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At long last, here is the first trailer for Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four!

01.27.2015

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Yesterday the first (official) images from THE FANTASTIC FOUR landed online, and after months of playing the waiting game, the first trailer for the Josh Trank directed reboot has finally been released.

So what's the verdict? It actually looks pretty cool, in my opinion. It's more of a teaser than a trailer, but you do get a glimpses of most of the main characters (Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch, Kate Mara as Invisible Woman and Jamie Bell as The Thing) using their superpowers, and I'm really digging the look of the film. It may not end up being the Fantastic Four we know and love from the comics, but I do feel a little better about the project after checking out this trailer, as well as the recent comments from Josh Trank and producer/screenwriter Simon Kinberg.

"Be ready for what's coming."

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Are you unimpressed with this first THE FANTASTIC FOUR trailer, or do you think it is fantastic (sorry, couldn't help myself)? Sound off below!

THE FANTASTIC FOUR also stars Toby Kebbell and Tim Blake Nelson, and it opens on August 7, 2015.

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4:36PM on 01/31/2015
Looks good to me. I think Trank and the cast can pull this off.
Looks good to me. I think Trank and the cast can pull this off.
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4:52AM on 01/31/2015

WOW nearly 250 comments!

Gotta be some kind of record here right? Anyway at least we finally get a trailer & while I did have my doubts like everyone else, I am glad to see it doesn't look as campy & cheesy as the other 2 films did, so to me that's already a plus.
Gotta be some kind of record here right? Anyway at least we finally get a trailer & while I did have my doubts like everyone else, I am glad to see it doesn't look as campy & cheesy as the other 2 films did, so to me that's already a plus.
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9:31AM on 01/29/2015

What's happened to people?

Has the movie-going community forgotten how to just watch a movie and enjoy it? All we do is cry about how it's a formulaic trailer, how it doesn't look like the Fantastic 4 I have in my head, how it's "uninspired" as if a huge blockbuster movie is easy to make. I'm sure everyone involved in this project wants it to be good, and at the end of the day it will probably be a pretty decent flick. Does EVERY film have to be the best film ever made? Good lord, the amount of hate on the Internet is
Has the movie-going community forgotten how to just watch a movie and enjoy it? All we do is cry about how it's a formulaic trailer, how it doesn't look like the Fantastic 4 I have in my head, how it's "uninspired" as if a huge blockbuster movie is easy to make. I'm sure everyone involved in this project wants it to be good, and at the end of the day it will probably be a pretty decent flick. Does EVERY film have to be the best film ever made? Good lord, the amount of hate on the Internet is sad. Not everything DaVinci painted was the Mona Lisa. Art is different to everyone, just relax for a minute and enjoy it. Life's too short!
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6:43PM on 01/28/2015

Nothing i that trailer made me at ease.

he glimpses of Ben Grimm made me think of Roger Corman's version, Ok that's an exaggeration but, seriously? What about that trailer screams Fantastic 4? The Fly because they stick some kids in ripped off cubicles. Is the Scanners analogy due to someone's head exploding? That's not going to be a PG. Maybe Michael Ironside will show up as the chief behind the Fly experiment. I get the connections now. Maybe they should have got Trank to do a Mutant X piece of crap because this is to Fantastic 4
he glimpses of Ben Grimm made me think of Roger Corman's version, Ok that's an exaggeration but, seriously? What about that trailer screams Fantastic 4? The Fly because they stick some kids in ripped off cubicles. Is the Scanners analogy due to someone's head exploding? That's not going to be a PG. Maybe Michael Ironside will show up as the chief behind the Fly experiment. I get the connections now. Maybe they should have got Trank to do a Mutant X piece of crap because this is to Fantastic 4 as that was to X Men.
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2:01AM on 01/29/2015
Dude do you not realize the difference between aesthetic/stylistic choices and plot choices?
Dude do you not realize the difference between aesthetic/stylistic choices and plot choices?
12:17PM on 01/28/2015

From the studio:

Translation: We have no faith in the director, writer, or cast.
Translation: We have no faith in the director, writer, or cast.
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11:40AM on 01/28/2015
Lame, formulaic trailer. Like it starts the first 20 seconds of the teaser are zoom in on NYC, zoom in on a mountain landscape, tracking shot behind a character, with a lumbering voice over and serious music. It is TRYING to convince us that this is serious. The plane shot reminded me of the Dark Knight Rises. I don't even get how they began the trailer. New York and then some mountain. No context, and really no reason to be interested in it. The shots that showed the FF didn't convince
Lame, formulaic trailer. Like it starts the first 20 seconds of the teaser are zoom in on NYC, zoom in on a mountain landscape, tracking shot behind a character, with a lumbering voice over and serious music. It is TRYING to convince us that this is serious. The plane shot reminded me of the Dark Knight Rises. I don't even get how they began the trailer. New York and then some mountain. No context, and really no reason to be interested in it. The shots that showed the FF didn't convince either. There was a tracking panning shot of a bunch of guys around a big table. Umm, is that supposed to make us feel tension, drama, danger? And then we didn't see much in terms of FANTASTIC. This teaser didn't change my mind at all.
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8:19AM on 01/28/2015
"Get ready" to be bored senseless.
"Get ready" to be bored senseless.
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2:32AM on 01/28/2015
It's just so... "meh"
Nothing about it makes me want to see it. Its all so generic and uninspired.
It's just so... "meh"
Nothing about it makes me want to see it. Its all so generic and uninspired.
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1:45AM on 01/28/2015
"Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming." -Ian Malcolm

And I insist, you read that in Jeff Goldblum's voice.
"Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming." -Ian Malcolm

And I insist, you read that in Jeff Goldblum's voice.
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1:41AM on 01/28/2015
"Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming." -Ian Malcolm

And I insist, you read that in Jeff Goldblum's voice.
"Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming." -Ian Malcolm

And I insist, you read that in Jeff Goldblum's voice.
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12:44AM on 01/28/2015
Looks slightly better than I thought, but still looks like garbage that alters their origin on so many levels. The race switch, the alluded (leaked) to sibling love interest, and from this it looks like a lab experiment not space flight gives them powers. Nothing about this trailer calmed my fears that this is nothing like the FF4 I knew and loved int he comics. It takes everything that makes them the FF4 saves maybe some aechetics, and flushes it down the shitter in favor of a director who
Looks slightly better than I thought, but still looks like garbage that alters their origin on so many levels. The race switch, the alluded (leaked) to sibling love interest, and from this it looks like a lab experiment not space flight gives them powers. Nothing about this trailer calmed my fears that this is nothing like the FF4 I knew and loved int he comics. It takes everything that makes them the FF4 saves maybe some aechetics, and flushes it down the shitter in favor of a director who thinks his "vision" is better than the story that has existed for 6+ decades. About the only thing that impressed me were the Thing effects. But even he doesn't look like the Thing. Its a shame had this been called something else, I might have gone to see it. But since they decided to name it FF4, Fox Trank and the cast can go fuck themselves.
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3:36AM on 01/28/2015
I feel your disappointment. For me it may be good but (going by this trailer) its not FF and leaves those who want to see FF done right waiting for a VERY long time (depending on how well this does).
I feel your disappointment. For me it may be good but (going by this trailer) its not FF and leaves those who want to see FF done right waiting for a VERY long time (depending on how well this does).
12:44AM on 01/28/2015

who is behind all this red hate here?

I looked up the mfc profiles of some of the down-voters...some of them seem to be tools. rama7rama7 has only made one post ever, its here and its negative. mr kurtz seems not to exist, his page is a 404 error, "page does not exist". Same goes for mr moe and Guy. Someone of limited creativity for names has an agenda. Or some company.
I looked up the mfc profiles of some of the down-voters...some of them seem to be tools. rama7rama7 has only made one post ever, its here and its negative. mr kurtz seems not to exist, his page is a 404 error, "page does not exist". Same goes for mr moe and Guy. Someone of limited creativity for names has an agenda. Or some company.
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2:31AM on 01/28/2015
Not really. My name is Guy. It's that complex.
Not really. My name is Guy. It's that complex.
3:59AM on 01/28/2015
Lol! To be honest I think one of the biggest issues on these types of forums is that people won't allow others their opinion. There has to be a conspiracy or even blatant hostility. Its okay to like and its okay to dislike. It doesn't have to be a united front and all one colour. People are interesting because they are diverse. Different opinions are good! I'll admit I've been guilty of being irritated with people and I'll admit that's a mistake. There's no conspiracy and there is no
Lol! To be honest I think one of the biggest issues on these types of forums is that people won't allow others their opinion. There has to be a conspiracy or even blatant hostility. Its okay to like and its okay to dislike. It doesn't have to be a united front and all one colour. People are interesting because they are diverse. Different opinions are good! I'll admit I've been guilty of being irritated with people and I'll admit that's a mistake. There's no conspiracy and there is no need for hostility. Some people will like this for their own reason and some people won't. Its all good.
12:01AM on 01/28/2015

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7:20AM on 01/28/2015
You're the only one here making any sense.
You're the only one here making any sense.
11:43PM on 01/27/2015

No back peddling here.

