'The Fantastic Four' (2015) - Movie Review

One of the review blurbs on Rotten Tomatoes said that this stirred fond memories of the 2005 version - while acknowledging that that was quite an achievement. It does, and it is: as shaky as the 2005 version was, it was at least kind of fun. This one has almost no action, clich├ęd dialogue, and weak acting, and is no fun at all. It's a very nearly identical origin story, with Johnny (Michael B. Jordan) and Sue Storm (Kate Mara - Sue was adopted), Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell), and Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell) being exposed to some weird form of radiation. It just takes longer and there's lots of bad dialogue.

Josh Trank - who directed the fairly decent but "alternative" and rather dark super powers movie "Chronicle" - was never going to deliver a movie in the classic Marvel mold. He's complained loud and long since the movie came out about studio interference. But the poor dialogue and poor acting - that's the choice and product of the director.

Marvel would love to have their first family of superheroes up and running to bring the entire Marvel Universe together ... instead they have an even worse stinker on their hands than the first attempt. When should we expect the next reboot?