Back in January I shared the Teaser Trailer from 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Marvel Comics own “Fantastic Four” (seen HERE) and based on what was put out there along with the information about some of the changes to the mythology that fans have known for decades the response was less than spectacular. Granted we didn’t really see that much in the teaser but after a few views of the clip it appeared to be more of a Science Fiction film that a Super-hero one and speaking frankly it didn’t do much for me. Earlier today we got a full official trailer that shows our heroes and their powers along with more of the plot so check it out below and then lets discuss.
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: Okay so that only made me a little more firm in my lack of overall interest in the film and let me give you a couple of reasons why. Now a lot of people were mad at how the Storm siblings were going to be portrayed and rightly so because it seemed an unnecessary and drastic change to the canon of the quartet. The clip gives us their father and he seems to play an important role in how the team even meets up before their life-changing accident. Completely irrelevant to what needs to be told whether the original premise seems too dated or what have you they should have just left well enough alone. They didn’t. This appears to show the four getting their powers from the Negative Zone which is a supreme left turn from canon but perhaps it will at least give us Annihilus as well in some fashion. We are getting Doom but as its been reported he is not a foreign tyrant with a world conquering complex and is instead an angry programmer/blogger. The clip shows him in costume for a hot second so I guess he found time to suit up when not sending out hateful tweets, posting negative Yelps and shaming the world around him on Facebook. I’ll be frank and say that this looks like its going to be awful and I am trying to be a hater here as much as I want a big screen traditional telling of the classic Fantastic Four. I envision this film making the other two that we got several years ago look like masterpieces. Am I wrong? Please tell me that I am being too closed minded about this but between this and the recent “meh” that was the “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” trailer I am stating firmly and with zeal “Make Mine Marvel (Studios)! Chime in down in the comments below with what you thought because I would love to hear what you think as well.
Official Film Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fantastic_Four_%282015_film%29