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Fantastic Four

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moss wrote:
I saw this movie last Saturday without reading any reviews prior to attendance.

I enjoyed it. It was predictable (it was always going to be), but enjoyable.

Far better than the previous fantastic four movie they did (lets face it, that thing was horrible).

I really don't understand why the critics are hammering it so bad, I've seen far worse movies that got much better reviews.

TLDR: Grain of salt, it was decent.

Good to know.

Sounds like the perfect movie to watch at home after turning off ones brain (also being absolutely shitfaced will help)

Docilus wrote:

Heard that yesterday and it was brutally glorious.
moss
Hunterbob wrote:
moss wrote:
I saw this movie last Saturday without reading any reviews prior to attendance.

I enjoyed it. It was predictable (it was always going to be), but enjoyable.

Far better than the previous fantastic four movie they did (lets face it, that thing was horrible).

I really don't understand why the critics are hammering it so bad, I've seen far worse movies that got much better reviews.

TLDR: Grain of salt, it was decent.

My criticism is solely related to the studios not needing to start again, same issue with Spider-Man. They should have just made a sequel with new people and not worried about cast changes. We know who they are, and we know they aren't the most exciting heroes, so why would we want to see the same story again?


Yeah I can agree with that.
I think the newer "Amazing Spiderman" movies were alright, nothing ground breaking. I did enjoy the 1st more so than the 2nd.

However this total reboot of the Spiderman franchise just seems absurd. The Toby Maguire ones weren't that long ago were they?
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If Sony didn't make another Spiderman movie within 10 years of the previous one, the movie rights would have reverted to Marvel. They don't want that so they figured 'fuck it, let's just start again'.

Exactly the same thing with Fantastic Four which is owned by FOX. X-Men is also owned by FOX, but that reboot was more to help de-fuck the universe from what X3 did (which is now completed thanks to Days of Future Past successfully retconning everything).
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I didn't mind this at all, in fact I thought it was a pretty great origin story.

But that's all it was, an origin story.

Yes it was predictable, but it all worked quite well for me. The childish drama was a bit overdone and The Thing character was completely unnecessary, but there were some great themes in there and it felt solid.

Spoilers: I loved the idea of the planet fighting back with Victor, and his powers were pretty great. I'd heard time and time again that it ended abruptly so when shit got really real with the inter-dimensional tornado shit it was a real nice surprise.

It's a shame it seemed to do so badly, if they went straight into "5 years later" (and we know they loved using that shit) where they're all awesome and fighting badass bad guys, the next movie could have been very entertaining.
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