So um yeah
I got that this was more grounded and had the sci-fi approach with the super science experiment gone wrong. I was fine with that concept a year ago before the rumors. Thought that would be cool. I also didn't mind more of a Ultimate F4 adaption.
The 1st third of this movie dragged, it was boring. I didn't know what it was trying to be but I'm sticking with it cuz it wasn't awful. You get the glimpse in to young Reed being really smart and some of Grimm's at home problems. The science fair stuff was kinda weak. The beginning just lacked pace and felt clunky. Same goes for the editing. Leaving out scenes from the trailer didn't help either. So suffice it to say this started off with a real bumpy start. I'm watching for free and it shouldn't make me feel like doing something else. Also, the intro of Johnny almost seemed out of place. Like it didn't fit. Didn't come off as the wildcard fun one that he's suppose to be (in that sense Evans did a better job as Johnny) that fits in this puzzle. His dad establishing that he's an engineer is the only thing that saved it.
Luckily things pick up 2/3s in with the science montage and the real sci-fi stuff with traveling to a different dimension/world. I liked that. I was in to it. I thought the movie found it's groove. When they go to that world it picked up and the sci-fi disaster comes in was all cool. However, I didn't like Sue not tagging along and my biggest problem was the guy playing Doom. If you're a Doom fan you will be disappointed and probably disgusted. I mean drinking with Doom? Doom smiling? The **** is that? Only time he should be smiling is when his enemies are laying at his feet. I don't know who this guy was playing but it was not Victor Von Doom. Just some cynical anti-gov scientist. Not the regal superior Doom with endless gravitas. This portrayal of Doom was worse than the Nip/Tuck guy's Doom.
Anyway, we get that time skip, we're like an hr in and now I'm wondering well where is this going? How does it end? If it continues on this sci-fi approach it could be good but I've already saw reviews and heard feedback and know it won't
And the lack of action didn't bother me as much if they had simply found a way to give us something else interesting to want to keep watching. I could've done with more Thing killing and Johnny fighting if they're just gonna make them soldiers instead of stuff on a screen. So Doom comes back now looking as lame as his personality was earlier
He can control electricity again, has his own force field, and could do that telekinectic exploding of ppl's heads. Just a weird power set which makes him overpowered in too direct way so of course his defeat makes no sense. Plus his whole reasoning has no backing, the movie could've shown us how humanity has doomed the planet and other stuff so his motive isn't so weak. One thing I noticed the 4 mailed it in acting wise with like the last 15 min. Unconvincing Franklin Storm death, interactions with Thing and Reed, the whole conflict with Johnny and his dad made it seem like a whole other movie went on with that
The rallying speech during the final fight was weak. The negotiations at the end made no sense if you want ppl to believe they're talking to the American gov't (I thought that scene would happen earlier in the movie). Also that Johnny line to Ben was just cruel. Mad out of place.
This wasn't Elektra awful or Ghost Rider so bad it's funny. This was just a boring mostly uneventful movie. Not good at all but not the worst thing I've ever seen. Definitely wouldn't watch again. Just didn't have anything in it that stood out and I mean like if this is on tv there aren't scenes you want to rewatch. The movie was drab in that sense.
2.6/8Edited by Master Zik - 8/9/15 at 3:21pm