This gave us the typical let us appeal to the young crowd by showing the nerd, the tech savvy hipster, the jock, and the cool car guy. In addition let us make the bad guy a blogger. Screw this teenage superhero bullshit I already watched Chronicle Mr. Trank and thought mediocre, this seems no different. The cast is all wrong for a husband and wife/ brother and sister family dynamic. Plus we will never see mole man, my favorite FF villain, because how do you make a commander of underworld
This gave us the typical let us appeal to the young crowd by showing the nerd, the tech savvy hipster, the jock, and the cool car guy. In addition let us make the bad guy a blogger. Screw this teenage superhero bullshit I already watched Chronicle Mr. Trank and thought mediocre, this seems no different. The cast is all wrong for a husband and wife/ brother and sister family dynamic. Plus we will never see mole man, my favorite FF villain, because how do you make a commander of underworld monsters gritty and realistic? And a short-less thing means he is running around with his rock and pebbles for everyone to see.
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11:15PM on 01/27/2015
This is what will happen. The movie will come out and be an average movie. It won't be the ff but it may be a pass as a watchable movie.

Everyone will praise it saying it was a great take on the characters. The tone was great the casting etc. all the same shit everyone always says. Meanwhile the true fans of the ff will say it sucks for all the reasons mentioned. Then there will be a sequel and all the people who loved the first one will bash the second one and repeat the same reasons the
This is what will happen. The movie will come out and be an average movie. It won't be the ff but it may be a pass as a watchable movie.

Everyone will praise it saying it was a great take on the characters. The tone was great the casting etc. all the same shit everyone always says. Meanwhile the true fans of the ff will say it sucks for all the reasons mentioned. Then there will be a sequel and all the people who loved the first one will bash the second one and repeat the same reasons the true fans were saying for part one. Everyone will then hate part two.

Proof. See transformers and amazing spiderman part one.
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10:16PM on 01/27/2015

Nolan inspiration

So no one complains that Winter Soldier was almost a direct ripoff of The Dark Knight, including music cues, but people are willing to hate on this for being inspired by Nolan?
So no one complains that Winter Soldier was almost a direct ripoff of The Dark Knight, including music cues, but people are willing to hate on this for being inspired by Nolan?
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12:17AM on 01/28/2015
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9:51PM on 01/27/2015

Well!

I have been hating on this reboot since day one, in part, that Trank is ignoring comic book cannon with regards to the FF. With the butchering of the characters and giving it a serious tone, as well as the actors being poor choices (don't get me wrong-I think that all the actors are very good but they don't suit these rolls), I don't believe this movie is going to fly as high as some execs think.
With that being said: The trailer does look good, but in no way would I associate it with the
I have been hating on this reboot since day one, in part, that Trank is ignoring comic book cannon with regards to the FF. With the butchering of the characters and giving it a serious tone, as well as the actors being poor choices (don't get me wrong-I think that all the actors are very good but they don't suit these rolls), I don't believe this movie is going to fly as high as some execs think.
With that being said: The trailer does look good, but in no way would I associate it with the comic book or its characters. I would have pegged the trailer as a sci-fi story.
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10:06PM on 01/27/2015
...Reed Richards is one of the smartest men on the planet, who is constantly developing technology to send people into other dimensions and in general push science further and further. Depending on what origin you go on, they got their powers either by being astronauts or transdimensional travelers. FF is about as sci-fi as marvel comics get, bud.
...Reed Richards is one of the smartest men on the planet, who is constantly developing technology to send people into other dimensions and in general push science further and further. Depending on what origin you go on, they got their powers either by being astronauts or transdimensional travelers. FF is about as sci-fi as marvel comics get, bud.
10:14PM on 01/27/2015
@akskier-I'm going by the Kirby/lee origin that started the story. I'm ignoring the rest, "bud".
@akskier-I'm going by the Kirby/lee origin that started the story. I'm ignoring the rest, "bud".
10:30PM on 01/27/2015
Haha come on now, don't be ridiculous.You said that the trailer reminded you of a sci-if story, not a fantastic four story....even if you take out the brief mention I made about the Ultimate origin in the comics, FF is inherently rooted in science and science fiction. Kirby and Lee made all the characters scientists and astronauts. Kirby and Lee gave them their powers through a mission to space gone wrong and cosmic rays. Kirby and Lee had them face off against cosmic entities like Galactus and
Haha come on now, don't be ridiculous.You said that the trailer reminded you of a sci-if story, not a fantastic four story....even if you take out the brief mention I made about the Ultimate origin in the comics, FF is inherently rooted in science and science fiction. Kirby and Lee made all the characters scientists and astronauts. Kirby and Lee gave them their powers through a mission to space gone wrong and cosmic rays. Kirby and Lee had them face off against cosmic entities like Galactus and Silver Surfer. The Fantastic Four are science fiction characters, so yeah, this teaser is for a sci-fi story.
12:02PM on 01/28/2015
Not sure if you missed his point, or are intentionally being obtuse, but he was referring to it being a generic sck-fi movie (like an original idea) instead of a film based off the comics. People claim it's like the Ultimates, but it's not. It has a couple of big themes (i.e. them being younger, traveling inter-dimensionally, etc...), but the main story is still similar to the original comics. This is intentionally ignoring the comics and doing it's own thing. That's great, but they should
Not sure if you missed his point, or are intentionally being obtuse, but he was referring to it being a generic sck-fi movie (like an original idea) instead of a film based off the comics. People claim it's like the Ultimates, but it's not. It has a couple of big themes (i.e. them being younger, traveling inter-dimensionally, etc...), but the main story is still similar to the original comics. This is intentionally ignoring the comics and doing it's own thing. That's great, but they should have just done an original story instead of using the FF name to sponge off of.
2:39PM on 01/28/2015
Honestly, everything I saw in that trailer was consistent with the FF mythos, save for possibly the tone. And as far as making changes to comics goes, in Batman '89 they completely changed Batman AND his archenemy's backstory by having the Joker be the one who killed Bruce's parents, all so that they could stress the idea of "I made you, but you made me first". That movie was great. Comics films don't always have to stick strictly to the source, give them a little wiggle room.

And again, I
Honestly, everything I saw in that trailer was consistent with the FF mythos, save for possibly the tone. And as far as making changes to comics goes, in Batman '89 they completely changed Batman AND his archenemy's backstory by having the Joker be the one who killed Bruce's parents, all so that they could stress the idea of "I made you, but you made me first". That movie was great. Comics films don't always have to stick strictly to the source, give them a little wiggle room.

And again, I think all the main, inherent traits of the FF were shown off in this teaser trailer. Including a background in science fiction.
7:28PM on 01/28/2015
@ akskier-whatever you're smoking, I want some! The FF comic is sci-fi, but it's the first super hero family comic that Kirby and Lee started. The trailer was ok, but if I didn't see the FF name, I would have never guessed it was a FF movie. Whether or not Trank is "borrowing" An Ultimates FF concept or not, I see this as a slap to Kirby and Lee.

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@ akskier-whatever you're smoking, I want some! The FF comic is sci-fi, but it's the first super hero family comic that Kirby and Lee started. The trailer was ok, but if I didn't see the FF name, I would have never guessed it was a FF movie. Whether or not Trank is "borrowing" An Ultimates FF concept or not, I see this as a slap to Kirby and Lee.

