This movie tries so hard to establish realistic origins with a… MoreThis movie tries so hard to establish realistic origins with a scientific plausibility, it drags to a crawl for the first 3/4 of film time. Then tries to pigeon-hole the "fantastic" parts into the last 20 minutes with very little rhyme or reason. The actors do a decent job with what they had to utilize, given no real direction or motivation. Plus I fear Mr. Fantastic's casting was misplaced. Overall rushed, production seems improvised in bad way, and made me miss the 2005 version where Captain America was only a torch. If you MUST see this, wait for it to be free or real cheap. P.S. 20th Century Fox, it may be time to sell the rights back to Marvel.
Had this not had the Jurassic pedigree, I'd say this could have been a… MoreHad this not had the Jurassic pedigree, I'd say this could have been a "good enough" action movie with dinosaurs. Sadly, this doesn't match the original in awe-inspiration nor suspenseful action, and often fell just shy of hitting the mark. Good for hitting those nostalgia pings though, which this carries in spades.
Overall a solid movie, and a lot better choice in Paul Rudd than I… MoreOverall a solid movie, and a lot better choice in Paul Rudd than I initially expected. Not that I ever think him to be a bad actor in the least, but I always thought his comedy skewed him away from a superhero genre. Boy, I was pleasantly surprised. Easily worth a theater trip for this one.