Fantastic Four (I) (2005)
Nurse: [taking Johnny's temperature which charges the electronic thermometer to 209 degrees] My God! You're hot!
Johnny Storm: Why, thank you. So are you.
Susan Storm: It's got to be the cloud! It's fundamentally altered our DNA!
Reed Richards: Now, let's not jump to conclusions. We need much more scientific evidence before we can say that.
Johnny Storm: Hey, guys!
[his thumb is on fire. He snaps his fingers, and it goes out. He snaps it on again, then off again]
Johnny Storm: Now picture that... But everywhere! I mean... Everywhere! *What*?
Reed Richards: ...The cloud has fundamentally altered our DNA.
Johnny Storm: Wake up, Ben. Hey, rise and shine, big boy. How you feeling?
Ben Grimm: Where am I?
Johnny Storm: Back on Earth. We're in quarantine. Victor's medical facility.
Ben Grimm: Reed? Sue?
Johnny Storm: Oh, they're fine. Everybody else is fine.
Ben Grimm: What's wrong with me?
Johnny Storm: I swear to you, Ben, they've done everything humanly possible. The best plastic surgeons in the world are here, Ben. You had the best.
[Johnny picks up a hand mirror on the bed table before Ben can reach it, reluctant to give it to him]
Ben Grimm: Give me that mirror.
Johnny Storm: I don't think if that's a good idea. They said the shock alone...
Ben Grimm: I said, give me that goddamn mirror!
Johnny Storm: Okay, Ben. Just be strong.
[Ben grabs it from him. Then slowly raises it to look and see that he's totally normal]
Johnny Storm: Unfortunately, the doctors just couldn't do anything to fix your face.
Victor Von Doom: [proposing to Sue Storm] Four words, Sue. Four words that will change our lives forever...
Reed Richards: [interrupting] The cloud is accelerating!
Reed Richards: How many times have I ever asked you to do something that you said you absolutely could not do?
Ben Grimm: Five times.
Reed Richards: I had it at four.
Ben Grimm: [from offscreen] Well, this is number five.
Ben Grimm: You know, living through something like this you really appreciate having the right woman in your life.
Reed Richards: Yeah, you and Debbie are perfect.
Ben Grimm: I'm not talking about Debbie.
[Indicates to Sue]
Reed Richards: What? Come on. She's got a good thing with Victor. He's smart, He's powerful, successful.
Ben Grimm: Well, maybe you should date him then.
Reed Richards: Ben, she ended up with the right guy, everything worked out for the best.
[Reed walks away]
Ben Grimm: Do I have to do everything myself?
Ben Grimm: [Sitting on the Brooklyn Bridge] Oh yeah Ben, few days in space, it'll be great, what's the worst that could happen?
Reed Richards: [Talking about his home] So what do you think?
Johnny Storm: I don't know Reed, I think you might be taking you work home with you.
Johnny Storm: All right, I'm here, let's make this quick, I've got a lot of places to go today. Oh wait - I don't go anywhere!
Reed Richards: Johnny, it's imperative that we stay inside for the foreseeable future.
Johnny Storm: I know, I know, but when you said that last time my brain hurt a week.
Susan Storm: Johnny, it's too dangerous for you to be in public.
Johnny Storm: You've been saying that for years.
Johnny Storm: [to Doom, after he sent a heat seeking missile after him] You missed me!
Victor Von Doom: Do you really think fate turned us into gods so we could refuse these gifts?
Susan Storm: Victor, you *always* thought you were a god. Now back off.
Victor Von Doom: Susan, let's not fight.
Susan Storm: No, let's!
Ben Grimm: Typical of Victor Von Doom to build a 30 foot statue of himself.
Ben Grimm: Ladies, I'm gonna need to borrow your car.
Old Lady with Car #2: The transmission sticks.
Ben Grimm: Not gonna be a problem!
[hurls the car in the direction of Doom]
Reed Richards: [extends his arm, stretching it under a metal door, and bringing his hand up to the window on the other side]
Johnny Storm: That's gross!
Ben Grimm: [after finding out that he's working for Johnny] I cannot take orders from the underwear model.
Ben Grimm: Hey, no more wise cracks about the way I look.
Johnny Storm: Hey, call me Mr. Sensitivity.
Johnny Storm: [walking through the crowd] Okay, wide load coming through! Everybody move! He's huge!