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2:56AM on 01/29/2015
@darkwind72

I'll admit that Lee/Kirby probably imagined the FF as a family comic before a sc-fi comic. Still, Lee/Kirby inherently made them sci-fi characters, and since then they have been inherently rooted in sci-fi. This interpretation, and to be more specific, this teaser, is leaning more towards the sci-fi. While I obviously appreciate everything Lee/Kirby did, they are not the end all be all of the FF franchise.

Also, I really do think that the inherent character traits of the FF are
@darkwind72

I'll admit that Lee/Kirby probably imagined the FF as a family comic before a sc-fi comic. Still, Lee/Kirby inherently made them sci-fi characters, and since then they have been inherently rooted in sci-fi. This interpretation, and to be more specific, this teaser, is leaning more towards the sci-fi. While I obviously appreciate everything Lee/Kirby did, they are not the end all be all of the FF franchise.

Also, I really do think that the inherent character traits of the FF are showed here. Are they brief? Yes. But if you look, they're there. Ben Grimm as a tough guy athlete? Check. Reed Richards as a somewhat awkward yet brilliant scientist? Check. Sue Storm as an attractive yet intelligent woman? Check. Johnny Storm as a cool, brash kid with a knack for cars? Check.

It's there, it's just hard to see. Because its a teaser. Which is supposed to tease us. Admittedly, the tone may not have been what you wanted or expected, but at this point all I've seen is a cool trailer which alludes to the comics in many ways while still having its own identity.

Not convinced it will be the best film ever, but as of now nothing is telling me this will be a bad FF film.
3:19AM on 01/29/2015
And one more thing....

This teaser is not strictly for us fanboys who are well versed in comic history. It's also for average movie goers who will see it on Facebook and YouTube. In reality, those are the people who make up the majority of the box office. This is a first look at this new fantastic four, particularly for one of the key demographic these movies look [link] may not have seen or may not yet be invested in the FF. The fact that they are piggybacking on the two most successful">
And one more thing....

This teaser is not strictly for us fanboys who are well versed in comic history. It's also for average movie goers who will see it on Facebook and YouTube. In reality, those are the people who make up the majority of the box office. This is a first look at this new fantastic four, particularly for one of the key demographic these movies look [link] may not have seen or may not yet be invested in the FF. The fact that they are piggybacking on the two most successful sci-fi films in recent memory (gravity and interstellar) is not surprising. In conclusion, I think this is a great TEASER which describes the fantastic four mythos but still attracts a general audience.
8:58PM on 01/29/2015
@akskier-Dude! You don't need to write a thesis on why everyone is down on this movie and why it's a good movie.you have your opinion, and I respect that. The fact you continue to lambaste over how good this movie is going to be and Tranks' take on this film is fresh, is getting a little old. BTW-I'm a DC guy....I have never liked Marvel, but I know how the story started, and this is an upsetting take to most people who respect the original FF storyline.
@akskier-Dude! You don't need to write a thesis on why everyone is down on this movie and why it's a good movie.you have your opinion, and I respect that. The fact you continue to lambaste over how good this movie is going to be and Tranks' take on this film is fresh, is getting a little old. BTW-I'm a DC guy....I have never liked Marvel, but I know how the story started, and this is an upsetting take to most people who respect the original FF storyline.
6:05AM on 01/31/2015
Haha dude if you insinuate that I am wrong then obviously I am going to try to be right in an argument. If you respect my argument then let me rant. Either way, don't call me out for defending my own opinions.

I never said this was going to be a great movie....all I am trying to say is that everything I've actually seen from this movie (I.e. The trailer.....because that's all we have seen) has been good. And I really don't want this to be bad. I want this movie to be awesome just like I want
Haha dude if you insinuate that I am wrong then obviously I am going to try to be right in an argument. If you respect my argument then let me rant. Either way, don't call me out for defending my own opinions.

I never said this was going to be a great movie....all I am trying to say is that everything I've actually seen from this movie (I.e. The trailer.....because that's all we have seen) has been good. And I really don't want this to be bad. I want this movie to be awesome just like I want ant man to be awesome. What I'm saying is there is no need to conjecture and speculate about how shitty this movie will be based on rumors. Perhaps I'm naive, but I'm still optimistic based on everything I've seen about this film. Given their past work I trust the director and all these actors, and if it sucks I'll be the first one to own up to it. But for now I have confidence in this film and this crew.

For the record, I'm a DC fan myself. But I appreciate a good superhero flick when it comes out. And to me, FF looks good. So, when this film bombs critically and commercially, you can find me here. When it turns out to be an inspired, fresh take on the superhero genre, you can tell me you're sorry. We'll see how it plays out. GO HAWKS.
9:08PM on 01/27/2015
Why is everyone getting so excited? It was a good teaser sure, but it didn't show me one shred of evidence that it will be a good film.
Why is everyone getting so excited? It was a good teaser sure, but it didn't show me one shred of evidence that it will be a good film.
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9:39PM on 01/27/2015
Come on dude, no one's buying that accept the willfully blind. The trailer looked good, so why would it leave you on the fence? Did anything jump out as bad?
Come on dude, no one's buying that accept the willfully blind. The trailer looked good, so why would it leave you on the fence? Did anything jump out as bad?
10:12PM on 01/27/2015
You make a lot of sense, man. Like, Star Wars 7 and Avengers 2 both had good teasers but it's safe to assume they'll still be shitty movies, right?
You make a lot of sense, man. Like, Star Wars 7 and Avengers 2 both had good teasers but it's safe to assume they'll still be shitty movies, right?
7:52PM on 01/28/2015
Well, in this teaser all that I saw was a bunch of closeups of the actors and small, short, not very clear glimpses of the special effects. Not enough to make me want to buy a movie ticket yet. And keep in mind, I'm really not a hater on this film so far. I could care less how much it matches up to the comics, and I think Kate Mara at least is incredibly talented.

As far as SW and Avengers go, yes, they could very well both turn out to be shitty movies. The SW prequels sure were, and
Well, in this teaser all that I saw was a bunch of closeups of the actors and small, short, not very clear glimpses of the special effects. Not enough to make me want to buy a movie ticket yet. And keep in mind, I'm really not a hater on this film so far. I could care less how much it matches up to the comics, and I think Kate Mara at least is incredibly talented.

As far as SW and Avengers go, yes, they could very well both turn out to be shitty movies. The SW prequels sure were, and even though MCU has some golden movies of late, the first Avengers wasn't really that great IMO. But at least in the SW teaser, we got glimpses of updated versions of X-wings and the Millennium Falcon, as well as a from behind look at what I assume is our new villain with a crazy lightsaber. Avengers 2 teasers, kinda the same. We saw Ultron, and the Hulk crusher thing, as well as our heroes new costumes and some fight scenes. So big differences.
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7:32PM on 01/27/2015

I need to ask....

What exactly is it about this film that's "not Fantastic Four" as so many schmoes have been whining about every time there is news on this movie? Is it just the casting of a black actor in an originally white role plus the bad-guy blogger thing or was there more? If so surely other comic-book adaptations have made bigger leaps?
What exactly is it about this film that's "not Fantastic Four" as so many schmoes have been whining about every time there is news on this movie? Is it just the casting of a black actor in an originally white role plus the bad-guy blogger thing or was there more? If so surely other comic-book adaptations have made bigger leaps?
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9:09PM on 01/27/2015
What a sad comment. It betrays a complete lack of understanding (not to mention the ability to read any of the dozens of comments that define the problem). The tone of the film is wrong. The FF has always been more of a family-friendly comic (ala Spiderman), and this dark tone is a complete departure from the source material. The actors are too young. Teller is an outstanding actor, but he looks like a reject from Space Camp, yet we're supposed to take him seriously as the greatest
What a sad comment. It betrays a complete lack of understanding (not to mention the ability to read any of the dozens of comments that define the problem). The tone of the film is wrong. The FF has always been more of a family-friendly comic (ala Spiderman), and this dark tone is a complete departure from the source material. The actors are too young. Teller is an outstanding actor, but he looks like a reject from Space Camp, yet we're supposed to take him seriously as the greatest scientist on the planet? Doom is one of the greatest Marvel Villains, and is defined by his wealth, intellect, tactical knowledge, and running a country (which gives him the ability to hide his intentions from the world). In this, he's a childhood friend who's a blogger that gets angry about being ignored.

