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Sadly, for those of us who really wanted to see it succeed, the Fantastic Four reboot is currently getting eviscerated by critics and fans alike. And while one can't help but think that a lot of it has to do with people clinging to their preconceived notion that it was going to be a disaster and the reviews are more than a little unfairly skewed, it's nonetheless getting a lot of negative feedback, mainly about the third act that falls apart.

Director Josh Trank, who has previously said that he's not fond of the negative online scrutiny he underwent throughout the process of making the movie, has apparently been reading the buzz, because last night he Tweeted a derisive comment that was almost immediately deleted. But because nothing is ever truly gone on the internet, it was screencapped by savvy journalists who knew a delete was coming posthaste.

Ouch. As predicted it was shortly deleted by Trank, who probably realized that biting the hand that feeds was not in his best interest. Still, it's interesting to think that somewhere on a shelf or cutting room floor is a version of this movie that is vastly different than the one currently in theaters. Also interesting that this tweet indicates that the troubles with the movie stemmed from studio meddling and not by his own hand, despite the doggedly persistent rumors that have followed the production around.

In any case, I urge you to go see The Fantastic Four, because for all its flaws, it's worth it.


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