Review: Fantastic Four

August 06, 2015

Another cinema trip, another Marvel film, this week we checked out Marvel's newest and most disappointing offering in years... Fantastic Four.

Fantastic Four
PG | 1h 10min | Sci-Fi/Action

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Synopsis

In this origins story of the fantastic four we see Reed Richards (Miles Teller) develop a device that allows for interdimensional travel, he takes a scholarship that allows him to build his prototype into a fully functional design, capable of transporting humans along to this other world - with some help from Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell). When they find out they won't be the first to test out the device they decide to take matters into their own hands leading to an unfortunate accident. 

Trailer



My Thoughts
I would say I'm quite a Marvel fan but this film left me quite disappointed. Unlike the most recent Marvel offerings the storyline feels quite stagnant, the acting a little uncomfortable and it's just generally a little dull.
The short running time for this film I see as both a gift and curse, it allowed me to leave the cinema fairly soon but perhaps if it had been longer then they could have achieved a better story. The film spends most of it's time before the four gain their powers which is why it's so dull. Upon gaining their powers we don't really get to see them put into much action apart from being told they are being tested by the government. When Victor Von Doom makes his appearance as a baddy it's very disappointing, this isn't far from the end and therefore gives no reason as to his actions or any decent action occurring in the attempt to stop him. 
The acting wasn't particularly good, often feeling quite awkward and wooden. The effects were decent and probably the best part of the film and the effects team do deserve some praise. 
I hear that this film was only made in order for FOX to keep the rights to it, well it certainly feels like it was made in a rush without much care and is such a shame to muddy the good name Marvel have been creating for themselves.
There are, unfortunately, plans to make a Fantastic Four 2 however if this film proves to be the flop I expect I'd say they might as well not bother! 

My Score
5/10


**Important: Do not hang around until after the credits there is no teaser for any other Marvel film!**

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8 comments

  1. What a shame :/

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  2. yikes! that bad? going to give this one a miss then.

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. That's disappointing, I was so looking forward to this one!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  4. I've heard from a few other people too that it isn't that great which is such a shame!

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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  5. Fantastic review for a not so fantastic movie! I've nominated you for the Liebster award! There's a post about it on my blog if you like to check it out http://sarcasminheels.blogspot.com
    Much love!

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  6. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, check it out here:
    http://rosygold.blogspot.ie/2015/08/the-liebster-award.html

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