These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
In brief: Reed is just a humble scientist who couldn't care less about being famous or admired. His quest to turn his best friends into revered superheroes was all just penance for robbing them of the chance to live normal lives, because he knew they would have been exploited and used as lab experiments if they didn't have the public's love on their side.
Darla Deering, one of Jonnhy's love interest, due to being a Genki Girl with pink hair.
Ho Yay: There's an alternate universe where Reed married Johnny. Nuff said.
Johnny and Spider-Man have some epic bromance moments, including (but not limited to) Peter joking that Johnny got him pregnant .
To say nothing of Doom's obsession with Reed (there are LOTS of disturbing fanfics about the two) and Ben's sometimes heartwarmingly (and awkwardly) close relationships with both Reed and Johnny.
Jerkass Woobie: Thing started out as one, constantly lamenting about his appearance and picking fights with Johnny at every given opportunity, going so far as to threaten throwing a car at him. This tension reached the ultimate breaking point when, Johnny, after a massive argument with Ben, temporarily quit the FF, of which Ben couldn't have been more happy. Even when his relationship with Alica began, it was constantly riddled with Wangst over the fact that Alicia preferred The Thing over Ben.
Villain Sue: Mark Millar's controversial character "the Marquis of Death" may be a straight example or a subversion, depending on how you look at it. He was a Diabolus Ex Nihilo more powerful than Galactus who claimed to be the man behind Dr. Doom, at whom he got pissed for becoming a Noble Demon rather than the Card-Carrying Villain he wanted him to be. He effortlessly Mind Rapes and kills Doom, then declares himself Doom's successor. The subversion comes a few issues later when Doom comes back, reveals the Marquis didn't kill him properly, and blows him to Hell. Even with that considered, it's still generally thought of as a terrible story.
The Woobie: Ben Grimm, mutated into the monstrous-looking Thing, but also one of the most respected and beloved superheroes in the Marvel universe.
Word of God has stated that The Thing is the most beloved superhero in the entire Marvel Universe. This makes him analogous to Nightwing of DC Comics.
The animated series:
Crowning Moment of Funny: The Frankenstein spoof in "The Silver Surfer and the Coming of Galactus" doesn't have much to do with the plot, but it's funny.
Reed's... pleased reaction to Susan still wearing her very sexy Malice costume at the end.
More than one Happily Married moment between Sue and Reed crosses into this. The Latin-American Spanish version makes it even funnier thanks to how the VA delivers Reed's lines almost completely seriously.
Recycled Script: Both seasons end with Doctor Doom claiming the power of the Silver Surfer. The second season production team actually did this on purpose. They felt that the first season's take on the classic comic story was poorly handled and deserved a better adaptation.
So Bad, It's Good: Johnny's Human Torch rap and Ben/The Thing's "Clobberin' Time" rap.
Alternative Character Interpretation: As this review tries to point out , Doom is actually quite a nice guy in the first film, while the heroes cause damage to the city. Indeed, he offers to fund everything and even creates their suits, while Reed repeatedly mangles science at every turn and repays Victor's kindness by stealing Sue from him.
Johnny using all of the team's powers at the same time to beat down Doctor Doom.
The chase sequence between Johnny and the Silver Surfer.
Crowning Moment of Funny: "I cannot take orders from the underwear model! That wingnut washed out of NASA for sneaking two Victoria's Secret wannabes into a flight simulator. They crashed it into a wall. A flight simulator!!
"Don't Do Drugs!"
The extended cut of the 2005 film has a scene where Johnny is riding the elevator in the Baxter Building up and down, using his powers to raise the temperature so that whenever an attractive woman enters the elevator, she's forced to remove her clothes.
Crowning Music of Awesome: Composer John Ottman's contributions to the two movies, particularly the "Main Title" piece in the 2005 movie and the "Silver Surfer Theme" in Rise of the Silver Surfer
Dude, Not Funny!: Johnny making fun of Ben's appearance in the first film. He think's it's supposed to be the Comic Relief but Ben is so discriminated by others based on his appearance that Johnny became The Scrappy for his humor. This was intentional though, and Reed and Sue are constantly telling him to knock it off.
To another extent, some actually found Chris Evans to be genuinely charismatic in his turn as Johnny Storm. It's certainly a lesser example than Chiklis, as Johnny does come off as annoying at points in the film, but Evans does seem to be doing his best.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Watching Chris Evans' performance as Johnny is particularly funny with the knowledge that he went on to slip into the costume of another Marvel hero... Captain America. That's about as far removed from Johnny as you'll get.
The 2005 video game adaption of the first movie not only features the main cast of the movie reprising their roles for the game but also featured an appearance by Ultimate Nick Fury, meaning you get to hear Chris Evans talking to the Samuel L. Jackson version of the character a full six years before Evan's first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.note Just his likeness, if you want to get technical. Although his voice actor has had experience playing the character in other media as well.
Nightmare Fuel: You get to see Doom's scarred face very briefly in the sequel. When you see it you'll be glad it's only there for a second.
What's left of General Hager after Doom stole the Surfer's board in Siberia.
Johnny: You know, I've always been both impressed, and disgusted by that.
Plus the extended close up shot of Reed's hand squeezing beneath Ben's door in the first movie:
Johnny ...That's gross.
Strawman Has a Point: Unlike in other versions Doom's reason for believing Reed ruined his life is far more justified, as it was his experiment that ruined his company.
Although one can't help wondering how well his company was doing in the first place if one accident (that ended up creating freakin' superheroes) is enough to sink it in a few days.
Doom provided a spaceship, advance unstable molecule suits, even a frickin space station, those would cost well tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars- not to mention the cost of paying for all those people who died along in that space station(after all it can't just be five people in there). Hell I'm suprise that Doom even agree to Richard's insane plan.
The Woobie: The Thing. even the most savage of critics loved Michael Chiklis' performance as Marvel's most loveable Tragic Monster. Jessica Alba said that Micheal Chiklis was so damn good at pulling this off that she just wanted to hug him between takes because he looked so sad.
Plus, who didn't want to give Sue a hug after seeing the look on her face when her first wedding is crashed? Well, some of you would probably want to do more than hug her, but still.
Unless someone mentions it, one could be forgiven for not knowing Alba is Latina. Especially in these movies where she is blonde. She is only one-third Hispanic in Real Life. The other parts being European: Spanish, Dutch, French.
But it's worth noting that a lot of people feel this way about the casting of Alba as Sue Storm in the first place.
The hair brings up another issue: if it was so important that it be the same color as in the comics, why not just get an actress who really was blonde?
Doctor Doom in general. Julian McMahon isn't to blame; he's a fine actor and did the best he could with the material. Even giving him powers is somewhat understandable, since it wasn't too likely they'd include the whole supernatural element of the character. The problem is that Doom was written as a Corrupt Corporate Executive like Norman Osborn rather than, you know, Doctor Doom.