Fox, Marvel and a lot of other people are bemoaning Friday’s $11.3 million opening for “Fantastic Four.” The weekend looks like $27 million, about half of what either of the first two “FF” movies did in 2005 and 2007.
“Fantastic Four” carries Fox and Marvel logos. No matter what Marvel fans think, this is is poor reflection on everyone. And Fox didn’t make a bad movie on purpose, and Marvel didn’t root for failure. Everyone wanted a success.
It’s no fault of the cast, and I don’t know about fault regarding the director. It’s just a mess.