Superhero movies have been a big hit recently and so when Fantastic Four was said to have a reboot not too many people were surprised, but they were surely excited.
Unfortunately though, anyone who got excited over the trailer would leave the movie feeling anything but fantastic.
A title like Fantastic Four and a director known for great Marvel titles suggests a great superhero movie, but the audience is given anything but.
The cast choice is not bad, and neither is the acting, but when it comes to the writing there barely is any.
This film tells the backstory of the heroic team and to many viewers’ dismay, that is all they show.
His supposedly heroic team spends most of the movie doing anything but being superheroes.
The movie mainly consists of exposition that would easily bore a child and send a parent walking out of the auditorium to go ask the employees how much longer the film has.
The conflict is underdeveloped and is only relevant in the last few moments of the film, making you wonder why the superhero action was compressed into 20 minutes.
The movie did do some things right though, like developing the characters and having great special effects.
The backstory and origin of the hero’s powers was made more believable than in the previous films.
However, the attention to details and special effects may have taken away from the writing.
Overall, this movie proves to be nothing less than a trailer for a sequel that hasn’t come out yet. Hopefully the sequel will be a more ‘fantastic’ film.