Fantastic Four

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Fantastic Four

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The Fantastic Four return yet again in a new cartoon series. As before, exposure to cosmic rays turn four normal people into super-powered heroes. Reed Richards, scientist extraordinaire, becomes the stretchable Mr. Fantastic. Susan Storm becomes Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm transforms into the Human Torch, and Ben Grimm becomes The Thing.
Brian Dobson

Brian Dobson

Benjamin Grimm/The Thing

Christopher Jacot

Christopher Jacot

Johnny Storm/Human Torch

Lara Gilchrist

Lara Gilchrist

Susan Storm/Invisible Woman

Hiro Kanagawa

Hiro Kanagawa

Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic

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  • Everyone's favorite fantastic group of superheroes just can't have a decent TV show or movie

    3.5
    Fantastic Four had so much potential and could have been a great show for fans, but it ended up being another bad addition along with the movies they had. If you haven't seen the first movie or the comics then here's the premise. The protagonists in this show involve 4 scientists named Reed Richards, Susan and Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm. They go out into space and are all exposed to cosmic rays that give all of them superpowers. Reed is super stretchable, Susan can go invisible, Johnny can engulf his entire body in fire, and not injure himself, and Benn has unfortunately been permanently turned into a rock creature. They each give themselves names like Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, and The Thing. With their new powers they become the Fantastic Four and defend the world from evil like Dr. Doom. So the show does a nice job introducing the characters and villains in the first few episodes and it looks like it could be such a great show, but sadly the creators failed to make it so. The characters can range from acceptable to just awful. Reed is portrayed rather well, and sticks close to the comic books. Johnny is arrogant like in the comics, but here they push his arrogance a bit too far. Ben is rather boring, but he has his moments. Susan though is by far the worst of the heroes. She is always in a bad mood, snaps at everyone, acts like she's queen of the world, and is so unlikable the less screen time she got the better. The villains are OK as well. Dr. Doom is portrayed well like in the comics, and is a very cunning villain. The others are OK, but some of them came off as complete idiots who were more funny than threatening. The plots are good and are somewhat original, but some like the trial on another planet, and time machine are just rehashed. The action scenes are decent, but I have seen better, and it has a nice pace to it. This show though relies too much on humor though. Pretty much 70% of the show is antics done by the heroes and their neighbor lady down bellow their base. I don't mind humor in a superhero show, but this show uses comedy too much. Also the character lack any heart or soul at all in them, and come off as nearly one dimensional. The artwork is decent in this show, but the character designs look rather weird, and have bad proportions to them, and some of the heads look terrible as well. The animation is good though, and flows smoothly in this show. Overall this could have been a good show, but it's not only mediocre in many ways, but it also has bad characters, lazy artwork, and too much humor. While not as bad as the movies, this show is rather left avoided. What's even more shocking is that this show was done by Moonscoop the same company that did Code Lyoko. How they managed to create such a bad show is beyond me. Maybe there was a new creative team, or maybe this show was rushed into production. Whatever the case is don't waste your time with it.moreless
  • The first anime in my life that doesn't suck!

    9.5
    Title: could be a bit shorter, though.



    Theme song: quite good.



    Art: really good!!! Not only 2D but also 3D which makes it look a bit futuristic.



    Characters: mainly the same. Reed, Sue(they are not married yet) her annoying, yet funny to watch bro and the pestimistic "thing". I should also note that theyr voices are fantastic!



    Humour: Johnny makes me laugh almost everytime I see him. And even Herbie and Reed has some kind of humour :)



    Misc: did you know that the actors who did the voices of Ben Grimm(good guy) and Doom(the main bad guy) where brothers? A bit strange huh?



    In conclusion: many people say that the 94 version was better. Hell no! This is ten times better! The only problem - I hate how they make Johnny sometimes look like an idiot...moreless
  • Fantastic Four modernized

    8.0
    This show can be kind of corny sometimes, but it is oriented to be viewed by olden children, and not younger audiences, who are bound not to understand the plot and the jokes as much. The animation of Reed and Johny is pretty good, and the Invisible Woman and the Thing are okay. There are few relationship scenes involving Reed and Sue, which is a good thong, as the audience that will view this show is going to want nothing more than action and comedy. There are some shining episodes, but remember that this show was invented for a child audiencce.moreless
  • this show has a lot of potential,but...

