the fantastic four

the year: 2005

the genre: action

the cast: Ioan Gruffudd (Reed Richards); Jessica Alba (Sue Storm); Chris Evans (Johnny Storm); michael Chiklis (Ben Grimm); Julian McMahone (Victor von Doom)

the plot: A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom.

did you know: For most of the shoot, Michael Chiklis was terribly uncomfortable in the hot Thing suit. The final street battle, however, was filmed in Vancouver in December, leaving him as the only comfortable one of the four (the rest were in the skintight blue uniforms).

listen for: "Oh yeah Ben, few days in space, it'll be great, what's the worst that could happen?"

did you also know: Ioan Gruffudd was very excited about showing his Welsh parents that he was working on a major Hollywood production. Unfortunately, the day they came to visit him on set, he was filming an elevator scene.

extra bonus points: if you know how Michael Chiklis got used to the prosthetic teeth used in his costume for The Thing.

also listen for: "Ladies, I'm gonna need to borrow your car." "The transmission sticks." "Not gonna be a problem."


Aubree Legler said...

ah yes, the movie where i didn't see most of it, and it didn't seem like i missed anything important. :)

Laney said...

It's a nice entertaining fluffy movie. The 2nd one isn't worthwhile.

Millie Motts said...

Answer: To prepare himself to speak with the prosthetic teeth, Chiklis wore them when reading to his children.