“Holly on Hollywood”
by Holly McClure
“Fantastic Four” begins with Reed and his best friend Ben as kids, working on a teleport project that years later, is noticed at a science fair by Dr. Franklin Storm and his daughter. Reed is asked to join the Baxter Institute, a brainiac think tank, where he helps a team create a teleport. When the team is transported to another universe, their physical forms are altered and their lives forever changed. Reed becomes the shape-shifting Mr. Fantastic, Sue becomes the Invisible Woman, Johnny the Human Torch, Ben the Thing and Victor becomes Doom. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell star.
There are incredible special effects that make the movie cool for an older audience but parents, please heed the PG-13 rating, this is not your lighthearted, comic, ‘kiddie’ movie! It’s darker, more serious action violence, with a bad guy that wreaks havoc on earth, ending in a killing spree that shows bodies exploding inside of space suits.
As much as I wanted to like this redo, it was too heavy and dark, missing the usual fun banter and chemistry between characters. Even Stan Lee’s usual cameo is missing. “Fantastic Four” is Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team that sadly, wasn’t as fantastic as I wanted it to be.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!