Some of the problems with the film could be fixed with good storytelling, but the fact that the foundation of the film is a complete departure from one of the most popular comics ever is the reason people are upset. Even if it's a great film (which is highly doubtful), it will never be the Fantastic Four film people have been wanting, so it's a disappointment by definition.

But you just keep assuming it's about a black guy. It makes you sound so superior......
9:49PM on 01/27/2015
Dark,gritty, they're way too young looking and Doom will be worst adaptation of a villain since Mr. Freeze. I've never been much of a F4 fan (always liked the Thing though) but Doom is one of the most bad-ass villains in comics and should not be fucked up
Dark,gritty, they're way too young looking and Doom will be worst adaptation of a villain since Mr. Freeze. I've never been much of a F4 fan (always liked the Thing though) but Doom is one of the most bad-ass villains in comics and should not be fucked up
9:54PM on 01/27/2015
Thanks for the response Des1 and admittedly I didn't read every strike back but there were plenty lamenting the fact that "it's not fantastic four!!" and not really offering much of an explanation of why so that's why I asked. I did read a couple about the blog thing and the darker tone (and since when has that been a problem guys? If you want camp there's a movie from 2005 you can watch, just ignore this one).

I have more of an understanding now but you still only mentioned three
Thanks for the response Des1 and admittedly I didn't read every strike back but there were plenty lamenting the fact that "it's not fantastic four!!" and not really offering much of an explanation of why so that's why I asked. I did read a couple about the blog thing and the darker tone (and since when has that been a problem guys? If you want camp there's a movie from 2005 you can watch, just ignore this one).

I have more of an understanding now but you still only mentioned three differences from the comics, but I can see how these differences are enough to piss off people who read them. Also, I hadn't actually read any comments in this article complaining about the black casting of Johnny Storm but I remember people on this site being to vividly pissed off when it happened that I assumed that was one of the reasons before you made me aware of others (though your comment seems to shows you're at least ticked off about it still).

If I am superior it's because I can watch, judge and talk about movies without coming across as a small child or madman.
10:08PM on 01/27/2015
Des1 and Ocelot, why don't you wait and see the damn film before you give it the kiss of death? Maybe you would have to tell yourselves its an Elseworld kind of take on FF. Maybe there is a whole other side to this Doom that we dont know about yet. The actor certainly has the potential to rival Ledger's take on Joker
Des1 and Ocelot, why don't you wait and see the damn film before you give it the kiss of death? Maybe you would have to tell yourselves its an Elseworld kind of take on FF. Maybe there is a whole other side to this Doom that we dont know about yet. The actor certainly has the potential to rival Ledger's take on Joker
10:10PM on 01/27/2015
This is the new medium for mass exposure to comic book characters. It's evolved. Fact is most people who sit and watch these movies have never bought or even read a F4 comic. They will only care if it's a good movie or not. The changes should be allowed to happen on the screen with no more resistance than if the changes happened on paper first. Just my opinion.
This is the new medium for mass exposure to comic book characters. It's evolved. Fact is most people who sit and watch these movies have never bought or even read a F4 comic. They will only care if it's a good movie or not. The changes should be allowed to happen on the screen with no more resistance than if the changes happened on paper first. Just my opinion.
12:12PM on 01/28/2015
I thought your post was using the canard of "If you don't like it, you must be racist," but if that's not the case, I apologize. People are annoyed by adding a black character for the same reason people complained about Last Airbender or Exodus.....changing races just for the sake of doing it is stupid. If they were going to do it, why not make Sue black as well? They'd actually look like brother/sister and you'd be able to point out you were being diverse by having an interracial
I thought your post was using the canard of "If you don't like it, you must be racist," but if that's not the case, I apologize. People are annoyed by adding a black character for the same reason people complained about Last Airbender or Exodus.....changing races just for the sake of doing it is stupid. If they were going to do it, why not make Sue black as well? They'd actually look like brother/sister and you'd be able to point out you were being diverse by having an interracial relationship (between Sue and Reed).

I like Jordan (and he's a big fan of the comics, which is unusual among Hollywood stars), and have no problem with him in the role. I thought someone like Dwayne Johnson should have played Captain America so that he'd actually resemble the iconic character physically (who cares about his skin color?). Some people might not like it, but then again at least it would look like Cap was a true super-soldier. I like him as an actor, but Evans looks like a strong wind would blow him over.

BTW, there are other problems people have with the tone of this film, but the main ones are the ones I listed. No sense in nitpicking just to make it look like a stronger argument. It's just opinion at the end of the day. But if they want my $10-$18 for a ticket (plus guests), they have to make it something I want to see. The question is, will they pick up more fans than they lose?
7:31PM on 01/27/2015

I'm in

I like the tone, what we can see of the cinematography, and the production design. I'll be there opening weekend.
I like the tone, what we can see of the cinematography, and the production design. I'll be there opening weekend.
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7:29PM on 01/27/2015
I like Josh Trank, but am suprise at the great visuals. I love the feel of his films, but never thought of his films as too visually appealing, I think we will all be pleasantly surprised by this film.
I like Josh Trank, but am suprise at the great visuals. I love the feel of his films, but never thought of his films as too visually appealing, I think we will all be pleasantly surprised by this film.
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7:02PM on 01/27/2015

Really interested

Really like the cast and the trailer was a great tease. This already has more of my interest than the other two FF movies. I'll be checking it out.
Really like the cast and the trailer was a great tease. This already has more of my interest than the other two FF movies. I'll be checking it out.
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6:39PM on 01/27/2015
No Thing?
No Thing?
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6:44PM on 01/27/2015
Wtf are you talking about? Watch it again, or look at the God damn poster in Tge article.
Wtf are you talking about? Watch it again, or look at the God damn poster in Tge article.
6:12PM on 01/27/2015
Looks like a F4 movie to me, but obviously some would disagree. My condolences to those who think this looks like utter shit. Probably better for you to just ignore all F4 news from the next few years, cuz it's probably getting a sequel. Hope you don't hold anything against all those who are going to enjoy this.
Looks like a F4 movie to me, but obviously some would disagree. My condolences to those who think this looks like utter shit. Probably better for you to just ignore all F4 news from the next few years, cuz it's probably getting a sequel. Hope you don't hold anything against all those who are going to enjoy this.
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9:11PM on 01/27/2015
Funny, I remember fans of Edge Of Tomorrow saying the same thing.
Funny, I remember fans of Edge Of Tomorrow saying the same thing.
10:15PM on 01/27/2015
and Edge of Tomorrow was awesome.
and Edge of Tomorrow was awesome.
5:36AM on 01/28/2015
Not what I was hoping for but holding it against someone for liking or hating something would be pretty stupid so I hear you there.
Not what I was hoping for but holding it against someone for liking or hating something would be pretty stupid so I hear you there.
11:59AM on 01/28/2015
Preston, you may have thought Edge Of Tomorrow was awesome, but it lost tens of millions, so obviously didn't work for most people. The problem with grown-ups getting upset when comics aren't "dark" enough to entertain them is that they forget the bulk of the audience is people with kids. GotG and Avengers were enormous hits because they straddled the line. When it gets out of balance to please older people who want adult-themed version of the stories they loved as kids, the films don't make
Preston, you may have thought Edge Of Tomorrow was awesome, but it lost tens of millions, so obviously didn't work for most people. The problem with grown-ups getting upset when comics aren't "dark" enough to entertain them is that they forget the bulk of the audience is people with kids. GotG and Avengers were enormous hits because they straddled the line. When it gets out of balance to please older people who want adult-themed version of the stories they loved as kids, the films don't make nearly as much money.
6:03PM on 01/27/2015

What's so Fantastic Four about this?!?

