In the newest remake of the Marvel comic, Fantastic Four, we meet four young friends who travel to an alternate dimension. Reed Richards (Miles Teller) is a genius who began work on a teleporter at the age of eight. He and his best friend, Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell), continue to work on the teleporter until they present it at a science fair. Dr. Franklin Storm (Reg E. Cathey) sees his work and realizes that Richards’ work has surpassed his own interdimensional research. Reed is then recruited to continue their work along with Dr. Storm’s children, Johnny (Michael B. Jordan) and Sue (Kate Mara), as well as Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell).
Once they have finished the machine, the team enlists the help of NASA to get the men and women working on this project through the gate to another dimension. In order to be the first people in the new dimension, Reed and his new friends make an unauthorized trip through the portal. But everything goes wrong and they lose Victor into some mysterious green lava.
The remaining members of the group return from their tumultuous trip and bring with them some unexpected, superhuman powers. Reed becomes Mr. Fantastic and is able to stretch and twist his body at will, while Ben gains a tremendous amount of strength and becomes known as the Thing. Johnny is able to control and project fire as the Human Torch while his sister Sue becomes the Invincible Woman.
Realizing their new potential, the friends are moved to a military base in the middle of nowhere to be trained as soldiers for the army. In an attempt to change back, they build another machine and travel back to the other dimension. When they arrive, they find that Victor survived his accident in the other dimension, but when he returns to Earth, it’s not with the best intentions. When Victor’s dastardly plans are unveiled, the Fantastic Four must work together to harness their newfound powers and save the planet from destruction.
This action-packed remake brings a new twist to the classic Marvel comic and the film’s CGI scenes bring a new life to the movie. The Thing is designed well and seems incredibly realistic, so much so that he looks natural lumbering down the streets of the city. Even the Human Torch’s movements look realistic as he spits fire at his enemies.
The Fantastic Four is available at movie theaters around the nation. If you’re looking for a fun, action-filled movie, head to the theaters to check out Fantastic Four this weekend. So go out and see the Fantastic Four this weekend.