My feelings towards the Fantastic Four movies from 2005 and 2007, are neutral. I found the films entertaining, but wasn’t a hyperventilating mess over them. They were fine. 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 in making another one. So there is no reason and there doesn’t have to be one.
But I do want to say, that there’s a big difference between the reboot and the version released a decade ago, and to be honest, I don’t necessarily know how to explain it.
This film seems a little bit more grown up, more realistic. I don’t want to say that the 2005 version was a comedy, because it wasn’t, but the movie had this lightness to it. Chris Evans played Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch, and his wisecracks were hilarious. The theme was very entertaining and his comedic nonsense was a big part of the film. Maybe I’m really talking about Jessica Alba’s blonde hair. She looked like a barbie cut out. Everything seemed like a cartoon turned to film.
Sidenote: Isn’t it awkward when you realize that Captain America is also the human torch. So, that’s why they made this movie!!
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 makes it more REAL. It’s kind of like comparing Tim Burton’s version of Batman to any other.
Even Michael Chiklis’ character, Ben Grimm AKA The Thing, looks like a pile of orange play dough in the original Fantastic four movie.
Meanwhile in this new film, The Thing looks like a pile of rocks from another planet. A pile of rocks with real life problems that don’t involve being tickled. This pile of rocks means business.
Then there’s Doctor Doom. If only Xmen had made Apocalypse just as appealing! He looks amazing.
This motion picture is summing up to be an update on graphics and visuals. It may or may not be better then 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.
What do you think about the reboot? Necessary not necessary? Are you going to go see it?
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