Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Four’ isn’t fantastic at all

 
Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Four’ isn’t fantastic at all

Star Cast: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell and Reg E. Kathey.


Director: Josh Trank


Producer: Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox.


Claps for: VFX and Background Music


Slaps for: Storyline, Performances, Climax and no post-credit scenes, the Marvel style.


Popcorn Refill: You might throw some of the popcorn towards the screen to appreciate this GREAT movie. (pun intended)


What’s NEW: Finally, a superhero movie that tests the patience of its viewers!


Story: In their bid to become the first humans to get teleported to a parallel universe, the makers of teleporter Quantum Gate come back to Earth with extra-ordinary powers. What follows next is how they learn to use and control these powers, and how they manage to save the planet.


Performances: Miles Teller does not have the aura and the personality to come across as Mr. Fantastic, the authoritative man who can hold the entire team together. However he does justice to the alter-ego of the superhero, the nerd Reed Richards.


Michael B. Jordan looks confused between trying to be the spoilt and cool brat, and a responsible superhero. Cannot blame him, the movie doesn’t give him the space to show his acting skills or the space for his character to make itself look believable!


Kate Mara has done a decent job.


Jamie Bell has very little screen timing before he is shown as The Thing, and does not get a chance to prove his worth.


Toby Kebbell does a good job and knows how to play with his expressions. He comes back as the villain Doctor Doom; but thanks to the poor characterizations and direction that he fails to leave an impact as the villain people should fear.


Reg E. Kathey has done a good job.


Direction: A superhero movie is supposed to be larger-than-life with sequences that would give you goosebumps. However, ‘Fantastic Four’ fails to leave any impact. Director Josh Trank had a wide scope to cover and a lot more could be done with the movie. The movie remains limited to a particular area and a bunch of main characters. The final battle lasts hardly for a few minutes even after Trank taking the entire movie to develop the story and making the audience wait to witness some great action scenes!


Combo on Offer: VFX + If you have paid for the tickets, then enjoy the A.C and the soft seats!


Final Verdict: We give the movie tight SLAPS!


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