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‘Black Widow’ Has Made Me Even More Excited for ‘Fantastic Four’

What was your favorite superhero growing up as a child? There are the obvious favorites; Batman, Superman, Spider-Man. My favorite superhero(s) as a child, however, were the Fantastic Four.

I remember watching Fantastic Four as a child and loving the family dynamic of the superhero team while being equally fascinated by their powers. Sue Storm, of course, was my favorite. I loved that she could turn invisible. I also loved Mr. Fantastic whose stretchy abilities made him so cool!

Upon recently revisiting this movie after so many years I could see all of the film’s narrative flaws as well as its overbearing cheesiness but there’s still a fondness I hold for these characters that has never wavered.

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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Fantastic Four’: More Like a Fantastic Disaster

I love superhero hero movies and I’ve seen a bunch of them. One such superhero flick that I hadn’t seen yet was the infamous reboot of Fantastic Four in 2015. You know, that movie that featured Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm three years before he would become iconic as Erik Killmonger, a role that much better suited him by the way.

I’ve got to say, I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of the movie. The plot was simple but effective, none of the characters were getting on my nerves, and when the moment finally arrived featuring Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm obtaining their powers I loved the horrific aspect of it. My eyes were wide and I was like, “This is actually pretty good.”

And then the final third of the film happened.

Have you ever seen a movie that completely derails toward the end of the film? Well, Fantastic Four is one of those films. The climax, featuring Doctor Doom who goes from legitimately frightening to unbelievably drab with a plot that makes no sense and wasn’t at all set up by the first two-thirds of the movie, is just…bad. The dialogue is ultra-corny, Miles Teller’s acting feels wooden, as if he knows he’s part of a project that’s going to hell, the fight is boring and has no wow factor whatsoever, and Doctor Doom just…dies. It was so underwhelming.

Oh, and the movie concludes with the four heroes trying to come up with the name for their superhero team which just so happens to turn off before Reed Richards can say the words, “Fantastic Four.” So cliche!

I’m so disappointed. I was really digging this movie and then it just had to fall into pieces in the last twenty minutes. *sigh*

I’m giving this movie 70 out of 100 and 2.5 out of 5 stars. It was totally B+ material but just got really, really bad.

Oh gosh, I hope Marvel Studios makes the Fantastic Four movie one of the best superhero origin stories ever.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

‘Fantastic Four’: More Like a Fantastic Disaster

I love superhero hero movies and I’ve seen a bunch of them. One such superhero flick that I hadn’t seen yet was the infamous reboot of Fantastic Four in 2015. You know, that movie that featured Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm three years before he would become iconic as Erik Killmonger, a role that much better suited him by the way.

I’ve got to say, I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of the movie. The plot was simple but effective, none of the characters were getting on my nerves, and when the moment finally arrived featuring Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm obtaining their powers I loved the horrific aspect of it. My eyes were wide and I was like, “This is actually pretty good.”

And then the final third of the film happened.

Have you ever seen a movie that completely derails toward the end of the film? Well, Fantastic Four is one of those films. The climax, featuring Doctor Doom who goes from legitimately frightening to unbelievably drab with a plot that makes no sense and wasn’t at all set up by the first two-thirds of the movie, is just…bad. The dialogue is ultra-corny, Miles Teller’s acting feels wooden, as if he knows he’s part of a project that’s going to hell, the fight is boring and has no wow factor whatsoever, and Doctor Doom just…dies. It was so underwhelming.

Oh, and the movie concludes with the four heroes trying to come up with the name for their superhero team which just so happens to turn off before Reed Richards can say the words, “Fantastic Four.” So cliche!

I’m so disappointed. I was really digging this movie and then it just had to fall into pieces in the last twenty minutes. *sigh*

I’m giving this movie 70 out of 100 and 2.5 out of 5 stars. It was totally B+ material but just got really, really bad.

Oh gosh, I hope Marvel Studios makes the Fantastic Four movie one of the best superhero origin stories ever.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

Will ‘Spider-Man 3’ Be the First Superhero Ensemble Film of the Trilogy?

Spider-Man 3 is set to arrive in theaters next November (unless COVID-19 continues to mess things up for the movie industry) and that means we will get to see the continuation of Peter Parker’s story as he now deals with his identity being exposed to the world. How will he deal with this new level of fame or animosity from villains who will want to claim their revenge? And just how many villains will be looking for a piece of Spider-Man?

I feel that it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce the Sinister Six to the world, maybe under the direction of their menacing boss, Kingpin. The Sinister Six comprises of Vulture, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, Sandman, Electro, and Kraven the Hunter. Vulture and Mysterio have already been introduced in the MCU and they are surely looking for some sweet, sweet revenge. These other four antagonists would only make things that much more interesting. Continue reading Will ‘Spider-Man 3’ Be the First Superhero Ensemble Film of the Trilogy?

Should Joss Whedon Direct the ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot?

Joss Whedon is one of the most recognized directors in Hollywood because he managed to bring to life something many Marvel fans probably thought they would never see on the big screen; The Avengers. He took six of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and made a quality film that still manages to impress to this day.

He only stepped away after Avengers: Age of Ultron received less than savory reviews and, being more than a little offended considering that he put a lot of heart and dedication into the movie, he couldn’t handle the pressure anymore. But now there are rumors going around that Joss Whedon could return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to direct another ensemble feature: Fantastic Four.

I, personally, think this would be a great idea. He did SUCH a great job with The Avengers and I have a feeling he could really bring to life these four characters who rightfully deserve a film as good as the likes of The Avengers.

What do you think? Should he return to direct Fantastic Four?

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I Have a Feeling John Krasinski is Going To Play Mr. Fantastic

John Krasinski first became a renowned actor due to his role as Jim Halpert in the acclaimed comedy, The Office. Since then, I hadn’t seen him in many roles but apparently, there was a moment when he was almost given the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Here’s how the story goes.

He was seriously considering playing Steve Rogers when, in a meeting for the role, Chris Hemsworth (Thor) walks by. He saw Hemsworth and how jacked he was and immediately deduced that he was not ready to get on the strict regiment to turn into a full-fledged superhero. Hence, the role would go to Chris Evans.

Over the years, people have approached Krasinski about the dream role and how he passed up such a great opportunity but it seems that Krasinski’s relationship with Marvel did not come to an end.

According to recent interviews, Krasinski himself has provided interest in playing another iconic Marvel superhero, Mr. Fantastic, in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot set to arrive in the next couple of years or so. Continue reading I Have a Feeling John Krasinski is Going To Play Mr. Fantastic