Review: Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four (2015)Fantastic Four (2015)
0.5 out of 5 Stars 0.5 out of 5 stars

A supposed “reboot” of the Fantastic Four franchise. To put it bluntly, this was crap through and through. The worst, unforgivable sin to my mind was the god-awful writing —  the barest outline of a plot further destroyed by horribly dull dialog and lifeless characters. Even if any of the writing had been decent, the director, cinematography, actors, music and even the effects for the most part failed to bring any life to the creation. Only thing I thought mildly interesting and somewhat original is the different approach they took to how the group receives their powers, but even that was horribly miss-handled.

If anything this movie should win awards in how completely they took as “fun” a concept as a comic book action-adventure about people who receive fantastic powers and form a team to fight bad guys and turn it into a dark, dull, senseless and utterly boring movie. It is so bad it makes me wonder if Fox has it out for Marvel / Disney. It’s like they tried to specifically trash Marvel’s ability to cash in on FF comics and spin off franchise stuff while keeping the option for the movie rights firmly in their studio by cranking out the bare requirements necessary to maintain the option. Namely another film in the can that the Fox corporate monster could care less about other than to keep it out of the hands of the franchise’s creators and the Disney corporate monster that acquired it.

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