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Fantastic Four (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Reed Richards
... Sue Storm
... Johnny Storm
... Ben Grimm
... Victor Von Doom
... Leonard
... Alicia Masters
... Debbie McIlvane
David Parker ... Ernie
... Jimmy O'Hoolihan
... Sexy Nurse
... Ned Cecil
... Compound Doctor
... Nightclub Girlfriend
... Nightclub Boyfriend
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Storyline

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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When an experimental space voyage goes wrong, four people are dramatically changed by cosmic rays to become the Fantastic Four. See more »


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

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,061,504, 10 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$154,696,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$175,424,795
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(DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The machine Reed constructs that recreates the storm and restore them to normal is influenced by the Telepods from The Fly (1986). The film is about a scientist whom undergoes a genetic mutation, when an experiment goes wrong. See more »

Goofs

When Reed is evaluating the group members, the screen lists Ben's powers as "superhuman strenght" rather than "strength." See more »

Quotes

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

The Marvel logo features comic-book images of the Fantastic Four in its pages; it's also shaded blue, the uniform colour of the Four. See more »


Soundtracks

On Fire
Written by Kwamé (as Kwame B. Holland), Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Harry Palmer,
Marshall Mathers and Luis Resto
Performed by Lloyd Banks
Courtesy of G Unit/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(Contains an interpolation of "The Champ", written by Harry Palmer)
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Very good - satisfying
8 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

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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