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Fantastic Four

20th Century Fox, 2015
Writers: Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater, Josh Trank
Director: Josh Trank
Out of 5: 2

For decades, the Fantastic Four comics were the place you went for wacky four-color adventures. Intergalactic space pirates, giant aliens threatening to devour the Earth, a hero who liked to announce the arrival of “clobberin’ time,” and all the rest. Real-world social issues sometimes came into play, but usually in the weirdest way possible, such as our heroes meeting actual Richard Nixon (see item #5 in this AV Club Inventory) or a bigoted super-villain who turned out to be literally Adolf Hitler.

Well, forget all that, Fantastic Four says. Continue reading Fantastic Four