Benjamin Maio Mackay
Fantastic Four - 1 Star
Quiet possibly the worst superhero movie ever made.
You know what the best part of this movie was? How short it was. It was really fantastic that the studio decided to keep this disastrous abomination under 2 hours. That really made my day.
The script could’ve been written by a 10 year old who has a limited understanding of science. Honestly the characters were paper-thin and the story – well there just wasn’t any.
Let's move on to the special effects – most superhero films look brilliant. This one doesn't. It looked like the green screen was done on iMovie and the CGI looked like the original Mario video games. Yes even with millions and millions of Fox’s dollars poured into this they couldn’t even make it look nice.
Now the cast, Miles Teller plays a wonderful geek (for 10 minutes), but when he becomes “super” you might as well of replaced him with a plank of wood. Michael B. Jordan is one of the strongest cast members, his performance was solid given what he had to work with. Kata Mara was also strong in her role. Jamie Bell was awful, I had always questioned that casting and I was right in being suspicious.
I also want to point out that this feels like a trailer – it has clichéd lines and the team isn’t formed until the end of the movie. Something else to take note of unlike the origins story of the original the basis of how they become super is they get drunk go to space and mess around with objects. They leave someone behind and they get back and when the crash this “space energy” somehow gets to Sue (who was too sensible to get drunk and go to space) and they became the fantastic four. Let’s examine that again…THEY GET DRUNK AND GO TO SPACE. Yes the work in a research lab but is there NO security protocols. You cannot just go to SPACE.
It has spoiled my childhood memories of the original 2004 film and I really hope they at least have the sense never to make a sequel. Don’t see it; just don’t waste your life.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Palace Nova Cinemas