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    Overall Customer Rating:
    72% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1056 out of 1468)

    Synopsis


    Fantastic Four
    Brilliant scientist Reed Richards builds a device that allows users to teleport to an alternate dimension, but an experiment involving it goes wrong and leaves him and his three teammates with unusual superpowers. The quartet are then forced to work together to battle an enemy from their past. This reboot of the iconic Marvel superhero team stars Miles Teller as Richards (who becomes Mr. Fantastic, able to bend and stretch his body into impossible shapes), Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch, whose body can erupt in flames), Kate Mara as Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman -- no explanation needed), and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (who is transformed into the rock monster known as The Thing). Directed by Josh Trank, who previously worked with Jordan on the superhero film Chronicle. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Miles Teller
      Miles Teller - Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic
    • Michael B. Jordan
      Michael B. Jordan - Johnny Storm/The Human Torch
    • Kate Mara
      Kate Mara - Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman
    • Jamie Bell
      Jamie Bell - Ben Grimm/The Thing
    • Toby Kebbell
      Toby Kebbell - Victor Domashev/Doom



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 1468 reviews

    72%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      An empty plot and nonexistent character developmen

      Posted
      korichm
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Just because you can do it doesn't mean that you should – and this wholly unnecessary and woefully terrible reboot of Marvel's most famous superteam is proof of that axiom. Say what you may about Tim Story's earlier cinematic adaptations, but as generic and middling as they were, they were at the very least entertaining. Unfortunately, the same cannot even be said of Josh Trank's back-to- basics origin story, which plays like a humourless retread of his debut film 'Chronicle' but on a bigger budget – and lest there be any doubt, it is far, far from fantastic. Not that it doesn't demonstrate such promise; the first act which establishes the friendship between the visionary Reed Richards (Miles Teller) and his tough-guy longtime best pal Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) as well as the team dynamics between Reed and the other members of his research team – the equally brilliant Sue (Kate Mara), her hot- headed younger brother Johnny (Michael B. Jordan), and malcontent genius Victor Von Doom (Toby Kibbell) – capably lay the foundation for what could have been a character-driven drama based on their clashing personalities. Indeed, after the boys sans Sue decide on a whim following a night of intoxication to put their teleporting machine to the test, how they respond to their newfound super-powers individually and as a team should be an organic evolution from how they were before. Alas, Trank, who co-wrote the screenplay with 'X-Men' veteran Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater, doesn't quite know where to go from there. Rather than setting them on a course that would follow the perennial 'X-Men' theme of inclusiveness versus insularity against the rest of society, our teenage super-heroes are pretty much seen only in an isolated military facility where they are trained and from which they are deployed on covert operations overseas. While Johnny relishes the opportunity to be different, powerful and useful for once in his life, Sue and Ben are not quite so sanguine and participate insofar as there remains a possibility that the Government's research on them would yield some way of reversing their abnormalities. In the meantime, Reed has vanished off the grid, while Victor is presumed dead on the planet they had landed up on in the other dimension. One senses a conscious decision on the part of Trank to eschew the usual superheroics seen in the recent profusion of Marvel and to a lesser extent DC comic book adaptations, but the middle act drags precisely because Trank never quite finds a compelling substitute. Johnny's potential conflict with Sue and Ben over the Government's exploitation of their super-powers never amounts to anything more than a playground squabble. The estrangement between Johnny and his father (Reg E. Cathey), whose Baxter Institute had overseen the ill- fated project, is under-cooked. And last but not least, Reed's guilt over his teammates' fates as well as his strained friendship with Ben seem to vanish as quickly as he is apprehended and brought back to the facility to aid them in version 2.0 of the same project. Trank's intention of emphasising the tension within the quartet is evident and admirable, but is ultimately undone by a script that doesn't develop it in any substantive manner. Worse still, it leaves an audience looking for visual spectacle severely wanting, that not even a very busy third act manages to salvage. Doom makes an unsurprising return here as their common enemy, driven by a fusion of body and alien matter to cause global destruction and around whose defeat to ensure the survival of planet Earth becomes a rallying call for the team to unite despite their differences. It is one of the dullest and most unexciting finales we've seen in a Marvel movie, not least for the fact that it doesn't know how to collectively bring together their superpowers except in a tag-team fashion to distract their opponent. It is also on the whole one of the ugliest comic book movies we've ever seen. The planet from which the quartet gain their powers is a barren rocky wasteland that has no character or distinction whatsoever, shrouded perpetually with thick grey clouds and given the even more nondescript name of 'Zero'. The energy that gives them their abilities appears as some slimy green goo that belongs entirely in a C-grade Syfy TV movie, while their powers – whether Reed's rubber limbs or Sue's telekinesis or Johnny's pyrotechnics or Ben's rock-covered body – look equally cheesy. It is no wonder too that the eventual showdown, which takes place almost entirely on the planet surface of 'Zero', doesn't play out any much better against such a bland setting, coming off even worse than any of the action scenes in its predecessors.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      RENT BEFORE BUYING!Slow paced character let down!

