Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

DVD - 2015
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A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and 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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
Edition: DVD widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
digital, optical, stereo, Dolby Digital 2.0, rda
video file, DVD video, rda
Alternative Title: Fantastic 4 [dvd]
Fant4stic [dvd]

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willpell
May 15, 2019

I just placed a hold on this, and I'm number 4 in line. True story.
EDIT - Okay, having watched this now (about a week later, though I'm posting a week after that), I will say that it's not as bad as I've heard, but it's definitely not great. (I would even say that the unreleased 1994 Roger Corman FF, for all of its ham acting and horrendous early CGI effects, is a better film than this one.) The quality starts out okay, with not-bad acting from the new Reed and Ben, a weird new take on Von Doom in his pre-villainous form (the last version made him a scummy capitalist, while this one turns him into a sort of Internet-age conspiracy theorist; only Corman was willing to actually keep him as the dictator of Latveria), and a PHENOMENAL performance by Reg Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm. Why doesn't this guy have more of a career? (On the subject of the Storm family, making Johnny black, and thus making Sue his adopted white sister, wasn't as jarring as I thought it would be, back when the film came out; he's nowhere near as good as Chris Evans, but overall the really weird part of this change was the choice to make Sue an orphan from Kosovo, when the original Invisible Woman is the most whitebread American traditionalist you can imagine.) And the visual effects on "Planet Zero" are amazing, though the film couldn't seem to decide whether the two planets were connected spatially as well as dimensionally (everybody remembers the laser shooting the sky from the trailers; that only makes sense if the two are actually separate planets). But the moment the new take on Dr. Doom staggers onscreen, the entire film *nosedives* in quality, to the point that it's barely worth talking about. 2005's version of Doom had weird electrical powers, but this one has some bizarre sort of telekinesis whose nature and limits are never spelled out, which renders him impossible to take seriously as an antagonist, and the whole climax doesn't make a lick of sense. You'd be better off to just shut the film down as soon as you see that green cloak (which, as far as I can tell, he never actually gained from anywhere that gets explained at all, he just has it because it's supposed to be his costume, and they weren't shy about changing literally everything else about him, so this was pretty unnecessary). Overall, I believe Josh Trank and Toby Kebbel's comments about there having been a better edit of the film, and I hope that one eventually gets leaked, just as the unreleased Corman did.

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Mr_Han
Mar 18, 2019

The heroes didn't have enough time to grow close together into an actual team, and the villian was defeated waaaay to fast and easily. There wasn't much of a story. The CGI was okay and the acting was decent, but there isn't much to enjoy from this. I noticed there's an older Fantastic 4, and I'm hoping to have better results from that. Two out of five stars.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 15, 2018

I liked this movie but it wasn't my favorite. Everything about it was alright. The characters were ok, they seemed to have good chemistry. The plot seemed pretty lame and I didn't really understand the ending. my friend and I both thought the start was pretty boring and took a long time to get interesting. The themes weren't that interesting either. I did like the action parts of the movie. The storyline wasn't that bad, but like I said before the movie seems kind off stretched. I recommend this movie to ages 9 and over. I give this movie a 2.7 out of 5 stars. @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Wow, this was bad. The acting and CG were both okay, but the story is utter garbage. Hard pass.

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laj3553
Jun 21, 2018

The fighting at the end is really short but the Thing looks way better.

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Sideswipe
Jan 28, 2018

The original is way better!

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reypotter06
Jan 12, 2018

wasn't the best movie, the climax was too short. It was pretty boring:(

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reginator_22
Jan 11, 2018

I wish I could give this movie 0 stars. This version of the Fantastic Four was beyond terrible. Glad they are coming back home to Disney/Marvel to do it right! ;)

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Gwen904
Jan 09, 2018

Not the best superhero movie out there. Plot was kind of weird, and had no real resolution. It left you hanging (but not with a cliffhanger, just waiting for more, and there isn't more). Rather short and not enough… I don't know, battle scenes? The bad guy had to have an epic battle where he fought the Four on earth and destroyed a big city or something. Innocents dying, the Four saving the world, etc.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Had potential. The best thing about this movie is Dr. Doom. I know many people disagree with that, but i liked what they did with the character and i though they chose a good actor (Toby Kebbell) to do it. This movie also had a great cast, it was just put together poorly.

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Jul 19, 2016

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Violence: Some blood

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jimg2000
Feb 17, 2016

You guys know who built the Apollo spacecraft, went to the moon?
-Yeah. Your mama.
So, the answer's no. But you know who Neil Armstrong is, right?
-Yeah, of course.
Of course. Buzz Aldrin? Yeah. First men to walk on the moon. Famous faces hired to conquer dreams that weren't even theirs. Dreams that someone else,
some other scientist... who probably died penniless and alone... and sat in a bar, telling people he sent men to the moon.
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Sue: Music is just a series of altered patterns. The musician creates the pattern and makes us anticipate a resolution... then holds back. Makes you wait for it. There's patterns in everything and everyone.
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Harvey: You're counting on these guys? A guy who can stretch, a girl I can't see, a human torch...[looks at Ben] I don't even know what he is.

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