Fantastic Four Is a Fantastic Failure

Geekritique

The above title isn’t an attempt at a mere pun for fun’s sake. For anyone watching the web over this past week, it’s been article after article about how fantastically terrible this movie is doing. It’s critical response is atrocious, it’s box office takings are pathetic, and audiences are hating it. Let’s break it down some.

Earlier last week, a handful of sights and reviewers broke embargo to post their reviews for the Josh Trank directed superhero reboot of Marvel’s beloved ‘first family,’ early. Since then, the critical concensus has dipped to an impressively low 8% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That makes it the worst rated big budget superhero movie of all time. Even Catwoman (9%) and Elektra (10%) were rated higher.

The director has also publicly disowned the film on Twitter, stating “A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve…

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Author: rjbailey

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