When we discuss about reboots of a film, they are supposed to be so strong, in all aspects of a film. So much that they give at least a competitive fight to the original. Fant4stic literally scorns the original film and their name in the Hollywood industry.
I did not like the idea of showing them [Reed Richards (played by Miles Teller) and Ben Grimm (played by Jamie Bell)] as born scientists. Yes, they were geniuses but don’t make it look so over-the-hill that they are creating a teleportation prototype at the age of ten. Plus, how can Michael. B. Jordon and Kate Mara play Johnny & Sue Storm? Weren’t they siblings in the comics? Not only the cast was chosen imperfectly but the story is unexciting and very badly reformed. A lot of action is missing, which is an important element of any Marvel based motion picture. It is not only about actors performances in a film, it is also about the plot, cast selection, cinematography, screenplay and finally the direction. None of which is up to the mark.
Here, everything is just a chaos, shrinking the film within a 100 minutes, forgetting about the detail. This flick also reminded me of another Marvel reboot, The Amazing Spiderman (2012), which too, didn’t make as much of an impression as the original Spider-Man (2002) did. [regardless of the revenue it generated]
As much as I adored the prior series of the same name, although, it got mixed reviews from the critics in 2005, this remake just puts down the Marvel’s first and the oldest hero squad. Don’t even search for its torrent online, later.