Considering my overall acrimony about the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film, I’m back again to share another look at what is heading our way with this film. I didn’t like what I saw in the clip seen HERE so let’s see if the second go-round makes me feel any different. As most know by now, this is NOT a proper Marvel Studios film and is another attempt to dilute the “Fantastic Four” property by 20th Century Fox. To keep your interest and website visiting time a little longer, I’ve added some of the promotional posters that I found as well. Here goes nothing….
The Premise: 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.
Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic
Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch
Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman
Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing
Toby Kebbell as Victor Von Doom/Doctor Doom
Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Allen
Reg E. Cathey as Franklin Storm
Additionally, Dan Castellaneta portrays Mr. Kenny, Reed’s teacher and Tim Heidecker appears as Mr. Richards, Reed’s stepfather. Chet Hanks, son of actor Tom Hanks, has a minor appearance as Jimmy Grimm, Ben’s older brother.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can see this does look to be action packed but I am thinking there is a lot of build up time to be found in the film. They’ve made a number of changes to the canon of the original First Family to reflect modern times and I didn’t feel this was necessary. The Four themselves look “okay” at best with The Thing being a bit more unnerving in presentation. It’s hard to compare him as to how Michael Chiklis did him but I think I would have liked a closer to the original look than what we go and then there is Doctor Doom. For most comic book fans Doctor Doom is one of the deadliest super-villains in the Marvel Comics canon and the trailer leads me to think he gets his powers along with the other four. Much like that first go-round they did in that film from 2005. Way to be original Fox. Anyway, this one opens in August and I am thinking that I will be passing on it. For years I loved the FF comic book and this presentation of them look more “meh” than “hooray”. What about you readers? Are you seeing this one based on the second trailer? Chime in down below.
Official Film Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fantastic_Four_%282015_film%29