Ben Grimm: Hey! Come here, Mr. Sensitive.
Johnny Storm: Flame on!
Ben Grimm: Show-off!
[Johnny flies into the sky to make a fiery 4]
Ben Grimm: [referring to Reed, Susan and Johnny in their new outfits] You guys look like an '80s rock band!
[after he falls off his snowboard and lights on fire, melting the snow around him into water, talking to nurse]
Johnny Storm: Care to join me?
Ben Grimm: [complaining about Johnny] That underwear model washed out at NASA for bringing two Victoria's Secret wannabes into a flight simulator.
Reed Richards: Youthful high spirits.
Ben Grimm: They crashed it into a wall.
[Susan has just taken off all of her clothes while she was invisible]
Johnny Storm: I'm gonna need therapy.
Reed Richards: A few days in space. What's the worst that could happen?
[as the four enter the elevator, it creaks and from Ben's massive body weight]
Johnny Storm: Either we're moving really fast or not at all.
[the elevator's "exceed maximum weight" sign lights up]
Ben Grimm: I'll take the stairs.
Susan Storm: We're all in this together, Ben.
Ben Grimm: Together? Susie, look at me. You got no idea what I'd - what I'd give to be invisible.
Johnny Storm: [Ben enters the lobby] Hey! Look what the marketing guys did! Look, check it out, listen, listen, you'll love this...
[holds up a little Thing doll that says, "It's clobberin' time!" in a squeaky voice]
Johnny Storm: It's catchy, right?
Johnny Storm: Isn't that great?
[Ben takes the figure from Johnny, smashes it into the wall and stomps away]
Johnny Storm: Aww, that was the prototype!
[Susan's invisibility has worn off and she's now standing in front of a crowd in her underwear]
Reed Richards: I see you've been working out.
Susan Storm: Shut up!
Susan Storm: [to Johnny as a heat-seeker rocket is heading towards them] Don't even think about it!
Johnny Storm: Never do.
[he jumps off the Baxter Building]
Susan Storm: You don't want to walk around on fire for the rest of your life, do you?
Johnny Storm: Is that a trick question?
Reed Richards: Exposure to a high energy cosmic storm could advance our knowledge of planetary life.
Victor Von Doom: Same old Reed, always stretching, reaching for the stars.
Johnny Storm: [to Ben, after first seeing him as The Thing] Where are your ears?
Reed Richards: [while fighting Victor Von Doom] Johnny! Supernova!
Johnny Storm: I thought we agreed that was bad!
Reed Richards: Now!
Nurse: Johnny! You're on fire!
Johnny Storm: Thanks! You're pretty good too!
Susan Storm: You were at 4,000 degrees Kelvin! You were approaching Super-Nova!
Johnny Storm: Sweet!
Susan Storm: No, not "sweet"! That's the heat of the sun!
Reed Richards: You could kill yourself, other people, and burn up the atmosphere, ending all human life as we know it.
Johnny Storm: Got it. Super-Nova bad.
Ben Grimm: [after Victor was talking about him] Reed does the talking. I do the walking.
Victor Von Doom: So take a walk, Ben.
Susan Storm: [about the machine that could change them back to normal] What are the risks?
Reed Richards: Even a small miscalculation could increase our symptoms exponentially - or perhaps even kill us.
Johnny Storm: Now, dying - that's bad, right?
Victor Von Doom: It's time to end this.
Ben Grimm: No, Vic. It's clobbering time!
[he sends Dr. Doom flying. A metal painting falls on the latter]
Ben Grimm: Damn, I've been waiting to do that!
Johnny Storm: [after The Thing demolishes his red Porsche] You think that's funny, Pebbles?
X Games Announcer: [after Johnny has ignited during a biker stunt] He's ok! He's all right! I have to give you props Johnny. You were on fire!
Victor Von Doom: Isn't it funny the way things turn out?
Reed Richards: Hilarious.
Johnny Storm: [to Reed] Hey. Nice do. Likin' the grandpa look.
Reed Richards: [to Ben] I swear to you... I will do everything in my power until there is not a breath left in me- You're gonna be Ben again.
Johnny Storm: Come on, Ben. Smile. They wanna like you, bud. Say hi.
[to a group of little kids]
Ben Grimm: Uh, don't do drugs!
[to Johnny as they wait for the traffic light to turn green]
Goth Guy: Where's your hot sister and the monster?
