The first act had promise but none of the potential story hooks get paid off.
Other than one or two comments and a couple of quick montage scenes there is barely a relationship between Victor and Reed. I would have liked to have seen this developed more if for no other reason that to help flesh out Victor's character.
Victor likes Sue, Reed likes Sue, Sue doesn't seem to care. Other than the one scene of Victor telling Reed he's being unprofessional when he sees him celebrating with Sue, nothing happens with this.
Johnny and Sue are siblings but there is doesn't appear to be any love or hate between the two of them. I realize that in real life siblings can be indifferent to one another but in a movie that is not interesting.
Dingus, you mention the whole lack of containment with the monkey and I couldn't agree with you more. Nobody seems to realize or maybe nobody cares about the potential contamination that might be brought back from the other dimension. Even when Reed, Johnny and Ben return radically altered along with Sue who was only exposed while still on Earth, the extent of the containment is a locked room and hazmat suits. For gods sake, they aren't even using separate air systems to filter out any potential diseases or what have you.
Does planet zero have an oxygen atmosphere? I seemed to recall that they needed to have suits on to survive. This gets forgotten in the third act unless in addition to changing the landscape Victor also created oxygen on the planet although why he would need to is beyond me.
In the forums Justin D Herd wrote " I was really surprised when Doom came in and they went for, what I would consider, a Hard R in his slaughtering the facility." I was surprised as well and I actually liked the scene. The only problem with that is that it's another case of a villain wiping out people using his powers which he/she suddenly forgets about once he/she faces off against the good guys/gals.
Where did Doom find the material for a hood on planet zero?
Was it me or was everyone seemingly underwhelmed with the creation of a working teleporter?