This looks like an interesting trailer for a science fiction/action movie. Nothing about this trailer says Fantastic Four to me. Being a fan of FF from various creative runs (Lee/Kirby, Byrne, Mark Waid, etc.) I don't get the FF vibe from this at all. I mean, why make a FF movie if it's not true to the characters inherently? I understand replacing the trip to outerspace, the race changes, etc. but why the essence of the characters, motivations, family dynamic?
This looks like an interesting trailer for a science fiction/action movie. Nothing about this trailer says Fantastic Four to me. Being a fan of FF from various creative runs (Lee/Kirby, Byrne, Mark Waid, etc.) I don't get the FF vibe from this at all. I mean, why make a FF movie if it's not true to the characters inherently? I understand replacing the trip to outerspace, the race changes, etc. but why the essence of the characters, motivations, family dynamic?
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5:40PM on 01/27/2015
Yeah, it looks intriguing, like they are focusing on the more interesting aspects of FF. Science, space, wormholes, it looks a lot more intellectually stimulating than most superhero films. Do all the naysayers actually want Jessica Alba and the Spongebob-Thing back or what?
Yeah, it looks intriguing, like they are focusing on the more interesting aspects of FF. Science, space, wormholes, it looks a lot more intellectually stimulating than most superhero films. Do all the naysayers actually want Jessica Alba and the Spongebob-Thing back or what?
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9:53PM on 01/27/2015
Loved that Thing. It was nice to see practical effects for a change
Loved that Thing. It was nice to see practical effects for a change
10:19PM on 01/27/2015
He was fine in that setting, but then the whole thing was kind of fluffy and silly. But yeah the Thing worked in an orange kind of way. Torch did too.
He was fine in that setting, but then the whole thing was kind of fluffy and silly. But yeah the Thing worked in an orange kind of way. Torch did too.
5:29PM on 01/27/2015
If that was anything other than a fantastic 4 trailer, I think every comment I've heard so far about the trailer would have went the other way. I've never been here nor there about the Fantastic 4, but this was actually a really impressive trailer. Looks like it could stand on par with any other comic book trailer that has been released. We'll see if the movie stands up, but I'll say I'm optimistic about it.
If that was anything other than a fantastic 4 trailer, I think every comment I've heard so far about the trailer would have went the other way. I've never been here nor there about the Fantastic 4, but this was actually a really impressive trailer. Looks like it could stand on par with any other comic book trailer that has been released. We'll see if the movie stands up, but I'll say I'm optimistic about it.
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5:25PM on 01/27/2015

hahahahahahahahahahaha

That was a very good tease and I've got to laugh at the negative comments, talk about nitpicking !! This looks interesting and fresh unlike the marvel movies! can't wait for this!!! The negative zone!!! Surprised this hasn't been mentioned, all these fan are showing their knowledge lol.
That was a very good tease and I've got to laugh at the negative comments, talk about nitpicking !! This looks interesting and fresh unlike the marvel movies! can't wait for this!!! The negative zone!!! Surprised this hasn't been mentioned, all these fan are showing their knowledge lol.
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7:32PM on 01/27/2015
Well said
Well said
5:23PM on 01/27/2015
I absolutely hated everything I heard about this movie as much as the next person on this site, but I don't know about you guys, but I thought that was an impressive teaser. I'll admit I'm ready to start back pedaling. They didn't show much Doom and the film may still suck, but that was a good teaser. I've been reading Fantastic Four comics for over 20 years and even read the mediocre Ultimate series, and I like that this origin story has a strong 'explorer' vibe to it. The FF gained their
I absolutely hated everything I heard about this movie as much as the next person on this site, but I don't know about you guys, but I thought that was an impressive teaser. I'll admit I'm ready to start back pedaling. They didn't show much Doom and the film may still suck, but that was a good teaser. I've been reading Fantastic Four comics for over 20 years and even read the mediocre Ultimate series, and I like that this origin story has a strong 'explorer' vibe to it. The FF gained their powers as scientists and explorers first and through their powers became a closer family which can come later. Color me optimistic.
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5:15PM on 01/27/2015
Well, anything's better than the last Fantastic Four movie.
Well, anything's better than the last Fantastic Four movie.
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5:00PM on 01/27/2015

PsychoMaestro

Maybe everyone forgot why comic book movies didn't become popular until the early 2000s. Because every time one was made the director would reinvent the story and characters to fit their own creative vision. It ultimately would turn into a shitfest. When the studios started staying true to the source material they started making billions AND made fans happy.
Maybe everyone forgot why comic book movies didn't become popular until the early 2000s. Because every time one was made the director would reinvent the story and characters to fit their own creative vision. It ultimately would turn into a shitfest. When the studios started staying true to the source material they started making billions AND made fans happy.
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5:32PM on 01/27/2015
No, its more because of them oldies being really cheap and cheesy.
No, its more because of them oldies being really cheap and cheesy.
8:26PM on 01/27/2015
Because the original 78 Superman wasn't influential at all, eh?
Because the original 78 Superman wasn't influential at all, eh?
9:15PM on 01/27/2015
The original 78 Superman with it's funny Lex Luthor and his wig, or his fat sidekick that fell down a lot? The one where he reversed time, then ignored everyone on the coast who died so he could save Lois, then hug her until it was all over?

Yeah, that was exactly like the comics. {/sarc}
The original 78 Superman with it's funny Lex Luthor and his wig, or his fat sidekick that fell down a lot? The one where he reversed time, then ignored everyone on the coast who died so he could save Lois, then hug her until it was all over?

Yeah, that was exactly like the comics. {/sarc}
4:51PM on 01/27/2015
Fantastic Shit
Fantastic Shit
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4:44PM on 01/27/2015
Sigh... Looks like The Incredibles is the closest to a real Fantastic Four film as we are ever going to get.
Sigh... Looks like The Incredibles is the closest to a real Fantastic Four film as we are ever going to get.
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4:37PM on 01/27/2015
Trailer looks pretty damn good.
Trailer looks pretty damn good.
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4:21PM on 01/27/2015
Fantastic, it looks like shit.
Fantastic, it looks like shit.
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4:13PM on 01/27/2015
I'm really impressed with Josh Trank so far. His interview with Variety has give me so much faith in this Fantastic Four film. His comparisons to Cronenberg and "The Fly" have got me extremely excited for FF!
I'm really impressed with Josh Trank so far. His interview with Variety has give me so much faith in this Fantastic Four film. His comparisons to Cronenberg and "The Fly" have got me extremely excited for FF!
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9:16PM on 01/27/2015
Yeah because when I read Fantastic Four comics, I get a total Cronenberg vibe. {sigh}
Yeah because when I read Fantastic Four comics, I get a total Cronenberg vibe. {sigh}
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3:57PM on 01/27/2015

low budget crapfest

Good god! Does anybody have the wherewithal to start an online petition to get the movie rights back to marvel! It's so obvious they are hiding a low budget crapfest behind this teaser. It's also very obvious this movie was rushed to get made to keep the rights. Maybe first trailer will change my mind but I now want to see it less! People have been texting me all morning about how bad this looks, sadly.
Good god! Does anybody have the wherewithal to start an online petition to get the movie rights back to marvel! It's so obvious they are hiding a low budget crapfest behind this teaser. It's also very obvious this movie was rushed to get made to keep the rights. Maybe first trailer will change my mind but I now want to see it less! People have been texting me all morning about how bad this looks, sadly.
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4:14PM on 01/27/2015
Disney is never getting the FF rights back, so you can stop pretending that you think the trailer looks bad.
Disney is never getting the FF rights back, so you can stop pretending that you think the trailer looks bad.
3:50PM on 01/27/2015

Interesting...

I'm not a die hard FF fan but I really thought this was gonna be a disaster. What almost won me over was Trank comparing this to a Cronenberg movie. That quote combined with the trailer, made me think that we aren't going to get a movie that is at all like the FF comics but maybe the movie will be something cool and different. For superhero movies to survive they can't be stagnant. We will see...
I'm not a die hard FF fan but I really thought this was gonna be a disaster. What almost won me over was Trank comparing this to a Cronenberg movie. That quote combined with the trailer, made me think that we aren't going to get a movie that is at all like the FF comics but maybe the movie will be something cool and different. For superhero movies to survive they can't be stagnant. We will see...
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3:31PM on 01/27/2015
Well, this confirms what I was thinking since pretty much day one for this movie. That does not feel like a Fantastic Four movie. It doesn't look like what an FF movie should look. Based on everything we have heard, which granted is not much, and seen, which is more than enough now, this movie should have been it's on original idea. Not a Fantastic Four movie, but it's own thing. A new franchise with new original characters. Sure, that implies that all involved would have had to think a little
Well, this confirms what I was thinking since pretty much day one for this movie. That does not feel like a Fantastic Four movie. It doesn't look like what an FF movie should look. Based on everything we have heard, which granted is not much, and seen, which is more than enough now, this movie should have been it's on original idea. Not a Fantastic Four movie, but it's own thing. A new franchise with new original characters. Sure, that implies that all involved would have had to think a little more and try and be a little more original, but I guess it's just easier to slap the FF and Marvel's name on it.

