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:||02 Dec 2005|
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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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PoorBy a customer from uk , 13 Jan 2009Against majority I didnt like this movie as found it boring and bland
Not Fantastic, but still quite goodBy grantf (56 reviews) from Edinburgh , 13 Jan 2009This enjoyable, if somewhat lacklustre, comic-book romp has very good special effects and a reasonable 'origins' plot for the Fantastic Four and Dr. Doom characters (the origin of Dr. Doom is different from the original comics which may upset some folk but I thought it was better). The inner turmoil experienced by Ben Grimm upon his transformation into The Thing is dealt with reasonably well but predictably for a film like this there's not much depth to this aspect. It's not a great film but it is pretty good Saturday night fodder.
Another enjoyable Marvel filmBy a customer from Dorchester , 11 Jan 2009Fantastic Four is a film that will be enjoyed by most. It will not be one that changes your opinions on the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre, but impressive special effects, witty comedy and a satisfying (albeit somewhat cliche) plot make it worth seeing.
My intention is not to write a review based solely upon my opinion, but to provide potential customers with an honest, unbiased overview of the film. Admittedly, it would be unfair to say that Fantastic Four is without its flaws. As has been mentioned in other reviews, it is nowhere near as dark or as serious as the majority of other well - known Marvel titles. Unfortunately, the occasional tense, emotional scene is simply ruined by Chris Evans' juvenile attitude.
The lack of synergy between the main characters (in the film) could be interpreted as a good or a bad thing. On one hand, the romance between the characters Reed Richards and Sue Storm does not work very well due to their complete difference in personality, but on the other, the contrast between the Fantastic Four as a group is what necessitates the use of four main characters. This variation and their initial inability to get along make the conclusion of the film more satisfying.
Overall, Fantastic Four is a film that I would recommend to most people, and to families in particular (Though it is worth mentioning again that it is unlikely to change your opinions on Sci-Fi films). It is safe to say that if you enjoyed any of the other Marvel films, you will enjoy this.
averageBy a customer from London , 28 Oct 2008not as exciting as i thought it'd be.
Fantastic FourBy a customer from Pevensey , 25 Oct 2008Very good entertainment could watch it more than once.