During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, these "Fantastic Four" must now thwart the evil plans of Dr. Doom and save the world from certain destruction.
|Release Date||:||June 29, 2005|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 1492 Pictures, Constantin Film Produktion, Marvel Enterprises, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 3 KG|
|Production Countries||:||Germany, United States of America|
|Director||:||Tim Story, Diego Garzon, Lee Cleary, Jigesh Gajjar|
|Writers||:||Jack Kirby, Mark Frost, Michael France, Stan Lee, Trevor Goring|
|Casts||:||Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington, Hamish Linklater, Laurie Holden, David Parker, Kevin McNulty, Maria Menounos, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie, Pascale Hutton, Douglas Weston, Stan Lee, Sam Rubin, G. Michael Gray, Patrick Stoner|
|Plot Keywords||:||flying, sibling relationship, fire, marriage proposal, radiation, dna, missile, mask, transformation, supernatural powers, friendship, playboy, superhero, based on comic, laboratory, outer space, explosion, scientist, space station, brooklyn bridge, superhuman strength, invisibility, elasticity|
This film was well put together, fun, and didn't take itself at all seriously. I am not sure where the negative hype comes from, but I find when a good film gets bad reviews, that means most people just didn't get it. In this case, perhaps from the last few comic book films that attempted to "mean something," I think people forgot how to enjoy themselves. Laden with kitsch and tongue-in-cheek humor, this movie embraces that it comes from a comic book and allows itself to be big and a little silly. Yes, Jessica Alba wears an impossibly tight jumpsuit. Yes, the Human Torch is so slick and charming that, if you met him in real life, he'd get a solid smack for his arrogance. But this isn't real life, people, in case you forgot-this is the Marvel Universe, where clothes are tight and the dialog...isn't. Who cares? This movie is so fun that you wish these people did exist and would take some media focus off the jerks that are in the public eye.