As a rule of thumb, as soon as more than one media outlet gives a movie a bad review, I rush out to see it because critics suck. All they care about is the latest piece of crap from Tom Hanks or Mel Gibson. Artsy Fartsy gets good reviews while movies that are entertaining to a wider audience gets crap reviews. As if Roger Ebert was ever a comics fan? Remember, when Star Wars first came out, critics called it "Unimaginitive and Boring." I for one LOVED the Fantastic 4. I never followed that prticular comic, but know the story. Much like Spider-Man, it followed very closely to the original storyline, but skewed just enough to bring it to current events, technology, and audience. If they had tried to make the movie EXACTLY as it was first told in 1963, no one would be interested to see it. If anyone has any reservations about this movie, go see it. Especially if you enjoyed the Spider-Man movies or X-Men.