YMMV: The Fantastic Four

  • Anti-Climax Boss: The Fantastic Four never even fight the Jewler 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.
  • Dork Age
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Given what happened to the Human Torch in the canon comics, watching this can be rather eerie. Fore Shadowing?
  • Memetic Mutation "No no no no... NOOO!"
  • Narm
  • Narm Charm: "Look at you, you're the Fantastic Four!"
  • 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: Maybe some of the cast and crew cared about their product. 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 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 weren't planning on releasing the film anyway since it was just an Ash Can 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?