Is it really destined to be always like this?! “Fantastic Four” movie named as the worst reviewed Marvel team ever had! In the peak of their promotion for Twentieth Century Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot, one of the movie’s lead stars, Miles Teller, who plays as the genius Reed Richards, tries to control the temper expectations when it comes to review scores, but it seems like there was nothing he could do about it.
Fans have high expectations regarding the reboot of “Fantastic Four” which was directed by Josh Trank and led by the stars—Toby Kebbell, Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan. But it looks like the movie did not even get to the movie goers fingertips as it currently sits at a whopping 24% of audience score on the review aggregation website, Rotten Tomatoes with a 8 % Tomatometer score for its Top Critics. Even the site’s critical consensus stated that the movie is “dull and downbeat and it really proves a woefully misguided attempt to translate a classic comic series without humor, joy or colorful thrills that made it great.” This made the movie fall back just behind “Elektra,” RT’s lowest rated movie.
As of writing, the movie had 154 reviews in RT and every single sentence include a not-so-good feedback and according to Screenrant, it has solidified itself as the worst reviewed film (based on Tomatometer) against all the movies released with a license from Marvel. Even on Metacritic, another notable movie review aggregator, the film sits with an average review score of 27/100 which means generally unfavorable based on 37 critics, it also got 2.5 user score out of 210 ratings!
Teller quoted the issue by saying on BBC News that: “Rarely are films of this size critically well received. This is not a movie we’re going to go on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s going to be at 80 or 90 percent.”
No one suspects that “Fantastic Four” would be named as the worst film ever produced by Fox-Marvel as the movie consecutively been in the list of having the lowest rank in movie ratings. Even the director of the film, Trank, himself can’t accept the reality as he took his reaction on his Twitter account, noting that it’s not his fault—that he had a better idea about the film but the studio ruined it. (He eventually deleted his tweet about this.)
Meanwhile, it does make sense if Fox plan about having a “Fantastic Four 2” in 2017, it won’t be used for a follow up since they got bad reviews. Some say that maybe they can use this opportunity to merge the movie character’s to one of Marvel’s films like “X-Men”—maybe they can save their reputation by doing this.
Making a sequel out of a flop movie is not easy so Fox or Marvel should be careful next time if they want to keep movie goers high expectations from their produced film.