The Fantastic Four Trailer is Here and Very Odd

Fantastic Four Josh Trank

Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” trailer has arrived!

We’ve been wondering what Fox and Josh Trank have had in store for the Fantastic Four film. With all of the controversy surrounding the distance from the original story, many have had bad expectations. Today we finally have our first trailer, so you be the one to decide if this footage sways your point of view either way.

I think that the film looks very well shot and intriguing outside of any preconceived expectations. The visuals fit right in line with what we’d expect from a Summer blockbuster and narration from the trailer hints at the story but builds just enough mystery to spark wonder.

Outside of the pros I mentioned, I still feel like this version of “Fantastic Four” is so far distanced from the source that it doesn’t deserve its title. From what we can see in the trailer, it seems like these characters are explored individually and build into a relationship rather than having one already established. The sense of family and friendship that was the basis for the “Fantastic Four” comic books may be lost in Josh Trank’s version of the film. The only constant that seems to remain is the type of powers that they develop. But this is only a teaser trailer so many of these thoughts rely on assumption.

Another thing that is subtle but apparent to myself is the trailer’s resemblance to “Interstellar.” Focusing on mankind as pioneers and explorers in the narration and even including the all too familiar truck on a farm dirt road makes it seem very similar. Even the pace of the music seems to follow the progression of many of the “Interstellar” trailers. This could mean that there could be some similar plot points scattered throughout the film and possibly even the focus. The trailer seems to focus more on the idea of exploration rather than the formation of a superhero team.

If Josh Trank follows a similar progression to his other film “Chronicle,” then we may be waiting for the super powers to fully come into play late into the film. The trailer focuses heavily on the space exploration mission with only glimpses of their powers so it could very well be true. It’s not to say that “Chronicle” wasn’t enjoyable but for those who get tired of origin stories, we may see yet another with this “Fantastic Four” reboot.

What do you think? Will this “Fantastic Four” be a winner?

Ryan

Author: Ryan

Ryan has been fascinated with film and pop culture since childhood. Throughout college he "played it safe" taking the more lucrative route of being a computer programmer while squeezing in film related courses where he could...but even during his post college career, he could never escape his true passion. After following one of his favorite blogs for a long time, he approached the site's Editor about writing and they reluctantly gave him a shot. He later became their Senior Writer which led to a variety of other projects, radio show appearances, features, and high profile celebrity interviews. Despite his success with blogging, he still wanted more so in order to expand his creative addiction, he merged his IT skills and blogging know-how to create FilmFad.com which has continued to grow into a creative Mecca of pop-culture fun and integrity.[email protected]   Film Fad

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