Fantastic Four

Rated 1.0

20th Century Fox takes a perfectly good Marvel comic commodity and humiliates it on screen. A terrible cast consisting of Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Michael Chiklis as Ben “The Thing” Grimm and Chris Evans as Johnny Storm is lost in this goofy mess. The film shows us how the Fantastic Four got their special powers (in a terribly staged, horrible looking outer space sequence), and then shows them as reluctant celebrities unwilling to grant interviews. The script is awful, often reducing the characters to jokes with bad humor. As for the special effects, this movie cost a lot of money, and it comes off looking like a cheap cartoon. Big box office pretty much assures a sequel to this one. Let’s hope for a new director and fresh outlook.