      Posted
      Luvmy3D
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I am a huge movie buff and normally I would not review a movie like this but they should have left the original movie as is and not make a boring afterthought remake off an original fantastic movie. The first 45 minutes of this movie is clumsy, boring and slow! Just being frank here. This is low budget movie made to make money off of the originals. They should not have made this. The veteran actors are ok but not the new ones. A real let down with unfamiliar actors. I have no idea who Dr. Reed is? The other actors were ok but not 1st tier. I am writing this as I'm watching the movie so that means it is really boring. It is now over an hour into it and still no excitement. If I would have known it was like this I would not have bought it. I doubt my opinion will change by the end of it. The head honcho chewing gum is gross and annoying. What were they thinking??? The way Victor Von Dooms character is acting is not in line with the original either and looks totally different. They find Victor still alive on the "other" planet and is wearing a cloak? Where did that come from since the planet is all rock? The whole movie is completely different as far as the story line and at this point 1 hr. and 23 minutes in is all about Victor. End of movie and I did not like it. Stan Lee was also putting his mark on this one...wow. I'm surprised. So I say, don't buy it, rent it first and you be the judge if its worth buying.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Wasn't a fan from start to finish

      Posted
      stylez562
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      In this day and age of mega block buster CBM's, you'd think it would be impossible for a Comic book film to flop as poorly as Trank and company had with this God awful reboot. Yet Fox apparently wanted to outdo themselves when it came to Elektra level quality. But no one should be all that surprised since the red flags were there for anyone with 20/20 vision to see. From the poor casting choices, to the suspect director. Waiting until just before the deadline to start filming, the rumors of Fox looking for a new director right before filming and being super secretive about the film while taking forever to show a trailer once filming wrapped. The signs were there! Every 7 years Fox has to make a Fantastic Four film in order to hold on to the movie rights, otherwise it reverts back to Marvel Studios and we can actually get a good F4 film this lifetime. In other words, this reboot was the pathetic last minute movie rights grab that most Fantastic Four fans thought it would be! Save your time and money people! The story was weak, the effects were the equivalent of PS2 graphics in most parts and they screwed up Marvel's most iconic super villain Dr. Doom yet again. You actually have put in effort to make a film as terrible as this film was and Trank's Twitter rant speaks for itself. So whether it was Josh Tranks fault or Fox's fault that this film did so poorly, I couldn't care less at this point. What I do want to know is why Fox hasn't called Marvel-Disney to make a deal to give this franchise back yet! It's the only money they're likely to get for this film.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      This is the WORSE Marvel movie--EVER!

      Posted
      dto2865
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      But, it's NOT the DVD's fault! Nor are the actors to blame. It's all the director Josh Trank's fault! He took a perfectly good concept and turned into this mess. Kate Mara's Susan Storm/Invisible Woman is your stereotypical genius Goth chick who blends into the background. Miles Teller's Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic is your focused ultra-nerd, not the smartest man in the entire Marvel Universe! Jamie Bell's Ben Grimm/the Thing is nothing more than the typical muscled jock-turned-killing-machine. And Toby Kebbell's Victor von Doom is nothing more than a burnout case mashed up with a Kurt Cobain attitude who's riffing the jealousy of Antonio Salieri (from "Amadeus"). He also proclaimed that his casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/the Human Torch was a "revolutionarily bold" choice. Uh...wrong. He's wasted here. Jordan's character is almost stereotypical - the hot-headed (pun intended, I'm sure) African-American guy with street cred & bad attitude. Had Mr. Trank TRULY wanted to be "revolutionary," he should've cast Jordan as Reed Richards! Imagine that! An African-American actor portraying the Super-Genius?! Jordan's talents could've truly shone! That would've been EPIC! Instead, this movie is a trainwreck from start to finish. I bought this DVD for 2 reasons: 1. I have the other, BETTER FF movies already; 2. It was on sale.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Nice Steelbook, lackluster film.

