Fantastic Four (2005) Revisited: The Worst Marvel Movie?
Why is Fantastic four that made it such a cursed property as far as movies go? In this episode of Marvel Revisited, we dive into 2005 Fantastic Fourthis was 20th Century Fox's attempt to create another superhero saga to complement theirs X-Men movies. Although this is a huge financial hit to merit a sequel, many consider this to be the rock bottom of superhero movies in hindsight. Funnily enough, it's one of several bad ones Fantastic Four Movies, starring Roger Corman, who did an unreleased version in the '90s that was so bad it never got a legitimate release. Then, of course, there was Josh Trank's 2015 "gritty" version, which torpedoed many a career. For many 2005 Fantastic Four is considered the worst of them all, but what exactly went wrong?
In fact, what people remember most about the movie is the cast, which isn't all that bad. While Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba were considered a bit too boring to have played Reed Richards and Sue Storm, Chris Evan's portrayal of Johnny Storm was widely acclaimed at the time. It may have paved the way for him to play Captain America for the MCU years later. Michael Chiklis also received strong reviews for playing The Thing, although many hated Julian McMahon (high on the success of Nip/tuck) as Dr. doom Some also criticized the election barber shop's Tim Story as director, given the perceived size of the film. However, considering the type of films Fox were delivering during that time, it's not like he'll ever get to make an epic. So, look back with us on this often-forgotten early entry into Marvel cinematic canon.
Is that 2005? Fantastic Four as bad as everyone remembers? Let us know in the comments!
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