Unlike most people that are openly praying for the Fantastic Four reboot to flop so that Marvel Studios can finally get the rights back (Seriously people, they can’t do everything), I’m actually rooting for its success. Mainly because I’m a big fan of everyone involved. From Josh Trank, the director of the most beautifully grounded superhero movie I’ve ever seen, Chronicle, to Miles Teller; the best young actor working today, in my opinion (just go watch Whiplash or Spectacular Now and clear your doubt).
After seeing the official synopsis I was really excited about the modern-ish direction the reboot seemed to be going:
“Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.”
But, sadly this newly released trailer did nothing to whet my appetite or validate the synopsis, it even feels like it’s for a totally different movie. The trailer almost seems ashamed to admit that it’s for a superhero movie, revealing next to nothing about the heroes, their 'fantastic' powers or one of my favorite villains, Doom. If I had to go on this first trailer alone, I’d say the movie will be all about science, and not enough about butt-kicking action, and I’m really not down for that.
Anyway, I shall not be swayed, I’ve seen great trailers for movies that turned out to be quite horrible (side-eye to Lucy). So I stay optimistic, although that just got a tad harder.
Watch the trailer and judge for yourself: