The reviews are in for the new and freshly rebooted "Fantastic 4" movie. As expected by many, they are not good.
Rotten Tomato is currently listing the movie as rotten from 5 reviews, but it's going to get worst before the movie comes out.
They are not too kind to the original superhero family, and as of this post, it doesn't look like it's going to get any better. Fans seem to enjoy the film and are raving about it, but the critics that understand the process of beginning, middle and end are not to fond of how it all comes together.
In my opinion, I think it's time for 20th Century Fox to hand some the reigns as Sony did back to Marvel to bring the Fantastic 4 into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's probably the only way to allow a franchise with such potential to be given the movie we've all been waiting for.
The one thing that is surprising many is the fact, that the most criticized aspect of the entire Josh Trank project was the casting. They were too young and of course the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch. That concern seems to be in the back burner now, seeing that the story/plot is the biggest issue with the movie.
After the disappointment that was Amazing Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Sony. They came to the realization that with the quality of Marvel and DC movies being released on a yearly basis that the quality of their current lineup of movies will be ridiculed. They understood that at the end of the day is about putting out good product that will of course bring in higher box office margins. It is rumored that 20th Century Fox is going to attempt their own cinematic universe like the one Marvel has already created, but the disconnect of all these franchises in other studios hands is what's going to drive the fans towards the studio that has already established itself as a connected universe. My hope is that it's not too late for the "Fantastic 4" and they figure out a way to correct the mistakes made in this movie without the need to crossover with other popular characters they might have the rights to.
At the end of the day, 20th Century Fox would do right by their "Fantastic 4" franchise and the fans, by sharing the rights with Marvel/Disney and bringing the entire Marvel Universe together.
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