Miles Teller Thinks Critics Might Not Like Fantastic Four


The Fantastic Four reboot is having one of the most confusing pre-release hype periods of any super hero movie — or maybe any movie, full stop. On one hand, you have Simon Kinberg trying to reassure fans that the movie turned out fine and theorizing about possible sequels. In other words, the usual publicity stuff.

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Then you have the facts that critical reviews are still embargoed and that the cast of the movie reportedly still hasn’t seen the finished film, things that don’t exactly inspire confidence. To top it all off, the new movie’s Mr. Fantastic thinks critics might not like the film.

Here’s what Miles Teller told the BBC on that score:

"Rarely are films of this size critically well received. This is not a movie we’re going to go on (review website) Rotten Tomatoes and it’s going to be at 80 or 90 per cent."

Simon Kinberg’s statements not withstanding, he’s probably correct. All the signals are leaning much further toward flop than smash at this point.

Still, it’s hard to parse exactly what he means by “films of this size.” Surely he’s not talking about any team-based super hero movie, because The Avengers did just fine on Rotten Tomatoes (92 percent), as did Guardians of the Galaxy (92 percent). It’s possible he’s talking about more modestly budgeted comic book flicks, though there’s no official number floating around for what Fox spent on Fantastic Four.

We’re rooting for the movie anyway, simply because of the belief that a rising tide lifts all costumed boats. But when one of the film’s stars appears to be intentionally downplaying expectations, that’s cause for some concern.

(P.S. Can someone please show the Fantastic Four cast their own movie? Seems like the right thing to do … )

(via Comic Book Resources)

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