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Fantastic 4 [2005] (1 disc)

Director:Tim Story
Writer:Mark Frost
Michael France
Composer:John Ottman
Length:106 minutes
(1 hour 46 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
Sorting Tub:Alpha
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:26%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: An accident on an orbiting space station leaves five individuals with unusual side effects.

Reaction: This could have been much more than it became. It's an enjoyable watch for the most part but doesn't really become more than a somewhat bland origin story.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Tim Story => Director
Mark Frost => Writer
Michael France => Writer
John Ottman => Composer
Chris Evans => Johnny Storm
Gina Holden => LV Receptionist
Hamish Linklater => Leonard
Ioan Gruffudd => Reed Richards
Jessica Alba => Sue Storm
Julian McMahon => Victor von Doom
Kerry Washington => Alicia Masters
Kevin McNulty => Jimmy O'Hoolihan
Laurie Holden => Debbie McIlvane
Maria Menounos => Sexy Nurse
Michael Chiklis => Ben Grimm
Ralph Winter => Ship worker (uncredited)
Stan Lee => Willie Lumpkin

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • To keep Michael Chiklis cool in the Thing suit, a rock was removed from his head and cold air was sprayed into the gap between the suit and the actor
  • Michael Chiklis fought to have a "real" Thing rather than a computer-generated character.
  • Michael Chiklis was offered the role of Thing after Jennifer Garner suggested him for the role.
  • Although Stan Lee has made cameos in many Marvel movies, this is the first time he has played a character from the comics: Willy Lumpkin, the Fantastic Four's kindly old mailman.
  • As part of his costume for The Thing, Michael Chiklis wore prosthetic teeth. To prepare himself to speak with the prostheses, Chiklis wore them when reading to his children.
  • Tim Robbins was considered for Dr. Doom.
  • The "WILHELM SCREAM", a famous sound effect, used in many movies, is used at least twice during the last fight of the film. Once as the bus is thrown, and then again shortly after.
  • Julia Stiles, Kate Bosworth, Rachel McAdams, Elizabeth Banks, [?] KaDee Strickland were considered for the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Girl.
  • Inspired by his role on [Nip/Tuck], it was Julian McMahon's idea to have Victor's scars sealed by surgical staples.
  • George Clooney and Brendan Fraser were considered for the part of Reed Richards.