Fantastic Four

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Fantastic Four

A decade after the first Fantastic Four feature, Marvel’s Fantastic Four gets a cinematic reboot from writer-director Josh Trank, his follow-up to 2012's Chronicle. Miles Teller (Whiplash) leads the squad as Mr. Fantastic; Kate Mara (127 Hours) is The Invisible Woman; Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) is The Human Torch; Jamie Bell (Snowpiercer) is The Thing; and a drastically different Dr. Doom – a hacker named Victor Domashev – is played by Toby Kebbell (Koba from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).

This is produced by 20th Century Fox (makers of the X-Men films), and falls outside the Marvel Universe of The Avengers movies.

2015Rating: M, Violence100 minsUSA
ActionFantasyScience FictionBlockbuster
82%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Trank's origin story brings nothing new to the party, apart from a rather muted, real-world aesthetic that counters the colourful worlds dreamed up by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the original Marvel comics.

1.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A dawdling indie drama, gussied up in superhero garb.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The drama is laughable, the attempted humour is strained and the script simply never allows the special effects crew to do anything particularly inventive.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A really good film, shorn of glib know-all theatrics, faux profundity and the spangly CG that's usually ushered in as dramatic short hand for, "we got nuthin'." It is, as the old saying goes, a proper movie.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A sense of heaviness, gloom and complete disappointment settles in during the second half, as the mundane setup pays no dramatic or sensory dividends whatsoever.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

While it never quite becomes a bad film, it can never quite make you forget it is a botched film.

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As an origin story that’s all origins and no story, there’s a hollow, stale feeling to this occasionally admirable attempt to Nolanise Marvel’s dysfunctional family.

2.0
0

I don't know what dimension this movie was shot in but it should of remained there! I just wanted it to end. If only! It dragged on and on and on... I cried man tears in my soul. I love my comic heroes but this was just blaspheme. I don't mind a few twist from Hollywood to make it screen adaptive for the new generation and investors. But this was...

1.0
0

Two stars,one for Miles Teller because I think he is cool-and one for casting a black human torch... other than that seen it all before.... Apart from some of the special effects nothing new to add or say-YAWN.

2.0
0

After watching this movie one question came across my mind. It was was Juicy fruit the main sponsor of the film? All the characters did in the movie was chew gum.

1.0
0

This was not a good movie. It started out looking like it could be good as it chose a different angle from the other fantastic 4 movies, however, it took so long setting the scene for how they managed inter-dimensional travel that the actual action part of the movie was sadly lacking. Although maybe this was a good thing since the action scenes were...

1.0
0

This version of the Fantastic Four is based on Marvel's frequently retitled Ultimate Universe stories. Where a number of long-standing titles were taken back to thier beginnings. Aspects that have not aged well were reworked. Minor characters and plots parred away and the main story-lines reintroduced. This is not the FF you are familiar with. Team...

4.0
0

Any Marvel charm left over from the comics was drained away by main characters less dimensional than an empty cardboard cut out and a script that doesn't understand the idea of plot lines, character development or the idea of a climax and the anticipation that should proceed it. Left is a wasteland devoid of wit, charm and character development, the dried...

1.0
0

It's a pity... Ben Grimm looked great. Sue Storm was using her skills effectively, Her brother flamed on spectacularly and Reed was suitably stretchy. BUT.... Doom?? Doom?! Forget it! The movie was a mess. I've seen it twice and it didn't improve on the second viewing. The problem was the script was written by Reed Richards, science nerd! No, the problem is...

2.0
0

Some pretty harsh reviews here and generally almost accurate BUT this movie was a little more enjoyable than the original Fantastic Four in terms of being more serious, and a glimpse of the potential to come. It doesn't really have much of a story line, it's more of a prologue of what's to come in future films of the franchise. Drawn and out not much...

3.0
0

There are two very distinct sides to Fant4stic. One one hand you have the vision of director Josh Trank. A man who set out to create a very different kind of superhero film. A, self described, Sci-Fi film with Cronenburg Body Horror. An interesting concept. One unseen in the oversaturated superhero market, and unseen even in the Fantastic Four, inside and...

