So, if all four Fantastic Four movies were analogized to the actual members of the Fantastic Four... which is which? Here's the way I see it: The unreleased 1994 film could be Ben Grimm, since it's "disfigured" by not having been released outside of bootleg DVDs and also rough around the edges but pitiable. The 2005 movie and its sequel, Rise of the Silver Surfer, are obviously Sue and Johnny Storm (respectively). They're both pretty, the former leaves almost no impression, and the younger sequel loves itself more than anyone else does in spite of burning down its own franchise. And the next one, due out later this year, must certainly be Reed Richards, with its (apparently) more cerebral approach and willingness to "stretch" the classic interpretations of the iconic superheroes and their origins.
I think I've made a solid case, but what about you? Do you agree? If not, discuss your own system for matching the four Fantastic Four movies to corresponding members of the actual Fantastic Four by anthropomorphizing various aspects of the films and assigning them to the titular characters in a thematically appropriate arrangement!
And let's pray to God that they never make a fifth, because then all of this would be worthless.