Movie Review: Fantastic Four

The Nerds Uncanny

Possible spoilers ahead!


In the all new and very different “Fantastic Four,” Reed Richards (Miles Teller) is a young genius whose scientific know how is years ahead of his peers. Starting in middle school, Reed forms an unlikely friendship with classmate Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell), the only person that has always encouraged Reed’s scientific pursuits.

For years the pair work together in the hopes of building a working teleportation device. Although truth be told, Ben is just there to hand Reed stuff. After demonstrating their prototype at a local science fair, Reed catches the eye of Dr. Franklin Storm (Reg E. Cathey), who believes Reed’s invention is the key to cracking inter-dimensional travel. After some nerd talk, Dr. Storm recruits Reed to join the Baxter Foundation, a government-sponsored research institute for young prodigies.

At the foundation Reed joins Storm’s son Johnny (Michael B. Jordan), adopted daughter Sue (Kate Mara) and…

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