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One of the most enjoyable pictures of the season.
It's almost a surprise that the sequel is actually better - much better - than the original.
Doesn't quite live up to the billing, but it improves mightily on the original. And the superhero family can thank its new addition for the upgrade.
It's a decent comic-book movie that delivers its goods with good humor and a minimum of bloat.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Like its predecessor, this is a basic bungalow of a flick, where low-maintenance superheroes take their ease and you can pay your (dis)respects painlessly enough. In short, okay to visit, wouldn't want to live there.
Charlotte Observer
When will the people who adapt comic books into films realize that less can be so much more?
Earnest, gee-whiz and foursquare, this simple and intentionally inoffensive sequel gets points for being easy to take and scrupulously avoiding obvious sources of irritation.
Good fun -- more fun than in the original -- punctuated by some lines of admirable awfulness.
The closest FF:ROTSS gets to wit is when Johnny convinces a reluctant Reed to attend a bachelor party, after promising the uptight groom-to-be that there won't be any "exotic dancers."
The Hollywood Reporter
An improvement of sorts over the lifeless 2005 edition.
The dialogue aims young and low, and sounds translated from comic-book Esperanto.
The perfect summer movie, that is if you're eight years old or under. For the rest of us, the sequel to the first "Fantastic Four" that miraculously amassed more than $150 million in 2005, is a plotless, brainless, witless bore.

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