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.
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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A replica of a part of the Brooklyn Bridge was constructed on-set in Canada. See more »
When the human torch is on the news the invisible woman is shown wearing a button shirt with light black lines going down it, with a big collar on. When they go to confront Johnny Invisible woman collar is smaller and the lines on her button shirt are a darker black instead of light black. See more »
Typical of Victor Von Doom to build a 30 foot statue of himself.
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The Marvel Comics logo features comic-book images of the Fantastic Four in its pages; it's also shaded blue, the uniform color of the Four. See more »
In the US/UK a modified version was released on DVD. For example, the UK release has scenes, dialogue and effects shots different to the Hong Kong, French and German versions. There are reports of the Canadian version being affected also. These changes include:
Reed and Sue rekindling their romance is shown in a scene with the pair walking and talking, with the Statue of Liberty in the background. The Hong Kong version loses this scene and replaces it with one where the two are seen in a planetarium, whereby the scene ends rather abruptly before the pair kiss
Dr Doom saying "Goodbye, Ben" is missing from the final fight scene in the Hong Kong release, but present in the UK edition
When Dr Doom is engulfed in the fire at the end, his yell has him emitting a fiery breath in the Hong Kong release but this effects is missing from the UK edition
Dr Doom's line as he emerges from the fire is cut short in the Hong Kong release. The words "A little heat?" do not appear, but are in the UK edition
During the final confrontation in the UK release as The Thing uses his foot to direct water at Dr Doom, Mr Fantastic helps by using his powers to direct the water from the fire hydrant onto Dr Doom. However, he is not present in the Hong Kong version and The Thing seems to defeat Doom by himself
Reed's proposal to Sue is also different. In the UK version, he bends down on one knee by stretching himself, whilst maintaining eye contact with Sue. In the Hong Kong release, he actually gets down on one knee for real
Dr Doom's voice is different in both version. In the UK version his voice sounds normal, whilst in the Hong Kong edition his voice takes on a more eerie quality, and sounds like he is talking from behind his mask
I don't know why some people wanted more action. That has been the bane of many movies lately - focusing too much on action and special effects and forgetting how to tell a good story.
This movie remembered to use the special effects to help tell the story and not focus on them. The effects were really good and many of them were used for humour instead of action. The only effect that looked a bit computerish or fake was the flame effect on Johnny Storm.
The acting is decent and all the characters seem to fit the roles. They have the right attitudes and lines.
There were a few scenes that were a bit contrived and we weren't sure why/how the character ended up there - for example, Johnny Storm is suddenly in a bike jumping show - but maybe he knows someone on the inside - so we will just let it go. Besides, it's a comic book.
It seemed very true to the feel of the comic books. I really enjoyed this show and would recommend it.
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