13Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four (2015) finale

Doomed (no pun intended) from the start with pre-production woes and the volatile attitude of director Josh Trank, the second crack at Stan Lee’s celebrated crew somehow proves even “less creative than the 2005 film.” Carrying over the teen angst that played so well in

style="font-weight: 400;">Chronicle (2012), Trank’s now infamous battles with Fox over tone and content made for an experience that’s unbelievably flat in both. One minute Doom (Toby Kebbell) is jealous of Reed Richards (Miles Teller), the next he’s getting drunk and supporting delusions of grandeur with the guy.

Throw in a rushed “bonding” montage and the worst CGI this side of the 70’s, and Fantastic Four “completely unravels at the halfway point.” It's sadistic, really, what Trank and the studio forced upon their fans. Talented actors Teller, Jamie Bell, and Michael B. Jordan are depressingly underused, as is Kate Mara, who doesn’t even get to board the ship to attain her powers! Wrapped up in the a conclusion so anticlimactic it's almost comical, this Fantastic Four is a fantastic flop.

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