Fantastic Four Reviews

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April 25, 2007
Marvel Comics continues to empty out its stable of superheroes with this entertaining tale.
June 24, 2006
Fantastic it most certainly ain't.
September 26, 2005
A garish mediocrity.
July 19, 2005
The result is hardly fantastic, but it is quite a lot of fun.
July 12, 2005
Before the inevitable and surprisingly anticlimactic battle with Doom, we are treated to two extreme-sports demonstrations, several training montages, [and] an ill-advised love triangle.
July 11, 2005
Bland performances throughout. And really, who wants to make Jessica Alba the invisible girl? What a bad idea. I want her to be visible at all times.
July 8, 2005
It exists largely to entertain and delight, which used to be precisely what summer blockbusters were engineered to do.
July 8, 2005
If there was ever any doubt that action scenes depend more on context than flash, Fantastic Four proves it.
July 8, 2005
Even if you can get past the acting -- and in the case of the beautiful, blank Alba, that's asking a lot -- the film just sits there, not exactly torturous, but never very exciting, either.
July 8, 2005
The Fantastic Four get treated reverently, but not seriously, in this modified retelling of the story, but then it's hard to take any one seriously who goes to work for Dr. Victor Von Doom and Doom Industries.
July 8, 2005
When the Four finally use their different powers together to fight Doctor Doom, it's enough to get you past the torpor of Origin Movie Syndrome and make you hope for a sequel that gets right down to business.
July 8, 2005
A funky, fun film version of the famous Marvel superhero concoction.
July 8, 2005
A wildly uneven, sporadically slapdash action-adventure that amuses in fits and starts.
July 8, 2005
Fantastic it ain't, but not bad it sort of is.
July 8, 2005
A popcorn popper, a cinematic sugar buzz. And blessedly so.
July 8, 2005
The comic book adventure is a fun, escapist change of pace from all the politically weighted popcorn fare on the scene this season.
July 8, 2005
A perfect storm of wooden acting, hackneyed direction, inane scripting and laughably cartoonish special effects produces a shapeless mess more wearyingly stupid than arch-villian Dr. Doom is evil.
July 8, 2005
You don't expect realism from a comic-book movie, but you do want the characters to seem larger than life. Here, they look like contestants at a costume party.
July 8, 2005
[The writers are] so busy setting up the premise that they barely get around to exploiting it.
July 8, 2005
Story can't infuse this juvenile hunk of entertainment with either the wit or the savvy to make it seem like anything more than an overblown version of Saturday- morning TV.
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