In this Marvel Comic adaption, four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs. The four of them acquire special powers, and decide to form a superhero group called ...
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Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
In this Marvel Comic adaption, four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs. The four of them acquire special powers, and decide to form a superhero group called the Fantastic Four. They then fight their arch-enemy Dr. Doom.Written by
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Michael Bailey Smith, the actor playing Ben, also played a character named Belthazor on the TV series "Charmed". He was a half demon/half-human character. Smith played the demon half. Julian McMahon played his human half. McMahon played Doctor Doom in the 2005 Fantastic Four movie. See more »
(at around 1h 25 mins) Laser beams continue moving in the direction they are aimed. Dr Doom's laser cannon was aimed at an upward angle, and would simply continue into space, not descending on New York, as shown in the film. See more »
Victor Von Doom is observing a special comet with Reed Richards when an explosive charge changes Von Doom forever. Ten years later, Reed, college friend Ben Grimm, Sue Storm, and her brother Johnny Storm are on an experimental rocket set to investigate the comet. They are sabotaged by Von Doom's minions and they crash back on earth changed with new superpowers.
This is a low budget production from B-movie legend Roger Corman. It's an ashcan copy so that producer Bernd Eichinger could maintain the film rights. With such low expectations, there is some fun in exceeding them from time to time. For example, I'm a little shocked that any special effects happens at all. Most of it is silly. It can be hilariously funny with Reed Richards' extending arms. I enjoy Grimm's plastic costume as the Thing. Von Doom's minions are extremely silly but Von Doom himself looks good. The story and directing can get a bit muddled. The acting is strictly B-level. At some point, even the campy fun wears thin and it is simply not good.
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