They are brought back to Earth, with the four who were outside the shield left in quarantine at a private hospital in upstate New York near a mountain. Ben tries to get Reed to rekindle his romance with Sue, while Johnny decides to break quarantine and go snowboarding with a nurse. Meanwhile, Von Doom Enterprises took a huge stock hit after the fiasco on the platform, and the board of directors gives Victor a week to right the ship.
While the cops are all set to arrest the four of them, the crowd and the firefighters cheer them, leading the cops to put their guns down. The media dubs them the Fantastic Four, and they become instant celebrities.
There have been four Fantastic Four movies of varying quality (so far) but which film about Marvel's first family of superheroes is the best one The first Fantastic Four film was produced by Roger Corman in 1994 and most Marvel fans have never seen it. 20th Century Fox then produced the next three Fantastic Four movies with two different casts: Tim Story directed 2005's Fantastic Four and 2007's sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Finally, Josh Trank directed the ill-fated 2015 Fantastic Four reboot. In fact, two of the Fantastic Four movies are reboots, and three retold the superhero team's origin, while every film saw them battle their arch-nemesis, Doctor Doom.
The Fantastic Four were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961 and it successfully launched the Marvel Comics universe. For years, Fantastic Four was the centerpiece of Marvel Comics and its most popular title. With Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic, Sue Storm (later Sue Richards), a.k.a. The Invisible Girl (later The Invisible Woman), Ben Grimm, a.k.a. The Thing, and Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch as the core foursome, the Fantastic Four pioneered cosmic adventures and superhero action in the Marvel universe. While Fantastic Four was adapted into cartoons, because of their complex powers, the fabulous foursome was deemed too difficult to adapt into live-action. However, in the mid-1980s, German producer Bernd Eichinger of Constantin Films bought the movie rights to the Fantastic Four and tried to make a feature film happen. The 1994 low-budget Fantastic Four movie Eichinger hired Roger Corman to produce was primarily made so Constantin wouldn't lose the movie rights.
The Fantastic Four films have never been critical darlings or particularly beloved by most comic book fans. Shockingly, Corman's 1994 Fantastic Four boasts the second-highest Rotten Tomatoes ranking at 30% Rotten. Fantastic Four 2005 is 27% Rotten, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is the series' high point at 37% Rotten, while Fantastic Four 2015 is the nadir at 9% Rotten. In 2019, Disney bought 20th Century Fox so that the Fantastic Four's movie rights are finally under the auspices of Marvel Studios. Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts will direct the Fantastic Four's reboot that will bring the fabulous foursome into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While fans wait with the hopes that the Fantastic Four will finally have a true blockbuster film, they can still watch most of the previous Fantastic Four movies which are available to stream on Disney+. Here they are, ranked.
1994's The Fantastic Four told the origin of the superhero foursome as well as their initial conflict with Doctor Doom. The Fantastic Four starred Alex Hyde-White as Mr. Fantastic, Rebecca Stabb as the Invisible Woman, Jay Underwood as the Human Torch, and stuntman Michael Bailey Smith played Ben Grimm while Carl Ciarfalio wore an animatronic rubber suit to play the Thing. In addition, Joseph Culp played Doctor Doom while Kat Green played the Thing's blind girlfriend, Alicia Masters. The strange plot involves the Fantastic Four being captured by Doom and they all chase after another villain called The Jeweler (Ian Trigger) and a priceless diamond that can power a laser cannon Doom plans to use to destroy New York City.
Fantastic Four 2015 stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm, and Toby Kebbell as Victor Von Doom, The story is about brilliant young inventor Reed Richards being asked to join the Baxter Foundation by Dr. Franklin Storm (Reg E. Cathey) to work on a dimensional transporter that would open a gateway to \"Planet Zero.\" When the foursome enters Planet Zero, they are imbued with powers but some of them, like Ben, are horrifically changed. Meanwhile, Victor is trapped in Planet Zero but returns a year later transformed into Doctor Doom. Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben have to stop Victor from having Planet Zero consume the world. In the end, they become the Fantastic Four.
