The new Fantastic Four reboot is hardly shaping up to be the most anticipated Marvel superhero film of 2015. Both Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron are greatly overshadowing it. The seemingly overly serious, melodramatic approach the film is taking is not winning any new fans and the first trailer was a bit of a dud.
Director Josh Trank has responded to long-time fans of the series about why he has gone the route of following more “Ultimate Fantastic Four” themes. Basically, Trank has pointed out that the old model of the series was a little outdated. A major, modernized reboot was required in order to make the film property relevant again. Audiences already saw two FF films that followed a path closer to the original comic books (albeit the films went a tad overboard on the silliness) wasn’t going to standout.
Fantastic Four is a tough comic book to adapt because audiences have seen great superhero teams in the form of the X-Men and The Avengers. Is there really an appetite for any variation of the FF?
Maquina do Esporte says that despite the atypical style of the movie, fans will give it a chance. Hopefully, good reviews and word of mouth will save it.