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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

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Reed Richards, a brilliant but timid and bankrupt scientist, is convinced that evolution can be triggered by clouds of cosmic energy, and has calculated that Earth is going to pass one of these clouds soon. Together with his friend and partner, the gruff yet gentle astronaut muscle-man Ben Grimm, Reed convinces his conceited MIT classmate Dr. Victor Von Doom, now CEO of his own enterprise, to allow him access to his privately-owned space station. Von Doom agrees in exchange for control over the experiment and a majority of the profits from whatever benefits it brings. He thus brings aboard Susan Storm, his shy, though assertive chief genetics researcher and a former lover of Reed's with whom she had an acrimonious break-up, and her diametrically opposed brother Johnny, the maverick and hot-headed playboy pilot. The astronauts make it home intact; however, before long they begin to mutate, developing strange and amazing powers as a result of their exposure to the cloud! Reed is able to... Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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When an experimental space voyage goes wrong, four people are dramatically changed by cosmic rays to become the Fantastic Four. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,157 (Turkey) (16 September 2005)

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$154,695,569 (USA) (23 December 2005)
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Not the first Fantastic Four movie. Another was made (The Fantastic Four (1994)) but never released because, unbeknown to the cast and crew, it was never intended to BE released; it was made only because the studio that owned the rights to make a Fantastic Four movie would have lost them if it did not begin production by a certain date. See more »

Goofs

When Ben stands on the beam that the jumper has retreated to on the bridge it bends several inches under his weight. After he jumps down onto the bridge surface it springs back to normal. Not only would a bend in such a beam be a permanent deformity, a mass large enough to cause such a bend would hit the asphalt with enough force to cause a similar depth crater - which does not happen. In fact if his weight remained at this level through out the movie every foot step he made would break paving slabs, floor tiles and pretty much every thing he walked on, and put him crashing through any floor not reinforced to bank vault levels in any multi-story building he tried to enter. See more »

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Ben Grimm: Typical of Victor Von Doom to build a 30 foot statue of himself.
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The Marvel logo features comic-book images of the Fantastic Four in its pages; it's also shaded blue, the uniform colour of the Four. See more »

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Bang Bang to the Rock 'n Roll
Written by Filippo Clary and Massimo Bottini
Performed by Gabin
Courtesy of Astralwerks
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Don't compare this to X-men & Spiderman, it's good in its own way.
10 July 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I don't understand the reason behind the bad reviews & comments given to this movie, I mean this movie was pretty good, i think one of the main reasons behind it is that Fantastic Four was never popular as some of the other Marvel comics, so people didn't really care to see this as much as Spiderman or X-men, personally Ben Grimm was one of the more outstanding characters, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm was one of the main reasons for me watching the movie for obvious reasons. Chris Evans as Johnny Storm was pretty funny throughout the whole movie. I really enjoyed the movie from start to finish. It was very much an entertaining movie, but maybe fell to short in time, it could've been a little longer but it seemed to finish a little to quickly. My main point to this review is to inform people just to watch this movie with an open mind.


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