“Flashes of freshness are utterly M.I.A.in ‘Fantastic Four“s final act, which is where its human drama is preempted by stagey, CGI-addled superhero posturing”, according to The Daily Beast”. I was surprised all right, but not at all in a good way. The trailer was originally shown during the San Diego Comic-con.
When he saw the movie’s trailer for the first time, Teller go really excited because it was the first time he saw everything piece together.
Oh, Marvel…what a disappointment.
“I know nothing about science”. Variety critic Brian Lowry wrote that it “feels like a protracted teaser for a more exciting follow-up…that might never happen”. Yes, even Ben Affleck’s Daredevil. The unimpressed teacher directs Reed to come back with a more realistic goal.
Miles Teller, who plays Reed Richards in the new film, looks to be the main culprit here.
The re-boot of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team opens in New Zealand cinemas on August 6.
This time around, Josh Trank is in charge… but it seems like Fox has another misfire on its hands. After everything we’ve seen and heard about Fantastic Four, maybe it’s for the best that they’re literally worlds apart from the X-Men films.
Joining next is Sue’s brother Johnny (Jordan), whose love of street racing gets him into trouble, as well as former Baxter dropout Victor von Doom (Kebbell), a disaffected type whose intelligence is matched only by his distrust of those in authority like Dr. Harvey Allen (Tim Blake Nelson), the shadowy figure in charge of Baxter’s finances. They have to learn how to use them though, so they can save Earth. At least we’ve seen the young actors give good performances elsewhere when they have interesting material – Teller in “Whiplash“, Jordan in “Fruitvale Station“, Bell in “Snowpiercer” and Mara in “House of Cards“. Even though their project succeeded, their trip failed and, well, you know the rest.
We’re obliged to watch seemingly every twist of the nut and weld of the soldering iron as Reed builds the teleporter that will trip to the fourth dimension and result in cosmic enhancements: elasticity for Reed, rock-hard strength for Ben, flashy fire for Johnny and invisible force fields for Sue. One night, the youngsters get tipsy and decide to take a test spin.
Trank made his name with Chronicle, a low-budget movie which featured a group of friends gaining odd powers after an accident.
Going into this movie I was hesitantly excited. Both ideas are important, but it wasn’t enough to draw me in and make me look forward to the next film in the series.