Fantastic Four

Theatrical Release: July 8, 2005
DVD Release: December 6, 2005
Fantastic Four
Not Recommended for Families

Synopsis

Marvel’s first family of comic superheroes takes the world by storm as the longest running comic book series in history comes to the big screen. Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, who can elongate his body; Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, who not only can become invisible at will but can render other objects invisible; Johnny Storm/Human Torch, who can shoot fire from his finger tips and bend flame; and Ben Grimm/The Thing, a hideously misshapen monster with superhuman strength, together battle the evil Doctor Doom.

Dove Review

Fantastic Four was originally scheduled for release shortly after The Incredibles opened last year. The release was delayed because the special effects in The Incredibles would have put Fantastic Four’s to shame. Well, I can truley say that the effects were worth the wait but unfortunately, the story wasn’t. More time was spent setting up the characters and less time actually fighting the bad guy. Also, the Director and Writers missed the mark again by including sexual innuendos and unacceptable language in what otherwise would have been a decent family film. My advice… watch the cartoon.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: 1D, 2A, 3G, 1GD, 1J
Violence: Action fighting scenes where superheroes fight the villian. Villian kills a man. Many explosions.
Drugs: A few scenes in a bar with drinking
Nudity: Woman seen in underwear and a towel.
Occult: References by villian of being a god.

Info

Reviewer: Scott Rolfe
Source: Theater
Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: Michael France and Mark Frost
Director: Tim Story
Producer: Avi Arad
Genre: Action
Runtime: 123 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Julian McMahon