Reading all the critics' reviews I was thinking that this was a bomb worse than The Incredible Hulk. I don't know what movie they were watching. This movie was very enjoyable and fun. The special effects are decent and the acting was just what it should be. Jessica Alba never looked more gorgeous and they did an excellent job of portraying the Silver Surfer.
There are some hilarious parts - Stan Lee's cameo is priceless and also some of the scenes at Reed's bachelor party. The Fantastic Four hover car was great and it had a few surprises that I can't remember from the comic book.
As the original story in the comic entailled The Watcher, it would have been overblown if he were present. Galactus is nothing like the comic version and for all you comic fans, there was no ultimate nullifier copout in the movie.
Although I am an admitted comic book geek, I do give some leeway where movie adaptations are concerned. I wasn't in an uproar when 1989's Batman erroneously suggested that the Joker killed Bruce Wayne's parents. I didn't freak out when Lois Lane showed up with a mystery son in Superman Returns. However, I do take great offense by Marvel turning the film version of Galactus into... *SPOILER ALERT* ... a freaking cloud! Granted, … more
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