First Reactions to Fantastic Four Are Shockingly Positive

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 - 11:10AM
Fantastic Four
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 - 11:10AM
The Fantastic Four reboot has been doomed (no pun intended) from the start, with fans and critics alike forecasting that it will be a disaster from the moment it was announced. But now, the reactions to the first screening have arrived on social media, and they're overwhelmingly positive so far, thwarting everyone's expectations:


Honestly, I wouldn't be completely shocked if Fantastic Four turned out to be decent and/or good. Josh Trank is a talented director, and all four young actors are pedigreed up the wazoo, with Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan both getting Oscar buzz for leading turns in small indies within the last two years.

To be fair, studios often selectively choose people who are all but guaranteed to have a positive reaction for these screenings; Avengers: Age of Ultron, for example, got rave reviews in early screenings, and then tepid ones when it came out in theaters. But considering how much flack this movie has already gotten, the fact that we couldn't find a single negative reaction is encouraging. 

I take that back, there was one bizarrely impassioned Twitter rant that absolutely eviscerated the movie, but it was clearly a joke, especially when you get to the part about 9/11:

(At least, I hope it's a joke. 99% sure.)

Fantastic Four hits theaters this Friday.
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