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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.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Welcome back, everyone! This time out, we’re talking about the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

Spider-Man: Homecoming

After his triumphant entry in Captain America: Civil War, everyone’s favorite wall-crawler is back with his first solo movie with Tom Holland in the role of Peter Parker.

So, without any ado at all, let’s talk Spider-Man!

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2

Here we go!

THE blockbuster film of the year (so far):

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, and introducing some guy named

Kurt Russell!

Buckle up, boys and girls. It’s showtime!

[BTW, this podcast takes an unexpected, yet completely justified, turn at about 18:45 for all you Michael Rooker fans.]