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Miles Teller Says ‘Fantastic Four’ Tries “To Do Something More Than Soulless, Popcorn Action”

Miles Teller Says 'Fantastic Four' Tries "To Do Something More Than Soulless, Popcorn Action"

As we’ve seen in the second season of “True Detective,” ambition can sometimes outreach execution, and many are wondering if Josh Trank has not achieved his vision for “Fantastic Four.” It has been dogged by bad buzz — even though no one has actually seen the movie — but Miles Teller (who also hasn’t seen the finished film) says everyone involved was trying to do something different.

“We did try to do something more than soulless, popcorn action,” he told BBC Newsbeat. “We tried to make something coming from a more dramatic standpoint, so we’re hoping that people enjoy it and recognise that we’re trying to do something original.”

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That said, he doesn’t feel optimistic that critics will be receptive, simply because he feels it will be immediately dismissed, as blockbusters so often are. “Rarely are films of this size critically well received,” he added. “This is not a movie we’re going to go on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s going to be at 80 or 90 percent.”

Will audiences and reviewers keep an open mind? We’re just a few days away from knowing, when “Fantastic Four” opens on August 7th. [via Comic Book Resources]

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