4. Alex Hyde-White
Where to begin with this one?
Despite this being made basically so a company could keep the rights to the franchise of the Fantastic Four and being made as quickly and as cheaply as possible, it may very well be the most faithful adaptation to the comic book. Which is convoluted I will admit. Weirder things have happened though.
This version of the Fantastic Four was littered with issues from the word go, not limited to the man with the stretchy arms, Alex Hyde-White. I wish you could say that it was because of the script or it was a time and money issue but at the end of the day this is just sloppy.
I know there is a large number of people who love this movie and I am one of them but the performance of Hyde-White as Reed just seems to be taken too seriously as well as phoned in at the same time. He always comes off as a bit of a know-it-all and never has the empathy that Richards demonstrates more often than not. Just because a character is incredibly intelligent, doesn’t mean that he doesn’t possess feelings.