Before I even start this review, I should probably let you in on something. Something to help you, the reader, understand where my point of view is coming from. I have never cared for, nor have I ever liked, the Fantastic 4. I’ve read a few of the comics, both Ultimate and Regular universe, and non of them ever really caught my attention. I mean, yea they got some cool abilities. But so do so many other superheroes that I like 10 times more. Honestly, the only other character I like less than the Fantastic 4 is Spider-Man. Yea. I said it, and I’ll say it again. I DON’T LIKE SPIDER-MAN! I’m getting off topic. Nothing new, right?
Anyway, while I may not like F4, It’s become quite obvious lately that many many MANY people do. How do I know this? Because of all the constant hate this new Fantastic 4 reboot has been getting. I mean, fans must really care about F4 to give Fox this much crap about a movie that’s not even out yet, right? ALL ABOARD THE HATE-TRAIN! CHOO CHOO! Next stop…wait! THERE ARE NO STOPS ON THE HATE-TRAIN! CHOO CHOO! I’m….so sorry about that. I have no idea where that came from.
In all seriousness, I don’t really get why there is so much hate for this movie. Or any other movie based on a comic. It’s just getting annoying, you know? I get it. You’re upset, but will this really ruin your life? No. No it won’t. You’re life will be just fine. Why? Well, I shouldn’t have to explain why. I’m getting off topic again. DAMN YOU ADHD! SO! What did I think of this new trailer? It’s alright. To be honest, It’s not exactly the most amazing teaser I’ve ever seen. Actually, it’s kind of generic. It pretty much used the typical CBM teaser formula that you’ve seen many others use. That being said, I still found myself interested in what I saw. Not really loving what I saw, but interested. Curious.
First off, it seems like the film is going for a more sci-fi vibe. And not just any sci-fi vibe, It looks like they are trying to mimic Nolan, Kubrick, and Cronenberg. Not even kidding! You watch the trailer, and You’ll think they jacked actual shots from films directed by all three of those guys. I was waiting for the Monolith to start floating around behind Mr. Fantastic. It actually kind of took me out of the trailer a bit. It’s nice to try and mimic the vibe of someone else’s work, but don’t rip them off! Not that they are blatantly ripping off anyone, it just feels like it. That’s just going too far.
I do, however, like that the trailer does evoke a heavy sci-fi vibe. Something that could really work for Fantastic 4. If done well, of course. One thing I wish they showed more of is the team themselves. You see them pre-powers, but not much as the team itself. Because of the this, the trailer seemed like some random science fiction movie. You wouldn’t have known it was Fantastic 4 until they showed the title. Again, I like that they are making it more of a science fiction movie, but you can’t forget that it’s also a superhero movie. Over all, I’m not really super excited to see Fantastic 4. I am curious about it, though. I really do hope this does well. Just so I can watch all the angry fans start to praise it. As if that’s how they felt the entire time. Anyway, what did YOU think of the Fantastic 4 trailer? Let us know in the comment section below! Also, if you haven’t see the trailer yet, click on the picture above! And, as always, have a nice day!