With the entire internet convincing me that going to see this movie was going to be the absolute worst decision of my life, I was honestly quite surprised to see that it was actually a decent film. Don't get me wrong; just like most other movies, it has it's flaws, but in the end, Fantastic Four isn't that bad.
Some people say that the movie was dull. I can't argue with you there, but that almost benefits the movie. When something happened, it happened. We've become used to action movies throwing everything that they have at us before it even gets off the ground, but this movie takes its time, so when we actually got to see these characters show off their powers, it was so much better than it would have been if we had already seen them use their abilities multiple other times like most films.
Seeing Ben crying for help after waking up, I started getting emotional. Seeing the team give everything they had after Franklin's death did just the same. Seeing Susan carrying the team inside one of her force fields, with Johnny flying right beside them, it felt like the Fantastic Four that I had hoped to see on the big screen. Don't get me wrong, Doom was... different, but I'm personally someone who is open to change, and to be honest, he was still pretty epic.
If you came to this movie expecting to see incredible character development, you did that to yourself. These movies are here for thrills, and it succeeded. In no way am I praising the film, but I'm trying to focus on the positives that so many people are ignoring. Honestly, I believe that it deserves to be between the 30-50 percentile on Rotten Tomatoes, not sitting there at 8%.
I've noticed that some movies receive so much hate, and so many people go along with it, but when you actually ask those people "Was Spider-Man 3 really that bad," they tend to admit that it's not as horrible as the internet convinces you. I'd like to know if anyone else agrees with me, or if I'm just alone on this film. Either way, you're all open to your opinions, so if you disagree, it's alright.