‘FANTASTIC FOUR’ began its journey at a wonderful and beginning out take. The movie as a whole was not a hype that I had originally intended to see. It had no life, no creativity, and it was emerged into a fast pace. Like I had mentioned, the beginning was interesting to watch and see how the origin of Reed Richards and his best friend Ben started off, but everything else was clearly boring, which makes absolutely no sense why FOX would release a movie for fans to pay and go watch and “enjoy?” This film did not do justice to the movie, the fans, but most of all the comic books from the original movies that actually DID do justice to the comic books. As a true comic book fan, coming from high leveled companies such as MARVEL and DC Comics and Films, I speak from the very bottom of my heart in this review and I mean every word I state. The director Josh Trank should NOT be generally accusing FOX for the terrible mistakes this film brought. He needs to step up and acknowledge his mistakes and failures through this film. He captivated audiences in his before movie, “Chronicle” but ‘FANTASTIC FOUR’ has to be his worst mistake. Instead of focusing on his mistakes, he should take this as a learning method to acknowledge future films of his. Every movie company should learn from this experience, should learn that fans who have been dedicated fans from the starter of this franchise, to fans who have just evolved in this generation WILL NOT accept something just because of the amount of hype a movie gets, or the popularity it has from its past origins or more of less, the actors. To talk about a sequel to this film? I really do doubt it, not even a cross over with X-Men sees that will bring this franchise to its spot. If this movie succeeds, it tells the fans that we don’t give a shit about what they put out there for us to see and that anything that is based on comic books will be okay for us to watch and pay for. After all the promotion and hype I personally gave towards this film, I really would have appreciated that future me would have told me to stop.
As for the actors, our very own Reed Richards played by Miles Teller, Sue Storm played by Kate Mara, Johny Storm played by Micheal B. Jordan, and ‘The Thing’ played by Jamie Bell, did a marvelous job to stick to their characters, but I truly am sorry they trusted this project to do justice to the fans and comic books. The only part I did in FACT enjoyed about going to see ‘FANTASTIC FOUR’ was that they played the trailer for ‘DEADPOOL’ before it even started.
So if you ask me “should I go see ‘FANTASTIC FOUR’ today?” I will respectfully state “no.” At the end of the day, all I want to do is bindge watch again the original ‘FANTASTIC FOUR’ films from 2005.