So, I wasn’t really planning on seeing Fantastic Four in theaters. We talked last week about how we got the chance to go see it – and I started furiously reading the comics I planned to read. That is, Jonathan Hickman’s Fantastic Four and FF.
Of course, it seems that the movie Fantastic Four was based on Ultimate Fantastic Four. Whoops.
In other words, this just isn’t going to be a normal LitFlix. I didn’t read enough or the right things – but there are a couple of things I have picked up from reading some Fantastic Four. About the characters, more than anything. To be fair, I’m not sure whether I’m really critiquing the movie or Ultimate Fantastic Four with this. What I know of Ultimate Fantastic Four is this:
Ultimate Reed Richards ends up a supervillain.
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Tagged Alternate Realities, Ben Grimm, Dr. Doom, Fantastic Four, FF, Johnny Storm, Jonathan Hickman, Nathaniel Richards, Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Ultimate Fantastic Four
Last night, Holly and I got the chance to go see an advance screening of the new Fantastic Four movie. We got to go thanks to a special screening hosted by the Alaska Airlines Signature Card, so I feel obliged to throw in a thank you to them for doing such a thing, and for thinking of our little community when they selected cities to screen the movie in.
I should also mention that we looked over the materials we were given, and while recording is super not okay (they say that just about every way they can; we just left the phones in the car!), they say nothing about talking about the experience afterwards. Indeed, I think they mean for us to.
So that means we wanted to get our thoughts out today, share them in advance of the movie to help you decide if this is one you want to go see. So this is a joint review, with thoughts from both of us!
It’s a movie we were on the fence about, and with the Geek Baby, were likely going to wait to rent. However, the chance to see it early and free meant it was time to find some baby-sitting! So it was our first outing without the Geek Baby. And what we got for that was a movie that was pretty good on the big screen, was pretty entertaining, but which also had some issues. We figure if you want to see it for the entertaining bits you don’t need our input, so we’re going to talk about a few of the issues we found with the movie to help you decide if you want to see the movie too!
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Tagged Ben Grimm, Dr. Doom, Fantastic Four, Horror, Johnny Storm, Prometheus, Reed Richards, Review, Spoilers, Susan Storm