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Fantastic Four (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Dull and downbeat, this Fantastic Four proves a woefully misguided attempt to translate a classic comic series without the humor, joy, or colorful thrills that made it great.

Movie Info

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Foxmore
Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence, and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Joshua Trank, Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 15, 2015
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

Cast

Michael B. Jordan
as Johnny Storm/The Hum...
Kate Mara
as Sue Storm/The Invisi...
Miles Teller
as Reed Richards/Mr. Fa...
Jamie Bell
as Ben Grimm/The Thing
Toby Kebbell
as Victor Domashev/Doom
Tim Blake Nelson
as Harvey Elder
Chet Hanks
as Jimmy Grimm
Reg E. Cathey
as Dr. Franklin Storm
Sue-Lynn Ansari
as Baxter Board Member
Don Yesso
as Pentagon General
Owen Judge
as Young Reed Richards
Jane Rumbaua
as Johnny's Doctor
Christopher Heskey
as Delta Force Soldier ...
Wayne Pére
as Science Fair Judge
Shauna Rappold
as Military Tech
Mary Rachel Dudley
as Mrs. Richards
Jaylen Moore
as Delta Force Leader
Lance E. Nichols
as D.C. General Officia...
Jerrad Vunovich
as Baxter Student
Mary-Pat Green
as Pat Green-Ben's Moth...
Rhonda Dents
as Science Fair Judge
Melissa McCurley
as Sue Storm's Doctor
Gus Rhodes
as Argentine
Han Soto
as Reed's Doctor
Evan Hannemann
as Young Ben Grimm
Kylen Davis
as Kid-Teaser
Ben VanderMey
as Area 57 Soldier
Adam Fristoe
as Quantum Gate Scienti...
John L. Armijo
as Local Cop #2
Marco St. John
as Military Official #2...
Gretchen Koerner
as Reed Scientist #1
Nick Killebrew
as Science Fair Student
Deneen Tyler
as DC Military Official
Lisa Ann Smith
as NYC Passerby
Anthony Reynolds
as Military Official #1
Patrick Kearns
as Hazmat Worker
Elton LeBlanc
as Baxter Institute Pro...
John Ceallach
as Navy SEAL
Mike R. Moreau
as Military Tech
Allen Romeraux
as Science Student
Timothy Bell
as Local Cop
Daryl Thibodaux
as Lab Technician
John R. Mangus
as USMC Captain
Joseph Oliveira
as Army Soldier
Jesse Yarborough
as Politician
John Henry
as South American Rebel
Bryan Stapf
as Reed's Guard
Kerry Sims
as Military Officer
Robert 'Bigg Sarge' ...
as Delta Force Operativ...
Cynthia LeBlanc
as Baxter Institute Pro...
Ronnie Hooks
as Science Fair Judge
John Teal Jr.
as Professor
John Teal Jr.
as Professor
Jeffry Griffin
as Reed Scientist
Anthony Ramsey
as Street Racer
Ravi Naidu
as Ben Scientist #1
Duane Moseley
as Area 57 Tech
Andre Pushkin
as Ukrainian Rebel
Jerome Andries
as Baxter Security Guar...
Santana Draper
as Science Fair Kid
Michael 'Mick' Harri...
as Military Interrogato...
Artrial Clark
as Angry New Yorker
Michael D. Anglin
as Baxter Boardroom Mem...
Kyle Crosby
as Baxter Tech
David Michael Cefalu
as Military Tech
Kesha Bullard
as Ben Scientist #2
Fernandez Osvaldo
as Delta Force Soldier
Spence Maughon
as Johnny's Technician
Steve Kish
as Quantum Gate Scienti...
Eric Berris
as Science Fair Patron
Nathan Alan Thomas
as Scientist Hazmat Sui...
Keith Nussbaum
as Area 57 Tech
Abhi Trivedi
as Baxter Employee #19
Nathaniel Holt
as Military Tech
Markeith Coleman
as Ball Player
Robert D'Arensbourg
as Senior Quatum Physic...
Tamika Shanell Johns...
as Hospital Patient
Will Stone
as Baxter Boardroom Mem...
Joshua Montes
as Boy Classmate
Barney Lanning
as Science Fair Plane K...
Andrew J. Spinks
as Air Force Major
Kurt Schlachter
as Sue Storm's Doctor
Sheldon Maurer
as Science Fair Student
Carlos Retana Jr.
as South American Capti...
Carlos Retana Jr.
as South American Capti...
Anna R. Parsons
as Girl Classmate
Clint Michael Naquin
as Chechen Rebel
Adam Elder
as Area 57 Guard
M. Jearl Vinot
as Quantum Scientist
Gloria Gonnillini
as Civilian Lab Tech
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News & Interviews for Fantastic Four

