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Fantastic Four

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Josh Trank
  • 99 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Fantasy action adventure starring Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. A group of gifted young scientists works together to build a machine capable of travelling to another dimension. However, when they decide to test the invention out for themselves, the faraway world they visit changes each of them irrevocably.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The first family of Marvel comics gets royally shafted again in the fourth disheartening attempt at putting their story on screen. Four outsiders teleport to another dimension where cosmic radiation gives them superpowers in this contemporary reboot directed by Josh Trank, who fails to invest this simple escapade with the same shrewd naturalism he brought to his refreshed superhero adventure Chronicle. In the mysterious Area 57 facility, the quartet learn to harness their new rubberised/invisible/fiery/rock-solid abilities and team up to save Earth from black-hole oblivion. It's completely banal in set-up and execution, with perfunctory CG visuals of the now done-to-death variety, and even the capable young leads can't punch above the bog-standard myth-making, by-the-numbers script and reams of trite exposition. Feeling more like an elongated trailer for the next, better episode, this is strictly cardboard cut-out stuff, a tedious, underwhelming and hardly fantastic experience all round.

Credits

Cast

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Reed Richards / Mr FantasticMiles Teller
Johnny Storm / The Human TorchMichael B Jordan
Sue Storm / The Invisible WomanKate Mara
Ben Grimm / The ThingJamie Bell
Victor Von Doom / Dr DoomToby Kebbell
Dr Franklin StormReg E Cathey
Dr AllenTim Blake Nelson
Mrs RichardsMary Rachel Dudley
Jimmy GrimmChet Hanks
Ben's motherMary-Pat Green
Mr KennyDan Castellaneta

Crew

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DirectorJosh Trank

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2015-08-07
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Some violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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