I've Finally Seen Fant4stic (Yawn)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by TedShatner10, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Jax

    Jax Admiral Admiral

    Jun 21, 2003
    A Dimension with no Cake!
    The first 20-30 minutes was good and then my god it just went bad. You can clearly tell the film was hacked to bits and rushed to a conclusion.
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  2. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2002
    It's not hate. To hate something, you first have to care about it. For the most part, those that didn't like it seem to do so mostly on the grounds of pure apathy.
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  3. Serveaux

    Serveaux Boomer American Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Go die on that hill.
    The second of the early-21st century FF movies was a disappointment. Liked the first one, though. Good cast.
  4. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

    Jun 4, 2000
    Ouch! Forgotten already? You were just down ther
    I haven't really noticed that. If anything, time has been merciful on The Dark Knight Rises, leaving people to ruminate on the good parts rather than focus on how it's a disappointing comedown from The Dark Knight.

    Spider-Man 3 could afford to be messy since the first 2 movies did such a good job of making us care about the characters. Fantastic Four earned no such goodwill from the audience.

    It's been a while since I've seen it but I recall Fantastic Four (2005) as being a decently mediocre mid-'00s comic book movie. Not as good as the Batman, Spider-Man, or X-Men entries from around this time but also not as bad as Blade Trinity, Catwoman, or Elektra. It's also more watchable than Hulk (2003) but decidedly less interesting.

    Rise of the Silver Surfer was, IMHO, a mess! But it's been even longer since I've seen that one.

    Fantastic Four (2015), despite its reputation, doesn't even have the decency to be a good train wreck. There are some decent sci-fi ideas buried in there somewhere but it completely fails at being a superhero movie. Much like Man of Steel, it would probably be far better if you divorced it from any expectations you have from its genre or source material.
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