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…)
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…)
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fantastic Four’ is a Different Kind of Superhero Movie – But Still Not a Very Good One
Fantastic Four. I wanted to like it. I really did.
I actually found all the pre-release roller-coaster drama of the production’s ups and downs really intriguing. The idea for the creation of this movie was heavily maligned from the start; according to 20th Century Fox’s deal with Marvel, if they wanted to keep the rights to the FF franchise, then the company has to make a new film featuring the characters every decade or so, or else the rights will revert back to Marvel. Since it’s been eight painful years since the Galactus-bastardizing head-scratcher Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fox felt obligated to pump another one out. Trust me, however, when I tell you: don’t feel obligated to go see this film.
Fantastic Four: this movie’s production team has just about done everything they could to alienate fans in the way information, on set pictures, and the often dreaded Social Media reactions were handled during its production. Now that we’re finally seeing some actual footage and getting to hear from director Josh Trank, who has been surprisingly silent during production, many of those on the fence about the movie might at least give it a chance at the box office. The real problem might be: Is it too little too late? (more…)
If you’ve been absolutely anxious about getting another taste of the upcoming new and improved Fantastic Four, let us wet your whistle is four new character-based images, and a new interview with the director. Try to hold back your excitement. Fan interest about this new FF hasn’t seen the fever pitch that’s greeted other comic book-based movie projects lately, even by Rise of the Silver Surfer standards, but the revelation of the trailer last month at least promised a movie with a strong sense of style. Granted that style was lifted wholesale from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but it’s style just the same. After such a long wait for any hint about what the film might look like, the trailer was certainly provocative. The below character photos though, not so much. (more…)
Well, two of them at least.
When the first teaser trailer for Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four (Fantfourstic?) reboot dropped last month, it was met with mixed reactions. Notably that it didn’t really seem to feature Marvel’s First Family being all that fantastic and superhero-y. Is this fourth swing at Reed Richards and the rest going to be a dark and gritty hard sci-fi take on the beloved superhero team? Sorta looked that way with the teaser only teasing a quick look at their superpowers in action (Mr. Fantastic about to stretch and maybe The Thing sorta crumbling or something,) framed with sad people in dark rooms with computers being sad with a very Interstellar feel about it while not-Morgan Freeman narrated.
Well, before passing too much judgement, we should wait till we see more, Right? Well, thanks to a brave little Instagramer, hulk_union, we have a brief glimpse of the alternate trailer that is running in front of Kingsman: The Secret Service in select theaters that shows off a little more.
No matter how you feel about the Fantastic Four reboot, it’s on its way. If you already have some preconceived notions, however, the fact is that they are simply based on the actors that have been cast as the superhero quartet rather than any substantial information about the movie itself. How can I be so certain? Simple – there has been almost no substantial information regarding the reboot ever since the cast was announced. Sure, there’s been a possible leaked pic here or there, and writer Simon Ginsberg mentioned that it would be more scientific than its FF predecessors but that’s about it. After months of speculation, we may finally be getting some real details about the project. (more…)
There used be zero expectation that movies based on your favorite superheroes would borrow directly from specific comic book stories. That’s change in recent years. We’ve had tremendous comic book based movies based on actual comic book storylines, like Iron Man 3 and “Extremis,” Captain America: The Winter Soldier and, well, “The Winter Soldier,” and the latest X-Men movie Days of Future Past, which is based on the Uncanny X-Men story of the same name. So perhaps it has to be said now, but comic book movies aren’t always based on specific stories, and it appears that the new Fantastic Four movie will be one of those efforts. (more…)
With Fox choosing to reboot the Fantastic Four series soon (and so soon after the last incarnation), there’s a lot of questions from the fans as to what they plan to do with it. The last two flicks were, after all, a bit of a mess. Furthermore, the casting decisions have left some people a little bit skeptical about how the movie is going to play out. Now, none-other-than Sue Storm herself, Kate Mara, talks a bit about the film. Scroll on for the video. (more…)
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