2.0
0

Fantastic Four is an unfortunate film. Unfortunately it was made, produced and released but to the Director's credit I can see what he was trying to do. Josh Trank (Chronicle) was given a chance to bring the viewer a better, grittier and more balanced production than the very colourful and animated predecessors that were released a decade ago but all that...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Trank's origin story brings nothing new to the party, apart from a rather muted, real-world aesthetic that counters the colourful worlds dreamed up by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the original Marvel comics.

1.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A dawdling indie drama, gussied up in superhero garb.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The drama is laughable, the attempted humour is strained and the script simply never allows the special effects crew to do anything particularly inventive.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A really good film, shorn of glib know-all theatrics, faux profundity and the spangly CG that's usually ushered in as dramatic short hand for, "we got nuthin'." It is, as the old saying goes, a proper movie.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A sense of heaviness, gloom and complete disappointment settles in during the second half, as the mundane setup pays no dramatic or sensory dividends whatsoever.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

While it never quite becomes a bad film, it can never quite make you forget it is a botched film.

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As an origin story that’s all origins and no story, there’s a hollow, stale feeling to this occasionally admirable attempt to Nolanise Marvel’s dysfunctional family.

2.0
0

I don't know what dimension this movie was shot in but it should of remained there! I just wanted it to end. If only! It dragged on and on and on... I cried man tears in my soul. I love my comic heroes but this was just blaspheme. I don't mind a few twist from Hollywood to make it screen adaptive for the new generation and investors. But this was...

1.0
0

Two stars,one for Miles Teller because I think he is cool-and one for casting a black human torch... other than that seen it all before.... Apart from some of the special effects nothing new to add or say-YAWN.

2.0
0

After watching this movie one question came across my mind. It was was Juicy fruit the main sponsor of the film? All the characters did in the movie was chew gum.

1.0
0

This was not a good movie. It started out looking like it could be good as it chose a different angle from the other fantastic 4 movies, however, it took so long setting the scene for how they managed inter-dimensional travel that the actual action part of the movie was sadly lacking. Although maybe this was a good thing since the action scenes were...

1.0
0

This version of the Fantastic Four is based on Marvel's frequently retitled Ultimate Universe stories. Where a number of long-standing titles were taken back to thier beginnings. Aspects that have not aged well were reworked. Minor characters and plots parred away and the main story-lines reintroduced. This is not the FF you are familiar with. Team...

4.0
0

Any Marvel charm left over from the comics was drained away by main characters less dimensional than an empty cardboard cut out and a script that doesn't understand the idea of plot lines, character development or the idea of a climax and the anticipation that should proceed it. Left is a wasteland devoid of wit, charm and character development, the dried...

1.0
0

It's a pity... Ben Grimm looked great. Sue Storm was using her skills effectively, Her brother flamed on spectacularly and Reed was suitably stretchy. BUT.... Doom?? Doom?! Forget it! The movie was a mess. I've seen it twice and it didn't improve on the second viewing. The problem was the script was written by Reed Richards, science nerd! No, the problem...

2.0
0

Some pretty harsh reviews here and generally almost accurate BUT this movie was a little more enjoyable than the original Fantastic Four in terms of being more serious, and a glimpse of the potential to come. It doesn't really have much of a story line, it's more of a prologue of what's to come in future films of the franchise. Drawn and out not much...

3.0
0

There are two very distinct sides to Fant4stic. One one hand you have the vision of director Josh Trank. A man who set out to create a very different kind of superhero film. A, self described, Sci-Fi film with Cronenburg Body Horror. An interesting concept. One unseen in the oversaturated superhero market, and unseen even in the Fantastic Four, inside...

2.0
0

Fantastic Four is an unfortunate film. Unfortunately it was made, produced and released but to the Director's credit I can see what he was trying to do. Josh Trank (Chronicle) was given a chance to bring the viewer a better, grittier and more balanced production than the very colourful and animated predecessors that were released a decade ago but all that...

2.0
0