Pass.
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3:28PM on 01/27/2015

Nitpicking haters need to get a life

This Teaser is already prettier and more intriguing than the full "Avengers ultron" Trailer which looked ugly, with random shots of stuff flying around and that lame hulk buster armor.
Never got the hate for this movie. It already looks ten times better than the last two movies of the franchise. It could still be bad of course but I congratulate Trank and his Team for at least trying to do something new.
This Teaser is already prettier and more intriguing than the full "Avengers ultron" Trailer which looked ugly, with random shots of stuff flying around and that lame hulk buster armor.
Never got the hate for this movie. It already looks ten times better than the last two movies of the franchise. It could still be bad of course but I congratulate Trank and his Team for at least trying to do something new.
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3:38PM on 01/27/2015
everyone is entitled to their opinion BUT

" that lame hulk buster armor"

your opinion no longer matters and any future opinion is now nul and void.
everyone is entitled to their opinion BUT

" that lame hulk buster armor"

your opinion no longer matters and any future opinion is now nul and void.
4:15PM on 01/27/2015
I agree with you completely.
I agree with you completely.
10:07PM on 01/27/2015
Fat womanizer, I agree with you as well
Fat womanizer, I agree with you as well
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3:03PM on 01/27/2015
It's random shots cut to melancholy music, that's how I know it's supposed to be good!

Seriously, that was terrible. From the bad X-Men rip off narration (complete with the faux Patrick Stewart). To the beat for beat rip on the Days of Future Past teaser. To the actors looking like kids. It feels like it is trying to force a round circle into a square hole by making The Fantastic fucking Four into a dark edgy movie.
It's random shots cut to melancholy music, that's how I know it's supposed to be good!

Seriously, that was terrible. From the bad X-Men rip off narration (complete with the faux Patrick Stewart). To the beat for beat rip on the Days of Future Past teaser. To the actors looking like kids. It feels like it is trying to force a round circle into a square hole by making The Fantastic fucking Four into a dark edgy movie.
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2:52PM on 01/27/2015

I liked it

it made me want to see more. Mission Accomplished when it comes to a teaser trailer.

And yes, I'm happier with the cast than many others. Michael B. Jordan has as much charisma as Chris Evans, IMO, and I'll take a black Johnny Storm over a Hispanic Jessica [link] Sue Storm any day.
it made me want to see more. Mission Accomplished when it comes to a teaser trailer.

And yes, I'm happier with the cast than many others. Michael B. Jordan has as much charisma as Chris Evans, IMO, and I'll take a black Johnny Storm over a Hispanic Jessica [link] Sue Storm any day.
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2:46PM on 01/27/2015
Looks better than I thought it would. Still apprehensive of the film and I will need to see more but I am liking the more serious tone. I am getting a bit bored by comic book films always having to be action comedies now because any sense of real danger or tension is deflated by a joke every 6 minutes. I like that they are taking the story seriously and not worried about appealing to 5-10 year olds. Hopefully they stay with this tone because now I am intrigued.
Looks better than I thought it would. Still apprehensive of the film and I will need to see more but I am liking the more serious tone. I am getting a bit bored by comic book films always having to be action comedies now because any sense of real danger or tension is deflated by a joke every 6 minutes. I like that they are taking the story seriously and not worried about appealing to 5-10 year olds. Hopefully they stay with this tone because now I am intrigued.
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9:21PM on 01/27/2015
Yeah, why make comic movies for children. Obviously they should be made for 20 - 40 year old men. That has to be their main market, right?
Yeah, why make comic movies for children. Obviously they should be made for 20 - 40 year old men. That has to be their main market, right?
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2:36PM on 01/27/2015
It's gritty, it's dark, it's edgy! So it's not the Fantastic fucking Four then is it?

Christ. I'm sick of people being impressed because things looking grimdark is therefore 'for adults' and thus better. People need to grow up and accept that they don't have to "grow up". We can have colour and joy and yet still touch upon adult themes. Also all of the teal and orange shit can just piss off, I mean just look at those stills in the article.

How Marvel is getting the balance perfect
It's gritty, it's dark, it's edgy! So it's not the Fantastic fucking Four then is it?

Christ. I'm sick of people being impressed because things looking grimdark is therefore 'for adults' and thus better. People need to grow up and accept that they don't have to "grow up". We can have colour and joy and yet still touch upon adult themes. Also all of the teal and orange shit can just piss off, I mean just look at those stills in the article.

How Marvel is getting the balance perfect everytime and nobody else can, is beyond me.
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3:44PM on 01/27/2015
i agree. I want to see big bold superheroes fighting to save the planet. I dont get what's so bad about that. I mean every character has his place - constantine is dark, spiderman is not.

taking something fun and making it gritty doesnt take creativity, what is creative is to take an existing property and making it fresh again.

See All-Star Superman (either the comic or cartoon) for an example.
i agree. I want to see big bold superheroes fighting to save the planet. I dont get what's so bad about that. I mean every character has his place - constantine is dark, spiderman is not.

taking something fun and making it gritty doesnt take creativity, what is creative is to take an existing property and making it fresh again.

See All-Star Superman (either the comic or cartoon) for an example.
4:02PM on 01/27/2015
"People need to grow up and accept that they don't have to 'grow up'"... lmfao... did you really just say that?! So do you not want them to grow up or do you want them to grow up? ...Funniest shit I've read all year! You sir get comment of the year already.
"People need to grow up and accept that they don't have to 'grow up'"... lmfao... did you really just say that?! So do you not want them to grow up or do you want them to grow up? ...Funniest shit I've read all year! You sir get comment of the year already.
4:41PM on 01/27/2015
That was the dumbest comment i've ever read in my life . Your a grown ass man crying over a comic book about superheroes lol. Sit your dumb ass down .
That was the dumbest comment i've ever read in my life . Your a grown ass man crying over a comic book about superheroes lol. Sit your dumb ass down .
6:33PM on 01/27/2015
To put it another way, grow up and realize it's okay to like fun and silly things. The Fantastic Four are VERY silly conceptually, so is Superman and Spider-Man. Batman can benefit from being a dark, brooding hero, but not every hero needs that same treatment.
To put it another way, grow up and realize it's okay to like fun and silly things. The Fantastic Four are VERY silly conceptually, so is Superman and Spider-Man. Batman can benefit from being a dark, brooding hero, but not every hero needs that same treatment.
2:38AM on 01/28/2015
This is it exactly. People who are mature enough to accept that they can like things that have a childlike sense of joy and wonder and realize it's perfectly fine. People are so concerned about only making sure they like things "for adults" that they miss an entire spectrum of well written, well made, intelligent entertainment.

Fantastic Four are not dark. Batman is dark. Spawn is dark. Constantine is dark. Spider-Man is not. Superman is not. And that's OK. It doesn't mean they're less
This is it exactly. People who are mature enough to accept that they can like things that have a childlike sense of joy and wonder and realize it's perfectly fine. People are so concerned about only making sure they like things "for adults" that they miss an entire spectrum of well written, well made, intelligent entertainment.

Fantastic Four are not dark. Batman is dark. Spawn is dark. Constantine is dark. Spider-Man is not. Superman is not. And that's OK. It doesn't mean they're less enjoyable as adults, they simply touch upon a different themes. Just because a film is "dark" doesn't mean it's for adults and just because a film is lighter doesn't mean it's for kids.
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2:34PM on 01/27/2015
Sorry for the double post but watching this again, I realize how much they took just pages right out of the book from DOFP, Interstellar, TDKR, and Prometheus. Half the imagery in this is recycled from those movies and their trailers. Smart but unoriginal tactic by whoever edited this trailer - and not so subtle.
Sorry for the double post but watching this again, I realize how much they took just pages right out of the book from DOFP, Interstellar, TDKR, and Prometheus. Half the imagery in this is recycled from those movies and their trailers. Smart but unoriginal tactic by whoever edited this trailer - and not so subtle.
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2:29PM on 01/27/2015

Not feeling it

I loved Josh Trank's chronicle and I hope this does well for him but I'll wait for it and stream it. If Marvel Studios produced it on the other hand it might've sparked my interest in it more. Gotta see a trailer, this teaser didn't even tickle me
I loved Josh Trank's chronicle and I hope this does well for him but I'll wait for it and stream it. If Marvel Studios produced it on the other hand it might've sparked my interest in it more. Gotta see a trailer, this teaser didn't even tickle me
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2:19PM on 01/27/2015

That was a teaser trailer...

