Fantastic 4

Fantastic 4

DVD - 2005
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After exposure to cosmic radiation, four astronauts become the most remarkable, if not most dysfunctional, superheroes of all time. Reed Richards is the leader of the group and gains the ability to stretch all parts of his body, he takes the name Mr. Fantastic. His girlfriend, Sue Storm, gains the ability to turn invisible and create force fields, calling herself the Invisible Woman. Her younger brother Johnny Storm gains the ability to control fire, including covering his own body with flame and is those named the Human Torch. Pilot Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong rock creature and decides to call himself Thing. Together, they use their unique powers to explore the strange aspects of the world, and to foil the evil plans of Doctor Doom.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2005
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Fantastic four

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The acting is hammy but the group more or less nails the look of the comic book heroes. Pretty standard plot if a tad boring.

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DarhkCanary
Oct 27, 2019

This movie is amazing! At first I didn't want to watch it because it looked really old and stuff, but then I watched it and I loved it! I think its ind of funny that Chris Evans played Johnny storm, one of the fantastic 4 since he plays as Captain America, which are both from Marvel.

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DarhkCanary
Oct 27, 2019

I love this movie. Its so action packed. Strongly recommended.

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mammothhawk229e
Jan 24, 2018

Hate it. Galactus was a formless planet sized cloud blob?
Unintended shout out to the Super-Skrull in one scene.

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mammothhawk229e
Jan 24, 2018

Totally average.
Origin story just not the same as Fantastic 4 got their powers in a thinly insulated rocket hit by Cosmic rays.
Ditto on Doctor Doom. His face got disfigured after mystic spell gone sideways during university as Reed's roommate.
They got the casting right, but not the plot.
All that money & it still cheesy!

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Just ok.

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lindy919
Dec 22, 2017

This version is just OK but it is ten times, nay, ten billion times better than the 2015 version

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burchlam
Jul 10, 2017

Checked out on 7/6/17: DVD is defective. Appears it has been wiped clean. Will not load--tried on 3 different DVD players

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 28, 2017

This movie is one of my favourites. It was so weird seeing a younger Christ Evans after The Avengers, Jessica Alba after Spy Kids 4, and Ioan Gruffudd after Amazing Grace. It's hilarious and action filled, not to mention a certain hot character. I'm sure some other girls know who I'm talking about 😉😂

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mexicanadiense
Jan 29, 2014

Having just watched it again for the first time since it came out I have a hard time understanding why this movie is so reviled. While I grant that the story does jump around a bit, on the plus side I found the performances to be quite winning (particularly a pre-"Captain America" Chris Evans as super pest Johnny "The Human Torch" Storm) and the film had a refreshingly light touch. Maybe the main problem was how this lightness was definitely counter to the brooding "Batman Begins" tone that became so popular and influential back in 2005 as well. All I can say is that F4 has earned a spot in my nostalgia zone- not perfect, but certainly not the worst comics movie (hello, Watchmen...).

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 28, 2017

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Mar 10, 2015

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Oct 21, 2013

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Jun 13, 2012

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Jul 10, 2011

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Nov 16, 2008

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 28, 2017

Sexual Content: For a time Susan needs to remove her clothes to maintain invisibility. While undressing she momentarily looses focus and we see her in her undergarments. Cleavage is shown. As mentioned before Johnny considers himself a ladies man and makes comments implying such. He is also seen naked from the waist up, covering the waist down with a coat.

deadpoollover Apr 03, 2014

Sexual Content: Johnney puts a lot of sexual innuendos in this movie.

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bdls206
Jul 10, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Susan Storm: It's got to be the cloud! It's fundamentally altered our DNA!

Reed Richards: Now, let's not jump to conclusions. We need much more scientific evidence before we can say that.

Johnny Storm: Hey, guys!

[his thumb is on fire. He snaps his fingers, and it goes out. He snaps it on again, then off again]

Johnny Storm: Now picture that... But everywhere! I mean... Everywhere! *What*?

Reed Richards: ...The cloud has fundamentally altered our DNA.

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bdls206
Jul 10, 2011

Johnny Storm: All right, I'm here, let's make this quick, I've got a lot of places to go today. Oh wait - I don't go anywhere!
Reed Richards: Johnny, it's imperative that we stay inside for the foreseeable future.
Johnny Storm: I know, I know, but when you said that last time my brain hurt a week.
Susan Storm: Johnny, it's too dangerous for you to be in public.
Johnny Storm: You've been saying that for years.

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bdls206
Jul 10, 2011

Johnny Storm: If you're good, maybe daddy'll let you drive.
Ben Grimm: You keep talking and there won't be a next time!

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bdls206
Jul 10, 2011

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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