Stars: Miles Teller / Kate Mara / Michael B. Jordan /
Release Date: 2015-08-05
Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Marv Films, Marvel Entertainment,
Director: Dug Rotstein,
Fantastic Four Summary
Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
A lightweight and basically unnecessary attempt to once again bring some cinematic life to one of the lesser teams in the Marvel Universe.
Laughably cheesy, bordering on Zardoz levels of simplicity.
If you would like to admire the awfulness of Fantastic Four without actually having to sit through it--or if you've already seen the movie and are still reeling from the experience--read on.
The special effects are cheesy, the acting perfunctory, the plotting pallid.
It's not wholesale terrible -- just depressingly mediocre, and at a certain point you sort of start wishing it WERE definitively terrible, because that would at least make it more entertaining or give it a certain strange raison d'etre.