This movie is about how the Fantastic Four came to exist. Reed, a total but very intelligent nerd (played by Miles Teller) made a teleportation device together with his childhood friend Ben. He gets recognised for his project by ‘a government employee?’ and instructed to finish it so it would be available for transportation of humans to another dimension.
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Sounds like a good plot? Think again! There is no view on the bad guy he just randomly appears to turn bad for no apparent reason and goes on a killing spree which everyone seems to ignore, let’s just pass through the hallway like nothing happened. If you recognise the names ‘Reed’, ‘Sue’, ‘Johnny’, ‘Ben’, ‘Victor’ and ‘Dr. Storm’ at the end of the movie you get my slow clap, cause I had absolutely no clue how any of the characters are called.
The special effects do look nice. The ‘boss fight’ took 5 min and wasn’t remotely spectacular. This movie doesn’t work on your emotion at all it’s just boring and doesn’t get you excited. The only thing that will slightly sadden you is the fact that ‘the thing’ aka Ben will not be having a sexual relationship in his entire life. The young versios of Ben and Reed did get played by decent actors that actually look like their grown up versions. How are Sue and Johnny brother and sister? Nobody knows!
The relationship between Victor aka Doom and Sue does not get talked about. Why does he trust her? Why does nobody trust Victor? Victor doesn’t seem to care about that either, because he tried to kill her some time later anyway. The fact that Doom seems stronger in the other world did get mentioned, however they found him back in a bad state.
Reed runs away after being turned, instead of helping his friend Ben turn back into normal state from the only place he can actually get resources for it. When they come to get him back, he doesn’t even want to go back and he seemed to be working on something that apparently wasn’t important at any point in the movie. When his friend Ben however turns up to get him back he’ll gladly return and leave what he was working on behind as if it had no importance. They make it seem as if he was scared, but for an entire year they do not try to contact him.
I have the feeling they wanted to create this movie Kill Bill style but simply ended up mashing too much scenes and different plots together. This movie can in no way be fixed by adding more movies. Simon Kinberg might have something to do with this, but let’s be realistic the X-men movies they had decent sequels and were only focussed on one plot at a time. This movie is just confusing. You are better off watching The 2005 movie ‘The fantastic Four’ (IMDB – BUY ON AMAZON – BUY ON BOL.COM), that one at least has Jessica Alba in it. I’m only giving this movie a 3 out of 10 stars, I do not advice anyone to watch it.
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