Category: Latest News

Honest Trailers: Fantastic Four [2015]

Honest-Trailers-Fantastic-Four

One day after 20th Century Fox officially shelve their plans for a Fantastic Four sequel, those Screen Junkies unleash two barrels of funny on the dreadfully misguided reboot.

While there is no point kicking a bad movie when it’s down, the theatrically released version of Josh Trank’s reboot was a complete mess and I remain unconvinced that his vision for the iconic characters would have been much better. Given how hard this movie flopped at the box office, a director’s cut doesn’t seem like it will be high on Fox’s list of priorities. In a bid to counter balance the cartoonish antics of the previous Fantastic Four movies, Trank wanted to go darker for his origins story and the talented young cast are wasted on characters so thinly drawn they may as well be invisible.

All we know for sure is that 20th Century Fox aren’t letting go of the Fantastic Four rights anytime soon, so we can expect a re-reboot of some kind in the foreseeable future. In an ideal world, Fox would strike a similar deal with Marvel that Sony pulled off with Spider-Man. After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed to make the money that Sony needed, they binned their Sinister Six plans and opted to share the character with Marvel. I have a sneaky feeling that Fox will look to fold the Fantastic Four into X-Men, a move that is long overdue and would give the new FF a chance to play with other Marvel characters. 

For now that might be wishful thinking, so just sit back and enjoy this sinfully good Honest Trailer.

25Nov

In The Heart of the Sea: The Myth of Moby Dick Featurette

I would love to say that my obsession with man vs nature movies started when I read Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. An iconic piece of writing, but to my shame it was watching Jaws for the first time that...

24Nov

Kevin Bacon To Produce and Star In Tremors TV Series

Earlier this year when Kevin Bacon expressed interest in revisiting the Tremors franchise, we just chalked it up to nostalgia as the movie celebrated its 25th anniversary. “I’d love to do something...

24Nov

Fantastic Four Sequel Removed From Fox Release Slate

To the surprise of nobody, Fox has taken the sequel to Fantastic Four off their release schedule. 20th Century Fox showed a sign of confidence in the end product when they set a 2017 date for the sequel...

24Nov

FX Renews Fargo For A Third Season

As we pass the halfway mark of the second season of Fargo, FX has given the anthology series an early renewal for a third season of ten episodes. Showrunner Noah Hawley previously hinted at where the...

20Nov

Peter Jackson Talks About The Problems With The Hobbit

I love Lord of the Rings, as near perfect a trilogy as the original Star Wars that also suffers the burden of prequels that divided fans. In a new revealing behind the scenes video, Peter Jackson and his...

17Nov

The Stranger: Interview with Writer/Director Guillermo Amoedo

In creepy new horror The Stranger, a mysterious man named Martin arrives in a small town at the end of nowhere. He is there to eradicate a highly contagious and dangerous disease that makes sufferers...

16Nov

New Victor Frankenstein Featurette

Meet the men behind the monster. James McAvoy takes a break from the X-Men universe and is joined by Daniel Radcliffe who star in this bold retelling of Mary Shelly’s iconic creation in the form of...