ByBrendan Clement, writer at Creators.co
Brendan Clement
Fant4stic: The Thing's rocky ass censored for HDTV.
Fant4stic: The Thing's rocky ass censored for HDTV.

Dear Simon Kinberg and to whom it may concern at 20th Century Fox,

Recently, there was a series of articles concerning your disappointment that us fans and critics didn't like the recent Fant4stic film in theatres... in addition to that, you and Fox nonetheless wanting to figure out on making an sequel with the release date for 2017, I want to express on how I feel about all of this... I'm just flat-out disappointed that you guys have decided on making a sequel after losing MILLIONS of dollars on the film that is a colossal disaster at the box office... the very film that, from my moviegoing experience, it was the most disrespectful movie I've ever been to (and the most shameful film where producers slapped on the Marvel logo when it had VERY LESS to do with the source material). I'll tell you why I think it's a bad idea to make the sequel.


For starters, Fant4stic is nothing but crap. Severe amount of plotholes, a wasted cast of good actors, bad editing (one shot, Franklin Storm is starting to cry, two shots later, he isn't crying but still wooden) Doctor Doom looks like a Incredible Crash Dummy, inconsistent tones, an irresponsible director, not enough action, and a totally disappointing anti-climax of an ending. How would you explain that one or any of it? No matter what you want to say or defend, you're going to end up being disliked even more by fans who wanted a faithful, totally cool Fantastic Four film and not a Terrence Malick-opus film made by a imitator. On top of that, you've got 34, 530 people (me included) who are pissed at the film so much that you and the studio should give the rights back to Marvel Studios... and I don't blame them. Luckily I've only spent $7.50 and not $15.00, because If I've spent the latter, I've would've demanded my money back!


On the sequel plans. With this film's box office disaster, and the studio losing nearly or about $60 Million because of it, You and the studio's wanting to move forward on a sequel, is no offense, the dumbest and one of the most illogical decisions either of you have ever currently or possible making right now. You got three films made (the 2005 film, its sequel, Rise Of The Silver Surfer, and this film), and they're all either critical or audience disappointments. Why go forward doing the Fan4stic sequel? What are you going to call it, Fant4stic: Electric Boogaloo? If you proceed with the sequel, there will be even more failure at the box office, and even a bigger loss with the studio to the point of bankruptcy, which means, theatres are going to be 80 to 90% empty (despite getting a certain amount of people for advanced screenings prior to or after internet backlash if proven to be a flop) and you guys are going to end up riding a (VERY) dead horse... and that's bad for business for either of you.

While I'm no lawyer, if you want my advice from a film fanatic like myself, here's one: Send The Film Rights back to Marvel Studios. The reasons why is that 1) If you give it back to Marvel Studios, they (and Kevin Feige) will find a way to do a better job with it and win fans back with them planted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and 2) it would save both you and Fox from making an even more embarrassing move on doing the sequel. Please, don't make a sequel to this film and send it back to Marvel, it's a far better wise move financially. Between you guys wanting to do the next film and Tommy Wiseau wanting to do it, I don't know what's even worse if decided unwisely. Remember this: The Fans have more power.

Sincerely,
Brendan Clement


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