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Fantastic Four (2005)

cover Directed by
Tim Story

Writing credits
Michael France (written by)
Mark Frost (written by)

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Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Adventure (more)

Tagline: Prepare for the fantastic.

Plot Outline: A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom (more) (view trailer)

User Comments: Better Than Daredevil, Not As Good As Either Of The X-Men. (more)

User Rating: ******____ 6.1/10 (7,005 votes) Vote Here

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ioan Gruffudd .... Reed Richards
Jessica Alba .... Sue Storm
Chris Evans .... Johnny Storm
Michael Chiklis .... Ben Grimm
Julian McMahon .... Victor Von Doom
Hamish Linklater .... Leonard
Kerry Washington .... Alicia Masters
Laurie Holden .... Debbie McIlvane
David Parker .... Ernie
Kevin McNulty .... Jimmy O'Hoolihan
Maria Menounos .... Sexy Nurse
Michael Kopsa .... Ned Cecil
Andrew Airlie .... Compound Doctor
Pascale Hutton .... Nightclub Girlfriend
G. Michael Gray .... Nightclub Boyfriend

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some suggestive content.
Runtime: 106 min
Country: USA / Germany
Language: English
Color: Color
Sound Mix: DTS / Dolby Digital / SDDS
Certification: USA:PG-13 / Singapore:PG / UK:PG / Mexico:B / Australia:M / Finland:K-11 / Sweden:11 / South Korea:12 / Hong Kong:IIA / Philippines:PG-13 / Ireland:PG / Australia:PG (re-rating on appeal) / Mexico:A / Argentina:13 / Peru:14 / Norway:11 / Brazil:10

Trivia: It was Ioan Gruffudd's idea that Reed should continually be taking notes: "On a good day, I'd be writing formulas that I remembered from my algebra class in school, and on a day when I was really concentrating on the other actor, it would just be gibberish." (more)

[from trailer]
[a heat-seeker rocket is heading towards them]
Susan Storm: [to Johnny] Don't even think about it!
Johnny Storm: Never do.
[he jumps off the Baxter Building]
Johnny Storm: Flame on!
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76 out of 115 people found the following comment useful:-
Better Than Daredevil, Not As Good As Either Of The X-Men., 8 July 2005
Author: BigHardcoreRed from Calimesa, California

The Fantastic Four was a pretty good superhero movie but it lacked something. I do not think it truly lived up to it's endless hype from early this year. Aside from a few scenes that stick out, most are in the trailer, there is not much there other than some slick special effects sprinkled about. It is understandable, however, due to the fact that this film is about the origin of 5 different individuals and how they gained their super powers. I imagine the next one (of course, if there is a next one) will be more action packed.

As for a quick rundown of the story, 5 people are sent into a space ship to gather information that would be helpful in curing diseases and other good stuff. The crew consists of Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis), Reed Richards, (Ioan Gruffudd), Johnny Storm (Chris Evans), Sue Storm (Jessica Alba) & Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon). While in the space station, the super cosmic storm hits hours earlier than expected and all 5 are caught in the storm, forever altering their DNA (or something like that). The one that got it the worst was Grimm.

The standouts from this movie are The Thing/Ben Grimm, Johnny Storm/Human Torch & Sue Storm/Invisible Girl. The Thing & Torch stand out because of both their characters and personalities & Jessica Alba stands out pretty much just because she is Jessica Alba.

I feel that Reed Richards was more of an annoyance in the movie and not as likable a character as, say, the Human Torch. Also, I fear that Dr. Doom will probably forever be compared to the Green Goblin from Spider-Man, due to the hokey masks and all. Also, the voice for Doom did not quite fit for me. I am not sure if his voice is supposed to be that docile or not, but I always pictured a deeper, more menacing voice for him.

I do hope this movie is not as criticized as movies such as Hulk or Daredevil. This movie was not that bad, probably not even as bad as I have made it seem. I would rate it somewhere in between X-Men and Daredevil. 7.5/10

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