Fantastic Four / FANT4STIC (2015)
Rated NR: This Film Currently Has No Rating
Genre/s: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Adaptation, Superhero, Science Fiction
This film is to be released on August 7, 2015 (US Release Date, Available For Worldwide Viewing)
Writers: Simon Kinberg, Josh Trank and Jeremy Slater
Director: Josh Trank
Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell
Change is coming, or changes to be exact. Welcome back to Dateline Movies and join me as we tackle possibly one of the most debated reboot films of the year. I know some might complain with the several changes going in their direction, but let's not dwell so much on what we see as bad, and instead see these as a chance to see a dark and brooding version to the beloved comic books. But still, it is a reboot, so reviews and opinions may vary. And here we go, for our second Spotted! post.
What we saw in the trailer?
With some guidance from the leaked script, I was able to piece together the story. The brilliant Reed Richards, played by Teller (Whiplash) has discovered a way to enter an inter-dimensional universe. This leads to him grabbing the attention of the government, including a think-tank known as the Baxter Institute. Reed's best friend Ben Grimm, played by Bell (The Adventures of Tintin) gleefully joins the experiment, alongside the siblings Susan, played by Mara (127 Hours) and Johnny Storm, played by Jordan (Chronicle). Computer programmer Victor Domashev, played by Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) assists in navigating the crew in their expedition.
The ambitious discovery has taken a fateful turn when their portal malfunctions and grants each one of them superhuman powers. Reed can now stretch his limbs to a longer scale, Susan can disappear in thin air, Johnny receives fire powers and Ben has a body made of stone. Victor gains seemingly electromagnetic abilities and, for the sake of comic book fans everywhere, uses it against his friends. Reed, Johnny, Ben and Sue must band together and prevent "Doom" from achieving victory.
Spotted!: Hidden Surprises and Trivia (Spoiler Alert!)
For more information about Latveria, click here and for his robot army, click here.
For more information about the Ultimate stories, click here and for the 2005 film, click here.
For more information about Reed's turn-around, click here.
For more information about Mole Man, click here and for the Moloids, click here.
I really cannot wait to see this upcoming Marvel movie which is set to be released on August 7, 2015. Fantastic Four is made by Marvel Entertainment and 20th Century Fox, the same studio that brought us X-Men: Days of Future Past. I hope this reboot will not disappoint.