In an attempt to bring back the Mavel comic book classic and amp up box office earnings, Fox sunk $120 million into the Fantastic Four production budget. The final product, however, failed to deliver. Getting a measly 2 out of 5 stars on IMBD and 9% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is officially a flop. Despite a solid cast of up and coming actors including the likes of Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Tyler, and Jamie Bell, the film did not stand up to the hype.
Some have suggested the reason the film didn’t pull through on expectations might have something to do with poor leadership. Director and co-writer Josh Trank apparently was less than admirable in his attempt to create a blockbuster. His attitude and actions on set were controversial enough to start a few twitter rumors to surface. One tweet refers to his bad behavior and mentions him trashing the house he was staying in while filming. One site, ‘TigerDroppings’, alluded to him showing up to work ‘so high he couldn’t speak’ and treating the crew very badly. With little to no imagination going into revamping the characters, the actors are left to recite a mundane plot line with no new or exciting twists to the story.