I have to admit, I am not a big Fantastic Four fan. My introduction to them is rather limited to the few comic books my brothers had when we were growing up. If memory serves me right, my brothers aren't big fans of it either. I remember maybe a comic or two compared to the hundreds of Spiderman, X-Men and Spawn comics they collected over the year.
With that being said, I just want to say I give this movie a 6 out of 10.
You can't compare it with Batman Begins. X-Men and X2 were better than this. And if you were going to see this for laughs, I'd recommend Hellboy. It was better scripted than this.
With the exception of Julian McMahon, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis, I thought the movie was more of a renter than a big screen watch.
It's not that I'm dogging the movie. It's as comic book as it comes but I can't buy Jessica Alba as Sue Storm. I thought she was too young for the role. Or is it that I'm getting old that I think she should've been played by someone in the caliber of Famke Jansen? Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards was... okay... I guess.
The plot was a good introductory albeit straying from the origins based on the comic books. Majority of the special effects were tastefully done compared to the likes of Van Helsing and The Scorpion King.
Will I watch this movie again? No. Is it a buyer? No. It might as well join the ranks of Elektra and The Punisher.
If you still want to go watch it, by all means, give your money to Fox. Don't say I didn't warn you.
And BTW, Pickle Me? CM is married. I know, I know, I'm breaking your heart into tiny pieces but I had to tell you. Virtual hugs and ice cream are being sent your way.