Fingers crossed that Four will prevail

Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four

FANTASTIC FOUR (12A, SHOWCASE CINEMAS PETERBOROUGH, FROM TODAY)

Four youngsters (Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell) get their physical form altered after teleporting to a dangerous universe – turning into superheroes known as Mr Fantastic, Human Torch, Invisible Woman and The Thing – and then have to harness their new abilities to tackle former friend-turned-arch-nemesis Dr Doom (Toby Kebbell).

Josh Trank (Chronicle) directs this troubled production that, fingers-crossed, will hopefully prevail – even though it hasn’t even been screened early for critics, which isn’t an encouraging sign . . .