Let me begin by stating that while I am a self-admitted comic book fan, I am by no means a die-hard Fantastic Four fan. I’ve always thought they were a neat team, but I’ve never really been interested in them or their comic.
Okay, with that out of the way, I think we all understand that I am by no means as critical when it comes to the Fantastic Four as I would be with, say, Batman or the Flash.
My wife and I went to see the Fantastic Four movie while on vacation from our summer vacation. I had no expectations whatsoever and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Here we had a film that was exactly what it should have been, a lighthearted movie about a family-like team of superheroes who banter and quibble as most families do. It was a great deal of fun to see their powers showcased, and the film was nowhere near as campy or cheesy as I thought it would be from what I saw in the previews.
Was this the dark psychodrama of Batman? No. Was this the film noir of Sin City? Not in the least. What it was, however, was a movie that was plain and simply put fun to watch.
Sorry if I’m upsetting all the Kirby and Lee fans out there who judge me to be committing Fantastic Four sacrilege, but I liked the movie. Go check it out if you want to have some good old fashioned summer movie fun!