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Fantastic Four’s Honest Trailer Injects Jokes Into The Low-Energy Slog

Fantastic 4 must have been a pretty awkward and low-energy ride, because even the Honest Trailer seems tinged with a little sadness. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of zingers in here — but the actors look so bored and disengaged throughout it all that even the funny voiceover can’t quite save ’em. Credit to Screen Junkies for managing to make light of what looks to be one of the more boring movies ever — can’t hardly blame Fox for quietly shelving it.

Like the Honest Trailer says, it seems like a movie about how Fantastic 4 got made — and where it all went wrong — would be more interesting than the movie. Also, this video is probably the only time that Doctor Doom will ever be referred to as a “sex doll.” That joke isn’t explained or elaborated upon in the video, by the way. I guess it might make sense if I had seen Fantastic 4 … Nope, still not going to watch it.

(via IndieWire)

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