Will the final Fantastic Four trailer make you bury your face in your hands?
I think everyone by now is just waiting to see how Fox has managed to botch comicdom’s First Family this time around, and whether Josh Trank’s rumored set difficulties show up in the finished product. At least we’ll always have Roger Corman’s iteration of the Fantastic Four, which was excusably bad due to its budget and keep-the-rights intent, and thus not as excruciating as its successors.
One thing this newest venture “has going for it” — you have to put that in sarcastic quotes — is what will likely be its utter botch of Doctor Doom. This trailer gives us our best look to date, and he looks awful. You get the feeling that he’s being held back not to make his eventual onscreen reveal cooler, but to delay the backlash until the opening weekend. It takes a special kind of suck to ruin one of the great villains this fictional medium has ever produced, and if that’s what winds up happening — kudos! Another triumph!