Fantastic Four (2015) - Movie Review

Aug 8, 2015
miles teller fantastic fourIn 20th Century Fox's second attempt to reboot the iconic superhero team 'Fantastic Four', the studio tries for a more contemporary, darker take on the characters we all love in the comics. The cast was impeccable, hiring Post-Whiplash Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as The Thing and the controversial Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch. The younger approach is a bit dangerous for the filmmakers' part but the talents involved in this project is marvelous (no pun intended). Directing is Josh Trank, whose previous film Chronicle was one of my favorite found-footage movie. I was very confident going in to this with high hopes and excitement of the possibility of seeing them with the X-Men on one shared universe ala MCU, but I was wrong.

In fact, very, very wrong.

'Fantastic Four' is one of the worst movies I have seen all year. There's not even a moment in this piece wherein where you go "at least he's good" or "at least that scene works", but there's hardly none. To describe the plot of the movie, I couldn't touch on that since there's not much plot to tell you since it's only a bunch of smart youngsters building a machine. The superheroes actually got their powers not until the movie's final act, where the direction tries to at least be interesting but didn't work. It's all exposition, exposition, exposition. And the pay-off was the worst of all. Fucking great right?!
fantastic four rebootIt's also sad to see the cast, who are truly talented for their past works were forced to act terribly here. There was even no chemistry to the "family" the comics is very well-known for, in fact there's barely no family at all since the only possible connection the team will have are step-siblings. The villain, played by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Tobi Kebbell was obnoxious and annoying as hell. I actually don't know where the motivation of destroying our world came from other than the fact that he is enjoying his stay at the other worlds. 
'Fantastic Four' is beyond words terrible. The supposedly interesting part got too late throughout the runtime, terrible writing and acting, there are no saving moment also. What a waste.
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The geek rates it 3/10!

'Fantastic Four' is now showing in cinemas from 20th Century Fox!
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