Without the tease. Didn't really do anything to get me excited in this film. The image of the 4 of them is cool but without any kind of action shot it doesn'y show a lot.
It might not be the disaster many of us predicted but it still needs to go a long way to get blood pumping over this.
Without the tease. Didn't really do anything to get me excited in this film. The image of the 4 of them is cool but without any kind of action shot it doesn'y show a lot.
It might not be the disaster many of us predicted but it still needs to go a long way to get blood pumping over this.
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2:14PM on 01/27/2015
This trailer didn't really do much for me. I hope that the next one is better. And I'm glad that the people working on this film have shut up already about it.
This trailer didn't really do much for me. I hope that the next one is better. And I'm glad that the people working on this film have shut up already about it.
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1:56PM on 01/27/2015

To all the people who think this looks great.

If it didn't show their powers and the name of movie, would you know that this is the fantastic four?
If it didn't show their powers and the name of movie, would you know that this is the fantastic four?
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1:53PM on 01/27/2015
I really love what Lauren Shuler Donner has done with the Fox/Marvel universe. Days of a Future Past , The Wolverine, and First Class have all been fantastic, I hope she stays with the company forever. Sony/Marvel needs to hire a great producer like Donner who loves and respects the source material.
I really love what Lauren Shuler Donner has done with the Fox/Marvel universe. Days of a Future Past , The Wolverine, and First Class have all been fantastic, I hope she stays with the company forever. Sony/Marvel needs to hire a great producer like Donner who loves and respects the source material.
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4:26PM on 01/27/2015
How did this post get down votes? Do people NOT like Lauren Shulder Donner?!? She's produced some of the best superhero films of all time, I don't uderstand this.
How did this post get down votes? Do people NOT like Lauren Shulder Donner?!? She's produced some of the best superhero films of all time, I don't uderstand this.
1:52PM on 01/27/2015
The trailer is fine. People you can keep hating it, no one is telling you not to. I, on the other hand, liked the tone and think the cast is great. Michael B. Jordan all day!
The trailer is fine. People you can keep hating it, no one is telling you not to. I, on the other hand, liked the tone and think the cast is great. Michael B. Jordan all day!
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1:51PM on 01/27/2015
Definitely ripped off some Interstellar cinematography in there. Otherwise hard to gain an opinion from the trailer, I'm at least a little more optimistic on it.
Definitely ripped off some Interstellar cinematography in there. Otherwise hard to gain an opinion from the trailer, I'm at least a little more optimistic on it.
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1:47PM on 01/27/2015
Yeah, looks like some serious scifi. An enormous improvement on the other films. Superheroes for adults! Now I really hope it works and don't fall apart like Transcendence did.
Yeah, looks like some serious scifi. An enormous improvement on the other films. Superheroes for adults! Now I really hope it works and don't fall apart like Transcendence did.
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1:45PM on 01/27/2015
While it was better than I expected, I didn't love it. The voice-over works well, but that Fantastic Four were always about their familial relationship, and all the main characters either have no, or very little dialogue. Highlight their relationships, and leave the money shots for the actual film, maybe?

However, still looked better than I thought going in, so some hope for this being good has been restored.
While it was better than I expected, I didn't love it. The voice-over works well, but that Fantastic Four were always about their familial relationship, and all the main characters either have no, or very little dialogue. Highlight their relationships, and leave the money shots for the actual film, maybe?

However, still looked better than I thought going in, so some hope for this being good has been restored.
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1:37PM on 01/27/2015
It's a decent teaser. The least Fantastic Four-y of the bunch seems to be Sue Storm from this trailer, but I guess we'll see. I'm actually intrigued by how they'll portray Ben Grimm with Jamie Bell in the role. This still needs some really favourable reviews to get me interested in seeing it though.
It's a decent teaser. The least Fantastic Four-y of the bunch seems to be Sue Storm from this trailer, but I guess we'll see. I'm actually intrigued by how they'll portray Ben Grimm with Jamie Bell in the role. This still needs some really favourable reviews to get me interested in seeing it though.
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1:33PM on 01/27/2015

Be Read Four What Is Coming

Are you ready?!.. Because I am ready!!.... Aaaaahh shit this is going to be good!
Are you ready?!.. Because I am ready!!.... Aaaaahh shit this is going to be good!
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1:32PM on 01/27/2015

Wait..

When did the Strikeback become the AICN Talkback?
When did the Strikeback become the AICN Talkback?
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1:53PM on 01/27/2015
LOL....
LOL....
2:08PM on 01/27/2015
haha nice... it'll become that once idiots start posting "first"
haha nice... it'll become that once idiots start posting "first"
10:28PM on 01/27/2015
first!
first!
1:16PM on 01/27/2015
Hey look everyone Chris Nolan is making another super he-oh wait this isn't a Chris Nolan movie?
Marvel will be so pissed when they see how prominent their logo is on that poster.
Hey look everyone Chris Nolan is making another super he-oh wait this isn't a Chris Nolan movie?
Marvel will be so pissed when they see how prominent their logo is on that poster.
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2:02PM on 01/27/2015
That's the only way it'll make money is it they can fool people into thinking its marvel approved
That's the only way it'll make money is it they can fool people into thinking its marvel approved
1:05PM on 01/27/2015

Do not be fooled...

Just because you enjoyed the trailer do not be fooled, this movie will indeed blow.
Just because you enjoyed the trailer do not be fooled, this movie will indeed blow.
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1:19PM on 01/27/2015
youre funny
youre funny
1:51PM on 01/27/2015
haters just gonna hate.
haters just gonna hate.
1:54PM on 01/27/2015
You saw it? What was bad about it?
You saw it? What was bad about it?
12:58PM on 01/27/2015
Yes, it's an ok teaser. Honestly they show you so little of the main actors, and almost no dialogue between them. Just the generic trend of some narrator talking, set to some emotionally serious music. There's just not enough here to form an opinion one way or another.
Yes, it's an ok teaser. Honestly they show you so little of the main actors, and almost no dialogue between them. Just the generic trend of some narrator talking, set to some emotionally serious music. There's just not enough here to form an opinion one way or another.
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12:47PM on 01/27/2015
What the fuck did I just watch?
What the fuck did I just watch?
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1:58PM on 01/27/2015
Doogie Howser In Space?
Doogie Howser In Space?
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12:47PM on 01/27/2015
I want to make a movie where there is this guy who wakes up one morning and decides to fight crime. Ill call it Batman. He has a bat on his chest so its justified. His costume is green though, and he fights a guy called joker who is a disgruntled janitor who decides to put white on his face and wear lipstick.

Look, this is MY TAKE on the material. i am the director i can fucking do whatever the fuck i want!

Dont worry - i have amazing actors (not that this FF movie does) and a fucking
I want to make a movie where there is this guy who wakes up one morning and decides to fight crime. Ill call it Batman. He has a bat on his chest so its justified. His costume is green though, and he fights a guy called joker who is a disgruntled janitor who decides to put white on his face and wear lipstick.

Look, this is MY TAKE on the material. i am the director i can fucking do whatever the fuck i want!

Dont worry - i have amazing actors (not that this FF movie does) and a fucking script that would make a rich fuck cry with sorrow. It will be dark as hell and it will have amazing music - people will say "its the best movie ever made" It will look amazing - state of the art cgi, kick ass fucking action up the ass! Oscar worthy acting and the best story ever. All those Batman nerds can fuck themselves - i will do whatever i want and you will like it.

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12:46PM on 01/27/2015

Cool!

