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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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$2,815,167 (Australia) (8 July 2005)

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$154,695,569 (USA) (23 December 2005)
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Trivia

Thing notices puppets at Alicia's art gallery and she says they belong to her father. Alicia's father Philip Masters was the supervillain the Puppet Master, a foe of the Fantastic Four. See more »

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Although they are supposed to be in the fictitious Baxter Building, the lobby and the elevators are clearly those of the real Empire State Building. Furthermore, the Empire State Building is even clearly pictured in a huge wood inlay in the lobby. 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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Referenced in Sin City: The Premiere (2005) See more »

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Everything Burns
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Fantastic Flaw: Sucks pooh through a straw.
19 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is just so BORING! The actors are cheesecake and the whole thing is so predictable. The special effects aren't so special, nothing of interest happens for the first hour and a half. It reminded me of the old joke:

"Man goes into the butchers and asks for a pound of bacon, the butcher asks 'Lean back?' so the man leans back and asks for a pound of bacon."

Not funny, not clever and wholly predictable Batman. The experience of watching this movie reminded me of watching the Hulk and I only ever wanted to do that once in my lifetime.

If you have nothing better to do than watch this movie then do nothing.

When is Hollywood going to stop force feeding us these toothpaste advertising "actors"? Someone save us from the shiny happy people.


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