[Johnny hurls a fireball that smacks Ben in the back of his head]
Ben Grimm: Did you just...?
[gets another fireball in the face]
Susan Storm: Johnny, stop it!
Ben Grimm: That's it, Tinker Bell! You wanna fly? Then fly!
[in a heated fight with Ben]
Johnny Storm: Let's see if we can get blood from a stone.
Johnny Storm: Let's think about it, you've got Victor, more money than God, stud of the year, and you've got Reed, the world's dumbest smart guy, worth less than a postage stamp. That's a real toss up.
Ben Grimm: Don't trouble your tiny little mind.
Johnny Storm: Please tell me your guy's not trying to rekindle things with my sister again.
Ben Grimm: Of course not. It's strictly business.
Johnny Storm: Yes. Well, his eyes say differently, don't they?
Ben Grimm: Hey. Two hearts got busted last time. Maybe she's not over it either.
Johnny Storm: Wow, Dr. Phil, that's deep. Let's think about that. You got Victor: more money than god, stud of the year. And you got Reed: world's dumbest smart guy, worth less than a postage stamp. That's a real toss-up.
Ben Grimm: Don't trouble your tiny little mind.
Johnny Storm: Don't wander off now, boy.
Johnny Storm: Digital camera - $250. Memory stick - $59. The look on your hard-ass former C.O.'s face when he finds out he's your junior pilot - priceless.
Victor Von Doom: [after he turns Ben to normal] Take a good look Ben. This is what a man looks like who embraces his destiny.
[punches Ben and sends him crashing]
Victor Von Doom: One down - three to go.
Reed Richards: [appearing on the landing] Vic?
Victor Von Doom: Right on cue!
Susan Storm: [Johnny is snapping his fingers and a flame is going on and off] I said cut it out Johnny. Johnny.Stop!
Johnny Storm: All right.
Susan Storm: All right?
Johnny Storm: Yes!
Susan Storm: *God*
Johnny Storm: [mockingly] God.
Susan Storm: What is wrong with you?
Johnny Storm: What?
Susan Storm: Uhhh!
X Games Reporter: [referring to Ben] What is that? What do you call that thing?
Johnny Storm: That's it - the Thing. Yeah, you think this is bad, you should have seen him before!
Ben Grimm: Okay. Now I'm gonna go kill him!
Victor Von Doom: I've always wanted power. Now I have an unlimited supply.
Ben Grimm: And no Thing to stand in your way.
Reed Richards: I'm trying to figure out why we each ended up with different symptoms.
Johnny Storm: Oh, well that's easy: I'm hot. You're... well, you're a little limp. Sue's easy to see through. And Ben's always been a hardass.
Susan Storm: It's too dangerous for you to go out into public.
Johnny Storm: You've been saying that for years.
Reed Richards: [after leaning in to kiss Sue, she turns invisible] ... That's not fair.
Reed Richards: His internal organs are completely solid.
Ben Grimm: [shaking head sadly, trying to make Alicia understand] You don't know what it's like out there. Walking around like some kind of circus freak. People staring, whispering...
Alicia Masters: [sarcastically] I wouldn't know anything about that.
Ben Grimm: [instantly contrite] I mean...
Alicia Masters: Tell me, when you grew up in Brooklyn, how many astronauts did you know?
[already knowing the answer, reminds him]
Alicia Masters: You went your own way then. You didn't listen to people. So why start now?
Reed Richards: Ben, I've been crunching the numbers on the machine. I think if we can rework the power settings...
Ben Grimm: [casually] Forget it, egghead. I'm good as is.
Alicia Masters: [approaches and hands Ben a large metal mug of beer] Better than good, baby.
[they clink glasses causing hers to shatter]
Alicia Masters: You just... need to work on your touch.
Ben Grimm: [hugging her and smiling widely] I like the sound of that.
Ernie: [in Ben's defense] This is Ben Grimm here - the first mook from Brooklyn to go into outer space. So pay him some respect.
Johnny Storm: [after Ben has transformed back to the Thing] Had a little relapse, huh? Welcome back!
Ben Grimm: Good thing you're flexible enough to watch your own back... 'cause I ain't doing it no more.
Victor Von Doom: [facing the Fantastic Four in full strength] This is gonna be fun!
Reed Richards: [Susan unexpectedly generates a force field which knocks Reed off his chair]
Susan Storm: I'm so sorry! Are you OK?
