So the new Fantastic Four movie came out this past week with lots of talks about whether or not Fox finally did this film justice? And boy, it still didn’t. Here’s a trailer if you want to see what I mean.
This is not a review for this film, but more an explanation for why this franchise just can’t seem to get off to a good start in the superhero world. So let’s check it out, why can’t Fox bring justice to the Fantastic Four franchise?
- Just don’t know how to approach it – Fox has had the rights to this film for who knows how long and every time they try to bring it back, they try doing a new spin on it. They just need to stay in one realm and work with it. Either make it dark, but entertaining or comical and action pack.
- This is the first superhero team created by Marvel Comics – just remember that, so yes. It is going to be choppy – but that doesn’t give any excuse. Created in 1960s doesn’t give you any excuse for how the script comes out.
- Four live-action films…with one not even being released – THIS should have been a sign that you probably aren’t doing something right here.
- When the first reviews came in for Fantastic Four (2005) they were alright, but when you made a sequel that made less than the original run – probably should have stopped there. Fox is just milking away a potentially great title that could have great power in the superhero universe as the title that started it all.
- It is dealing with the same problems as Spiderman (And I mean all the Spidermans including the Amazing Spiderman) – “Just keep making movies to make money – audiences hated our last one, reboot it, get another group of popular actors, and try again”
- Audiences don’t want another Fantastic Four film – they rather the rights be handed over to Marvel and frankly I agree. It is Marvel’s comic, plus I think they could handle it WAY better.
And to all those who thought I was going to bring up race into this conversation, my only answer to that is Jessica Alba…IT DOESN’T MATTER.
Fox. You’re done with the Fantastic Four – time to give it up like you did with Chris Evans. And look at what he has become . . .
Thank you Fox for giving us Captain America. Now give Marvel back the Fantastic Four, please.