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Monday, 17 August 2015

Fantastic Four Review

Sure Fantastic or not? 
Fantastic Four Review – Another reboot with updated younger cast. Is it worth it? what?!
Starting off completely different from the 2005 release. we are brought back in time when Reed Richards (Miles Teller) was still trying to create a  teleportation machine in his garage with the help of Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell). They are ‘discovered’ at the school science fair by Prof Franklin Storm (Reg E. Cathey) who is the father of Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan). The team work together with ‘government hater’, Victor von Doom (Toby Kebbell) to build a proper machine. Once they succeed, Victor gets pissed when the government tries to take over their project. In order to be the first human to travel to Planet Zero, Reed, Ben, Johnny and Victor decides to self-launch themselves with a bad outcome, leaving Victor behind. While they are transported back, the team gets stuck by the radiation which leaves them with unique defect. In order to find a solution, Reed escapes from the containment only to be captured a year later and create another machine. They return to Planet Zero and find out Victor managed to survive living in the treacherous planet. Victor aka Doom is bent on his mission to destroy Earth and it is up to Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Invisible Women and The Thing to take down Doom before he brings, well, Doom to the World.    
Doom? More like hurm...
I heard a lot of negative reviews for this remake (sort of) so I went in with the lowest expectation. However, for me personally, there is nothing wrong with the cast. They suited their roles well, what was lacking was making their part stronger. Each of the character could have been developed properly instead of just ‘touch and go’. The most disappointing role was Doom, his malicious intention could have been made even more wicked instead of appearing at the last minute just to whack our hero around and annihilate the Earth without a proper reason. It’s like… ‘I don’t like Earth so all of you DIE!’ Huh? What are you gonna do after that Doom? Didn’t think that far ahead now didcha? The storyline…or the lack thereof…was also done in hurry towards the ending without any worth. There was no moral of the story, no nothing…just like this review. Just be glad the special effects were somewhat up to the par while everything else was out of the window.

Ok...hands down...they win! 
I’m stumped on how to end my review because I can’t imagine Marvel actually screwed up one of its major franchise. If there is a sequel, they need to dig deep to make Fantastic Four, well, Fantastic again.   

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