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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fantastic Four 2015 Movie Review


The latest Fantastic Four tried attracting younger audience by making them younger, probably due to the success of Amazing Spider Man. Based on the box office result, it is not successful. There are several problems with the movie.

I realize that this is a movie about the origin of the Fantastic Four but feel that too much time was spent trying to explain and build up the characters and the final confrontation felt rush.

Another problem was the characters. One of the attraction of Fantastic Four was the frequent bickering and fights between Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm but this was absent in the movie. We saw only a glimpse of that at the end of the movie. This was the comic relief that was in the first movie but missing in this movie. In the movie, Susan and Johnny Storm is almost as smart as Reed Richards; it just did not feel right.

The tracking of Reed Richards after he escaped Area 51 felt out of place - much more suitable in a Hulk movie.

The movie was too serious and lacked enough action to maintain the interest.

Did Stan Lee appear in the movie or did I miss it? Also I did not see any mid credit or post credit scenes which I have expected in all the new Marvel movies. It does not feel like a Marvel Movie.

Addendum:
Am I the only one who thinks that Reed Richards in the movie looks like Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook?
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