….Ok I guess that statement requires a bit of explanation. Both film were and are infamous for being utterly destroyed by both critics and audience alike. The noise and fury of the hatred and disgust is wildly overwhelming and somewhat misplaced. In both cases I was severly apprehensive to watch the either films due to the deluge each film got in terms of negativity which served to pre-determine my mindset going into the experiance. But then again most people cannot think outside their little matchbook sized box of thinking, but I digress.
In the end, all things being equal, both Fantastic Four and Human Centipede first sequence are not good films but also are not as horrible as you might imagine. The disgust and shock is all in your head.
While I very much prefered this “version” of the Fantastic Four when compared against the first attempt and or its sequel, it is not the best but easily not the worst superhero film I have seen, that distinction would have to go to either, Dardevil, Catwoman or maybe Hulk or the first transformers movie… take your pick.
But I cannot deny the effort of Fantastic Four’s well meaning attempt, if for no other reason than the special effects were decent, and with all the other superhero movies so far it was fun to try and discover all the hidden easter eggs and try and make connection to other films (
Like the main scientist is the same actor who portrayed Mr Blue in Incredible Hulk? not sure if that was just a casting coincidence or a connection
Not to say there were not major flaws in the movie mostly pacing, they should have cut out all the backstories entirely and started in the middle