Low-budgeted and challenged in both quality and quantity, Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four" is one of the most offbeat, charming, and all-around entertaining "bad" movies to ever come out of the Twilight Zone. I put quotes around the word "bad" because, as it turns out, this movie really isn't "bad" to the point of something drastic like The Room or Skyline. It's not zany bad, like The Room; and it isn't painfully grating like Skyline. It's a charming kind of bad.
It has an easy-to-follow three-act-structure, an uncomplicated plot, and to be honest, some delightful spotlights of character development, all topped off with gleefully cheesy special effects. That's more than I can say about the 2007 film and its shitty sequel.
That's not to say there aren't some laughable moments. There are. And the extent of their laughabilty is pretty...well, Fantastic, to say the least. There's the unwarranted laughs of Dr. Doom, the cheesy dialogue from the Human Torch, and the cliches of the Thing's predicament. Yet all these and more add to the charm of it being a comic movie as well.
It's no wonder this movie never saw the light of day, but if it had at the time it was made, I can't see why any audience would have no fun watching it.
With that, I say, check it out and see for yourself.