ByAl Breloski, writer at
I like anything and everything from books to comic books, to television to cinema, from Marvel to DC, and pro wrestling.

I don't know about y'all, but I have a love/hate relationship with 20th Century Fox. Love: X-Men films, The Maze Runner series, the original Planet of the Apes, etc. Hate: X-Men The Last Stand, X-Men Origins, the Star Wars prequels, and of course Fantastic Four.

20th Century Fox jumped into an reboot to avoid the film rights reverting back to Disney/Marvel Studios. They rushed the entire process and the end result was an 9% score on Rotten Tomatoes; now 10%. What they had to do was what Warner Bros. did to create the D.C. Extended Universe; take their time and make sure everyone's on the same page, that means the studio and the director. But at least they had the future planned out, to crossover with , and they had a release date out for a sequel before the film came out.

But now, they've scrapped the crossover plans and removed the sequel from their schedule. Which means, either their not making a sequel at all or they're going to take their time to figure out a better path of direction for the sequel and reschedule it. But who knows?

In my opinion, the biggest flaw in the film is the lack of character development for Doom. Victor Von Doom has plenty of screen time and C.D. but we never learn Doom's actuality motivations, goals, or back story of him living on planet B.F.E. for a year. In the trailer we saw a quick clip of, what looked like, Reed and Doom having a talk alone after they rescued Victor. Reed: "What is coming?" Victor: "Doom." Just that scene alone could've made that ridiculous finale work out.

Their are several other flaws, but I do think the movie is watchable. I was originally hooked onto this movie by the title graphic "Fant4stic". But everyone has their own opinion.

Final thoughts: If Fox started working on the reboot a year or so before they did, and either picked a proper director or got on the same page with the director, and let the director take care of the directing I think things would have gone better for the reboot. Thanks to Josh Trank for your efforts and pride in your work. "Your work" however was cut off by the studio, if you know what I mean.


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