“Fantastic Four” sometimes adapted as “Fant4stic” is an American superhero film. It is based in the light of the Marvel Comics superhero group called the Fantastic 4. The movie is the third dramatic Fantastic Four film to be circulated by twentieth Century Fox and is woks as a reboot in the Fantastic Four film franchise. The movie was directed by Josh Trank, who co-composed the screenplay along with Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg. In Fantastic Four, the group of heroes struggles to figure out how to handle their acquired capabilities from an alternate universe to save planet Earth from a friend turned adversary.
Filming and Release
Principal photography and filming started to take place in May 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and went on for two months. Disappointed with the production, Fox executives ordered for some reshoots, which began place in January 2015. Fantastic Four made its premiere at Williamsburg Cinemas in New York City on August 4, 2015. It was released on August 7 in the United States.
The movie cast comprises of Miles Teller as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm / The Human Torch, Kate Mara as Susan “Sue” Storm / The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm / The Thing, Toby Kebbell as Victor von Doom/ Doctor Doom, Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm and Tim Blake Nelson as Dr. Harvey Allen.
The storyline of Fantastic Four portrays a contemporary reconsideration of Marvel’s unique and longest-running superhero group. The plot focuses on four youthful outsiders who accidentally teleport to a different, dangerous universe, which modifies their physical structure in stunning ways. Their lives are unavoidably overturned as the group must figures out how to bridle their overwhelming new capabilities and cooperate to spare Earth from a previous companion turned adversary.
The movie received generally negative views from the critics, with the criticism directly aimed towards the dark tone which was devoid of any humor, lack of dynamics between the so-called characters. The film was also targeted with negative criticism for it’s the overall recklessness the movie generally displayed.
On the Box Office
Fantastic Four was able to gross $56.1 million in North America and $111.6 million in other territories with a worldwide total of $167.8 million, against a robust production budget of $120 million originally estimated to be $200 million including the marketing and distribution expenses. The film ended up being the lowest grossing Fantastic Four film to date. It received a “C-” rating from audiences reviewed by CinemaScore on a scale of A+ to F, which was referred to by Pamela McClintock of The Hollywood Reporter as “the worst grade that anyone can remember for a marquee superhero title made by a major Hollywood studio.”