When FOX decided to reboot The Fantastic Four, many saw this as a pretty good idea (at the time). With the success of X-Men: Days of Future Past, it looked like Fox was doing some course correction for their failed comic book franchises and they could do the same for the first family of Marvel. The previous version of Fantastic Four came out in 2005 and also had a less than stellar sequel. Both films were made before this new age of superhero films and were not received that well. In order to retain the rights to the Fantastic Four from Marvel, Fox needed to continue making films surrounding the characters, enter the 2015 reboot. The studio hired a director in his prime, Josh Trank as well as the cast that is all also at the top of their game (Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell), what could go wrong? Well, apparently a lot!
As you’re no doubt aware, there was a major movie awards ceremony this weekend and Fantastic Four, one of the most talked about genre flicks from last year, won and won big, picking up a slew of trophies including the (not) coveted main prize. A more deserving winner we can’t think of. Also, we had the Oscars. (more…)
I’m surprised it took this long for Screen Junkies Honest Trailers to take a crack at Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four. Well, rightfully we should call it Fox‘s Fantastic Four. Trank opted out of taking any credit for this movie once it hit theater screens. Now this may seem like beating a dead horse, we’ve all taken a swing at this movie at some point, but some people need that negative reinforcement to actually learn anything. Yeah, I’m looking at you, you meddling-can’t-leave-well-enough-alone Fox Executives. (more…)
Fox, obviously hoping to quietly put the whole summer blockbuster boondoggle that was Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four behind them, removed the planned 2017 sequel from their upcoming schedule. You might expect that would be it, but we’re not going to let them get away with it. At least not quietly. (more…)
Remember Fantastic Four? I know it was terrible, but it came out barely two months ago, so you must recall just how harshly and disappointingly it was received by critics, fans, and audiences. Considering how horribly the movie went off the rails, it almost seems like Twentieth Century Fox should have somebody – a creative consultant, if you will – to make sure these kind of mistakes don’t happen. Wait a minute, doesn’t Fox have a creative consultant for their Marvel movies? They do, and it’s Mark Millar, a comic book writer that had no small role in creating Ultimate Fantastic Four, which influenced heavily the direction of the recent movie. So Millar, explain. (more…)
It’s been over a month since the release of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four, and fans are still shell shocked by the experience. In an age of near-over saturation of comic book movies, Fantastic Four was a rare misstep that managed to anger comic book fans, critics and regular old moviegoers. In fact, the reception for FF ’15 was worse than that for Tim Story‘s 2005 film about Marvel’s First Family, which the Trank film was supposed to eclipse in terms of legacy and cultural relevance. But if you were disappointed by Fantastic Four, you’re not alone, the actress that played the Invisible Woman was disappointed by the experience too. (more…)
It doesn’t rain, but it pours. Those six words might describe the reaction to Fantastic Four, which opened in theaters over a week ago to a resounding thud on the three fronts that matter: the box office, the critics and with comic book fans. It begs a few questions about the shoot, the strategy of Twentieth Century Fox in making the film, and why it seems that no one can make even a halfway decent Fantastic Four movie. To answer some of those questions, a major Hollywood trade publication talked to sources close to the production to find out where it went off the rails. Some of what it revealed may be surprising… (more…)
Fantastic Four. Now that I have your unswerving hatred, let’s talk about the future of the franchise. The newly rebooted film by Josh Trank, which came out this weekend with, well, let’s call it a thud, finished third at the box office after being pummeled by negative reviews from critics and comic book fans alike. To them it stank. It stank of missed opportunities, and ideas that weren’t thought through, and a talented quartet of actors that was utterly wasted in a wash of bad effects, bad dialogue, and bad plotting. So now what? Will Fox push though with the Four sequel which has already been scheduled. Answers are below. (more…)
From its conception, bizarre casting choices, and terrible trailers and TV spots; fans knew that the Fantastic Four reboot would be bad. Among the haters were opposing voices telling those to hold final judgement until the movie came out – apparently some people think nerds don’t know what they’re talking about and needed to shut the hell up. Well it’s true there were some unnecessary and vehement Internet backlash, namely revolving the change in race to the character Johnny Storm; fans were right hate this movie from the start.
The reviews for FOX’s Fantastic Four reboot are in, and they’re not good. How bad are they? It’s currently rating lower than the original FF movie on Rotten Tomatoes. That, and the director Josh Trank Tweets that FOX ruined his version. Hit the jump for more details…
I’ve finally reached my Rant Level when it comes to Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four Reboot. I’ve been able to let a lot of things go when it comes to the reboot, some I’ve even thought were kinda cool. When Trank cast Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm I was fine with it because Jordan was fantastic in Chronicle, Friday Night Lights, and Fruitvale Station. Leaning more toward the Ultimate FF4 origin story was OK, I mean I could live with it. “Thing”s started to get a little rocky with me when I saw this film’s version of my favorite ever lovin’ blue eyed Thing wouldn’t be wearing blue boxers, but I even let that one go. Now though, this latest trailer has pushed me over the line. What could possibly have started off this rant? (more…)