Aiming For the Fantastic

So a trailer has hit for August’s Fantastic Four Reboot.

Doing a complete origin reboot with Doctor Doom as an angry hacker and a young Reed Richards… seemed…I don’t know…pointless.  Hiring Josh Trank was one of the more interesting choices.  None of the acting choices really thrilled me…and there was the talk that they are about to do some reshoots (originally reported as being up to a months worth, now just a few days).  It sounded messy.

The trailer looks nice.  The film is heavily relying on the Ultimate version of the Fantastic Four.  But yet, I am not really ready to feel excited to see the film.

It looks very dark and plodding.  It looks almost like Interstellar with Superpowers.  It does not, however, look fun.  And the Fantastic Four should be fun.  They are explorers of the fantastic, and they are a family.  And the teaser looks like a Dramatic, Dark and Serious Superhero film.

I hope it is the trailer that is missing these elements, not the film as a whole.

4 thoughts on “Aiming For the Fantastic Leave a comment

  1. I didn’t realise it was the Fantastic Four until “The Fantastic Four” logo appeared. Very sterile and grungy, not in a cool Nirvana way either. But perhaps being underwhelmed may prepare us for something better than expected. Maybe.

    1. Yeah. I thought Chronicle was a decent film, but I feel like the Fantastic Four should not feel like Chronicle. And truthfully, much of it felt like “generic sci-fi film” rather than a real sense of identity.

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