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Official Synopsis for The Fantastic Four Reboot Released

Good day to you ladies and gents, time for some film news and today I’m going to talk about something of some degree of interest; the upcoming Fantastic Four film. For the longest time this film has been shrouded in secrecy with only tidbits of information released that either didn’t tell us anything or gave just vague details of what to expect. Besides the big shocking news about the casting, there has been NOTHING released about this film that has been newsworthy in my opinion. But now we have a synopsis as you will see from the following information that comes from superherohype:

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Things have been very quiet on the front of 20th Century Fox’s reboot of The Fantastic Four with nary a trailer, poster, or even official image to speak of, but now an official synopsis of the upcoming film has been released and reads as follows:

“The Fantastic Four,” a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Kate Mara and Miles Teller will play the titular team in the upcoming film. Toby Kebbell will also appear as Dr. Doom along with Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder, aka The Mole Man. Directed by Josh Trank, The Fantastic Four is set for release on August 7, 2015.

So that’s the story details for this film so far, my thoughts? I’m kind of indifferent to it. On the one hand I’m annoyed that it isn’t the classic space origin story, sure with films like Gravity and Interstellar, it might seem a bit repetitive, but I think it could have been effective if handled properly. On the other hand the concept of alternative universe doesn’t sound that bad and thinking about it, the filmmakers could have come up with something a lot worse than that. Plus alternate universe can be pretty cool when done right, just look at Fringe. 🙂 This synopsis also highlights the fact that the characters are not only young, but also that the main team once had a connection with the enemy, so one can assume that the relationship between Doctor Doom and the FF will extend beyond just the friendship/rivalry Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom, oh scratch that, I meant to say Victor Domashev (such a crappy and unnecessary name change). This small plot summary doesn’t sound too engaging, that being said, I’ll still be watching the development of this film from afar to see how things turn out before the film’s release next year.

So what do you think of this synopsis for the new Fantastic Four film? Are you down with it or does it fill you with a sense of dread? Please comment below and let me know. Laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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The Fantastic Four Gets Delayed & Assassin’s Creed Film Now In Limbo

Howdy once, again people, I return to this blog to update you all on some comic book film news and this one is both disappointing and funny at the same time. The following information comes from ComicBookMovie:

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It’s not a major delay, but the wait for Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four has now got a little longer as Fox have shifted its release date from June 19th, 2015 to August 7th, 2015. The reason for the change isn’t quite clear, though as filming has already come to an end, it’s likely more of a strategic choice than for reshoots or post-production issues. A six week delay is a shame, but nowhere near as disappointing as the fact that Assassin’s Creed is now undated. Michael Fassbender is attached to star in the ambitious project which will bring the popular video game series to the big screen. Ubisoft are also hoping to turn Splinter Cell into a movie starring Tom Hardy, and while that all seems fine (it’s at a different studio anyway), this isn’t particularly good news for Assassin’s Creed.

So after the great news about Deadpool, this happens. Wow, seems like 20th Century Fox really have problems going on right now. Firstly, let’s talk about Fantastic Four, bloody hell, that the film just isn’t in the best state. With a young cast not many people are keen on and a severe lack of information and visual material for the film, this delay in the film doesn’t make the production of this film any better. For me, I want to see this film prove me wrong, but there hasn’t been anything released about this film that I’ve been excited about. I love how most fans on the internet are actually happy about this news because it pushes the film further away from being released. As for Assassin’s Creed, that is bad times. While I’ve never been super stoked on the idea of a AC film, I have been interested in seeing how it would turn out with Michael Fassbender’s involved. When a film is in limbo that is never a good sign and since there is no sign of a replacement date, that puts this film in an awkward place. Will it get a replacement date or will it go into development hell or will it get cancelled altogether? I know those are some extreme options, but they have been known to happen before.

In conclusion, this news isn’t good for either film, however, I can’t help but chuckle a little bit at the FF’s situation, that film is not having a good time and I don’t think anyone cares. So what do you think about this news? Be sure to comment below.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Fox Dates The Fantastic Four 2, a Wolverine Sequel and a Mystery Marvel Project!

