In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters, to find the mythical Golden Fleece, all the while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
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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
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The sequence of Johnny Storm morphing into a ball of flames and soaring over Manhattan took 4 months to create. See more »
Victor Von Doom's facial injuries after the space station incident change from scene to scene. Starting at similar size on both the left and right, then only on his right (and longer) with no trace of the ones on his left. Although the increasing length of the right one could be due to his condition, this does not explain why the left one vanished. See more »
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 »
Better Than Daredevil, Not As Good As Either Of The X-Men.
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
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
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