Five Reasons You’ll Love It - December 11, 2015

Fantastic Four - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Fantastic Four - Five Reasons You'll Love It

This summer’s latest blockbuster arrives this week with Fantastic Four, another adaptation clawed from Marvel’s array of comic book heroes.

These guys have been on film before, back in 2005 and 2007, but now they’re back with a whole new-line up.

This time our titular heroes are Miles Teller, who you’ll know best from Whiplash, he plays Reed Richards, the man who will go on to become Mr Fantastic, whose arms and legs can stretch to inhuman lengths.

Then there’s Kate Mara, House Of Cards’ intrepid reporter Zoe Barnes, playing Sue Storm, who is gifted with the ability to become invisible and generate force fields. Next, Michael B. Jordan, star of Friday Night Lights and The Wire, he’s Johnny Storm and can fly and shoot fireballs at will, and finally we have Jamie Bell, who first danced his way onto our screens all those years ago as Billy Elliot, he plays The Thing, a man with a body made entirely out of stone.

This movie takes the story right back to the start, with the story of how the four gained their powers, how they changed the course of scientific history and how they made a deadly enemy in Toby Kebbell’s Victor Von Doom.

The movie will is out now on DVD, Blu-Ray and an exclusive hmv steelbook, but we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons you’ll love it…

 

The special effects are incredible…

Whether it’s watching the four’s powers being brought to life or the vast landscapes of the other dimensions they are forced to go and explore, the whole movie is brilliantly captured.

 

Toby Kebbell is on top form…

As Victor Von Doom, the brooding scientific prodigy who ends up become the enemy of the four, Kebbell tears it up.

 

The chemistry between the four is excellent…

Getting the casting of the four leads right was always going to be crucial and it really works in this movie. The dialogue zips around nicely from beginning to end.

 

The script is tight and not overlong…

The problem with some origin stories is that between setting up all the characters, the world they occupy and why they become the heroes they do, you can be looking at a very long film. With a script from X-Men: Days Of Future Past scribe Simon Kinberg, this keeps the running time down to a skinny 100 minutes.

 

It sets things up nicely for a sequel…

We won’t spoil the ending, but the way the films end gives you hope that there’s plenty more to come from these four.


Fantastic Four is out on DVD now

 

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