Good day to you ladies and gents, time to talk a bit of film news and today it relates to 20th Century Fox’s plans for their future Marvel film projects. The following info comes from superherohype:

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20th Century Fox is doing some serious forward-thinking as far as their portion of the Marvel Universe is concerned. The studio has just announced that James Mangold’s sequel to The Wolverine will hit on March 3, 2017 with The Fantastic Four 2 coming to theaters on July 14, 2017. They’ve also set a just-announced mystery Marvel project for July 18, 2018.

All of these dates are newly claimed territory on the release schedule and will follow the studio’s X-Men: Days of Future Past this May 23rd, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016 (both directed by Bryan Singer) and Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four on June 19, 2015.

There’s no word yet on what the mystery Marvel film might be, but the studio is also believed to be developing an X-Force film with Jeff Wadlow directing.”

Okay, wasn’t not expecting any of this and to be honest I am not too sure I am all that interested. Okay so let’s look at the information that’s on display here.

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Firstly we’re hearing that Fox is already thinking about making a second Fantastic Four film and while it is not unheard of for studios to plan ahead with sequels, in the case of the current Fantastic Four I have to say slow the hell down. You haven’t even made the first film yet. I would understand if this film was almost completed or had gotten good reviews from early screenings or Fox had a strong track record with the franchise beforehand. But in this case the new Fantastic Four hasn’t even begun production, we still don’t know what the story is, we have no visual material to work with (concept art, posters, production stills) and the cast of the main team have only been announced recently. I think Fox are really rushing things and should just focus on making the first film a success because they have an uphill battle ahead of them with all the fans criticising them left, right and center.

The Wolverine Sequel

As for the Wolverine sequel, while I am interested, I am also concerned. There a million things you could do with the character but it would have to be one hell of a story that feels relevant and one that justifies him to be in his own solo film again. The Wolverine was good, not perfect but WAY better than Origins from 2009 and I really liked it, but some people still weren’t so keen on it and they’re the one’ Fox needs to convince. And then of course there’s the speculation as to whether Hugh Jackman will still be in this one or whether we’ll get a new actor in that department. I hate this level of uncertainty! 😦

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As for this unannounced project, that has me a bit hesitant. I mean besides the talk of X-Force or the long-rumoured, on and off again Deadpool film, what else could it be? I mean I don’t think Fox has access to any other franchises besides those. I assume it’ll be X-Force, but the crazy side of me would hope that it would be Deadpool because we really need this film to happen!

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Michael B. Jordan Comments on Fantastic Four Criticisms

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, time for a bit of film news and today’s news story is interesting as it focuses on Michael B. Jordan’s response to the recent backlash involving him taking on the role of Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch. The following information comes from superherohype:

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“​Two weeks ago, the cast for Fox’s upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four was revealed, and some fans were less than enthusiastic about some of the casting decisions. Speaking at an event in Rome (via Cinefilos.it), star Michael B. Jordan addressed some of the criticisms leveled at the film, specifically the outcry over his casting.

“It was expected. You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it’s a continuity thing more than anything. People don’t like change too much. But annoyed? Eh, you just kinda accept it, it is what it is. You can’t make everybody happy. You just gotta accept that and know. I’m an actor, I have to do my job. I’m going to do my job the best I can and the way I’ve been doing it my entire life, my entire career. I grew up a comic book guy, I read comic books as a kid growing up, and the Fantastic Four/Human Torch is one of my favorite characters so I’m going to give it my everything. I can’t wait. I don’t really let it bother me at all. I just want to go into it and do the best job I can. We’ll see what happens.”

Jordan also elaborated on why he decided on taking the role, saying it will give him an opportunity to do things he doesn’t often do on screen.

“The Human Torch is, ‘yknow, that’s fun. That’s going to be a good time…To play a superhero? That’s dreams coming true. It’s not going to be hard. It’s going to be fun to kind of show a side of me that I don’t really get to show on screen, to be a little bit lighter, funnier, just more personality. It’s going to be fun.”

