The one thing that stood out to me about Fantastic Four is just how unbelievably dull it is. Fantastic Four is, unfortunately, one of them. This is an origin story, and it does exactly what an origin story should do: set the stage for future stories. This movie shouldn't have been afraid to be longer or the studio should've let it be that way - it could have done that and been so much better. Franklin Storm Tim Blake Nelson.
I'd recommend giving it a wide berth. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. For characters who have such a rich and colourful history in the comics, this really is a pretty drab affair. Somehow, someway Fant4stic reaches into the depths of awful superhero movies, and takes the crown for being one of the worst superhero movies of all time. If your movie tagline deals with change - at least make the film somewhat memorable.
Yes, I would have preferred casting Reed Richards as a middle-aged, brilliant, respected scientist, but at least the young Reed in this movie is a better depiction than the nerdy, incompetent goof-ball presented in the Tim Story versions. Kate Mara is very pretty, but she's terrible in this film again probably worse than Alba was in the original films. The biggest question about this movie for me is why? That's a big thing that killed this film, was the lack of teamwork. Fantastic Four is a film very much out of time and place in today's market of superhero movies. Audiences like to be entertained and with the competition offering much more excitement, I don't see audiences taking to this, at all.
But I'm still very surprised over just how bad it turned out. Thanks Chapters : Yes Sample : 51. Science Fair Judge 2 Gretchen Koerner. I think the first major clue for me that this movie was doomed was, surprisingly, its tagline. Terrible movie as previous reviewer writes the pacing is all wrong the characters are bleh you don't feel any attachment to them with them creating no chemistry. So by now you get the idea. Exposition can be tiring, but after the exposition ended and the action was supposed to pick up - it didn't.
Even in the last 10 minutes when we get the big battle, it ends up being a boring, uneventful, cliché, and yes crappy letdown. The characters are not as portrayed in Marvel. When the Spider-Man franchise hit an embarrassing rock bottom with Spider-Man 3, it was reinvigorated with the very likable The Amazing Spider-Man. They have each impressed in their own way prior to Fantastic Four but every single one of them has the range of the cast in Tim Story's Fantastic Four films and waste their talents in Trank's reboot. As I said above, the film's plot seemed interesting. It is almost impossible to imagine that in 2015, as movie audiences experience the golden age of superhero movies that there can still be crap like this.
The writing isn't good - the film's climactic conflict feels backed up into the end of the movie, because there wasn't enough time to set it up. Cathey , Reed is given the resources and help, in the form of Sue Storm Kate Mara , Victor Von Doom Toby Kebbell and Johnny Storm Michael B. Why was it made when the 2005 version got it so right? The story has so many gaps in it with supposedly super smart scientist doing super stupid things and Miles Teller playing Mr Fantastic is just a terrible choice he has no screen presence as a leader. Yet as the first installment in a franchise, it did a fantastic job at setting things up. This film is rushed beyond belief and its plot is nonsensical. I can't express just how disappointed I am with Trank because everything about Fantastic Four is just so sloppy. But Victor has no intention of staying on Earth and is determined to create a new world in this other dimension and will stop at nothing to achieve his objective.
Yes, I wanted Sue, Reed, Ben, and Johnny to fly into space and be exposed to cosmic rays, but I accepted their gaining powers through inter-dimensional travel. Jordan as Johnny Storm, why? Johnny Storm was not a black man. Sorry but this movie misses the mark big time. The ending is also poor and lacks any kind of intensity and tension and has the Fantastic Four doing 'the obvious' to wrap the film up. Fantastic Four 2015 Fantastic Four: Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. I was completely entertained by this movie, enjoying it just as much as I did The Avengers, Thor, and Captain America: the Winter Soldier. However, something goes wrong for our foursome during the transportation process and they end up with drastic physical transformations some which are much more noticeable than others.
You hope and feel it will go somewhere, but in its hour and a half running time, it feels so empty. The writing caused the pacing to be terrible - transitions between scenes weren't good and some scenes either went on for too long or were far too short. Very few superhero movies within the last decade have a rating as low as this one does. Science Fair Judge 1 Rhonda Dents. I liked that Sue made better use of her powers here than in the previous versions, I liked this depiction of Doom more than the Tim Story version, I loved the depiction of the Thing, and while I would have preferred Johnny as the teen-aged white guy Stan Lee and Jack Kirby gave us, I very much enjoyed Michael B.
Pentagon General Jodi Lyn Brockton. Later on, a team go back to the other dimension and discover that Victor is still alive and bring him back to Earth in order to assess his condition. Delta Force Soldier 2 Jerrad Vunovich. There isn't much that's fantastic about Fantastic Four. Despite a fairly promising beginning though this reboot completely fails to bring about a lot of the magic that we witnessed in the 2005 version of this film.
Those extra twenty- thirty minutes can make a difference. Victor has also suffered a physical transformation, but he has become much stronger and more powerful than his former friends and the Fantastic Four find that they must work together to try to stop him from carrying out his evil plans. The cast are another big problem with this film as they totally failed to engage with me as well as each other ; Miles Teller is really bland as Reed Richards even more bland than Ioan Gruffudd was in the original films which is surprising as he put in a very good performance in Whiplash 2 years ago. This film is currently a box office catastrophe. The jokes are laughable except there not and just about all the interaction between characters feels forced and inauthentic. With a lot of rumours flying around about trouble on set and the studio not seeming to have total confidence in their product, could 2015's Fantastic Four do these iconic comic-book characters justice? Ten or fifteen years ago a studio might have been able to get away with it but not today.