Reed Richards, a brilliant but timid and bankrupt scientist, is convinced that evolution can be triggered by clouds of cosmic energy, and has calculated that Earth is going to pass one of these clouds soon. Together with his friend and partner, the gruff yet gentle astronaut muscle-man Ben Grimm, Reed convinces his conceited MIT classmate Dr. Victor Von Doom, now CEO of his own enterprise, to allow him access to his privately-owned space station. Von Doom agrees in exchange for control over the experiment and a majority of the profits from whatever benefits it brings. He thus brings aboard Susan Storm, his shy, though assertive chief genetics researcher and a former lover of Reed's with whom she had an acrimonious break-up, and her diametrically opposed brother Johnny, the maverick and hot-headed playboy pilot. The astronauts make it home intact; however, before long they begin to mutate, developing strange and amazing powers as a result of their exposure to the cloud! Reed is able to... Written by
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When they are discussing building a machine to reverse their powers, Ben has a piece of watermelon on his fork during the closeup on him as he starts to ask Reed if it is possible. As he continues the sentence, the watermelon has disappeared when the scene changes to a group focus. See more »
Typical of Victor Von Doom to build a 30 foot statue of himself.
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these have always been my favorite comic book characters. it is a very entertaining movie and fun to watch. the audience laughed out loud a few times. i call this a set up movie because in the movie they explain all about the fantastic four, who they are and they develop their characters.. i am sure that there will be at least two more movies and maybe more. i hope in the future they fight doctor doom, the mole man galacticus, and i would love to see them do a cross over with the x-men. i predict the fantastic four will become the all time favorite comic book movie series outdoing superman,batman,x-men and even spiderman. i say this because i know all about what and who they are.
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