This TV animated series follows the adventures of Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch and The Thing, otherwise known as Marvel's most famous family, the Fantastic Four. Following the original comic story-lines, characters, and plots, the Fantastic Four will battle their most famous villains including their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom. Marvel has teamed up with Moonscoop to create an awesome combination of 2D and 3D animation that will be sure to blow you away. Written by
It doesn't seem to me that many comic book fans enjoy many superhero
shows focused on humour itself, or maybe it's just me.
But quite frankly, this is not only by far the best animated series the
FF were ever featured on, but also one of the most enjoyable superhero
shows period. I say this not only due to the animation - which,
fortunately, is mostly based on real drawings rather than 3D effects,
mostly used for some background elements like cars -, but also due to
the humour: everyone's expecting a high-tempered Thing and a
prankster-like Human Torch, but my biggest surprise was the
representation of the other 2, which really had no meaning to me until
the release of this series. Reed Richards is a pure stereotype of
"geekiness" which delves himself too deep into his own curiosity and
ends up generally procrastinating; The Invisible Woman, on the other
hand, is the "mother", most adult-behaving member of the group, and not
afraid to take the spotlight when everyone else misbehaves - and I
really end up believing that she is, in fact, the real leader of the
group, rather than Reed Richards. Other than that, some of the ideas
are well represented, Doom is a respectable villain - although a bit
underpowered IMO -, and some special appearances of other Marvel
superheroes are a breathe of fresh air.
To sum it all up, the show's funny and lighthearted, never taking
itself TOO seriously, but isn't that one of the key elements in most of
Marvel's Animation? - excluding maybe the X-men and Spider-Man animated
series, which even themselves were sometimes able to add some laughs to
the scene -. After all, isn't Marvel supposed to feature younger and
more adolescent-like heroes we can identify with?
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