Monday, 4 January 2016

Fantastic Four (2015)

UK Release Date: 6th August 2015

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 (

Director: Josh Trank (Chronicle)

Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson

Fantastic Four, Marvel's 2nd film of 2015 (but not tying in with the MCU), is a remake that comes ten years after the F4 with Chris Evans. This time, Miles Teller leads the team alongside Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan. All are young actors who're breaking and defining the Hollywood scene, some a tad more so than the others. Marvel hasn't yet disappointed me as a superhero fan, until now. This is an origin story, focusing around 90% of its time on getting to know the characters and how they got their powers. The remainder of time goes to the mediocre villain. A younger audience may still enjoy this, but for me, it dulled around the half way mark. It pains me to say this, as I believed Marvel Studios could do no wrong. FF's characters lack flare, even when they become 'fantastic'. 


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