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!"
  • 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.
  • They Just Didn't Care: Averted in the case of the cast and crew, according to the upcoming documentary Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four". Roger Corman, as usual, got the film done on time and under budget, and though it's rife with corner-cutting leading to multiple Special Effects Failures, the Thing costume was actually rather convincing, some of the acting is genuinely compelling, and the film did have a story. In this case, it was their bosses, the executives of the Constantin Film Company, who just didn't care: they didn't even care whether the film was released or not, since it was just an Ashcan Copy to help them keep the movie rights until they could sell them to Fox for a hefty sum, so what did it matter what went into it?
  • Vindicated by History: It was originally considered by fans to be a mere B-movie with a healthy dosage of Narm and They Just Didn't Care. 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 closest a Fantastic Four movie has come to matching it's source material in many ways.