3. Miles Teller
Ultimately, I don’t think that this is really Miles Teller’s fault. Whereas the previous entry was quite a faithful adaptation, this was just a disjointed mess from the start. Not only did the tone not know where it wanted to go, being dark and gritty one moment then leading to being a superhero movie,
Teller is a more than capable actor but isn’t allowed to show that in this film. Not just because every role he plays is essentially Miles Teller – something I call the Jack Nicholson Syndrome – but because the script is written from the perspective of a person who probably only had a rudimentary knowledge of the Fantastic Four to say the very least. Reed is so much more.
This version of Reed Richards gave off an air of pomposity that the character never gives off knowingly. On top of that, Reed would never have gone into an experiment as they do in the film – the one that ultimately gives them their powers – without a level head and making sure that everything is in order. Again, it’s not Teller’s fault, but even with what he was given, he couldn’t pull off a Reed Richards that is worth a second watch.