I liked it. I liked it more than the Avengers trailer in the sense that I was watching something new.
I liked it. I liked it more than the Avengers trailer in the sense that I was watching something new.
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12:44PM on 01/27/2015
I never understood the amount of hate this was getting prior to any material getting released, though the Dr Doom evil blogger did sound ridiculous. However, it's a solid teaser, definitely peaked my interest. With the minor echo of everyone else, if you weren't given the title, it just looks like some top secret bad robot produced film. It doesn't look like much is going on, so I'm wondering if they're keeping it a simple intro story, like the first Xmen film and plan to expand much more for
I never understood the amount of hate this was getting prior to any material getting released, though the Dr Doom evil blogger did sound ridiculous. However, it's a solid teaser, definitely peaked my interest. With the minor echo of everyone else, if you weren't given the title, it just looks like some top secret bad robot produced film. It doesn't look like much is going on, so I'm wondering if they're keeping it a simple intro story, like the first Xmen film and plan to expand much more for the sequel? Either way, doesn't look like the shit show people assumed it was....not yet anyway.
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12:44PM on 01/27/2015

dumb

I love how they change everything including the logo, just to change everything. If you have to do that to appeal to people, then you're trying too hard.
I love how they change everything including the logo, just to change everything. If you have to do that to appeal to people, then you're trying too hard.
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12:39PM on 01/27/2015

Connection

Look, I'm a big fan of comic book movies. But I'm also a fan of movies. If this movie can make a connection with me in some way...wonderful. This movie looks to have potential to be something wonderful. I'm all for that. I know it's a comic book movie and they are taking liberties with the source material. I know that makes a lot of people angry. However, all I need is a good story and characters I can connect with in some way and this movie will succeed in my eyes.
Look, I'm a big fan of comic book movies. But I'm also a fan of movies. If this movie can make a connection with me in some way...wonderful. This movie looks to have potential to be something wonderful. I'm all for that. I know it's a comic book movie and they are taking liberties with the source material. I know that makes a lot of people angry. However, all I need is a good story and characters I can connect with in some way and this movie will succeed in my eyes.
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12:38PM on 01/27/2015
Looks like a decent sci-fi movie. Doesn't look anything like Fantastic Four, but it has a good look to it.

I think this movie needs a full on trailer for the movie. They are too far past the point where releasing a teaser is sufficient. The teaser should have been released months ago. Now is the time for full blown trailers. Someone said it down below, but if it weren't for the title, I would not know this is FF based on the trailer alone. It needs something to give people a little
Looks like a decent sci-fi movie. Doesn't look anything like Fantastic Four, but it has a good look to it.

I think this movie needs a full on trailer for the movie. They are too far past the point where releasing a teaser is sufficient. The teaser should have been released months ago. Now is the time for full blown trailers. Someone said it down below, but if it weren't for the title, I would not know this is FF based on the trailer alone. It needs something to give people a little more explanation of what to expect.
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12:47PM on 01/27/2015
I think the timing of the trailer is fine, why get lost in the shuffle of the hype between the Avengers 2 and Star Wars trailers?
I think the timing of the trailer is fine, why get lost in the shuffle of the hype between the Avengers 2 and Star Wars trailers?
12:34PM on 01/27/2015

so what ?

Does this teaser says it could be a good, or at least a 'not bad' ? It might !
AND I DON'T GIVE A SHIT ! I want a FF movie like 'adapted from the comics' FF movie, and it doesn't looks like it, even the slightest !
It could be Oscar worthy, I don't care, it's no FF movie, period !
Does this teaser says it could be a good, or at least a 'not bad' ? It might !
AND I DON'T GIVE A SHIT ! I want a FF movie like 'adapted from the comics' FF movie, and it doesn't looks like it, even the slightest !
It could be Oscar worthy, I don't care, it's no FF movie, period !
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12:44PM on 01/27/2015
Correct.
Correct.
1:16PM on 01/27/2015
Yep. It ain't FF.
Yep. It ain't FF.
6:00PM on 01/27/2015
Same applies for the xmen movies.
Same applies for the xmen movies.
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12:26PM on 01/27/2015
I've stayed optimistic about this film the whole time and I think it might be paying off! Looks really cool in my opinion. Negative Zone, Reed Richards as a dork, Sue Storm as a hot but super intelligent woman, Ben Grimm as a tough guy, Johnny Storm as a cool rebellious type with a badass car... Seems like the FF to me.

And for everyone whining that the trailer seems too much like the Interstellar trailer...yes, I'm sure the marketing team of this upcoming sci-fi film wanted to emulate one
I've stayed optimistic about this film the whole time and I think it might be paying off! Looks really cool in my opinion. Negative Zone, Reed Richards as a dork, Sue Storm as a hot but super intelligent woman, Ben Grimm as a tough guy, Johnny Storm as a cool rebellious type with a badass car... Seems like the FF to me.

And for everyone whining that the trailer seems too much like the Interstellar trailer...yes, I'm sure the marketing team of this upcoming sci-fi film wanted to emulate one of the most successful sci-if films of the past decade.
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12:19PM on 01/27/2015
I've stayed optimistic about this film the whole time and I think it might be paying off! Looks really cool in my opinion. Negative Zone, Reed Richards as a dork, Sue Storm as a hot but super intelligent woman, Ben Grimm as a tough guy, Johnny Storm as a cool rebellious type with a badass car... Seems like the FF to me.

And for everyone whining that the trailer seems too much like the Interstellar trailer...yes, I'm sure the marketing team of this upcoming sci-fi film wanted to emulate one
I've stayed optimistic about this film the whole time and I think it might be paying off! Looks really cool in my opinion. Negative Zone, Reed Richards as a dork, Sue Storm as a hot but super intelligent woman, Ben Grimm as a tough guy, Johnny Storm as a cool rebellious type with a badass car... Seems like the FF to me.

And for everyone whining that the trailer seems too much like the Interstellar trailer...yes, I'm sure the marketing team of this upcoming sci-fi film wanted to emulate one of the most successful sci-if films of the past decade.
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12:18PM on 01/27/2015

Impressive.

Trank's film honestly looks extremely refreshing, and has sounded that way from the start. This film's cast is excellent. All extremely talented, versatile actors and inspired choices for their roles. Interested to see their takes on the respective characters.

The teaser's tone is great. It looks grounded, not-too-CG-heavy, and implies the film will attempt to take it's concept seriously; which is something very few comic-inspired movies attempt these days. I always enjoy a re-imagining /
Trank's film honestly looks extremely refreshing, and has sounded that way from the start. This film's cast is excellent. All extremely talented, versatile actors and inspired choices for their roles. Interested to see their takes on the respective characters.

The teaser's tone is great. It looks grounded, not-too-CG-heavy, and implies the film will attempt to take it's concept seriously; which is something very few comic-inspired movies attempt these days. I always enjoy a re-imagining / re-interpretation of comic book material. When you're dealing with elements so extraordinary, it's fun to imagine how they would apply to the real world.

Marvel's style of CGI-laden "cartoons" that cling unapologetically to the source material is awesome too. It's fun to see Marvel's comic heroes translate to screen so faithfully, but Marvel's style has over-saturated the market. So I'm glad Trank's film is doing something a little different.
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12:19PM on 01/27/2015
Double post, sorry.
Double post, sorry.
1:04PM on 01/27/2015
Yes, different is good, and less cartoonish is very interesting.
Yes, different is good, and less cartoonish is very interesting.
4:28PM on 01/27/2015
How did you get down votes? Everything you said was smart and rational. I don't understand people on the internet sometimes.
How did you get down votes? Everything you said was smart and rational. I don't understand people on the internet sometimes.
12:11PM on 01/27/2015

Here is the problem with the trailer

This could be a trailer for ANYTHING. id be hard pressed to admit that this looks REMOTELY like a Fantastic Four movie. I showed this to two others without telling them what it was and at the end they said. "Oh...fantastic four? Really?" People here say it looks like interstellar 2 etc. Thats not a coincidence. Even the last shot looks like it came out of Halo 3
This could be a trailer for ANYTHING. id be hard pressed to admit that this looks REMOTELY like a Fantastic Four movie. I showed this to two others without telling them what it was and at the end they said. "Oh...fantastic four? Really?" People here say it looks like interstellar 2 etc. Thats not a coincidence. Even the last shot looks like it came out of Halo 3
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12:24PM on 01/27/2015
Totally agree. It seems like it might be a good film.....but it's doesn't seem like FF.
Totally agree. It seems like it might be a good film.....but it's doesn't seem like FF.
12:25PM on 01/27/2015
Totally agree. It seems like it might be a good film.....but it's doesn't seem like FF.
Totally agree. It seems like it might be a good film.....but it's doesn't seem like FF.
12:48PM on 01/27/2015
So the giant guy made of rocks doesn't give some of it away?
So the giant guy made of rocks doesn't give some of it away?