Fantastic Four (2005, USA/GER) C-106m. SCOPE ** D: Tim Story. Starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon. Four astronauts become superheroes after being exposed to radiation during a space experiment. Comic book adaptation starts out weak, with a seemingly neverending plot setup, then improves slightly, with some good special effects and fairly entertaining twists. Followed by 4: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER (2007). Extended version runs 125m.

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