Andy: I’ll get this started. Seriously, did everyone forget that comic book movies do not have to have this dark overtone to them. It is the Fantastic Four. Of all the comic book characters being in an ominous world, why this one?

Did Fox go to Christopher Nolan and DC Comics for some sort of creative consultation? Did they decide that they needed to get some sort of Punisher style word setup? Also, why in the world is everyone in this movie 12? Seriously, I have never seen so many young superheroes without watching Smallville.

This movie gives me so little hope and the preview just added nothing for me.

 

Jonathan: It’s no secret, I’m not a huge comic book/comic book movie fan. However, I’d watch this movie. Sure, it looks like Josh Trank and the various screenwriters didn’t stick to the comic book, but that’s not important to me. What’s important to me is the story and this story, based on the trailer, looks good.

But being me, I got to find something to pick at. The first thing, it looks like the future of comic book movies is copying Zach Snyder’s Terrence Malick Man of Steel cinematography, lighting, and sound. We’ve seen it a lot of superhero trailers (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and we’ll see it again.

I could also do with the voice over guy. Something about his voice made the trailer seem like a documentary. However, when I think about it adding a documentary feel to the trailer may have made it even better.

I’ll be watching Fantastic Four this summer.

 

Mike: I’ve watched this trailer a few times and I can’t get over Fox promoting it as a movie “From the studio that brought you X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

While I really liked that movie, the only consensus was folks were glad it rid the X-Men movie canon of Last Stand and Wolverine: Origins. With those being the only positive things people have said, I don’t know if it’s a film Fox should hang their hat on to get people to see this one.

Other than that, the Fantastic Four reboot looks like it could be a decent flick. Based on the rocky terrains and laboratories scenes, I’d say Fox may be going something more science fiction and less cheesy comic book. That would be a win for everyone if Fox can pull it off.

Regardless of which genre Fox is aiming for with this new Fantastic Four, the preview was more entertaining than the last two movies combined. I know because when I watched the trailer, I didn’t want to scoop my eyeballs out with a melon baller. That’s heads above Rise of the Silver Surfer.

I don’t know what to think about the cast though. The only actor I recognized was Kate Mara since she played Zoe on House of Cards. The other three are a mystery to me. That’s fine. I’m not one to skip a movie just because I don’t know an actor or two.

Having never been a real Fantastic Four fan, I couldn’t care less what they do with the characters or what the story is this time around. As long as it’s a well rounded movie, and not some condescending comic cash in, I’ll see it.

Maybe we can get lucky and North Korea will hate on Fox and force the studio to release this film like Sony did The Interview. Fingers crossed.

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Andy G for short, is a digital media designer for a local college, previously for some radio stations. If you’re wondering what a digital media designer is, he helps make the internet look pretty. When not at work, he is either at the gym or involved in generally nerdy activities.

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