The reviews for the new Fantastic Four reboot are so bad, the movie’s own director, Josh Trank, has tried to distance himself from the final product, blaming its low quality on the studio. With a star-studded cast (Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell) and a director whose previous work (Chronicle) was so promising, what went wrong? Here’s what some of the movie’s toughest critics have to say.
-A.O. Scott, New York Times
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
-Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
-Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
-Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
-Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly