Final ‘Fantastic Four’ trailer focuses on Doctor Doom, finally gets the tone right

07.14.15 2 years ago

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The “Fantastic Four” reboot has had a bit of a rough go of it. From terrible wording in character biographies, to mismanaged reveals, to having to back pedal on Doom”s origin, things have been bumpy to say the least.

This new trailer goes a long way to fixing those issues for me. Reed Richards is finally shown as a scientific genius who has little grasp on social niceties or safety protocols (which is probably how they all end up in the teleporters to begin with). Johnny Storm gets to let loose with his trademarked snark. The plot finally puts in an appearance, with the government hoping to utilize the team as a weapon while Johnny and Sue”s dad tries to stop them. And we finally get a good look a Doctor Doom, who”s scarred body is leaps and bounds better than whatever was happening in the 2005 version.

Of course, your mileage may vary.

From the press release:

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel”s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

“Fantastic Four” hits theaters on August 7, 2015.

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