Superheroes for Dummies: Fantastic Four

Rich Juzwiak · 08/06/15 05:08PM

At one point early on in Josh Trank’s woeful reboot of Fantastic Four, Sue Storm (Kata Mara) tells Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), “I gotta say it’s fun having you here,” as she’s doing scientific things in the science lab she works in. It’s delivered directly and without irony, but it lands like a punchline; at this point in the movie, there’s nothing fun about Fantastic Four, and this is before the movie takes a maudlin nosedive. Once our superheroes accidentally obtain their powers, they spend much of their time complaining about them. Fun is, and remains, the last thing on anyone’s mind.

Are You Over The Avengers Yet?

Rich Juzwiak · 05/04/15 11:52AM

Are you one of the millions of Americans who helped propel Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron to the second biggest domestic movie opening of all time this weekend ($187.7 million)? And if so, did you like it?