It would be something of an understatement to say that the reception for FOX's The Fantastic Four has been pretty dismal. From a record low box office to scathing reviews across the board, the disdain for this movie -- which the echoes of Hollywood say was done for all the wrong reasons -- has been nothing less than harsh. But now, it seems, even the man partially behind the creation of Marvel's iconic "first family" doesn't want much to do with the film either.
During an interview with Larry King, comic book legend Stan Lee was asked why he thought the movie might have flopped. He expressed his concerns as kindly as he could (let's remember that he's our favorite honorary grandpa for a reason), and threw in a joke to lighten up an otherwise bad impression:
Well, it was probably because I didn't have a cameo in it, and they didn't discuss the story with me..
The bombshell of the interview, of course, was when Lee continued and revealed that he hadn't even seen the movie yet:
I haven't seen it yet, so I really can't comment.
Ouch. Despite being gracious and friendly with the cast at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, it seems that even the mountains of talent behind them couldn't get Stan Lee into a theater (or even a screening room, for that matter).