Fantastic Four – Filtered

Theatrical Release: July 8, 2005
DVD Release: December 6, 2005
Fantastic Four – Filtered


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

“The Fantastic Four” is a comic series that stunned a nation when it came out in 1961. The movie’s plot involves the team of space explorers looking to advance the human race by studying the activities similar to ‘those that, in their opinion, may have started life on earth. The film itself is full of action and adventure, but the lack of blood and the absence of realistic death make this one (much like X-Men and its predecessors) ok for twelve and up. The movie follows the Four with their new found powers as they impress and save New Yorkers, meanwhile fighting off their arch-nemesis Dr. Doom. Although Susan Storm (Jessica Alba) is called the Invisible woman, there are a few cleavage scenes, and The Human Torch takes it upon himself to make several suggestive statements, but none of them are bad enough to pop the sex or nudity over the acceptable level.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: There is 'comic violence' throughout the film, but there is minimal implied death and I didn't catch any bloodshed.
Drugs: One of the last lines of the movie is "I need names, and shots." but the drinking is at a celebration party to honor the saving of the city.
Nudity: Cleavage on the not so invisible parts of the invisible woman. The human torch walks around clothed only by a jacket around his waist.
Other: None


Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: Michael France and Mark Frost
Director: Tim Story
Producer: Avi Arad
Genre: Action
Runtime: 123 min.
Reviewer: Nick Lavelle