Monday, July 11, 2005

Fantastic Four

Let's get this out of the way. I liked the movie. It's not a bad film. There are problems, no doubt, but I had a pretty good time and my kids loved it. Especialy my eight year old daughter. Jessica Alba has relaced Hillary Duff and Lindsey Lohan as her favorite actress. The Hillary poster is about to be replaced with Jessica as Sue Storm, The Invisible Girl. This is major in my house. Hillary has held the crown for 2 years now and Lindsey joined her about a year ago. Both have been swept away by Jessica. Something clicked here.

For all of the whining I've been hearing from the comicbok fan community, I thought Tim Story and the crew did a pretty good job. Reed Richards was Reed, living inside his head and not connecting to the people around him. Sue was frustrated with him and her brother Johnny. I didn't find her bitchy at all, a common complaint in many reviews. She was doing wahat Sue always did in the Lee/Kirby books, trying to get Reed to open his eyes and trying to keep Johnny in line. The Thing was great. The rubber suit actually worked for me. Except for the nose. Fix the nose. Doom was weak. That was the most disappointng part of this movie. The Doom stuff just dragged and he really wasn't that scary. And yet I still had a good time.

I've saved the best for last. Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, stole the show. The filmmakers and actor Chris Evans really nailed him. He's havng fun, digging his powers, pissing off his sister and playing practical joke on the Thing. His moments on screen really helped carry the movie. The other characters had their high points, but Johnny was always fun to watch.

So there you have it. The Fantastic Four is a fun movie. My daughter applauded when the movie was over and the first words out of her mouth were," Are they doing another one? Do you know when it's coming out?" A super-hero guy film that entertained a dad, an eight year old girl and her ten year old brother. Go figure.


At 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kenn - More posts please - we miss you!!!


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