Give it up Fox, you’ve had three attempts to make the Fantastic Four great and every time you have utterly failed. It’s time for Marvel’s turn.
This is probably the worst superhero film I have seen since Batman & Robin, yes it’s that bad. This worse than worthless reboot came at a time when Fox didn’t need any more distractions. Fox gives us yet another origin story to our band of heroes, but it takes too damn long to even get through this soggy script and when the action finally kicks in the credits roll right through it … what?
I’ve never seen such a dull and soul-crushing superhero film in my life. Unfortunately, actors Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan get sucked right into this wormhole. The film was beyond ponderous and made my eyes bleed from start to finish. Even director Josh Trank (Chronicle) has said that his film is garbage and was not the version he wanted, talk about beating a dead horse.
Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch, the Invisible Woman and the Thing deserve much better because they have been one of America’s classic superhero teams since the ‘60s. This version of Fantastic Four is a cheap, forgettable and infuriating piece of work. I’m done with this pile of rocks disguised as a worthy film; it receives zero stars and has my stamp of worst film of 2015.
Fantastic Four is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). For sci-fi action violence, and language.