When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government must find a cure for the monster he emerges whenever he loses his temper. However, Banner then must fight a soldier whom unleashes himself as a threat stronger than he.
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.
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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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 »
The logo for CityTV of Vancouver is clearly visible in a street scene. 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 »
Terrible - for under 12's and die-hard F4 fans only
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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