Every once in a while, Hollywood pulls in all its resources, organizes itself, and everything comes together to create a perfect movie to skip. Last night, I really enjoyed not seeing Fantastic Four. I can’t tell you any details about it (because, you know, I didn’t see it), but I can say that I’ve rarely had such a wonderful time not seeing a movie. Now, I admit, I was a little worried before not going into the theater. I had earlier not seen Ant Man and I still have sort of mixed feelings about it. Would not seeing this be more rewarding? Well, I shouldn’t have concerned myself–from the time the lights didn’t go out, I knew I was exactly where I wanted to be.
It opened with me not being there, and I was instantly enthralled. To be fair, there was a moment about half an hour in where I regretted not having any popcorn, but then I remembered that I had my own popcorn. I made it, and from then on, not seeing the movie was simply an utter delight. By the time the movie was over, all I could do was sit there and say, “Wow. And I still haven’t seen it.” I assure you, this is an experience I’m going to not carry with me for the rest of my life.
I understand we all have different tastes, but if you’re like me, then you must not pass up your chance to not see Fantastic Four. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.