Movie Review : Fantastic Four

by - 9/01/2015 08:20:00 PM

With two Marvel movie releases in the past month, we were certainly in for a treat !

Thanks to Tim & MHB, Le bf & I had first dibs watching the newly released Fantastic 4 remake , 

starring Miles Teller as Reed Richards, 

Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm,

 Kate Mara as Sue Storm,

 and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm.

The film also stars Toby Kebbell as Victor von Doom, a brilliant but rebellious computer programmer and Baxter Institute student; Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm, Johnny and Sue’s father; and Tim Blake Nelson as an unscrupulous Baxter Institute board member.


In a nutshell, the way the fantastic four got their powers are vastly different from the previous stories. 

This reboot starts with Reed as a child prodigy, where he had already begun trying to build a teleportation machine. His classmate befriends Reed one night and offers his help. Reed's work catches the attention of Professor Franklin Storm during a science fair, when he successfully teleports a plane. Professor Franklin then recruits him to be part of the Baxter Foundation for young science prodigies. Together with the professor's rebellious son Johnny, adopted daughter Sue, and young genius Victor Van Doom, they embark on a journey to complete the "Quantum Gate", aiming to access a parallel dimension called "Planet Zero".

When initial tests prove successful, the team decides to go on an unauthorised trip to "Planet Zero" themselves. Reed brings his best friend Ben along for the expedition, along with Johnny and Victor, while Sue stays behind to man the controls. As the team collects samples, Victor insists that they venture further to explore. How ever, As they were scrambling to their machine, Victor slips and falls into the green matter and is presumed dead. When Reed, Johnny and Ben successfully teleport back to the lab, the whole machine explodes exposing the three and Sue to molecule-altering radiant energy, giving each of them superhuman abilities we know the fantastic four for.

My rating : 5/10.

I wouldn't call this a successful remake, I felt it was really dark a little too dull compared to the previous versions and the running time was too long because there wasn't much substance to hold the whole movie together . The cast lacked chemistry, too.

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