In case you've been living under a rock, the new “Fantastic Four” movie isn”t doing too hot. Our own critic – Drew McWeeny – found it mediocre at best, which is almost the nicest thing you can find to say about Fox”s third attempt at capturing the essence of this superhero team.
As of this writing, the film as an abysmal Rotten Tomatoes score:
Of course, everyone involved seemed to have been bracing for impact. When Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic) is using talking points like “These films don't do well with critics,” that's a veritable canary in a coal mine. But no one expected director Josh Trank to do this:
A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would've recieved great reviews. You”ll probably never see it. That”s reality though.
– Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) August 7, 2015
Talk about backpedaling. You can almost hear the cartoonish screech of tires as Trank peels out. Wow.
It took approximately zero minutes for the tweet to disappear from Trank's Twitter timeline, but it was too late. Screenshots are forever.