Reed Richards: Yeah.
Susan Storm: You're sure?
Reed Richards: Yeah.
Susan Storm: I - uh - you probably thought that was some form of latent hostility.
Reed Richards: What in the world would give me that idea?
Susan Storm: Johnny, have you seen Ben?
Johnny Storm: Yeah, Sunshine just left. Look Sue, I'm sorry, I... I can't stay in this freak show, I gotta get back to the real world.
Susan Storm: You're calling that the real world?
Johnny Storm: Sue stop, you're not mum, don't talk to me like I'm a little boy, okay?
Susan Storm: Maybe I would if you stopped acting like one! Do you even hear yourself? Who do you think you are?
Johnny Storm: Why is everyone on my ass? If you guys are jealous, that's fine; I didn't expect it to come from you though.
Susan Storm: You really think those people out there care about you? You're just a fad to them, Johnny!
Johnny Storm: Let's try something new. You live your life, I'll live mine. Sound good?
[before Johnny walks out of the Baxter Building, he turns back to Sue]
Johnny Storm: Oh, and just for the record - they love me!
[Ben zips Johnny's suit all the way up]
Johnny Storm: Thank you. That's so sweet.
Ben Grimm: I can handle this ship. I can even handle Mr. Blonde Ambition. But I don't know if I should be flying or doing Swan Lake in these suits.
Johnny Storm: If you're good, maybe daddy'll let you drive.
Ben Grimm: You keep talking and there won't be a next time!
[Standing in underware, yelling at Reed]
Susan Storm: Any more bright ideas? Why don't you strip down and have a hundred people stare at you!
Compound Reporter #2: [to Johnny] Is it true you can fly?
Johnny Storm: Yeah, I'm working on that, its actually really difficult.
Reed Richards: What worries me is that our powers are evolving.
Johnny Storm: I know - I know! I'm so close to flying, guys, I can taste it.
Susan Storm: You can't fly.
Johnny Storm: Yet.
Johnny Storm: [to Reed, after the fight with Ben] What?
Reed Richards: You need to control yourself, and think before you act.
Johnny Storm: Yeah, but you see, that's your problem; you always think, you never act! What if we got these powers for a reason? What if it's like some higher calling?
Reed Richards: A higher calling? Like getting girls and making money?
Johnny Storm: Is there any higher? You know what Reed - this is who we are. Accept it. Or better yet, enjoy it.
Alicia Masters: You know, being different isn't always a bad thing.
Ben Grimm: Trust me, this ain't one of them times.
Alicia Masters: Not if you don't want it to be.
[watching Johnny on TV at the Moto-X Games]
Susan Storm: He didn't.
Ben Grimm: Oh, yes, he did! Flame boy never listens!
Susan Storm: What did he do to his uniform?
X Games Reporter: Johnny, I've got to ask you about this outfit.
Johnny Storm: Yeah, it's sorta Armani meets astronaut.
X Games Reporter: So, what are your superhero names?
Johnny Storm: They call me the Human Torch. Ladies call me Torch.
X Games Reporter: What about the rest of the team?
[Sue's picture is shown on the huge screen]
Johnny Storm: That's the Invisible Girl.
Susan Storm: "Girl"?
X Games Reporter: What about your leader, Reed Richards? I hear you call him Mr. Fantastic.
Ben Grimm: Could've been worse.
Reed Richards: I guess.
Ned Cecil: [to Victor] About the I.P.O.- no hard feelings, right? Nothing personal. You know, you could always move back to Latveria and start fresh. Maybe that's where you belong - the old country.
[Victor shoots electricity through Ned's body which burns a hole in his chest]
Victor Von Doom: Nothing personal, Ned... but I'm not going anywhere.
Susan Storm: Johnny!
Johnny Storm: What?
Susan Storm: You gave us names? You don't think! So now you're the face of the Fantastic Four?
Ben Grimm: A face that's about to be broken!
[Reed opens the bathroom door as Sue get's out]
Susan Storm: [Sue goes invisible] You could knock!
Reed Richards: Sorry.
[Reed slams the door shut]
Johnny Storm: [puts thermometer in nurse's pocket] That's yours.
Johnny Storm: That's mine.
X Games Reporter: [about Reed] Is it true what they say about him? That he can expand *any* part of his anatomy?
