Fantastic Four Week: The Fantastic Four Movie is Bombing (and Hard)

Posted: August 5, 2015 in Comic Book Study
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Welcome back to day 3 of Fantastic Four Week my dear readers! Have you seen any of the latest reviews for the 2015 cinematic version of the team? I didn’t expect it to do well, but even I have to admit that some of these on RottenTomatoes are pretty brutal.

“Director Josh Trank has assembled a quartet of engaging, charismatic performers and stranded them in a miasma of exposition and set-up. So much time is spent putting the pieces on the board that there’s barely any time to play with them.”

“In the face of such bad buzz, it’s hard not to feel a little sorry for the finished product, which is a harmless and endearingly cartoonish throwback to more simple comic book movie times.”

Cartoonish? That’s coming from the only “Fresh” rating of the movie on the site as of right now, and individuals across the Internet aren’t exactly as forgiving.

“Do not buy the tickets, if you have, return them or exchange them for ant-man or mission:impossible! Quick, before it’s too late!”


Ultimately, Fox’s stab at reviving one of its inherited Marvel properties feels less like a blockbuster for this age of comics-oriented tentpoles than it does another also-ran — not an embarrassment, but an experiment that didn’t gel.


The hits just keep on coming with this film. Honestly, I expect more negative reviews to come in as more people go to see the film. While I refuse to see this movie, I won’t argue against anyone who feels the need to see it. I only ask that they at least consider other people’s words before they try it out. Besides, if you really feel the need to watch something Fox related, why not stick with the Deadpool trailer airing tonight?

What do you think about the reviews the new film is getting so far? Let me know what you think in the comments below, or maybe you could send me a tweet with that widget on the left. Better yet, like the Comic Books vs The World Facebook page, and subscribe to the official Youtube channel. Be sure to stick around for the rest of Fantastic Four week!


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