The Catastrophe of Fantastic Four (2015)

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When it comes to being a movie fan, you tend to think that your favorite movies will always be amazing.  I hate to say it, but that was not the case for the catastrophe that I watched over the summer.  During one of my nights of the summer, I decided to watch the Fantastic Four (2015) movie.  I have always been a fan of superhero movies, but this movie was flat out AWFUL.

First, I have loved the Fantastic Four since I was little.  I always thought that Johnny Storm/Human Torch was one of the coolest characters in all of movies.  I really enjoyed the Fantastic Four movies that came in 2005 and 2007 with the old cast.  The problem with those movies are both of them were not amazing like some of the Avengers movies.  They were both decent and watchable.  The movie I watched this year came out in 2015, but I never watched it because I heard it was awful on social media from the fans and boy were they right.  I was able to watch the movie on the brand new Disney+ app.

Next, when you watch a superhero movie, you expect there to be a lot of action and see the heroes use some of their amazing powers.  In this movie, it took almost ONE HOUR of the movie for the four heroes to get their abilities.  The movie was only one hour and 45 minutes.  So right off the bat, the pacing in this movie was terrible.  I almost wanted to stop watching because of how boring it was until they got their powers.  This movie also had a brand new cast in it as well.  I think they all played the characters in such a boring way.  The acting was a bit cringe worthy because it sounded like they weren’t trying during the dialogue.  I didn’t get attached to any of the characters in this movie.  That’s what I love about movies.  I want to be attached and actually care about the characters being presented.  The writing, acting, pacing, and overall product of this movie is absolutely trash.

Furthermore, I didn’t really understand Doctor Doom in this movie.  Victor Von Doom is supposed to be a billionaire doctor who attempts to go on a scientific mission in space but he, along with the rest of the Fantastic Four, get exposed to cosmic rays that gives them all their own superpowers.  Once that happens, they are all rescued and put in a hospital to make sure that they are all safe.  Doom gets fired from his job since they failed the mission.  He blames Reed for the failed mission and tries to kill him and his friends.  Once they defeat Doom, he drowns in water and we never see him again.  In this movie, Doom wants to stay on whatever planet they got their powers from.  The appearance of him looks bad in my opinion.  He literally looks like tin foil wrapped all around him.  Doctor Doom is one of my favorite villains, but the way he was presented in this movie was not good.  I didn’t really enjoy him that much.

In conclusion,  Fantastic Four (2015) was an awful movie.  I probably won’t ever watch it again.  If I’m in the mood to watch the Fantastic Four, I’ll just stick to watching the 2005 and 2007 versions of the group.  I would not recommend this movie to anyone because of how bad it is.  Some of my friends even said it was bad before I watched it, but I wanted to see it for myself.  So next time a new reboot movie of one of your favorite superhero groups or whatever comes out, don’t go into it thinking it’s gonna be amazing as the first cast was because you could be wrong.

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