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Fantastic Four (2015)

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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.

Directors:

Josh Trank, Stephen E. Rivkin (uncredited)

Writers:

Jeremy Slater (screenplay), Simon Kinberg (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Teller ... Reed Richards
Michael B. Jordan ... Johnny Storm
Kate Mara ... Sue Storm
Jamie Bell ... Ben Grimm / The Thing
Toby Kebbell ... Victor Von Doom / Dr. Doom
Reg E. Cathey ... Dr. Franklin Storm
Tim Blake Nelson ... Dr. Allen
Joshua Montes ... Quarterback Speech School Kid
Dan Castellaneta ... Mr. Kenny
Owen Judge ... Young Reed
Kylen Davis ... Teasing School Kid
Evan Hannemann ... Young Ben
Chet Hanks ... Jimmy Grimm
Mary-Pat Green ... Mrs. Grimm
Tim Heidecker ... Mr. Richards
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FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Written by 20th Century Fox

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When you change the world, prepare to defend it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Josh Trank reportedly wanted Allison Williams for the role of Susan Storm but Fox overruled him and cast Kate Mara. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Most of the students at the beginning of the film appear to be much older (ie. high school-aged) than the 10-year-old Reed and Ben. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boy: Ever since I was three, I wanted to play quarterback for the New York Giants... like my personal hero, Eli Manning. Annual salary is between 10 and 20 million dollars a year.
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Crazy Credits

When the 20th Century Fox logo fades away, the F in the logo stays for a second longer before it also fades away. This parallels the Fox X-Men films, where the X in the logo stays longer also. See more »


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Too dark for its own good
5 August 2015 | by charzhinoSee all my reviews

I went into this movie with hope and optimism and not put off by the negative light shone towards it. An hour and 40 minutes later, I left feeling empty and unsatisfied. Comic book films are supposed to make you feel inspired, but not this one.

So what is wrong with it? One word – chemistry. In any superhero team/ensemble there should be great character interactions and a feeling that these guys can effectively make a team, never mind a ''fantastic'' team. The best team movies all have characters playing off each other as in the Avengers and X-Men.  However, there is zero chemistry between any of the F4. We see an attempt at some early romance between Reed and Sue which doesn't go anywhere. Johnny Storm is billed as a genius but troubled kid however we never see why he has a high IQ, he is just shifted in to make up the numbers. We never see him form any sustainable bond with any of the others. Ben Grimm also appears as an outsider, brought in with little sense to the project to fill the final slot. The chemistry between the original F4 (2005) was MUCH better whereas here they feel like 4 individuals.

 

The climatic battle takes place in the most boring environment that you can imagine. It is over within 10 minutes, with not much ingenuity to overcome a half decent attempt at Dr Doom, who at first seems very intimidating. This film will be quickly forgotten and the question isn't whether a sequel will be made or whether it will cross over with X-Men, but is the original Fantastic 4 film a better watch than this depressing, dull comic book movie. Final score 5.5/10


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Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,685,737, 9 August 2015

Gross USA:

$56,117,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,882,881
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2.35 : 1
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