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

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$154,695,569 (USA) (23 December 2005)
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During the pier conversation between Reed and Sue, not only were the actors not together (which is relatively common in filmmaking), they weren't even in the same country. Jessica Alba was filmed in New York City, while Ioan Gruffudd was filmed in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 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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Come On, Come In
Written by Scott Weiland, Slash, Duff, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner
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Performed by Velvet Revolver
Produced by Douglas Grean, Nick Raskulinecz and Velvet Revolver
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Terrible - for under 12's and die-hard F4 fans only
8 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not much actually happens in this movie, so if you're looking forward to seeing the F4 doing lots of heroic stuff, think again. In fact there are only two significant action sequences: the one where the F4 are first seen by the public, and the obligatory big fight with the bad guy at the end, neither of which are particularly impressive. All in all, it feels like a TV show episode stretched out to movie length, and not a great episode at that. The writing seems like a poor TV show as well, in fact if you told me it had been written by the people who wrote Mutant X, I'd say they were having a bad day.

On the positive side, there are some pretty decent effects, and there's Jessica Alba, but even she can't save this one.

I see some other reviews saying this is better than Daredevil, personally I think this makes the likes of Daredevil, and even Judge Dredd, look pretty good by comparison. I feel generous giving this movie a 4/10.


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