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Fantastic Four due for release on 7 August 20th Century Fox

Early reviews of Fantastic Four have started pouring in and it does not look like the much-hyped reboot is any better than the campy original film that was released in 2005.

"A muddled and underdeveloped origin story", is how a critics' review report via ComicBookMovie described the film.

Fans and moviegoers might not really find this early reaction too surprising considering the fact that the film has been generating negative buzz much before its release.

Even the film's cast is aware of how fans currently perceive the reboot. When actor Miles Teller (who plays Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic) was asked by BBC Newsbeat if he's ready to prove the critics wrong, his response - "We haven't seen the film either" - seemed more like he's distancing himself from the film - in case it tanked!

The actor then went on to explain that the film might not appeal to critics because it is different from the regular "popcorn action" superhero films.

"Rarely are films of this size critically well received," said Teller. "This is not a movie we're going to go on Rotten Tomatoes and it's going to be at 80 or 90 per cent. We did try to do something more than soulless, popcorn action. We tried to make something coming from a more dramatic standpoint so we're hoping that people enjoy it and recognise that we're trying to do something original," the actor added.