Fantastic Four details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Dec 2006|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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superbBy williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 20 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]my children loved this film. Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) has a brilliant idea, he wants to test in space, involving human DNA and radiation. To do that, he swallows his pride and turns to his old rival, Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon). Victor agrees, and soon five people are travelling to a space station, hoping to get their experiment set up before a cosmic storm arrives.
Unfortunately, they don't make it, and the five of them are caught in the storm. At first, there don't appear to be any effects. But then they begin to change. First, it's Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis) who becomes a rock creature. But then Reed discovers he can flex his body into any shape desired. Siblings Sue and Johnny Storm (Jessica Alba and Chris Evans) also find they have powers. Sue can turn invisible and create force fields while Johnny can turn his body into fire and use that to fly.
Johnny is the only one of the four who is excited, about their new found powers. He wants to use them for good, but also exploit them for profit. Ben is the most reluctant, to embrace their new found powers since he's a giant rock. Reed tries to find a way to reverse the process, while all of them attempt to deal with the powers.
Whilst as disturbing are the changes the other find in themselves, they can at least hide the effects beneath normal clothes, or prevent the effects from taken place, for Ben his mutation into 'The Thing' means, that this most gentle of men, is now cast as a horrific misfit, who is hit rather hard when his wife leaves him.
Meanwhile, Dr. Doom ( Julian McMahon) is also undergoing a change. he begins to show some rather alarming symptoms, and when his business starts to crumble around him, and Sue rejects his romantic approaches, it would seem he is only too keen to try out his new abilities, for the purpose of revenge.
But as he wants to use his powers to satisfy his own greed, and take over the world. Now, the Fantastic Four will need to accept their powers in order to stop him.
The special effects were incredible, especially for Johnny Storm also known as the Human Torch and Reed as Mr. Fantastic.
this film is well worth renting out.
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Fantastioc FourBy jmcc (9 reviews) from Morpeth , 21 Jul 2009I really loved thsis fantssy adventure. Need to see ther next one now!
'FUN' tastic fourBy spock140 (74 reviews) from UK , 15 Jul 2009Guy has a brain storm whilst getting some data really close up on a space storm. Trouble is so do all his mates / ex's / funders / - well just about anyone around really!
Sets the scene for typical Marvel action. This is great. Fine use of SFX, Nice emotional touches and although you know who's going to be the baddy, who's going to break the safe but boring rules, oh and who's going to end up loving who - well it still works. Good family viewing. Recommended
enjoyableBy shaggy69 (107 reviews) from Selby , 11 May 2009i really enjoyed this film, i would highly recommend this to anyone, well worth a rental, also it's got jessica alba.
Fantastic FourBy PoetDad (109 reviews) from Pulborough , 10 May 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideBoring and childish.
Reasonably fantasticBy RJNeb2 (1012 reviews) from London , 08 Apr 2009All jolly japes as we learn how Marvel's first family came to be. A freak storm in space makes Reed Richards super-stretchy, Sue Storm invisible, her brother Johnny fire in the sky and Ben Grimm a great lump of rock. Oh, and their nemesis Victor von Doom who's also along for the ride gets a dose of superpowers too. It's all very silly but it's done with tongue firmly in place, some witty gags and a good old demolition derby of an ending.
A nice Blu-ray transfer too. Good and sharp though, commentary aside, it's definitely not fantastic when it comes to extras.