Fantastic Four (I) (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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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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12 July 2005 | limejockey
7
| Solid effort
What we really have here is a solidly put together superhero movie of the popcorn variety which will more than likely get the sequel it deserves, which unfortunately suffers from timing issues, having come out a whole three weeks after a movie named Batman Begins, which seems to be considered as one of if not the best superhero movie ever made. Since this is a different movie you can't really compare the two in my opinion. Performances are fair to excellent but this being the first movie of a possible series the various relationships have to be set up, and characters have to make sense within whatever story is presented. Origins of the heroes and villains need to be explained, which when you have 5 major characters plus the supporting people takes a whole load of time and you don't want your movie running much more than two hours. Writing seemed to make sense for what was there, but I'd be interested to see what happens in the next one now that the major relationships have been established. What was there was well presented it's just too bad that Batman Begins came out first to deservedly steal whatever thunder this was likely to generate. Again a decent way to fill two hours, just don't expect to be blown away.

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Trivia

The screenplay had to be extensively retooled after The Incredibles (2004) came out as many of the latter's jokes were making fun of things that already existed in the Fantastic Four (2005) script.


Quotes

Ben Grimm: Typical of Victor Von Doom to build a 30 foot statue of himself.


Goofs

(at around 36 mins) FDNY Ladder 54 is housed in the Bronx nowhere near the Brooklyn Bridge.


Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Dr Doom is seen on a ship heading to his home country Latveria.


Alternate Versions

The Airline version is slightly different. The following difference's include:

  • Instead of the talk Sue and Reed have on the bridge, they're in a Planetarium instead.
  • During the final confrontation with Dr. Doom, Thing knocks open a fire hydrant and Mr. Fantastic puts his body in an "S" shape to amplify the water, instead in this version it cuts to Thing using his foot as if he did everything himself.
  • The scene where Victor opens the energy globe and puts his arm in it to increase power, large bolts of electricity jump out in the theatrical version, in this version, there are no bolts of electricity, indicating the effects were not finished.
  • The scene where Reed proposes to Sue on the boat, he just stands up normally and delivers his proposal with a different acting take.He doesn't kneel down while still standing as he did in the theatrical version.
  • Some shots of crashing cars on the bridge were cut.
  • Some language was cut, mostly reference's to God.
  • The scene where Victor picks up his phone and says " Leonard, bring Ben Grimm to the Baxter Building " was changed to " Leonard, bring me my Lab Rat ".
  • The Death of Victors' boss is slightly edited.
  • The scene where Thing walks into the bar has a different song playing and the glasses don't shake, nor does the record skip in this version.
  • During the scene where Sue, Reed and Johnny are taking a cab to the Brooklyn Bridge we hear a voice-over of Reed saying " Ben told us to meet him here at the Brooklyn Bridge " after this voice over it cuts to the three of them in the car.
  • This does not happen in the theatrical version.
  • During the scene where Johnny puts a shirt on and burns it and tells Reed and Sue he has " a serious problem " we can actually hear him yell off-screen and also hear flames shoot out as well before he informs then of what happened. In the Theatrical Version we just see his burnt shirt and the following line.
  • Although the film was shot in the Super 35 process, this version Pans and Scans as if it were shot in Anamorphic Widescreen instead of properly framing it for Full Frame as most Super 35 films are.


Soundtracks

On Fire
Written by
Kwamé (as Kwame B. Holland), Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Harry Palmer, Eminem and Luis Resto
Performed by Lloyd Banks
Courtesy of G Unit/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(Contains an interpolation of "The Champ", written by Harry Palmer)

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

8 July 2005

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Germany

Filming Locations

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,061,504 10 July 2005

Gross USA:

$154,696,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$333,535,934

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