care for Man of Steel that much. Well, you all, Man of Steel is a far better movie than this turd. Would I recommend anybody seeing it? Hell no, go see Ant-Man instead. Definitely not worth the $7.50 and the hour and 45 minutes out of my life.