Just a day after FOX finally released a trailer for Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot they’ve re-released the trailer with additional Producer (Simon Kinberg) and Director commentary. I can’t say I’ve ever seen this done before and in this particular case, it is pure brilliance.
First off, I’d like to say that I don’t think this Trailer Commentary is going to be something that every film will do from now on, but I do think it might be the new standard for films that studios aren’t sure how to promote or have had troubling rumors swirling around the project.
Take a look and then let’s talk about it.
The one thing I want to point out is that Trank does hit all the major points that fans complained about when discussing the first two Fantastic Four movies. Those movies were fun, but a little too campy for most Fantastic Four fans who wanted to see more of The Incredibles vibe. Trank talks about family and the struggles they go through, yet manage to come back from, stronger than before.
I actually feel much more comfortable about the movie after listening to Trank and Kinberg. I’m still a little skeptical, but now I at least feel that Trank was on the right track for the core of the film after all.
What I don’t get is why FOX is having such a hard time giving fans a peek at what’s going on. I think the lack of credible information from the studio is what drove fans to distraction on several of the rumors surrounding the movie.
What did you think? Did this commentary make a difference in how you felt about the trailer yesterday, and the movie in general?