Not so Fantastic Four Review

Fantastic-Four-600x406Where do I begin?

Fantastic four is a film that I’ve been looking forward to for a year, it has a fantastic cast, a great director, and a writer who wrote arguably one of the best comic book films ever. How did this go wrong? The studio ruined Fantastic four, And It’s a damn shame because this movie had everything going for it. You know you’ve messed up when two days before your movie comes out the director disowns it, now for the past few weeks the director and studio have been playing the blame game. The director said In a tweet two days before the movie released “a year ago I had a fantastic vision for a film and it would’ve gotten great reviews you’ll likely never see that film, that’s reality.” Many sources corroborated Josh Trank and said Fox hijacked the script and the editing bay from Josh Trank to make the film cheaper. The problem with this movie is it lacks creativity, there is almost none of the fantastic four that we loved from the comics in this POS attempt at rebooting a franchise. I still contest that Fox did a fantastic job with the marketing campaign for fantastic four. This is polishing a turd at it’s best. Still the first half of this movie is enjoyable, I remember thinking “Everybody seems to be overreacting, sure this isn’t great but it’s not bad.” Then the third act, oh my God the last 40 minutes this movie are so bad I can’t even remember the positives. Fantastic four spent a year convincing me that it was a good idea then in a matter of two weeks it took all of my enthusiasm and turned it into morbid curiosity. When I heard that the director of this movie Quit Star Wars I knew something was wrong here, then he said he didn’t want to do blockbuster film making for a while, Now I totally believe him; after hearing all the crap he had to go through just to get this film made only to have it hijacked from him at the last-minute I believe that he wants to take a break from film making. That’s the worst part of this movie not the quality of the film but the fact that it could potentially drive a visionary filmmaker into early retirement. Chronicle is a fantastic movie, it’s so inventive and I would be very disappointed if the guy who did Chronicle decided to quit film making because of what Fox has done with his latest attempt at a super hero movie. I defended everything that they did with this movie for a year, but I can’t defend a movie that lacks the fundamental aspects of filmmaking: creativity.

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