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Fantastic Four – Review – No Spoilers

f4-characters-poster-usSo I heard nothing but awful things about this movie before deciding to go see for myself how good or bad Fantastic Four was. I’d seen the commercials and, other than the age of the actors, it actually looked pretty good to me. The caveat is I never read the comics, but I was a big fan of the cartoon back in the 90’s.

My thoughts? I liked this movie! The story stayed pretty true to the original, from what I remember of it at least, even counting that Sue was adopted. The brother/sister thing was totally there and I certainly had no problem with Johnny and the Dr. Storm being black. They were great actors for those roles, so why not?

I liked the action, I liked the actors, and I liked the story. Everything went really well all the way through. I realize this runs counter probably to every review you’ve read about this movie so far, but there you have it.

Now, despite the fact that I liked F4, I can see where (a lot of) people had problems with it. It wasn’t flashy and didn’t have the big names like Avengers. The movie itself is shot a lot ‘darker’ than the other Marvel movies. It’s not as fast-paced, even though the pace was perfect for the story that was told. And then there are the idiots/”purists” who thought having Johnny and Dr. Storm be black were a detriment.

All in all, if it’s still playing by you then you should definitely give it a go. It’s a fun movie that you should watch. 😀


About Nancy M. Griffis

Author and screenwriter who loves scifi/action/adventure/urban fantasy genres. I have two published novels, Mind Games and Eternal Investigations, as well as a short story published for charity called "Home Fires Burning." All are available through amazon.com and barnesandnobles.com.


6 thoughts on “Fantastic Four – Review – No Spoilers

  1. Wasn’t as terrible as people made it out to be, but still messy. Nice review Nancy.

    Posted by Dan O. | September 8, 2015, 3:22 pm
  2. I had no issue with the casting but the plot holes and plot in general fizzled to nothing. Very glad I went to a matinee.

    Posted by A. L. Kaplan | September 8, 2015, 9:03 pm
    • What did you think were plot holes? Curious to see if they match up with mine. ;o)

      Posted by Nancy M. Griffis | September 9, 2015, 2:36 am
      • I’m afraid I’ve blanked out most of them at this point. The bad guy was defeated way too easily and quickly. It felt like they were running out of time and just wanted to end it. That was about how I felt by the time we got there. A lot more could have been done.

        Posted by A. L. Kaplan | September 11, 2015, 7:48 pm
      • LOL! yeah, that was pretty much my biggie, too.

        Posted by Nancy M. Griffis | September 20, 2015, 4:56 am

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