Friday, August 7, 2015

Fantastic 4

Rated PG-13 / 1 hr 40 min / Action - Adventure - Sci-Fi

What is it about?

Reed Richards says at his elementary school Career Day that he wants to be a professional belly dancer, but the teacher tells him to be realistic. In response he builds a teleportation device. He enters it into a high school science fair, but they still gave the prize to the volcano display. The Baxter group wants to give Reed a scholarship to come study with them and help develop his machine. He had cracked inter-dimensional travel. He found a portal to the world of My Little Pony. Unfortunately Dr. Doom wants all of the ponies for himself.

You will like it if...

You like slow origin movies based off comic books. This film reminds me a bit of the first Ironman film. Everything seems to be well done and the acting is decent. The problem is that the source material isn't as compelling as the first Ironman film. The script attempts to add humor with an interesting comic story, but it falls flat. It's like having garlic bread without garlic, butter, or salt. It's like having pizza without cheese, tomato sauce, or any toppings. It's like having pie without filling or any kind of sugar on the crust. The humor isn't funny and the story isn't compelling enough to carry it through until the action actually begins. The entire experience is just blah. The movie isn't all bad. If you like the Fantastic 4 then it is less cheesy than the original two films. The cast is younger and grittier. This film feels authentic where the original two films are almost cartoon-ish. I enjoyed it for what it was, but I doubt that I will have a desire to see it again. I just have one more comment on this experience. The best part of the experience was seeing the first official Deadpool trailer on the big screen. For me that was worth the price of admission.

Next Week

Straight Outta Compton and/or The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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