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Fantastic Four (I) (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  8 July 2005 (USA)
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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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$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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Just crap. People giving 10's? Do they pay you?
31 May 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

The worst superhero-movie I have ever seen. Definitely. Ever. Daredevil is 10 times better than this.

What is with people giving 10's? Feels like cheating or something. Normally I would understand different opinions, but this piece of crap can and will not satisfy anyone who is over 10 years of age and whose brain functions even a little.

The plot. I wouldn't care about the plot in this kind of movie so much, but it just stinks. The characters? Well, they suck. Every one of them, the writing and the acting is not B-class, it's F-class. You don't believe the characters. That would be OK, cause this film isn't a serious one, but when the characters make you want to shoot the guys who did this piece of crap, that's another thing.

The comics were OK, I used to like them when I was a kid. Now I like them even more, because the fantasy value of the original stories just skyrocketed after seeing this turd. I could list all the illogical holes in the movie, but I got no time for it. There are so many absolutely stupid things and scenes, that it seems impossible. It's just....I can't believe they made this. I didn't expect anything, and still I was angry.

The fire effect seemed cool at first. And the thing threw a car. That's it, you could make a video clip out of those things (approx. 8 seconds) and watch it. But don't rent this movie, ever.

After the disappointment and confusion I thought about watching it again, just for laughs. If you're watching this during a bad movie - weekend with friends, it will make you laugh.

Then again, this movie deserves not even laughter. Just hate. I hate this. Glad X-men and Spiderman did the job right. This one surely didn't.

Granted, this rant is more about my disappointment and childish anger than about the movie itself. If I could be totally neutral, I'd probably give this a couple more points.


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