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Five people are endowed with superpowers after an accident on a space station. Four become a force for good. One becomes a force for evil. That’s pretty much it.

This is a fun movie and I liked it. It had a solid origin story, some good action, and pretty good SFX. Each character was clearly defined, even stereotypical, but that’s the Fantastic Four for you.

A lot of people griped on this movie. It was not bad. Wasn’t as “cosmic” or over-the-top as I would’ve liked, but it wasn’t a bad flick by any means. It was a great translation of comic book to screen and carried that vibe with it from beginning to end.

The invisibility effects of the Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba) were awesome, a sweet combination of complete I-can’t-see-you-at-all invisibility with the glass-like, transparent humanoid figure so we can see her enough to know what she’s doing.

The Human Torch (Chris Evans) looked like a man on fire, which he is, but animated enough so we can make out his actions, his costume, facial expressions and anything else we needed to in a given scene.

Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd): at some points he looked like a real-life stretchy dude, at others the CGI was very clear (i.e. that scene when he stretches his hand under the door to unlock it from the outside).

The Thing (Michael Chiklis), arguably the hardest costume because you didn’t want to run the risk of making him look like a cartoon character by going all CGI (as good as the Hulk looks even in The Avengers, there’s still an animated quality to it), but you also didn’t want bad prosthetics either. The Thing in this movie looked amazing and looked real. Well done.

Dr. Doom (Julian McMahon) was fine as is, his costume something like an elaborate cosplay. I would’ve liked more detail in the cloak, some sort of pattern, but the whole how-he-got-his-armor thing was pretty cool.

What worked especially well was the dynamic of family and all the love, bickering and craziness that goes along with having one. There was real chemistry between all the main players and it added a dynamic to the team that made the whole scenario believable.

What also makes the Fantastic Four different is they’re public superheroes without secret identities, that is, though they have codenames, everyone knows who they are. While Iron Man did this, too, having a whole family who everyone knows who they are changes the game. It’s also different because, unlike Iron Man, they didn’t decide, “Hey, let’s be superheroes,” but instead it’s something that kind of happens and they discover how important it is they use their powers to help people.

For me, Fantastic Four was a good movie that I like popping into the DVD player now and then.
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on October 16, 2014
Were are the extras for this one they seem to be missing the dvd has them.Fast shipping
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on October 23, 2014
info not like on your page the movie is only in English and you said french / English
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on December 29, 2005
I've never sent a review on a movie before...but in this case I felt I really had to. To somewhat balance the reviews.
Keep in mind as you read this that I, as a child, loved Fantastic Four comics. So, as an adult now I was a disappointed in this movie at first...why? Becuz I loved Batman Begins that I just happened to see during the same week. I compared that amazing movie to this one...even though in all honesty I expected it to be more comparable to Spidey. I tried to compare it to Spidey after...primarily becuz its hard for any current movie to reach BB status. Maybe future movies will as they hopefully use BB as a benchmark.
I'd rate this FF movie a 3.5 if I could. Why higher then the other reviewers? Because my disappointment changed to an 'its ok' status when I saw a group of children really enjoy this movie. Reminding me of my childhood and the new wonder and awe of seeing super powers in action. Plus the special effects weren't too bad. Its great to see the powers of FF go from a comic book drawing to an actual action we can see on a big screen. And I'm also a Star Wars fan who wanted to so enjoy the final 'Revenge' movie this yr but didn't becuz of the lame plot/acting. Again many people would argue that they love it for this and other reasons. Its all in the viewer's perception.
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on August 17, 2007
this movie was certainly entertaining,although it felt a bit incomplete is certainly not a movie you would call epic,by any
is much more low key than your typical blockbuster movie,i.e the Spider
Man or X-Men series.i believe the filmmakers were going for blockbuster
status,but the film did not reach that level.from both a critical and
artistic standpoint,this movie was received lukewarmly at best(although
some critics and fans praised it.)one of the problems is that the story
could have been developed better.the filmmakers focused more on style
than substance.the special effects were pretty decent,although at times
they were a little hokey.this is probably due to the relatively low
budget of 80 million dollars.also some of the dialogue was cringe
worthy at times.however,the acting was solid,their was plenty of action
and the film was not boring.However,like i said,the story was
sacrificed for style.despite a few flaws,this film was relatively
well made.for me,Fantastic Four gets a 3.5/5
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2007
Best Science-fiction movie for children, extended Edition show children how they make the movie by comparing to the reality ! best DVD of the year
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