Fantastic Four is coming to Disney Plus on August 28
Fantastic Four (2005) is coming to Disney Plus on Friday, Aug. 28! You can watch the movie as soon as it hits Disney Plus if you stay up late on Thursday night.
Little by little, Disney Plus has released 20th Century Fox movies to the streaming service. This month, the original X-Men movie made its debut. It may not have had the same kind of reception as the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, but fans should be excited. This may only be the beginning. Eventually, all of the Marvel Comics movies may end up in one place. Now, another 20th Century Fox movie will be joining the Avengers and X-Men. The 2005 Fantastic Four film is coming to Disney Plus.
The Marvel movies were rolling. Fantastic Four followed the popular Spider-Man 2 and X2: X-Men United projects. There’s no way the project could fail. It didn’t have the success of the other movies, it wasn’t a failure at the box office grossing over $300 million worldwide with a $100 million dollar budget. Despite making money, it wasn’t well received by the fans, especially with how Dr. Doom was portrayed. Julian McMahon began the trend of horrible versions of the Lord of Latveria. Something that the comic book audience will never forgive. It’s also one of the reasons that people detest this movie. While that may be true, it’s not enough to hate the movie in general.
Fantastic Four wasn’t as deep X-Men and didn’t have the deep story of Spider-Man. What it had in abundance was fun. From the very beginning, the movie was entertaining.
We start with Ben Grimm making fun of Victor von Doom not being a “real” scientist. Grimm’s exact words were, “…this guy’s fast-food, strip-mall science.” It let you know what we were getting into from the jump.
As the movie continues, we get amusing moments like this. Johnny Storm showing off his powers by snapping his fingers, Reed being completely oblivious, and Sue misusing her powers on the bridge. There were also countless other scenes throughout that were downright funny. Moments that still hold up fifteen years later.
An underrated part of the movie was the chemistry of the Fantastic Four. Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd, and Jessica Alba worked well together. Their chemistry is what made them seem like a family. Since that’s what they are, it helped tell the story. They fought, argued, and misunderstood one another.
However, in the end, they came together when it was needed. A perfect example was Ben and Johnny. They fought like they did in the Marvel Comics; like siblings. The montage in the Baxter Building where Johnny put shaving cream on Ben is something they’ve probably done. Reed never noticing when Sue was flirting with him was like that as well. It may have been too goofy at times, but it worked with the movie.
Did the movie have its flaws? Of course. Which movies don’t? There are some glaring ones. As it was mentioned earlier, sometimes Reed was goofier than he should have been. Reed’s a genius. An oblivious one at times, but a genius nonetheless. There were times where he shouldn’t have been so wacky. Victor von Doom was one of the worst representations of a comic book villain of all time. He wasn’t narcissistic or evil enough. He may have done bad things and been confident, but not in a way that was worthy of the character. And, the ending fight scene lacked the kind of pizzazz fans wanted.
Overall, this was an entertaining flick. Fantastic Four is a movie you can cut on and enjoy. We have gotten used to movies with deeper meanings and forget that sometimes it’s good to just be entertained. Fantastic Four will be that reminder. When this movie pops up on Disney Plus, give it a watch. Sit back and just appreciate it for what it is. One of the first steps in comic book movies.
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