‘Fantastic Four’ director posts two-star review of own film: “I was expecting it to be much worse”

The 2015 reboot flopped at the box office.

Josh Trank, director of the derided 2015 Fantastic Four reboot, has posted a two-star review of his own film.

The film was one of the worst-reviewed movies of 2015, and he’s now agreed with the consensus on review site Letterboxd.

“Fant4stic… Huh,” the review begins. “Okay first of all, I thought it would be GREAT if I searched FF2015 and the shit wasn’t even on here. Low key I kinda was hoping it wasn’t. But it was! And I’m here. Anyway. Where to begin…”


He continues: “The movie is ALRIGHT. I was expecting it to be much worse than it was. I literally haven’t seen it since like two weeks before it came out, and I was in a heavily fucking traumatised state of mind. Why? Eh, save that for another time.”

Josh Trank. Credit: Getty

“Everyone in the film is a great actor, and overall there is a movie in there, somewhere,” Trank adds. “And that cast deserves to be in THAT movie. Everyone who worked on Fantastic Four clearly wanted to be making THAT movie. But, ultimately, It wasn’t.”

“I was 29-years old, making my second film, in a situation more complicated than anything a second time filmmaker should’ve walked into,” he said.

Miles Teller, who appeared in the film as Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic, also opened up on the film’s failure after its release and claimed that a bad script was to blame for the poor reception.


Michael B. Jordan also suggested back in 2016 that the Fantastic Four flop was “outside the actor’s control”.

Josh Trank is set to direct new Al Capone biopic Fonzo, starring Tom Hardy. It hits cinemas on April 2, 2020.


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