It’s been a heckuva week for franchise trailers. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” pushed nostalgia buttons hard, everyone is still bickering about “Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” and now comes a new trailer for “Fantastic Four,” which offers a far different take on the quartet of heroes than we’ve seen before.
Josh Trank‘s reboot for Fox goes serious, and make no mistake about the “body horror” approach he’s been promising. Also, the movie has the ribs guy/White House gardener from “House Of Cards,” so there’s that too. Anyway, this time around dimensional travel causes problems for the young kids who come back with special powers and then have to use it to fight Doom. Certainly, the scale of this one is pretty big, and the tone is familiar, but for my money, there’s nothing particularly exciting about this one yet either.
“Fantastic Four” arrives on August 7th.