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Better Than Daredevil, Not As Good As Either Of The X-Men., 8 July 2005
BigHardcoreRed from Calimesa, California
The Fantastic Four was a pretty good superhero movie but it lacked
something. I do not think it truly lived up to it's endless hype from
early this year. Aside from a few scenes that stick out, most are in
the trailer, there is not much there other than some slick special
effects sprinkled about. It is understandable, however, due to the fact
that this film is about the origin of 5 different individuals and how
they gained their super powers. I imagine the next one (of course, if
there is a next one) will be more action packed.
As for a quick rundown of the story, 5 people are sent into a space
ship to gather information that would be helpful in curing diseases and
other good stuff. The crew consists of Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis),
Reed Richards, (Ioan Gruffudd), Johnny Storm (Chris Evans), Sue Storm
(Jessica Alba) & Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon). While in the space
station, the super cosmic storm hits hours earlier than expected and
all 5 are caught in the storm, forever altering their DNA (or something
like that). The one that got it the worst was Grimm.
The standouts from this movie are The Thing/Ben Grimm, Johnny
Storm/Human Torch & Sue Storm/Invisible Girl. The Thing & Torch stand
out because of both their characters and personalities & Jessica Alba
stands out pretty much just because she is Jessica Alba.
I feel that Reed Richards was more of an annoyance in the movie and not
as likable a character as, say, the Human Torch. Also, I fear that Dr.
Doom will probably forever be compared to the Green Goblin from
Spider-Man, due to the hokey masks and all. Also, the voice for Doom
did not quite fit for me. I am not sure if his voice is supposed to be
that docile or not, but I always pictured a deeper, more menacing voice
I do hope this movie is not as criticized as movies such as Hulk or
Daredevil. This movie was not that bad, probably not even as bad as I
have made it seem. I would rate it somewhere in between X-Men and
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