Fantastic Four (2015)


Action | Sci-Fi


Josh Trank




Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Castellaneta, Tim Heidecker


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 (Toby Kebbell) turned enemy.


How many attempts does it take before making a film worth of the Fantastic Four, one of Marvel's best superheroes team ever? Apparently two isn't the magic number as "Fantastic Four" turned out to be another huge misfire that does not do justice to the team.

10 years after the mediocre "Fantastic Four", someone had the brilliant idea to re-imagine the origins of the team in a modern way. And to be honest choosing to make a reboot mostly focused on the adolescence of the future superheroes and villain was a great idea, the chance to make something similar to "X-Men: Days of Future Past". The filmmakers indeed dramatically expanded the relationship between Reed and Ben Grimm, but the script is so poorly written that the character's backstory still is incomprehensible, and the more the film progresses the more confusion is made.

The protagonists are nothing but spots on the screen, and instead of being the reason one would watch the film for, are just another boring component of the film. And don't let me start on the villain, he probably is the worst villain brought to screen ever!

The two most important factors in an action/sci-fi movie are a complete disaster as well. The special effects are very poor, especially The Thing that looks like he came straight out of a PS2 videogame. The action is almost non-existent, and utterly unengaging, and the final battle against Dr. Doom lasts something like 5 minutes.

The acting isn't better. I did love Miles Teller in "Whiplash", and he does put efforts in this film as well, but there is nothing he can do with the poor material he has been given. I was intrigued to see Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch but he's completely wasted. Same goes with his adopted sister Susan Storm played by Kate Mara.


  1. Well here is a film I never wanted to see and this just explains why:)

    1. I'm such a fool for thinking, even for a second, that this film would have been decent.

  2. I agree with you on this one. It's complete crap. And technically, this is the fourth attempt at an FF flick. Back in the early 90s, Roger Corman made one and the mediocre one you mentioned had a much worse sequel, Rise of the Silver Surfer.

  3. E' stato decisamente tutto sbagliato.
    Pensa che ormai nemmeno la Marvel crede piĆ¹ nei Fantastici 4: gli ha perfino sciolto la testata fumettistica...