      Posted
      BFBrown3
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had heard about the bad reviews film was getting and choose not to see this movie in the theatre. Great decision. As a comic book fan and Steelbook collector, I already knew that I was going to purchase the Blu-ray regardless. After watching I am so glad that I limited my money spent on this film to just this purchase. MEH.... I know this is a reboot and Fox was hoping to start a new franchise and possibly have a shared universe with the X-Men movies but I just cannot get into it. It feels like a waste of Michael B. Jordan's talent and Kate Mara as Sue Storm just did not do it for me. Mara is a much better actress that I saw onscreeen. Honesty, it feels as if the actors did have a great story to work with. Now the Steelbook itself it great. I love it's cover and inside and seems to represent the movie well. A must have for a comic collector and good addition to a Steelbook collection. I swear some of these other reviewers are giving it a high rating just to be funny. Not something I would recommend to anyone else. Not sure where Fox goes from here. I say give the property back to Marvel.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worst superhero film ever made.

      Posted
      Jack

      Holy god, is this movie a trainwreck. The trailers for the film looked so promising, and looked as though Fox would be able to take the F4 franchise in the route it needed to go, to have proper directing and actors, and have the same fun tone as the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. But Fox ruined this movie by pushing the dark theme on a fun comic book story. The movie's opening was ok at best, but marketed as an action film, there is literally one action scene, and that is the 10 minute finale fight with Dr. Doom. And even that was awful. The actors honestly tried their best to work with the script and directing they were given, but from what I have heard, the studio Fox tampered the film by forcing certain elements into the film, which bogged down the movie. The pacing of the film is so bad that the scenes from when they get their powers to the boring finale are so boring that I wanted to leave the theater mid way through it. In conclusion, the film had promising advertising, but the film failed so hard. Fox, give the rights back to Marvel Studios, just stick to X-Men movies, it's the only Marvel property you haven't completely ruined.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It is not as bad as people make it out to be.

      Posted
      dn862004
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      So if you looked into this movie you probably know it gets horrible reviews and is treated like it is the worst movie of all time. I am a big Marvel fan and i wanted this movie to do bad so Marvel would get the rights back from Fox. I figured i would give this a chance like i do other superhero movies. This movie takes a long time for the main characters to get their powers, about an hour, then when they do get them, there is hardly any time to showcase their abilities and how they use them for good. There are not lots of cool easter eggs or comic origin references to make it fun for the true Fantastic Four fans. By far the worst part of this movie is Doctor Doom. They messed up everything about him from his origins, looks and even his powers. This is a good sci-fi horror movie, which if it wasnt a comic book movie wouldnt be that bad at all. Its worth a watch, not as bad as i thought it would be. The steelbook case itself is fantastic, has great back artwork of the fantastic four members and the title on the spine. They could have gone with a better cover design but its a nice debossed look and is good quality. Collectors Steelbook is alot better than the movie itself.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      One of the worst movies of the year

      Posted
      TRCoffelt
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Cliche, disjointed, lacking any real character development, and any other number of negative descriptive comments I could come up with. This was just overall a terrible movie. And while I would love to say that it's "Michael Bay-esque" with a visual aspect that could make up for the horrible writing, it's not. Much of the special effects look like this movie was made back in 2002. And poorly even for then. One "redeeming" quality I would probably give it is that you can at least tell that the actors tried. (With the exception of Dr. Doom.) So I would not blame the failure on a poor performance from most of them. Though honestly, even that wasn't stellar. But I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt and blame the material. Look for this one in the Razzies.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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