Now I’ve already ranted about why I don’t like the casting decisions for this film already, but now that I’ve had time to calm down about it, I am willing to give this film a chance, a small chance. That being said I have nothing against Jordan, I like him, very much, just not for this role. And his comments are good, its great that he’s not flipping out over it, he professional and is taking on the world with good sensibilities which is the smart way to play it. The only thing that bugs me is when he says “I grew up a comic book guy, I read comic books as a kid growing up, and the Fantastic Four/Human Torch is one of my favorite characters”. That just sounds a bit fishy, I mean one person in the comments highlighted that and gave pretty much the response I was thinking and here it is:

“really? now every actor reads comics since childhood? and his favorite superhero is the one he is going to play? yeah right haha”

And to be fair this person’s comment does have a bit of weight to it. It just seems very convenient for Michael B. Jordan to grow up not only on comics, but also be a big fan of the Human Torch, the character that he is eventually going to be playing in the next live-action adaptation. Sounds suspicious to me. And going further than that, a lot of celebrities are claiming to be comic book fans prior to doing their films with only a handful actually being genuine, I prefer it when most are honest and say “I don’t know shit”, at you know and then can either slate them or give them a chance. Now maybe Jordan’s telling the truth, maybe he has read comics involving the FF and maybe the Human Torch is one of his favourites, but unless we go to his house and look we will never know.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Apparently The Cast For The Fantastic Four Have Been Confirmed!

Howdy ladies and gents, time for an important news update in the world of comic book films. For the longest time now I and a number of fans have been worried about the upcoming Fantastic Four film set to come out in 2015. At first it was great when Josh Trank was signed on to direct, been the casting rumours started, the internet set ablaze with controversy spreading left right and center and with the recent story synopsis rumours floating around, that hasn’t done anything to dampen the fire.

Now according to some sources 20th Century Fox have confirmed the cast for the film and the end result has confirmed our worst nightmares.

The following news story comes from the ever-reliable superherohype:

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Twentieth Century Fox has cast Marvel’s First Family! Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Miles Teller are Josh Trank’s The Fantastic FourTheWrap broke the news, confirming months of rumors surrounding the involvement of Jordan, Mara and Teller and were the first to name Jamie Bell as the studio’s choice for Ben Grimm, aka The Thing. Bell seems to be the only one without an official offer on the table, but it is very much expected that he will be confirmed by the studio shortly.

Teller will play Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Mara will be Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman), Jordan is set to play Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) and Bell (likely through motion-capture) would be Ben Grimm (The Thing). Previous reports have suggested that Trank’s iteration of the story also involves Dr. Victor Von Doom, so expect more casting on The Fantastic Four very soon.

Filming on The Fantastic Four is expected to begin in Baton Rouge this March. Josh Trank will direct the big screen adaptation, which is currently set for release on June 19, 2015​.”

Jesus Christ. Where to begin. You know how you have that sneaking suspicion in your mind that you about bad things before they happen, well that was my feeling about the casting for this film. I woke up this morning to see this official news story and to be honest I kind of flipped out. It seems like the casting for comic book films is getting more and more bizarre in the last 3 years. I think film studios are actually doing this on purpose to get a rise out of the fans. I mean look at Warner Bros. and their casting on Man of Steel 2, first the internet blew up about Ben Affleck, then Gal Gadot and just recently Jesse Eisenberg. Now 20th Century Fox are playing the same game and to be honest if they wanted to get attention, they bloody well accomplished that job.

Okay let’s talk about this casting a little bit. In a way I had a feeling that some of these people would be cast, mainly Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller. From all the casting rumours surrounding them I could only assume that they’d been chosen already. Jordan has been talked about for this role for around a year and since no one else was in the running I feared the worst and now it has come true. Now I love Jordan as an actor, he’s great, but him as the Johnny Storm is just so random. Miles Teller, I never seen any of his work as far as I know and he doesn’t really have the look of a Reed Richards. And Jamie Bell, another good another good actor, but not sure if he fits the profile for Ben Grimm. The only person I’m down with is Kate Mara, she seems like a capable actress to take on Sue Storm.

The main reason why this bugs me so much is because of the radical changes going on. Why do the FF team seem so young? Why did have to change the race of one of the main characters? What is the thought process behind these kinds of decisions?

Now I am all for change in the world of comic book film adaptations, it has been happening a lot in the last 6 years, but for me there has to be a reason why these changes are being made and I don’t see it. Are the public that bored with seeing average-aged actors portraying comic book characters? Is Johnny Storm that dull of a character that we have to change his race to make him relevant? Or is someone gonna give me the argument that “Oh we live in 2014, times are different let’s embrace change.” To that I say bullshit. If something wasn’t broken to begin with why change it up now? It baffles me to no end.

