ByCollins Vincent, writer at
A cynic who's eaten one too many Redvines
Collins Vincent

Marvel's first family has come back with all new faces and a new direction. Josh Trank's fantastic four could be one of the most talked about films of the year since it has peaked interest and ignited negative reactions from die-hard fans who feel that this new take on franchise will signal the destruction of an iconic superhero team. The casting of the film has alot to do with the controversy, hopefully that won't put a dent in the films box office performance with so much on the line. Fox studios feels so confident in this film that they have already begun to develop and plan a sequel.

here's the plot synopsis:

When four people teleport to an alternate universe, which alters their physical form and grants them new abilities, they must learn to harness their abilities and work together as a team to save the Earth from a familiar enemy.

This description makes the film sound generic since you get a slightly different impression after viewing the trailer. There is the mentioning of an alternate universe ( The negative zone) and then the alteration of their physical forms, why this much detail you ask? Well, the film is trying to take a more scientific approach to fantastic four than your average strange powers with little or no explanation.This does not please fans since it seems like the film will spend too much time explaining and not enough time developing it's characters or setting up the main antagonist, it probably doesn't help that Doom is now a vengeful blogger either.

It's clear why many of you are unhappy with this film, in fact, it's always been clear. Josh Trank is charting his own course with the film which means he had to remove some parts on the beloved story in order to bring his vision to the forefront. When the casting was first announced for this film the air was polluted with disappointment, the cast members seemed too young or they just didn't seem likable. The real deal breaker for some fans lied with in the casting of Johnny storm a.k.a the Human torch. Many felt that Jordan was not right for role based on source material,The continued outcry is pointless though so it's best make an assessment after the film comes out and not based on footage from the trailer.

The film has the potential to do well at the box office in part because of the ongoing controversy which only adds fuel to the fire.The cast of the film is nothing to smirk at either since Miles teller has gained traction after his performance in Whiplash, Kate Mara has developed a loyal following due to her role in House of cards and has gained Notoriety ever since, and Jamie Bell has also been lauded for his role in the animated film "The adventures of Tin Tin", a film that received critical acclaim and a shower of positive reviews. All of these actors talents combined could help the films box office standing and ensure that it reaches the studio's desired box-office quota.


Fantastic Four arrives in theaters August 7, 2015


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