All 4 Fantastic Four movies ranked from worst to best

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After a few attempts at bringing the Fantastic Four to the big screen, Marvel has another one on the horizon but which is the best of the Fantastic Four movies?

In 1961, Marvel Comics released the Fantastic Four. The First Family of Comics. The book arguably saved Marvel and set the pace for what we know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, they have yet to find a home in the cinematic world of the Marvel Universe.

The dysfunctional but loving family has gone through three incarnations and four films on the silver screen, none of which have really captured the essence of the Four, and we can only hope going forward since they are back at Marvel, that will change.

They have been subjugated to being used as pawns in a rights issue, made by a major studio with middling results, and handled by someone who had no idea what they were doing. However, they have still managed to survive it all.

So without any further adieu, let’s rank the Fantastic Four movies from worst to best!

4. Fantastic Four (2015)

When the news came down that Josh Trank, the guy who brought us the critically acclaimed CHRONICLE, would be in charge of the new Fantastic Four movie a lot of people celebrated. Finally, Marvel’s First Family would be done right. After all, CHRONICLE was an amazing superhero movie even if it wasn’t based on existing intellectual property.

Oh, how wrong we all were.

After the initial outcry about Michael B. Jordan playing Johnny Storm died down, the film finally came out. For me, a good film is all about the story. The film could be shot on a Mini-DV camera so long as the story is compelling and interesting. This film was interesting for all the wrong reasons.

First and foremost, it was two films. It was a dark and gritty Nolan-esque superhero movie until almost on a dime it tried to become a Marvel-esque superhero movie with a full-on horrible wig on Kate Mera’s head for reshoots that did nothing to help the film.

As someone who writes about movies and comics, I try so hard to find positive aspects about everything. Too bad there wasn’t any of that in this film. It even showed at the box office, not even making its money back. I could go on, but there are three more movies to cover.