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Fant4stic (2015) - Movie Review


Oh boy, finally got to see this popular flop. And yeah, it is bad.

The most important thing in a movie like this i.e team dynamic and chemistry was almost non existent. Whatever stuff they tried to develop felt forced and lame, only thing that I somewhat liked was Ben and Reed chemistry. The acting was somewhat serviceable but what they had to work with was bad, so in turn they ended up looking lame, even though there was some talent here, especially Myles Teller. I think he would have made a pretty good reed if he had gotten something better to work with.

The story and its pacing were shit. Horribly edited. Some stuff happens, then some other stuff, then some other, all in a rushed and poorly executed way and you're just sitting there thinking, what are they going for here. The finale was also pretty lame. Hardly any fight and bam, its over. They jam in famous lines of these heroes there and it all just felt like a disaster.

Atleast you would expect CGI to be good. But it was very inconsistent. Some scenes were pretty OK while others were laughably bad. The Thing sometimes looked serviceable while sometimes he looked way too fake. And they should have atleast put some pants on him. And then there is DOOM. WTF happened with him. He was just FUGLY.

It's funny that the most talked about thing prior to the release of the movie, Black Jhonny, didn't even bother me. They just explained it with Susan being Adopted and I was fine with it as tons of other stuff was much more wrong in the movie.

The movie tried to take itself too seriously. Have some fun for crying out loud. There was only one scene in the movie where I had a chuckle, that's it. Everything else was just forced seriousness, that just ended up being bland and boring. The previous two Fantastic Four movies are much better than this one. Atleast they had some fun with it and Chris Evans was a great Human Torch.

Avoid it.

4/10

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