I hate to rant so heavily because I’m not a massive comic book purist, that being said there is a magic and sense of wonder to seeing great adaptations of your favourite childhood characters getting their own live-action film and if that adaptation blows, it hurts. I don’t want this film to suck, I actually want an amazing film, but this casting has really bothered me. This film is gonna have to do something incredible to win me over and if it does succeed I will gladly take back anything I said about it. RoboCop proved me wrong, the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is shifting my opinion too, so there may be hope. But as of right now I’m not down for this.

Now I open the floor to you, what do you think of this news? Are you down with the casting or are you disappointed. Also do you agree with my opinion or do you think I’m dead wrong, comment below yo.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Films, Media, Rant

 

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The Fantastic Four Screenplay Completed, More Actors Testing This Month

Alrighty then, time to talk about some news relating to the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Even though I’m not exactly happy about the way in which this film is turning out, this latest story I thought needed to be reported on my blog. The following info comes from superherohype:

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Variety reports that screenwriter Simon Kinberg has completed his re-write of Fox’s The Fantastic Four reboot and that they’re looking to finalize the film’s cast shortly. The site notes that actors will continue testing for roles in the film later this month, including Miles Teller, Kit Harington and Richard Madden for Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic, and Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan for Sue Storm aka The Invisible Woman.

As previously mentioned, the only name reported for the Johnny Storm/Human Torch role is Chronicle‘s Michael B. Jordan. No names have been mentioned for the Ben Grimm/The Thing role, though Terry Crews says he wants it.

Filming on the reboot is expected to begin in Baton Rouge this March. Josh Trank will direct the big screen adaptation, which is currently set for release on June 19, 2015​.”

Okay so the script is done, whoopie doo. I’m not overly concerned about that, what I wanna know is who will be playing these characters.

For me the Fantastic Four are one of the best superhero groups in all of comics, there is a wonderful family dynamic about their group, plus their powers are all really unique and cool and lead themselves to some cool team-up abilities. This group needs a proper film adaptation. Tim Story and 20th Century tried it almost 10 years ago and failed (nuff love for Chris Evans though!), so now that we’re in an age where comic book films are handled a little more seriously, there could be a good chance we could get a good adaptation… Provided that the filmmakers don’t fuck it up!

You see ever since the film was announced I was half and half about it; I would like to see FF done justice, but at the same time I don’t care because I have good movies from The Avengers to Batman and X-Men to keep me company you know? At first when Josh Trank was brought on to direct, I thought we were onto something incredible… But then subsequent stories and rumours afterwards has led me to believe that this new take on the FF source material may be in trouble. We start getting all these crazy stories like:

  • Michael B. Jordan wants to be Johnny Storm
  • Johnny and Sue Storm may be black
  • Johnny might be an adopted brother she will explain why he’s black and Sue is white
  • Oh the FF group may be multi-racial
  • Now they’re looking for younger actors to play younger versions of the group

WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL MAN? Now I’m all for change and innovation in comic book films, but we need to slow down and take things slow.

Firstly let’s talk about race. Changing the race of a character is a big deal. some say that it isn’t as long as the character personality remains the same and some have said they’re played with the race of characters before such as Heimdall from Thor, Kingpin from Daredevil and Perry White from Man of Steel, but the difference there was that they weren’t the main characters. Plus it just messes with the continuity of the comics and other media adaptations. And to me if they do make Johnny Storm black I don’t feel like there will be any proper reasoning behind it, all I’m seeing from this current rumour is “We live in the 21st century, to change things up and make traditionally white characters another race, why? Because we want to be multicultural.” And again that’s all and well but I’d rather have a character’s race changed if it served the story rather than just being “fresh and out-of-the-blue”.

