It seems like everyone has been talking Fantastic Four for a long time, and finally we have our first proper look at the movie thanks to the trailer which was released today.
This new version of the movie stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan, and Jamie Bell as the group who return to Earth with new abilities following a trip to an alternate universe. The foursome have to learn to work together and use their new powers to save the Earth from an enemy they once called their friend, played by Toby Kebbell.
There has been a lot of talk about this movie, and mostly not for the right reasons. There has been talk of extra filming being required, and many fans of the Fantastic Four comic series are not fans of this new movie.I will freely admit that Fantastic Four is not a franchise that I care for on the whole, and the previous attempts at bringing it to the big screen didn’t really work. However, after watching the trailer a couple of times, I will say that it was not as bad as I was expecting, but as someone who has very low expectations for the movie that doesn’t say too much.
The trailer is atmospheric and dark, it shows us The Thing, played by Jamie Bell who to me will forever be Billy Elliot, and we also get a fleeting glimpse of Michael B Jordan’s The Human Torch. Will this trailer be enough to allay the fears of fans of the comic book series? I honestly don’t know, and I will have to wait and see more from the movie to decide whether it is something I will rush to see.
Whilst watching the trailer I was thinking “oh this music sounds really familiar”, and it appears most of Twitter felt the same way. Imagine my shock when I discovered that the haunting melody used is in fact “Main Theme” from Broadchurch! Yes you read that right, and this was confirmed on Twitter by the composer Olafur Arnalds. I love this piece of music, and it’s melodic quality does bring a mournful timbre to the trailer.
I’m so thrilled to have my music featured in the Fantastic 4trailer! The piece is “Main Theme” from… http://t.co/KyUjGXvhLM
— Ólafur Arnalds (@OlafurArnalds) January 27, 2015
Check out the trailer for Fantastic Four below and tell us your first thoughts on it. We would love to hear them.
Fantastic Four hits UK cinemas on August 6, and US theaters on August 7.