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VSMP Retro Review – Fantastic Four (2005)

As promised, and as picked by the public, here is our retro-review of the mostly-unfondly remembered 2005 superhero film,

Fantastic Four

Three years before Robert Downey, Jr., would help revolutionize (some might say create) the modern superhero genre with Iron Man, Ioan Gruffud, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, and a then “who-is-that” Chris Evans would star as Marvel Comics’ flagship hero family for 20th Century Fox.

Earning $158M at the box office (on a $100M budget), the film spawned a sequel two years later.

With twelve years and over a dozen Marvel Cinematic Universe films having come and gone (along with a Fant4stic Four reboot), let’s try to step back and take an objective look at the FF and see what went right and what went wrong, and how it might be taking more flak than it needs to.

*Note: I misspeak in here and say Roger Corman’s version of the Fantastic Four was 1993: it was 1994.

Gifted

Welcome back!

This time out we’re talking about the new Chris Evans movie

Gifted

Also starring Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, and introducing Mckenna Grace, Gifted is the story Frank, of man trying to raise his genius niece, Mary, to be a “normal” kid, just as his dead sister wanted.

Throw in a grandmother who drove her equally gifted daughter to the brink of success and despair, and you’ve got a pretty nice set-up.

Does it live up to its potential?

Let’s find out.

 

Coming Soon to a Podcast Near You

Greetings, everyone!

It looks like we will be seeing the new Chris Evans movie

Gifted

tomorrow night (Monday).

We plan on recording our review on Tuesday night, late.

Why late? Well, Ryan has a screening of The Fate of the Furious Tuesday night, and is flying out for the Star Wars Celebration in Florida on Wednesday.

Jason and I are not.

And we hate him for it.

Well, maybe not hate. More blindingly jealous, really.

Anyway, watch for our review of Gifted to be up as early as Wednesday evening.

See you around!