Johnny Storm: Well, I've always found him to be a little limp.
Reporter- City TV: Excuse me. That thing doesn't look so fantastic.
Reed Richards: Ben Grimm is a genuine American hero.
Johnny Storm: What he means is, every team needs a mascot.
[the reporters laugh]
Johnny Storm: A new day is dawning. *The day of the Fantastic Four!*
Reed Richards: What I see in your relationship is what I considered the best part of ours.
Susan Storm: That is?
Reed Richards: Passion... for science.
[Ben Grimm sees a man about to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge]
Ben Grimm: Hey! You think you got problems, you take a good look, pal.
Johnny Storm: [Sue turns invisible, then begins taking off her clothes but loses her invisibility] I'm going to need therapy.
[Reed tries to kiss an invisible Sue]
Susan Storm: That's my nose, genius. These are my lips.
[she kisses him]
Johnny Storm: [diving off a building trying to turn his power on] Come on, come on, come on. Flame on!
Chief Fireman: Who's the leader?
Johnny Storm: That would be me!
Chief Fireman: No, really.
Ben Grimm: [after he accidentally shatters his vat of alcohol] If there is a God, he hates me.
Alicia Masters: *She* is not so into hate.
Von Doom's Doctor: Your entire biophysical structure is changing.
Victor Von Doom: That's terrible news.
[he kills the Doctor]
Victor Von Doom: I think I'll get a second opinion.
Leonard: [to Victor] Uh, sir, Larry King just canceled. Apparently there's a bigger story.
Ben Grimm: [after trying to make a phone call when first becoming the Thing] Little buttons!
Leonard: Sir, I have always wondered. Why Sue? You could have any other woman in the world.
Victor Von Doom: That's why. Because I could have any other woman.
[Johnny has engulfed Dr. Doom in a huge fire cone that has just burned away Doom's clothes and outer skin]
Victor Von Doom: Is that the best you can do?
Reed Richards: Time for your lesson - Chem 101. What happens when you rapidly cool hot metal?
Johnny Storm: [adjusting Ben's suit] Please tell me your guy isn't trying to rekindle things with my sister.
Ben Grimm: 'Course not. This time it's strictly business.
Johnny Storm: His eyes say differently, don't they?
Ben Grimm: [grabbing Johnny's arm] Hey. Two hearts got busted last time. Maybe she's not over it either.
Johnny Storm: Wow, Dr. Phil, that's deep.
Victor Von Doom: [looking in the mirror while talking to his assistant] Get me on the a.m. shows, Larry King, cover of the Journal. Gonna have to do something about this scar. Make sure they only shoot me from my left side.
Victor Von Doom: [to Reed] Why the long face? Let's talk in my office.
Ben Grimm: You know, you could'a run an ad in the personals.
Alicia Masters: Sensual blind chick seeks three-ton, rock-hard he-man for deep spiritual relationship.
Ben Grimm: [sounding more hopeful than realistic] This ain't permanent. My friend Reed is working on a cure... I think.
Alicia Masters: Bennie... you feel good 'as is'.
Alicia Masters: [Alicia and Ben reach the gallery] Look around.
[she decides to get drinks]
Alicia Masters: I'll get us drinks.
[anticipating his objection of going through the trouble for him]
Alicia Masters: They always let blind girls cut the line.
Alicia Masters: [heading toward the door] See you later, Ben.
[pauses and turns around]
Alicia Masters: I'm Alicia, by the way.
Susan Storm: [stripping off her clothes while trying to escape the mob] I can't believe I'm doing this again!
Ben Grimm: [about Reed's re-transformation machine] So, how long til this contraption is up and running?
Reed Richards: I don't know, it's hard to say.
Ben Grimm: How long, Reed?
Reed Richards: I don't know, uh...
Ben Grimm: [upset] You don't know?
Reed Richards: You don't want this to get worse?
Johnny Storm: Worse than *that*?
Victor Von Doom: [torturing Reed] Painful? You don't know the meaning of the word.
Susan Storm: Remember our first date here? God, I was nervous!
Reed Richards: You know, I'd bribed the projectionist ten bucks to keep the place open late.
Susan Storm: Really?
Reed Richards: Mm.
Susan Storm: I gave him twenty!
[Susan and Reed enter the laboratory happily chatting, but fall silent when they become aware of Ben waiting for them]
Ben Grimm: Yeah - I have that effect on people.