Wednesday | September 26, 2018

The-Fantastic-4This is the 3rd theatrical Fantastic Four film, and it is a reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise. A brand new cast was brought to this new reboot, and it encompasses a predictable plot, relatively good screenplays and cinematics quite realistic.

The movie starts off with young Reed Richards (Owen Judge) befriending young Ben Grimm (Evan Hannemann). Young Reed is a smart little boy that has big dreams to transport matter into another dimension and bring it back safely, also known as teleportation. Four years on, Reed and Ben present their teleportation machine at their high school science fair. After being rejected by their teacher, Mr. Kenny (Dan Castellaneta), Dr. Franklin Storm (Reg. E. Cathey) and his daughter, Sue Storm (Kate Mara) approach Reed and offers him a full scholarship at the Baxter Institute. Reed moves to New York City to help develop a shuttle that applies the same groundbreaking technology that he has developed. These scenes though dull however expands onwards later, one just have to be patient to wait for what comes next.

Reed throws himself into his research and he eventually meets Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell) and Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan). Reed decides to test his device with Victor, Johnny and his old friend Ben. The four of them venture into another world and their mission takes an unfortunate twist. In an explosion, Ben, Johnny, Reed and Sue are seriously injured while Victor goes missing. The group of four must learn how to control their powers and have to stop the evil force that is of course none other than Dr. Doom. Of course in every super hero movie there would be a bad guy!

The plot is predictable, since it is a remake. However, the new cast of actors and actresses makes this movie worth the watch as their performances are impressive, creating this little uniqueness about this film itself. Although it is a little dry, the action scenes are bound to keep you on the edge of your seat! This is a movie that you need to watch in the cinema with surround sound because it really captivates you and gives you the best viewing experience. As for the famous Marvel bonus scene at the end, there is none. As a remake of the original Fantastic Four (2005) film, this is really refreshing and has a new take on the original story. The earlier cast of Loan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba and Chris Evans is still however as what they may call it, light years ahead!

- Kk
– Ratings: 6/10

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