Movie Night: The Fantastic Four

ThefantasticfourTagline: Beyond darkness… beyond fear… lies the fantastic.

IMBD Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502712

Rating: PG-13

Synopsis: FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. ~written by 20th Century Fox.

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Review: The first thing out of my husband’s mouth after we saw this was, “What the hell did we just watch?” I kid you not. This latest franchise reboot was painful to watch. I’d heard bad things about it prior to watching, but we don’t let that tarnish our opinion as we’ve enjoyed many movies that other people trash.

This wasn’t one of them.

The biggest problem for me were; 1) the whole ‘smartest teens in the world’ plot doesn’t work here. I didn’t find it plausible or believable that these kids could put together a project like this with very little help from adults, not to mention that Richards built a machine just like it, when he was 12? Bowing to peer pressure as the mechanism that sets events that gives them their power was felt inconsistent and out of character. If they’re that smart, they know better than to drink or smoke pot. Also, no one was guarding the controls for the machine? Get real. Just a few of the plot holes that ruined this project.

2) This was a head scratcher. It was nice to see PoC in some major roles, buy why couldn’t his sister be black too? Why did Sue Storm remain white? I just feel like someone somewhere (higher up in production maybe) didn’t like the idea of a white boy having a crush on a black girl, and that kind of attitude is SO WRONG!

Stay away from this one. I wish we did. Worse yet, we bought it. The only reason it gets one star is for the special effects….

 

1 out of 5.

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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