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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Fantastic Four (2015)

What is it about? 

Four very intelligent scientists discover the way to another dimension and decide to follow through on their own discovery instead of handing it off to another explorer. They end up receiving physical changes and powers in which they must learn to harness in order to save earth from one of their own who is looking to destroy it. 

Who is in it?

Miles Teller - Reed Richards

Michael B. Jordan - Johnny Storm

Kate Mara - Sue Storm

Favorite Scene: 

After exploring the other dimension, the four then run into a problem which forces them to hurry back to earth, even leaving behind one of their own. 

Favorite Quote: 

"I just want my work to make a difference"

Review: 

A lot of my close friends like to get on my anti-movie theater streak, which by the is now closing in on nine years. Yes, nine years! An it's movies like Fantastic Four which justify my choice to watch movies in a more cost efficient way. Quite frankly, there are so many big budget, highly marketed movies that aren't worth the money, and Fantastic Four is one of them. 

Luckily, I caught this film on a flight, so it killed some time, but boy was I disappointed. The plot of the film was ultra basic, the depth of the characters were very shallow, and overall, I felt like it was a simple introductory film to what should be the real ones to come. 

The plot of the Fantastic Four is a great one and should and could make for a ummm, yes, a fantastic series. It can rebound ad save a potential series with an outstanding sequel. Until that comes, this film will be the standard barrier which is just awful. 

Watch this one of if you need to kill time...such as being stuck on a flight. 

Grade: 1.5/5

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