In Marvel Comics’ universe-shattering epic Secret Wars, Doctor Doom is God.
Yet you wouldn’t know it from his portrayal in director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, the latest attempt at re-imagining the comic book icons on the big screen. Victor von Doom is instead given a most discourteous treatment, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Topher Grace’s Venom in Spider-Man 3. Doom’s treatment is just the tip of the iceberg in the mishandling of Marvel’s First Family, in what is undoubtedly one of the worst comic-to-film adaptations since X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
For an in-depth analysis on exactly where the film falls apart, check out my article on Geekpr0n.