The thing to keep in mind about Fantastic Four is that I am judging… MoreThe thing to keep in mind about Fantastic Four is that I am judging the movie as a whole. This is the movie that the studio decided was best for theatrical release, no matter what transpired before its release and that is what I must critique. It is irritating to have to start this way, but few movies are treated with such disdain before they ever arrive in theaters. At the end of the day, Fantastic Four is just a movie. It is not one that I have any personal investment in, beyond wanting to see a good film, so while it is ultimately a bad movie, it is not the end of the world and certainly not on par with the world-ending approach Doctor Doom tries for.
In the world of big screen TV reboots, it is nice to see The Man From… MoreIn the world of big screen TV reboots, it is nice to see The Man From U.N.C.L.E. make a valiant effort to hold on to what worked originally. I won't pretend to be a pro, when it comes to remembering the series (I saw some reruns when I was younger), but the film tries hard to hold onto its spirit. It is an attempt that has led to one of the more stylish films of the summer. I only wish it had more going on to allow the film anything that would lead to a reason to not just write it off as an entertaining distraction.