Remember how much fun you used to poke at Tim Story’s goofy Fantastic Four film from 2005? Well, it doesn’t seem so bad these days, now does it?
As Josh Trank’s rebooted Fantastic Four film endures one gut-punch after the next from critics, its Rotten Tomatoes score has officially dipped below the original’s (but not the original original…that would be bad). While Story’s Fantastic Four sits at a rancid 25% Rotten score, Trank’s reboot is trapped at an irredeemable 11%.
There’s still the slight chance that a few positive reviews could hit over Fantastic Four’s opening weekend and hoist its score up, but its fate seems, if you’ll pardon us, Doomed.
While Rotten Tomatoes' official consensus for the 2005 Fantastic Four reads, “Marred by goofy attempts at wit, subpar acting, and bland storytelling, Fantastic Four is a mediocre attempt to bring Marvel's oldest hero team to the big screen,” its takeaway for this year’s is even less forgiving, reading “Dull and downbeat, this Fantastic Four proves a woefully misguided attempt to translate a classic comic series without the humor, joy, or colorful thrills that made it great.”
Either way, it seems that th best way to experience a Fantastic Four story is the oldest: Pick up a comic book.
Even with such low reviews, will you see Fantastic Four this weekend? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to read our official review here.