I enjoyed this take on the FF better than the last two films. Rather than the classic 60's origin, it takes its cue from the Ultimate Universe Fantastic Four graphic novels, in which their powers come from exploring another dimension. We're first introduced to a very young Reed Richards and Ben Grimm when they are in grade school. Reed has invented what he thinks is a teleportation device but he needs something from Ben's family junkyard. The experiment seems to work. Years later, Reed Richards (Miles Teller) is a High School senior recruited by Dr Storm to work at his lab--to make a dimensional device more stable. It's there is meets Dr Storm's adopted daughter, Susan (Kate Mara) and son Johnny (Michael B. Jordan). There's also Victor Von Doom, who is the one who had begun the experiment in the first place. The experiment seems to be a success--but before the project is taken away by the government they decide to test it on themselves. Reed calls up his longtime friend, Ben, who joins them. What they find is an inhospitable looking planet in the other dimension--and Doom is killed, or so they think. Of course, there's a big confrontation at the end with big special effects.
I was curious why this wasn't released as a 3-D film, as the previews make this seem action-packed. It's not an action film at all, which is not a bad thing, but a character study of a superhero team in the making. I can see this becoming a solid franchise. Recommended.