As for the younger cast, that is a prospect that scares me. I don’t want no FF babies. I want adults taking on the world dammit! I feel like the age change is just an excuse to capitalize on the success of X-Men: First Class and their younger actors. The same rules don’t apply to the Fantastic Four, I feel like if their young the filmmakers will make them silly, childish, reckless and lack the charisma, charm, depth and maturity that comes from the group in the comics. Plus some of the casting choices are just crazy:

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Here we have the current candidates for Mr Reed Richards, a very important role to fill and these actors are Miles Teller, Kit Harington and Richard Madden. Tiller I’ve never really seen, but Harrington and Madden we all know from Game of Thrones as John Snow and Rob Stark. I’m not sure if I really get a Reed Richards vibe from any of them, especially not Teller. But if I had to choose I’d go with Harrington, he’s awesome and has a pretty good face and acting skills.

And then there’s the choices for Sue Storm:

Mara, Roran-SueStormMy goodness these ladies look young. Kate Mara I’ve not really seen her in many films whereas Saoirse Ronan I’ve seen in a few. Honestly Saoirse Ronan I can’t see in this role purely because she looks and is so young, plus I dunno if this is the kind of rough and tumble action film that she could handle. I mean whose to say she can’t surprise us? But as it stands I can’t see her jumping on the superhero bandwagon any time soon. On the other hand Mara I think has the potential, while she would be my first choice she kind of reminds me of thinner Hayley Atwell and that is not on a bad thing at all. Either way Sue Storm is beautiful, yet very powerful figure in the group and with her abilities and that casting will also be bloody crucial.

Okay mini rant over. Sorry to go so overboard with my comments here but in truth this is something that concerns me, if the casting for this film is just the slightest bit off then we could be looking at another questionable film here.

So what do you think of the recent news and how do you think the production of the Fantastic Four is going so far? Are you down with it or are you concerned? Also do you think I’m right or just completely out of my mind? Whatever your thoughts are drop them below yo.

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Month of Superhero Film Reviews: Fantastic Four

Howdy ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Day #15/16 of my Month of Superhero Film Reviews! During this month I’ll be reviewing of some of the best and worst comic book adapted films. I’m one day late again and I apologize, but heck the show must go on. Today we’re talking about a terrible adaptation of a great Marvel comic book series, today its all about Fantastic Four.

Oh Fantastic Four, I actually used to like this film a lot when I was a teenager. After I saw this in 2005 I proper got on the hype for these characters. I started watching the cartoons, done my research online and also got knowledge from Marvel Ultimate Alliance too. This film made me aware of the source material and turned me into a fan. However after a few years I realised that this film is actually a lot worse than I thought, it bad and I’m gonna tell you why in this review.

In terms of the plot the film follows four astronauts who have their lives changed forever, when they end up being hit by a cloud of cosmic radiation during an experimental space mission. Reed Richards can stretch his body like elastic, Sue Storm can become invisible. Johnny Storm becomes the human touch, able to manipulate and create fire and Ben Grimm becomes the ‘Thing’, a man made out of rock. But there is one problem. The journey’s sponsor, Victor Von Doom has also been affected and with his new-found powers he has big plans for world domination. So it is down to Reed and the others to stop Doctor Doom before his even plans come to pass.

The story in this film sounds really cool and different on paper and with the right kind of execution then this could have been something really good. Unfortunately the end result is something bland and very basic. The problem lies in the script. The way the story plays out is in the most generic and cliché of ways, there’s you basic hero versus villain stuff, there’s the typical love story and the formation of a team that don’t necessarily get on at first but form together by the end of the film. There is a very cheesy and light-hearted nature because of the way the story’s been crafted and it doesn’t have enough seriousness and realism which makes the material hard to take the seriously.

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Now let’s talk about the cast. Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic is okay but doesn’t really have the screen presence, charisma or right look of the original comic book character. Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman is also pretty weak, Alba just doesn’t have the acting skills necessary to pull off such a smart and strong female character. Besides the fact that Alba looks incredibly hot in this film, otherwise she is useless.

Then we have Chris Evans as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch who is honestly the best element of this film. Johnny storm is the hot-shot, arrogant, charismatic ladies man who is there to annoy most people but has a likeable charm that is undeniable. Evans plays the character very well to the point where it is totally in line with the source material. Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm/The Thing is the only other good actor in this film, Chiklis plays his role well as the grumpy rock man who has complications dealing with his look and powers. Along with Evans, Chiklis has some great banter and on-screen chemistry similar to the comics.

