Marvel Movie Madness! Part 4: Fantastic Four (1994)

Summary

Matt: Imagine hiring a director and cast to make a movie that you never intended to release. That's exactly what happened in 1994, when Constantin Film partnered with Roger Corman to make this low-budget version of The Fantastic Four. The film was made only so that Constantin could maintain the film rights to the franchise. There's no getting around it - this movie is pretty bad, as expected from something that was never meant to see the light of day. And the standard Roger Corman elements are there - stock footage, cheap effects, etc (one of my favorites was the use of asbestos fire suits to stand in for space suits). But to be honest, it's no worse than you'd expect out of something shown on TV in 1994. Back to Article

Comments

John Matrix

John Matrix

A classic! I can proudly say I'm one of the few people who've sat through this film. Yes, it sucks, but in a charming way. Much more entertaining than the bland, generic one's made a few years ago. They better watch the 1990's Captain America, as well.

May 16 - 06:14 PM

woundedmakers

Steven Bada

haha couldn't agree more! If you like B movies with extra cheese, there's NO reason to skip this. Also, it's hardly ever mentioned just how faithful this film is to the comics (of course being faithful to the source material doesn't necessarily equate to quality). Considering that this film was never intended to be released, it's strange that the filmmakers bothered to adapt the source material so closely. They could've easily done anything with these characters (ala ITALIAN Red Skull ;P ), and it wouldn't have mattered. While this film is anything but "good", it definitely has double the entertainment value of 2005's bland Fantastic 4 film.

May 16 - 08:30 PM

woundedmakers

Steven Bada

Oh, and for anyone interested-there is a very decent quality copy available on a few torrent sites (google!). The fact that the RT guys watched this on youtube, without even ATTEMPTING to find a better copy elsewhere, tells me they might not know Jack from Shit. (if you don't know what a torrent is, you should probably get back to the giant rock you live under.)

May 16 - 08:40 PM

max_jaybo

Jason DeMars

To hell with a book about it, guys, they should make an "Ed Wood"-style movie about the making of this movie.

May 16 - 06:27 PM

woundedmakers

Steven Bada

haha couldn't agree more! If you like B movies with extra cheese, there's NO reason to skip this. Also, it's hardly ever mentioned just how faithful this film is to the comics (of course being faithful to the source material doesn't necessarily equate to quality). Considering that this film was never intended to be released, it's strange that the filmmakers bothered to adapt the source material so closely. They could've easily done anything with these characters (ala ITALIAN Red Skull ;P ), and it wouldn't have mattered. While this film is anything but "good", it definitely has double the entertainment value of 2005's bland Fantastic 4 film.

May 16 - 08:30 PM

woundedmakers

Steven Bada

Oh, and for anyone interested-there is a very decent quality copy available on a few torrent sites (google!). The fact that the RT guys watched this on youtube, without even ATTEMPTING to find a better copy elsewhere, tells me they might not know Jack from Shit. (if you don't know what a torrent is, you should probably get back to the giant rock you live under.)

May 16 - 08:40 PM

woundedmakers

Steven Bada

Oh, and for anyone interested-there is a very decent quality copy available on a few torrent sites (google!). The fact that the RT guys watched this on youtube, without even ATTEMPTING to find a better copy elsewhere, tells me they might not know Jack from Shit. (if you don't know what a torrent is, you should probably get back to the giant rock you live under.)

May 16 - 08:40 PM

Alexson Philip

Alexson Philipiah

meh

May 16 - 10:08 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Ha, then I wont bother putting my self in mortal danger by watching it. Thanks for the heads up. :)

May 17 - 01:00 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

Now THIS... is entertainment! lol

May 17 - 09:18 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

Lolwut?

May 17 - 01:01 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Demonoid.

May 17 - 01:12 PM

Lumbergh Phucter

Jamie Eakins

Toxie actually did wear tights... and a tutu.

May 17 - 04:48 AM

Henrold

Henry Owens

Look at the thing. His face reminds of modern day Steven Seagal.

I didn't know this movie existed.

May 17 - 06:22 AM

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