A few weeks back most of the planet was introduced to YouTube movie critic MovieBob and since then I have to admit that I await his wrath like a kid awaits Christmas morning. MovieBob’s brilliantly hilarious and ultra-profane evisceration of the Adam Sandler disaster Pixels probably qualified as the best movie review of all time, so it’s great to see him back for another go-round, this time with the even bigger disaster that is The Fantastic Four.
The non-Marvel reboot died a painful death with audiences over the weekend and critics savaged it to the point where poor director Josh Trank had to disown it in an effort to save his once-promising career. But no critic can attack a film with more verve than MovieBob and maybe his take on it — blistering, clever and dizzyingly nimble — sums up better than anyone else’s just how badly the Fantastic Four reboot failed in every possible way. Let this be the last word. Or the last several thousand.
Chez Pazienza was the beating heart of The Daily Banter, sadly passing away on February 25, 2017. His voice remains ever present at the Banter, and his influence as powerful as ever.