YMMV / The Fantastic Four

  • Anti-Climax Boss: The Fantastic Four never even fight the Jeweler or his men, Doom either kills them or scares them off.
    • Even Doom himself counts considering he is physically dominated by Reed Richards and then gradually punched over the side of the roof, barely holding any offensive strategy at all.
  • Director Displacement: Oley Sassone directed the film, not Roger Corman (who produced the film given he's a No Budget specialist).
  • Dork Age: For the Fantastic Four in film. Until 2015.
  • Memetic Mutation
    • "No no no no... NOOO!"
    • After the horrendous reception of the 2015 film, in addition to the also ill-regarded 2005 film and its sequel, it became a bit trendy to say this was actually the best Fantastic Four movie.
      • This film's version of Doctor Doom in particular is regarded as superior, if only because he looks the most like the character compared to the later versions.
  • Narm: The whole movie is full of it due to the low budget and cheap special effects.
  • Narm Charm: "Look at you, you're the Fantastic Four!" For that matter, the whole film is considered an example by many viewers, especially after the release of the 2015 film.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Horrendously corny, but the terrible effects and cheesiness make it entertaining.
  • Special Effect Failure: Averted by The Thing's costume, which is actually pretty good considering the budget of the film (The fact that the company that did creatures on Babylon 5 made it too, helps). Played agonizingly straight everywhere else though, as most of the special effects come in the form of stock footage, cheap optical effects, and really terrible CGI.
    • One of Reed's stretching scenes clearly involves two gloves on the ends of sticks.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Eric and David Wurst's score is essentially slight alterations of many popular John Williams pieces.
  • Vindicated by History: It was originally considered by fans to be a mere B-movie with a healthy dosage of Narm. But now with how bad the 2015 movie is considered, this version of the Fantastic Four is being recognized by fans in a more positive light in comparison, considering that it seems like the makers of this one cared more than the makers of the 2015 reboot. It is also considered the closest a Fantastic Four movie has come to matching its source material in many ways.

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