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Josh Trank Reviews His Own Fantastic Four Film in Letterboxd Post

November 24, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot is a glaring example of box office failures among the superhero genre, and the director himself has now reviewed his own film. Trank has made an account on the film lover’s social media website Letterboxd and provided his thoughts on the now-infamous Fox-produced Marvel film.

Fantastic Four (styled as Fant4stic) is one of the most notable recent superhero bombs. Released in 2015 to horrible reviews, the film lost between $80 million to $100 million for Fox due to its expensive budget and marketing campaign.

Trank said in his review that he came onto Letterboxd and “Low key I kinda was hoping” the film wasn’t even on the service. That said, he gave his review and noted that he hadn’t seen it since two weeks after it came out, when he was in a “heavily f**king traumatized state of mind.” His specific thoughts on the film are below:

Anyway, movie review:

Great cast.

Everyone in the film is a great actor, and overall there is a movie in there, somewhere. And that cast deserves to be in THAT movie. Everyone who worked on Fant4stic clearly wanted to be making THAT movie. But…. ultimately… It wasn’t.

Did I make that movie they deserved to be in?

To be honest?

I can’t tell.

What I can tell is there are TWO different movies in one movie competing to be that movie.

Is there a #releasethetrankcut?

Doesn’t matter.

I’m not Zack Snyder.

Zack Snyder is a storied, iconic, legendary filmmaker who has been knocking it out of the f**king park since I was in high school.

Me? Then?

I was 29 years old, making my 2nd film, in a situation more complicated than anything a 2nd time filmmaker should’ve walked into.

That said… I don’t regret any of it.

It’s a part of me.

And I just hope Peyton Reed makes the next Fantastic Four and crushes it. And that I get a cameo.

Anyway, that’s it.


PS: My girlfriend said I should’ve reviewed more of the film and less about myself. My answer: 🤷🏻‍♂️.