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The latest promo for the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four‘ movie was aired during the NBA finals and is now available to view online! For those who don’t know, ‘Fantastic Four’ is about super genius Reed Richards and his friends who all gain superpowers after an accident with one of Reed’s experiments. The current movie version of ‘Fantastic Four’ will be in theaters on August 7 this year and stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell.
So, how’s the spot? Well, it’s short, as one would expect, but to its credit it features mostly new footage from the movie which focuses on the heroes and some action scenes. While the action did look pretty exciting, the little bits of dialog they let leak in have me a little worried. “Shall I alert the fire department?” Really? Is that what they consider to be a witty joke? I’m sorry, but that was just kind of lame. If that’s honestly the best dialog they have to offer then this movie is in trouble.
“Never trust a trailer,” the saying goes and it’s good advice. Don’t get me wrong, I really want the new ‘Fantastic Four’ movie to work, I really do. I just haven’t been convinced yet that this one will. Every previous movie adaptation has been terrible so far. But, you could also make the argument that they’ve been getting successively better. If the trend holds, then that’s good news. My problem is that while what’s been shown to us does look fairly exciting, most movie trailers do. So far I’ve seen nothing to distinguish ‘Fantastic Four’ from other action movies out there. I don’t want just another popcorn flick that’s heavy on action with little substance. ‘The Fantastic Four’ is one of Marvel’s more important groups and they deserve a movie that does them justice.
Anyways, what are your predictions? Is this movie gonna be great or will it flop? Let us know in the comments below.