The Fantastic Four are the infamous superhero group of power wielding crime fighters from Marvel that was first released in the 1960’s. Another brainchild of Stan Lee, the Marvel comics have been popular for ages.
The first live-action film in 2005 featured Chris Evans and Jessica Alba and seemed to me like a comic book come to life. The Thing was a massive pile of orange foam bricks that were as realistic as a man made of orange stone could be. Dr. Doom played by Julian Mcmahon was menacing in a Lex Luthor kind of way. Even Sue Storm seemed unreal.
Alba, who played Storm, had Barbie doll blonde hair and contacts and I have a issues with whoever decided to do that.
Everything looked like a cartoon turned to film.
As for the story, the 2005 Fantastic four movie kept some of the comic origin story, and the Torch was its primary source of comedy. The film was cute in the same way you connect to a remake for its nostalgia, but it wasn’t groundbreaking.
When I heard they would be making a reboot, all I could think was: WHY? Then I remembered there was a very-well made Spiderman trilogy and STILL, someone insisted on making yet another Spiderman movie. The recycle of reboots just never ends. There doesn’t need to be a reason.
Except, Chris Evans is now Captain America. So, maybe they made this to free our minds from the time when Chris Evans was the Torch and a member of the Fantastic Four. Should these four superheroes be called upon for a crossover Marvel thing, Chris Evans won’t have to run back and forth between characters. I KID.
There is, however, a big difference between the Fantastic Four film released a decade ago and the new one that dropped a trailer this week. Michael B. Jordan plays the human torch in this film, and although his few revealed lines have a touch of humor, there’s a darkness to the surroundings that make the movie more believable, more real. It’s kind of like comparing Tim Burton’s Batman movie to the one where Two-Face looks like he had two different Kool-aid drinks at the same time, one is going to look more realistic.
This motion picture is summing up to be an update on graphics and visuals. It may or may not be better than the original, but I think there’s some potential in what I’ve seen so far.
Movie Site Synopsis: 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.
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