The Fall of Fantastic 4

The reboot of Fantastic Four seemed to be promising but has failed our hopes miserably . Fantastic Four is being labeled as the worst reviewed Marvel movie ever. The movie failed to make an impact commercially as well as critically. The well received Ghost Protocol follow-up held onto the #1 spot for the weekend.

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Fantastic Four, directed by Josh Trank and starring Teller alongside Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell, currently sits at a whopping 9% on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. Needless to say, the 2017 date currently held by Fox for Fantastic Four 2 probably won’t be used for a follow-up . The brief scenes of Reed and Ben are some of the best in the movie. It’s just bad science. “Fantastic Four ” rejiggered the origin story of the titular group, but it fails to do it in a satisfying or coherent way.

Instead of getting struck with superpowers because of cosmic ray exposure, the four end up becoming freaks and decide to travel to the other dimension. It is a dumb, immature stunt . For a few brief, brilliant minutes , Teller and Bell are forced to face the hideous changes that have forever altered their bodies. “Fantastic Four ” doesn’t bother to expand out on that idea, however, instead jumping ahead an entire year, only to find their new powers aiding the government on a variety of black ops.

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The fact grinds onward to a spladash final battle, one marked by iffy CGI and less narrative coherence, that sees the four battling it out with an unexpected¬† baddie with murky motives . It’s the first time the group had assembled to work together , but it lacks propulsion or excitement, instead felling cut-short and cut-rate. That it all climaxes with a weirdly cutesy ending that cheerily plays up the possibility of a sequel which suits the idea of no one after seeing the first part. The movie could have been better at various levels if attention would have been paid to the narration of the story and connecting it to the scenes .

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