If you thought it was a good idea to reboot Fantastic Four, think again.
In 2005, the four superheroes hit the silver screen. Its overly campy tone and exposition made it one of the worst superhero movies of all-time (I’m glad Chris Evans went somewhere after that). 10 years later, a reboot emerges. Fantastic Four – stylized as Fant4stic – suffers from the same problem as before. All exposition and nothing else. With four gifted actors playing Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), Invisible Woman (Kate Mara), Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), and the Thing (Jamie Bell) and Josh Trank (Chronicle) directing, there is nothing to truly appreciate. It takes itself way too seriously. The science-y stuff is not interesting. The effects are terrible (not to mention the painfully obvious green screen). Everything feels rushed and unfinished. The four actors have absolutely no chemistry whatsoever; they didn’t work together as a team. Don’t even get me started on that climax. It feels the movie has remained at autopilot throughout its duration. Not only is it one of the worst movies of the year, it’s also one of the worst superhero movies I’ve ever seen. Let’s hope the sequel will be much better than this tripe.