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Now let’s talk about Julian McMahon as Victor Von Doom/Doctor Doom. Doctor Doom is meant to be one of the most brilliant, sophisticated and evil villains of the Marvel comic universe and yet his character is so downplayed, basic and useless. McMahon just doesn’t have the right skills to make the work in the same vein as the comics, this version is just dull, uninspiring and not intimidating at all. As for Kerry Washington as Alicia Masters she was good, but really underused and not enough time was given to her character to make her feel totally relevant.

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Now let’s talk about the presentation. The film is alright in this department. The CGI is decent and works for the most part but there are times when it does look really fake. The action scenes and sequences are good but nothing spectacular, the best part is when Johnny’s on-screen and when he first takes flight properly its one of my favourite moments. As for the soundtrack by John Ottman its nice and has some nice heroic moments but otherwise its nothing overly memorable.

And lastly how does it compare to the comics? Honestly I’ve never really read the comics, but I know about the Fantastic Four through the cartoons, online research and playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance. The story and characters are kept the same besides some updates that are made for present times. The only things I notices was the fact that Alicia Masters is suddenly black and that Victor Von Doom’s character has been severely simplified.

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So to conclude Fantastic Four is a film that could have been brilliant, in the end it’s just lame. There are a lot things left out or not fully looked into like the whole family dynamic of the hero team, Ben’s issues with his powers, Doctor Doom’s intellect and powers, all of these elements are parts of the comics that aren’t fully capitalized on in this film and what we have left is a poor representation of the comic book series that is loved by many.

Rating: 5.5/10 (A film that could have been fantastic but ends up being below average)

So there’s my review people, only 15 more to go. So have you seen Fantastic Four and if so what are your thoughts on it? Drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts yo! Come back tomorrow and I’ll have a new film review online, until then peace out!

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Release Date Set for Fantastic Four Reboot

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Oh snap, shit’s just gone down in the world of comic book films again! Just when I thought the future couldn’t get any more interesting I then hear that the Fantastic Four will be rebooted with the director of Chronicle with a release date too! Damn! Here’s the original article from superherohype:

“Twentieth Century Fox Film has set a March 6, 2015 release for Chronicle director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. No other films are scheduled for that date yet.

Michael Green and Jeremy Slater wrote the script for the new film.

The 2005 Fantastic Four and 2007 sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer were directed by Tim Story and starred Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis.

In related news, Fox also announced that The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters will all be 3D releases.”

While it was reported ages ago that Josh Trank was attached to this new Fantastic Four film he wasn’t letting the cat out of the bag any time soon, but now it’s official and it’s frigging awesome. Josh Trank did great in his directorial debut with Chronicle and I can instantly see the possibilities of what he could bring to this new Fantastic Four film. Of course most of us Marvel fans can recall those horrible Fantastic Four films from 2005 and 2007 which really did destroy the mythology and family connection between the main heroes, the only saving grace about those films was Chris Evans as Johnny Blaze. The Fantastic Four has needed another live action appearance for a while and in my opinion they need to be introduced to the world properly.

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Marvel and Fox can surely do better than this right?

What we could get with this new reboot is an actual story full of drama, emotion, action and cohesiveness. Also important to this reboot would be having a proper version of the Fantastic Four, a team who are a family who have to rely on each other, who obviously will have moments of conflict, but also moments of resolution too. I also hope to get a much more serious interpretation of these characters especially after all that silly humour in the previous films. Superhero films and the world of cinema has changed a great deal since 2005 and there is a great deal of source material to work with, in addition to that there’s also films to take influence from too. I hope the script is up to scratch and I pray to god that the filmmakers take a few notes from Pixar’s The Incredibles, a film that wasn’t even Marvel-related and yet did the whole “superhero team” thing a hell of a lot better when it comes to story, use of character powers, action sequences and an epic soundtrack.

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The people at 20th Century Fox and Marvel need to take notes!

Well the announcement has been made, I just hope the pre-production process goes well and we get something solid and creative that will rectify the mistakes of the past and give us something amazing. 2015 is gonna be an interesting year, The Avengers 2, Star Wars Episode VII and now the Fantastic Four reboot too. Sweet! 😀

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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