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Fantastic Four (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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fantastic 4  »

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several moments in the movie take their visual cue from Jack Kirby's work in the very first "Fantastic Four" comic:
  • The cosmic storm is depicted as bullet-shaped rays

  • Ben possesses the lumpy craggy face from his earlier appearance rather than his more familiar beetle-brow

  • Johnny races against a missile like he does in the opening act of the comic

  • Ben smashes into an oncoming truck in an angle identical to the one given in a panel where he exits a manhole directly in the path of an oncoming car

  • and Johnny's flame-form is a smoldering pillar of fire like it was in the earlier comics rather than the more familiar "burning man" look

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When Johnny jumps off the building to avoid the missile, he flames up. As he shouts 'woo hoo' the 4 on his costume is back to front and on the other side, meaning that this shot was mirrored. This was fixed on the DVD release. See more »


[first lines]
Ben Grimm: Typical of Victor Von Doom to build a 30 foot statue of himself.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Dr Doom is seen on a ship heading to his home country Latveria. See more »


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(Fantastic Four Remix)
Written and Performed by Orange Range
Remixed by Josh Deutsch
Courtesy of Sony Music Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

Truly enjoyable.
18 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was well put together, fun, and didn't take itself at all seriously. I am not sure where the negative hype comes from, but I find when a good film gets bad reviews, that means most people just didn't get it. In this case, perhaps from the last few comic book films that attempted to "mean something," I think people forgot how to enjoy themselves. Laden with kitsch and tongue-in-cheek humor, this movie embraces that it comes from a comic book and allows itself to be big and a little silly. Yes, Jessica Alba wears an impossibly tight jumpsuit. Yes, the Human Torch is so slick and charming that, if you met him in real life, he'd get a solid smack for his arrogance. But this isn't real life, people, in case you forgot-this is the Marvel Universe, where clothes are tight and the dialog...isn't. Who cares? This movie is so fun that you wish these people did exist and would take some media focus off the jerks that are in the public eye.

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