The behind-the-scenes drama of Josh Trank's Fantastic Four studio-forced reshoots and its troubled production has been well-documented. Supposedly unhappy with Trank's director's cut and his \"erratic\" on-set behavior, Fox took the film away from him and brought in X-Men's Simon Kinberg, one of the writers and producers, to oversee reshoots and changes, primarily to the second and third acts. Trank based his Fantastic Four on Marvel's Ultimate Fantastic Four comics and he did bring interesting ideas by equating their powers to body horror, but the final film sees a significant tonal shift where the second half becomes a nonsensical special effects spectacle after the first half's dour but more character-based exploration of the foursome and Doom. The movie's trailer contains shots that are not in the final film and even details like Sue Storm's hair color in the movie's second half don't match the first. Overall, Fantastic Four 2015 is a grim Frankenstein monster of a superhero film that drained the color, life, and fun out of Marvel's first family.
Tim Story's Fantastic Four follows Sam Raimi's Spider-Man route by attempting a faithful translation of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's comics to the big screen, complete with sitcom-level interfamily squabbles, eye-rolling relationship drama between Sue and Reed, and Johnny and Ben's inane slapstick hijinks. The film's biggest letdown is arguably the portrayal of Doctor Doom that turned him into a version of Willem Dafoe's Norman Osborn from Spider-Man. The prosthetic Thing suit worn by Chiklis is a highlight but the CGI effects of the mid-2000s struggled to make Reed's stretching look convincing, although Johnny's flame and flying and Sue's invisibility fare better. Fantastic Four is disappointingly light on actual superhero action and the foursome are actually the cause of most of the problems they end up solving. The film also has very low stakes since Victor's supervillain plan is simply to destroy Reed and the others. However, the cast gets by on their charm and it's fascinating seeing Chris Evans playing the cocksure Human Torch years before he embodied Captain America for Marvel Studios.
Sometimes nostalgia can carry the vision of rose-colored glasses. Often times when one looks back on an older film, that film is better than they remembered it. In the case of Fantastic Four (2005), fans often remember this film as a disaster. However, when sitting down and reviewing the movie, there are many reasons why this film should be considered one of the best adaptations of Marvel's first family. Here we are going to discuss reasons why this film doesn't deserve the bad reputation it is often associated with. We'll be covering key plot details, references to the source material, and comparisons to how later adaptations handled the team's transition from comic pages to theater screens.
Jessica Alba plays Sue Storm, an intelligent and headstrong woman, taking cues from her time as femme fatale Nancy Callahan from Sin City (2005). Chris Evans would have his first taste of the Marvel universe. Before becoming Captain America, Evans would take on the role of the hot-headed Johnny Storm, with many clamoring for him to return to the role as an alternate universe Human Torch. Michael Chiklis plays Ben Grimm and is more capable of providing gravitas, with experience coming in his voice work from Spirited Away (2001) and The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina (2002). Special credit should be lauded upon the casting of Doctor Doom, with Julian McMahon providing a perfect foil for the team. McMahon has plenty of work acting as the tortured villain, with his most notable role coming from Cole Turner in Charmed.
After Ben, brooding about his situation on the Brooklyn Bridge, accidentally causes a major traffic pile-up whilst attempting to stop a man from committing suicide (along with an explosion and car pileup), the four use their powers to prevent any loss of life and to rescue a fire apparatus and its crew from falling off the bridge. The media dubs the team the 'Fantastic Four'; whilst Johnny eagerly embraces his powers and new life, Ben - the only one whose transformed appearance is permanent - suffers.
Fantastic Four is the 2005 feature film adaptation of the popular Marvel comic book series. Directed by Tim Story, the film follows four astronauts and a billionaire businessman who upon encountering a cosmic storm during a space mission find themselves now possessing superhuman powers. The cast included Ioan Gruffudd as Mr. Fantastic, Jessica Alba as the Invisible Woman, Michael Chiklis as the Thing, Julian McMahon as Dr. Doom, and Chris Evans as the Human Torch (which was Evans' first portrayal of a Marvel character before taking on the role of Captain America). The film would be followed by the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. A feature film reboot was released in 2015.
The Slump is dead. After 19 weeks, it has finally ended. It has been more than four months since the last time 2005 topped 2004 in the yearly comparison, but that's just what happened this weekend. Before we start celebrating too much, note that the margin of victory was tiny at just over $500,000. But at this point a victory is a victory and the movie industry will take them anyway they can get them. On a week-to-week basis we actually saw pretty good growth, rising by 5.2%, which is strange for a post-holiday weekend.Year-to-date, 2005 is still off by 8% $4.523 billion to $4.934 billion while the summer is down 11% $2.023 billion vs. $2.281 billion. More...Box Office DoomJuly 8th, 2005 59ce067264