entertainment, pop culture, and anything else that strikes my fancy
July 09, 2005
MOVIES: Fantastic Four (Tim Story, 2005)
OK, so the special effects are a bit cheesy, and there's almost no one in the movie who can actually act (though Michael Chiklis as The Thing does surprisingly well buried in that orange latex suit). But after the overwrought angst of Batman Begins, I was happy to see a comic-book movie that's not ashamed of being nothing more than a great big stupid piece of entertainment. It's not great art, but I had fun.