A handful of heroes become superheroes under unlikely circumstances in this action drama adapted from the long-running Marvel comic-book series. Four astronauts are on a mission aboard a new experimental spacecraft when they are unexpectedly exposed to a massive dose of gamma rays. The accident causes strange and unexpected transformations in all four. Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd), top scientist and leader of the mission, can now stretch his body like elastic and is dubbed Mr. Fantastic. His partner and sweetheart, Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), develops the ability to become invisible at will, and becomes known as The Invisible Girl. Her younger brother, Johnny Storm (Chris Evans), is renamed The Human Torch for his new talent of being able to summon up fire from his body when he chooses. And Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis), pilot for the journey, mutates into a monstrous creature with superhuman strength and muscles like stone, known as The Thing. Together, the travelers become known as the Fantastic Four, and they set out to use their unusual skills to fight crime, quickly gaining a nemesis in another altered hero who uses his talents for evil, Doctor Doom (Julian McMahon). A long-gestating project that had been talked about by a number of filmmakers since the early '90s, Fantastic Four was previously the basis for a pair of animated television serials, and was made into a feature film in 1994 by producer Roger Corman, though that film was never officially released. (Fantastic Four creator Stan Lee has said the 1994 film was made only so that the producers could hold on to the rights to the characters, and that it was never intended to be distributed to the public.)~Mark Deming
Cast commentary by Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis and Julian McMahon
Many reviewers really hated this Marvel film but it is fairly true to the comic book series on which it is based. I think that Jessica Alba was a poor choice as Sue Storm. Her hair in the movie is a weird color, not the platinum blonde which it should be. Ben is well-played and Chris Evans is fine as Johnny Storm. But Reed Richards comes off as pretty weak rather than the strong-willed leader that he should be. Victor Von Doom is great but his part is too small. All-in-all a good, but not great Marvel movie. You need to own it, just like you need to own every edition of the comic book if you are a collector.
This review is from Fantastic Four [WS] [DVD] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
I enjoyed this version of the Fantastic Four. It’s held up after all these years!
This is a good re-imagining of the iconic comic book heroes. It has a good story that holds your attention, plenty of action and still stays within how the original comic was written, super hero's with some comedy and action added in. A good cast all around and the actors make sense to who they are supposed to actually be and the do it well unlike another unnecessary reboot.