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Fantastic Four (Trank, 2015) The Reviews Thread

Old 08-04-15, 12:59 PM
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Fantastic Four (Trank, 2015) The Reviews Thread

Please continue pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"Fantastic Four" (Starring: Miles Teller, Rooney Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell)

Release Date:
8/7/15

Rating:
PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence, and language throughout.)

Running Time:
106m. (1h. 46m.)

Budget:
$100 million (estimated)

IMDb Synopsis:
Spoiler:
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.


IMDb Info and Rating:
4.4 (3,866 votes as of 8/6/15

Rotten Tomatoes:
Fresh:06 Rotten:59 (9% as of 8/6/15)

Metacritic:
27 metascore ('Generally unfavorable reviews' as of 8/6/15)

Trailer:
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Re: Fantastic Four (Trank, 2015) The Reviews Thread

Variety review:

Joining Spider-Man in the annals of dizzyingly rapid reboots, Fox’s second stab at “Fantastic Four” comes just eight years after the first try and its sequel, which didn’t set the bar inordinately high. Yet if this latest version, with a significantly younger cast (one’s tempted to call it “Fantastic Four High”), clears that threshold, it’s just barely, drawing from a different source to reimagine the quartet’s origins without conspicuously improving them. All told, the movie feels like a protracted teaser for a more exciting follow-up that, depending on whether audiences warm to this relatively low-key approach, might never happen.
http://variety.com/2015/film/reviews...ic-1201555905/
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the one "fresh" that just got posted on RT is actually not all that fresh.

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/rev...pkqJGjnWrDCwSX

But whatever strengths Fantastic Four has, it does not feel like a movie directed by Trank (who made such a striking debut with 2012's bold anti-superhero fable Chronicle) or for that matter by anyone. It's a muddled and underdeveloped origin story which segues jarringly from light-hearted adventure to heavy-handed grit, grasping for a gravitas that it hasn't earned...

While far from the unmitigated disaster some had predicted, Fantastic Four feels unlikely to kick-start a new franchise, barely sustaining the narrative steam to power itself through its modest 90-minute running time.
i think the bolded part above is the only reason it got 3 out of 5 and not lower.

this thing is gonna get clobbered once the reviews start coming in.
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Re: Fantastic Four (Trank, 2015) The Reviews Thread

The Variety review concluded with something similar. Basically it's not a trainwreck or terrible, but it's not particularly good either.
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maybe they will call the next one "Fantastic Fourth Try"
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The Variety review concluded with something similar. Basically it's not a trainwreck or terrible, but it's not particularly good either.
can you imagine the tv ads?

"not an embarrassment!" -Variety

"far from the unmitigated disaster some had predicted!" -Digital Spy

"Fantastic!" -movie title
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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
Basically it's not a trainwreck or terrible, but it's not particularly good either.
It seems like every "Bad-idea movie" turns out this way nowdays. i.e, the Robocop remake and the Ninja Turtles remake.
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...and here I was looking forward to calling him Josh "Tank" after this got released.
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"More like the Unfantastic Four.": http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/mov...ebook_20150804
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So witty.
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20% @ RT right now w/ 5 reviews in...
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Sounds like a Redbox rental when they send me a freebie code...
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Fantastic Bore?
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A movie that looked boring and grim in the trailers was boring and grim in actuality? The hell you say.
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Originally Posted by Draven View Post
A movie that looked boring and grim in the trailers was boring and grim in actuality? The hell you say.
I see what you did there
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20% @ RT right now w/ 5 reviews in...
Sounds like it's just a bad movie from a narrative level. The storytelling is bad and it's far removed from the source material.

Maybe that ended up being a good thing. People won't associate this movie with the, "Real," Fantastic Four.
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I just read the, "Positive," (aka: Fresh) review linked on Rotten Tomatoes, and, in reality, it's a scathing review. That one should in no way be listed as, "Fresh."

The real score, then, is 0% Fresh so far.

Wow.

Granted, there are only 5 reviews up so far, but they are all amazingly negative. Even worse than I thought they would be.
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I see what you did there
Don't think I didn't think about that
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Originally Posted by musick View Post
maybe they will call the next one "Fantastic Fourth Try"
The next one will be called Marvel's Fantastic Four.

Otherwise known as the grand finale to Phase 4.
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Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
I just read the, "Positive," (aka: Fresh) review linked on Rotten Tomatoes, and, in reality, it's a scathing review. That one should in no way be listed as, "Fresh."

The real score, then, is 0% Fresh so far.

Wow.

Granted, there are only 5 reviews up so far, but they are all amazingly negative. Even worse than I thought they would be.
Huh? None of the reviews are "scathing" it just sounds middling.
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can you imagine the tv ads?

"not an embarrassment!" -Variety

"far from the unmitigated disaster some had predicted!" -Digital Spy

"Fantastic!" -movie title
"Middling!" - RichC2
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"Like Elektra and Green Lantern had a semi-watchable baby!"
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"Like Elektra and Green Lantern had a semi-watchable baby!"

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