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Fantastic 4 [2005] (1 disc)
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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
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

    Select Cast and Crew
    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
    • 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.
    • Michael Chiklis was offered the role of Thing after Jennifer Garner suggested him for the role.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Tim Robbins was considered for Dr. Doom.
    • Inspired by his role on [Nip/Tuck], it was Julian McMahon's idea to have Victor's scars sealed by surgical staples.
    • Julia Stiles, Kate Bosworth, Rachel McAdams, Elizabeth Banks, [?] KaDee Strickland were considered for the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Girl.
    • George Clooney and Brendan Fraser were considered for the part of Reed Richards.
    • Michael Chiklis fought to have a "real" Thing rather than a computer-generated character.