WHY??? Is the question that most movie goers will shout after wasting their hard earned money on 20th Century Fox's mediocre offering to retain the movie rights to Marvel's first superhero family. As a fan of the comic book series, the FF reboot is more painful to watch than a root canal (OUCH). This reboot of The Fantastic Four makes the previous attempts seem a lot better than I remember. How is this possible you ask...let's see....where do I begin... Well for starters, it feels rushed and hap hazardly pieced together. The fun familiar feel of the franchise that this movie is based on is all but absent. If this were just a stand alone movie with no ties to any well established source material, it would only be half as bad. Fantastic Four would be watchable if it went straight to Red Box, but it's definitely not worthy of a cinematic box office release.
The origin story is wack. The way Susan Storm acquires her powers is the weakest part of it all. Another thing that really keeps this film from attaining some level of cool is it's version of Doctor Doom. Their version is nothing like the iconic villain that is currently playing a pivotal role in Marvel's Secret Wars mega cross-over event.
There is no other way to put it, this movie really STINKS. I really like Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara as actors, which is why I begrudgingly sat through this film for the sake of finding some spark of hope in it. They were severely under utilized. Their talents were clearly wasted on this steaming pile of excrement. This film is so bad that even the director is pointing fingers at FOX. Josh Trank, the director claims that FOX drastically altered the original version that he came up with a year ago. He briefly tweeted that his version would've been met wit a much more positive response from critics. The X-Men franchise is finally getting things right (Can't wait for DEADPOOL!!!). I was hoping that some of that same effort would be applied to the FF. Now I will have to shift my hope into the FF movie rights reverting back to Marvel sooner than later.