    6.0
    This show is isnt so new anymore,its been 2 years since,but i see they still didnt make any new episodes.thats a shame,cause this show has a lot of potential.basicly,this show is a remake of the original fantastic 4 from 1969,80-is and ive even seen one from the 90-is.its kinda strange that they have been remade as much as "alvin and the chipmunks".each time would be very similar but with a little moderatization in their style and surraunding,but they would keep the basic villians:doctor doom,the scrolls and moleman.

    this show has been threw a lot of makeover.some parts are CGI animated and some characters are partly anime animated.the artwork is nice but the new character design isnt so good.susan storm and reed richards look good,i have nothing to complain about but johnny and ben look awfull.its annoying to see johnnys pointy hair sticking out all the time.and his facial structures are too similar too his sisters and make him look wimpy and girly.

    ben on the other hand,has been even more butchered.

    they made him bigger then before,thats ok but his head is sooo freakin small!and he has no neck and now hes too blocky and edgie even for someone made out of stone.

    next comes the voice acting.its decent,exept for johnnyes shrieking voice and forced laugh.makes you wanna reap off your ears.

    storyline is,on the other hand great.the ideas are fresh and creative.the episodes are very original exept the time mashine one,and the one when reed shrinks them aka "honey,i shrank the children".but i should go easy on them,cause we are in "simpsons did it" era.beeing creative and original is very,very hard this days.

    but here is the reason i i dont consider this show personal favorite.if i remember other superhero shows,they always had something rememorable.last superhero show i enojoyed was jusice legue unlimited.it had great characters,great storyline,villians,but most importatly,it had,what fantastic 4 seriously lacks,DEPH.the story behind every character,their hopes,dreams and fears,story about their origins,love stories,carrying for their team mates...there is nothing like that in fantastic 4.there was just a story about how they got their superpowers with doctor doom,but nothing more.susan and reed seem very cold and distant,keeping very strickt college relathionship.my friend has seen this show and asked me"Shouldnt susan and reed be married or something?"yes,they should,like in the movie,or atleast in some sort of love relathionship.but nothing.they dont seem even remotly interested for eichother.

    and shouldnt ben be married to the blind women shellia?their relathionsheep seems too shallow.

    and i simply cant stand johnny.he acts like a juvenile delinkvent and a coward,not carrying for his team mates properly and trying to be funny by insulting everybody arround him,even his team mates.

    but relathionship between all of them is god awfull.even characters in drawn together have better relathionship then fantastic 4.

    then comes the worst part:humor.so it would seem that susan and reed are too cool to even try to be funny,its up to ben and johnny to play the part of cheap comic releifs.it all comes down to pulling pranks on eichother and calling names.for instance,johnny yells(no folks,he cant speak in the normal human tone)"haha ben is a big,ugly rock!everybody laugh,cause its sooo freakin funny!!!"um,yeah.basicly,thats what their humor is all about.

    i dont like how people in their town dont appreciate whern they save them.like ben saves old lady and a little girl,and instead of thank you,they say "youre ugly" wtf,is that suppost to be funny or something?what is that teaching children?never say thank you and feel free to comment everybodys appearance...

    this show has a lot of potental,but please,give characters a soul and a heartmoreless
  • I can't beleive this series was cancled!

    10
    I think Marvel did a wonderful job making this series. I feel like it really stays true to 'The Fantastic Four'. Each episode has a good plot although alot of them have loose endings. The charactors still act the way they did in the previos 'Fantastic Four' tv series and it still has the same humor that the Fantastic Four usually does. The series has sort of an anime feel to it the way the charactors are drawn and such and I love how the graphics in this series are, especially how 3D the cars look. A cool thing that this series has that the previos one also had is guest appearences of Avengers charactors and it's a special treat for those who are fans of the Avengers. I think this series should have had a longer run, especially since Cartoon Network had other new shows that where alot better to be cancled then this one.moreless
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