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Fantastic Four (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Family | 8 July 2005 (USA)
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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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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$2,815,167 (Australia) (8 July 2005)

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$154,695,569 (USA) (23 December 2005)
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When Victor is proposing to Sue in the spaceship he says he has "four little words that will change their lives forever". Right after he says it, Reed bursts into the room saying "The cloud is accelerating" referring to the deadly cosmic storm they were observing; exactly four words that did change their lives, they received superpowers as a result of the storm. See more »

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In the bridge scene, Johnny and Reed encourage Sue to turn invisible so she can sneak past some police officers, forcing her to disrobe. After she sneaks past, Johnny and Reed run up to her carrying her clothes, they manage to pass by the police officers themselves since the officers are too stunned by seeing Sue turn invisible to notice. 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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Better Than Daredevil, Not As Good As Either Of The X-Men.
8 July 2005 | by (Calimesa, California) – See all my reviews

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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