The latest superhero flick, “Fantastic Four,” has yet to hit theaters, but the first wave of critical reviews have already surfaced. However, Marvel’s first family seems to have left most film critics fantastically underwhelmed. Entertainment website HitFlix called the movie “powerfully mediocre,” and ruled it neither a disaster nor a success.
A review from the Miami Herald agreed, “‘Fantastic Four’ lives up to it’s bad buzz.”
We scoured the internet to round up more reviews and see what everyone else is saying about the latest Marvel movie:
• Forbes: “Fantastic Four” Is A Tragic Chore
• The New York Times: Review: “Fantastic Four,” the Reboot (Wanted or Not)
• The Washington Post: “Fantastic Four” reboot sets franchise back, in more ways than one
Why all the lack-luster reviews? As the Miami Herald put it, the film “is so bereft of all the things we expect from a superhero movie — humor, excitement, adventure, awe — that it plays like a drawn-out pilot episode for an upcoming TV series no one will ever watch again.”
The rest of the world can decide for themselves how they feel about the movie starting this Friday, when it premiers in theaters.
In related news, “Fantastic Four” stars Kate Mara (Sue Storm), Micheal B. Jordan (Johnny Storm) and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm) have all recently come to the defense of their co-star Miles Teller, who plays the brains of the operation, Reed Richards, after Esquire gave Teller’s recent cover interview a less-than-nice review.
Are you feeling excited or “eh” about the upcoming flick? Let us know in the comments.