Movie Review: Fantastic Four

The Nerds Uncanny

Possible spoilers ahead!

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In the all new and very different “Fantastic Four,” Reed Richards (Miles Teller) is a young genius whose scientific know how is years ahead of his peers. Starting in middle school, Reed forms an unlikely friendship with classmate Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell), the only person that has always encouraged Reed’s scientific pursuits.

For years the pair work together in the hopes of building a working teleportation device. Although truth be told, Ben is just there to hand Reed stuff. After demonstrating their prototype at a local science fair, Reed catches the eye of Dr. Franklin Storm (Reg E. Cathey), who believes Reed’s invention is the key to cracking inter-dimensional travel. After some nerd talk, Dr. Storm recruits Reed to join the Baxter Foundation, a government-sponsored research institute for young prodigies.

At the foundation Reed joins Storm’s son Johnny (Michael B. Jordan), adopted daughter Sue (Kate Mara) and…

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Review: “Fantastic Four” (2015)

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Synopsis: Inspired by the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics, Josh Trank (Chronicle) co-wrote and directed this origin story reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise. Reed Richard (Miles Teller), Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell), Susan Storm (Kate Mara), her brother Johnny (Michael B. Jordan) work on an experimental teleportation device that leads to an alternate and dangerous world. Contact with the strange new space alters their physical forms, giving them strange powers and abilities. As the four learn to control their new abilities, Earth becomes endangered by a former friend turned enemy, Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell).

Film Review: There’s a lot about this film that’s been said, specifically on the negative reviews and numerous stories about what went on during filming. This review won’t divulge completely into the drama that went on behind the scenes, but simply focus on the opinions of…

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