Underrated Masterpieces: Fantastic Four (2015)

Underrated Masterpieces: Fantastic Four (2015)

I know that people might say anything negative about this film but it is much better than most people know.

It shows an alternate reality of the Fantastic Four (2015) made by Josh Trank with very little action, which I love.

It is also a very modern origin story with the characters being surprisingly relatable such as Reed Richards (Miles Teller) wanting to do his great work because he wanted to save future lives. He, Benjamin Grimm (Jamie Bell), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) and Johnny’s adoptive sister Susan Storm (Kate Mara) got in an accident where they merged with alien fragments from another dimension, they the four gained different abilities.

Don’t get me wrong. It was very neat to have the Human Torch to be African-American rather than Caucasian, which the original creator of the Fantastic Four, Stan Lee approved. Rather than just saying “flame on” randomly, he just says it while pressing a button on his suit to transform.

Susan Storm loves listening to music because it makes her focus on her research better.

The Thing heavily resembled David Banner from Ang Lee’s Hulk (2003), specifically the second form made of rocks and without a suit. He reclaimed the bullying phrase “it’s clobberin’ time” to attacking enemies, which is a very unique way on the alternate reality.

There is also a clever cameo of a primate that looked very similar to one from the Caesar Trilogy (2011-2017) based on the Planet of the Apes.

Fantastic Four is a very misunderstood film and should be reviewed many more times.


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