what’s good about this movie: great character development! each major role was distinct: the shy, nerdish and a bit clueless mr. fantastic; the femininely strong invisible girl; the fearless, flamboyant and playboy human torch; the practicality of the thing; and the perfect nemesis in the arrogant and obnoxious dr. doom.
what’s bad about this movie: after the fantastic 4’s transformation during their aborted space travel, almost the entire movie is spent in trying to transform the fantastic 4 back to their normal human selves as opposed to fighting crime and defeating bad guys.
the fantastic 4 are well known heroes in the comic world. but in this movie, they just seem to be selfish people who don’t think about the opportunity to help people that is given to them.
2 of 5 stars * *
not so fantastic.