The Fantastic Four

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From the pages of Marvel comics come the most successful super heroes and my personal favorite, The Fantastic Four. During an experiment in space, the DNA structure of four friends is dramatically altered by a flood of cosmic rays. The leader of the group and an inventor, Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) is able to stretch and flatten his body is dubbed Mr. Fantastic. His pretty girlfriend, Susan Storm (Jessica Alba) can create force fields and turn invisible while her brother Johnny Storm (Chris Evans) can engulf his body in flames and is called the Human Torch. The pilot, Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis) was on a space walk when the rays engulfed the space shuttle thus transforming Ben into a super strong rock creature called, The Thing. There is one thing I can’t understand: if Susan Storm is so beautiful, why is she the one who has to be invisible? (I’m not complaining – I can’t see her anyway.) While the team tries to come to terms with their new powers, a fifth person named Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon) who was also affected by the cosmic rays learns that he is turning into a man of steel and is able to control electricity so he is called, Dr. Doom. Eventually, the Fantastic Four team up to protect themselves from the evil plans of Dr. Doom. The Fantastic Four is Fantastic. The script is well balanced with the right touch of drama, action and emotion. This movie makes you feel like you’re reading a comic book and the visual affects are —well maybe I’d better let you check those out for yourself. Speaking of visual affects I hear that Michael Chiklis took 4 hours to change into his Thing outfit. That didn’t impress me because it often takes me that long to find two tennis shoes that match when I’m getting dressed in the morning. It does have several cheesy one-liners and far out situations but what do you expect – it’s based on a comic book. I give this exciting film a B rating and as the Torch would say, “Flame On.”

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.