Fantastic FourDirector: Tim Story
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A handful of heroes become superheroes under unlikely circumstances in this action drama adapted from the long-running Marvel comic-book series. Four astronauts are on a mission aboard a new experimental spacecraft when they are unexpectedly exposed to a massive dose of gamma rays. The accident causes strange and unexpected transformations in all four. Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd), top scientist and leader of the mission, can now stretch his body like elastic and is dubbed Mr. Fantastic. His partner and sweetheart, Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), develops the ability to become invisible at will, and becomes known as The Invisible Girl. Her younger brother, Johnny Storm (Chris Evans), is renamed The Human Torch for his new talent of being able to summon up fire from his body when he chooses. And Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis), pilot for the journey, mutates into a monstrous creature with superhuman strength and muscles like stone, known as The Thing. Together, the travelers become known as the Fantastic Four, and they set out to use their unusual skills to fight crime, quickly gaining a nemesis in another altered hero who uses his talents for evil, Doctor Doom (Julian McMahon). A long-gestating project that had been talked about by a number of filmmakers since the early '90s, Fantastic Four was previously the basis for a pair of animated television serials, and was made into a feature film in 1994 by producer Roger Corman, though that film was never officially released. (Fantastic Four creator Stan Lee has said the 1994 film was made only so that the producers could hold on to the rights to the characters, and that it was never intended to be distributed to the public.)
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- 20th Century Fox
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- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Ioan Gruffudd||Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic|
|Jessica Alba||Susan Storm/The Invisible Girl|
|Chris Evans||Johnny Storm/The Human Torch|
|Michael Chiklis||Ben Grimm/The Thing|
|Julian McMahon||Dr. Victor Von Doom|
|Kerry Washington||Alicia Masters|
|Laurie Holden||Debbie McIlvane|
|Kevin McNulty||Jimmy O'Hoolihan|
|Maria Menounos||Sexy Nurse|
|Andrew Airlie||Compound Doctor|
1. A Deal With Von Doom [5:06]
2. Uneasy Alliance [2:51]
3. Nine Hours to Contact [2:37]
4. The Cosmic Storm [3:59]
5. Quarantine [2:37]
6. Running Hot [2:05]
7. Man On Fire [2:05]
8. Metamorphosis [6:53]
9. Thing [2:31]
10. Panic On the Brooklyn Bridge [8:48]
11. The Fantastic Four [3:08]
12. Back to the Baxter Building [2:47]
13. Victor's Visit [2:33]
14. Tests [3:39]
15. Terrible News [3:01]
16. Reed's Plan [2:20]
17. Vengeance of Von Doom [2:05]
18. The Torch Breaks Out [3:36]
19. This Is Who We Are [3:28]
20. Alicia [3:28]
21. Take Charge [1:50]
22. Seeds of Doubt [4:20]
23. More Power [1:42]
24. To Be Ben Grimm Again [3:48]
25. A Better, Stronger Being [2:55]
26. Flame On! [2:12]
27. Call Me Doom [1:23]
28. It's Clobberin' Time! [2:31]
29. Doomsday [4:00]
30. Celebration [2:44]
31. The End? [:59]
32. End Titles [7:33]
English 5.1 DTS
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spanish Dolby Surround
Cast Commentary: On
Cast Commentary: Off
Reed Tests Plants
Reed and Sue in Planetarium
Reed and Sue Walk and Talk: Wolverine Insert
Fantastic Four Video Diary
Making of Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four: Making a Scene
Fantastic Four: Casting Session
Music Video: "Everything Burns"
Music Video: "Come On, Come In"
Music Soundtrack Spot
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The critics tore "Fantastic 4" apart when it was released,but they missed the point.This is nothing more than a good old-fashioned action movie,and on that level it works wonderfully.It's got a good story,fast-paced direction,solid production values,and terrific special effects.And thanks to great performances,it's also got some depth and humor to the characters.Jessica Alba,Michael Chiklis,and Julian McMahon are wonderful, and Ioan Gruffdd is good.But Chris Evans steals the movie in a rousing and delightful performance,and he's the best thing in the movie.The whole thing is a lot of fun!Sit back and enjoy!
I watched this mostly because of Ioan Gruffudd and Julian McMahon. After discovering them in the Hornblower films and Profiler, respectively, I really wanted to see more of their work, and since a lot of their other stuff isn't quite my cuppa tea, I thought Fantastic Four would be a perfect opportunity. In a way it was: I liked them both in their roles, and I certainly enjoyed looking at them. But I didn't really like the movie. The action sequences were a lot of fun, but the characters seemed flat, their development disjointed and awkward. And while I understood why the characters were at odds, I didn't feel as invested in the resolution as I wanted to be. I'll probably still watch the sequel, but this isn't one of my favorite comic-book adaptations.
Many critics didn't give this superhero movie the time of day, but it's not the typical superhero movie. Fantastic Four is the exact opposite of all the rest, with some comical and flashy moments, and some dark scenes to break up the comedy. Those who follow the orginal series of the Fantastic Four knows that you really can't take the superhero stuff too seriously, other wise it's no fun, and that's what this verson was all about. Fantastic Four is a funny, exciting, light hearted approch to many dark superhero movies already out there.
I enjoyed seeing my favorite superheroes coming to life on the big screen. It's full of action, laughs and...love. I am looking forward to seeing a series of sequels.
The first part of this movie is a little skimpy on character development, but as it goes on the relationships evolved to my satisfaction. The special effects are second to none. Give this movie a spin.
This movie had some genuinely exciting and funny scenes, but suffered from a somewhat inferior script. Invisble Woman was great and so was Mr. Fantastic. Recommended!
Now, while Marvel has put out some phenomal dramas and in-depth (messed up) heroes, you can only see a certain side of the comic book story. Fantastic Four finally chose to do what comic movies were probably meant to do - a quick, in-and-out movie that made you laugh and enjoy the action, but didn't really impact you. It was meant to be enjoyable, and I loved the humor (particulary the Torch who else?) It tries valiantly at a deeper plot, but still retains an interesting comical innocence. The humor was humorous, the acting was good, the action and special effects phenomenal, and the soundtrack wasn't bad either. While it may not be on-par with the X-Men movies, I still enjoy it enough to watch it as a quick action-drama-comedy. All hail to comic movies that remain true to their origins.
This is a great action-packed show.It has humor,romance and lotsa action.It's way better then the sequel.A definite must watch!
This is not a good movie in general, and you can practically feel the cash-in on the idea. They mishandled the characters in some respects and it just feels empty. Watch the sequel involving the Silver Surfer- it's a better movie by far.
Fantastic Four fails and I knew it would: Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffud, Chris Evans did really good acting, and I was very, very bored. It felt like 45 minutes, and was slow and boring. My grade: 4 D+ *
It's been a long time waiting for this comic book team of heroes to hit the big screen, and it was worth it! I loved this movie.
This film's utterly idiotic mishandling of Dr. Dooms character with it's needless origin changes, added powers, and doofy explanation for his trademark facemask is enough of a travesty by itself. Factoring in the obnoxious Mountain Dew ad take on Johnny Storm combined with a totally emascualted Reed Richards and blandtastic Sue Storm it joins the ranks of Schumachers last Batman outing. Ben Grimm "The Thing" fares slightly better. Seems to be the only aspect of the film where anything about the core concept made it from the comic page to the screen though the same can't be said for the characters look.