Critic Reviews for Fantastic Four

All Critics (214) | Top Critics (40)

A poorly constructed, ineptly executed, flatfooted piece of Branded Product that plays as though it were written by a piece of software fed every superhero movie script to date and instructed to synthesize them.

Full Review… | May 27, 2016
Flavorwire

As flawed as it was when it was first released in the 2005, the original film still stuck to the tried-and-true formula of quickly getting the origin story out of the way to get to the good stuff: the characters and the action.

Full Review… | May 9, 2016
Bangkok Post

It's a case of good start, flat middle and a curiously bad nothing-at-stake finish.

Full Review… | May 4, 2016
New Zealand Herald

It's hard to shake the feeling of a better movie being trapped inside a bad movie's body.

Full Review… | April 10, 2016
Cinemixtape

Throw in some of the worst plotting and pacing to ever taint the silver screen and a strangely gloomy and sombre tone and you have, well, not very much.

Full Review… | April 5, 2016

Putting Fantastic Four's box office and production woes aside leaves nothing more than a malformed curio.

Full Review… | April 5, 2016

Audience Reviews for Fantastic Four

Hmm not the summer superhero Blockbuster that it aspired to be. Despite the stellar cast of Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Kate Mara, the story is hokey pokey and the stakes are so high that they're impossible to ground in reality.

aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Sure, there was potential, but there's just no coming back from that butchered interpretation of Dr. Doom. Who thought that was a good idea?

flutieman07
Flutie Archibald

Super Reviewer

½

Fantastic Four Review:
Leading up to the release of this film there was a lot of negative buzz surrounding it fuelled by the review embargo which lifts tomorrow. Having now seen the film I can firmly say and you may argue with me the negative buzz is well warranted. Before the last 20 minutes I was willing to give this a 2/5 but alas I cannot. In this review I will cover 4 issues I had with this film.
1. Editing- this film is poorly edited and it shows on screen. A movie should flow and transition seamlessly into the next scene. Fantastic four does not, instead it feels like a series of vignettes- stilted, showcasing glimpses of a good film.
2. Story Progression/Pacing- relates to editing, the story is smack smack smack with not a lot of logic behind anything. Character development and motivation is horrid with nothing happening until the last 20 minutes of the movie. And spoilers they don't get powers until an hour in.
3. Age- actors who are nearing their 30s playing teens is always a worry- sometimes it's pulled off and sometimes it's not in this case it's the later. Everyone suffers from not making their characters more than one dimensional caricatures bogged down by the un-believability of the ages they are playing.
4. Setting- a problem with movies when they use limited settings is they have to utilise them without them becoming stagnant and tiresome. Fantastic four once again fails in this department bogging it's movie down in a film that relies too much of its setting in a lab and thus warrants many yawns throughout.
In saying that the performances were fine and I really was rooting for this to be a good film despite all the buzz around it but alas it just isn't fantastic.
1.5/5

Jarrad Climpson
Jarrad Climpson

Super Reviewer

Fantastic Four Quotes

Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman: This is our chance to make a difference.
– Submitted by Liam G (5 months ago)
Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman: This is our chance to make a difference.
– Submitted by Liam G (5 months ago)
Ben Grimm/The Thing: Help me, Reed.
– Submitted by raashod w (7 months ago)
Mrs. Richards: I am smarter than you.
– Submitted by Brandon R (9 months ago)

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