Fantastic Four

Corrected entry: When Sue strips down on the bridge, Reed takes off just before Johnny bends down to pick up her clothes. He only grabs her shirt, jacket and pants. When we see Sue climb in the cab, she also has her shoes back. (00:33:50)

Correction: The shot also goes from her being naked to fully dressed, so enough time has passed that someone could have gone back for her shoes.


Corrected entry: When Doom enters the elevator after arguing with Reed he is holding his gloves in his hands. In the next shot he pulls off a glove and punches the wall.

Correction: He's not pulling his gloves off, he's putting them on. He just punches the wall before putting his right glove on.


Corrected entry: Did anyone ever stop to wonder how Ben Grimm turned himself back into the Thing for the climatic final battle scene - without Victor Von Doom's assistance? Remember, earlier in the movie, Reed Richards couldn't get enough power to the machine, which is overheard by Von Doom through the cameras he has planted in the lab. Von Doom (whose body is now like a charged capacitor) had to supply the extra power needed to change the Thing back to how did Ben get the machine to work without him?

Correction: If you'll remember earlier in the film, Reed tried the machine on himself when he did not have enough power. Instead of fixing him, it made his mutation get worse. So when not having enough power, the machine had the opposite effect that was intended. When Doom gave it the power needed, it turned Ben human, so it's logical to assume that without efficient power when using it without Doom, the machine would have the effect on Ben of mutating him once again into The Thing.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where The Thing walks into a pub, the pool table bounces up and down. Beneath the green ball is a ring, holding the ball in place.

Correction: That's not a ring, that's where the number 6 is, and its pointing down (towards the table).

Corrected entry: When Dr. Doom is trying to eliminate the Fantastic Four, he makes Ben 'normal', then he freezes Reed, incapacitating him, and then he believes he destroys Johnny with the missile. He then says, "Two down, two to go. He should have said, "Three down, one to go. He thought he had taken Reed, Ben and Johnny out of the picture and he had no way to know that Ben had regained his powers.

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Correction: He took Ben's powers away and thought he had killed Johnny. That's two down. He was still in the process of taking out Reed but hadn't completely done so yet, so it wasn't three.

Corrected entry: When Ben Grimm is on the bridge he stops an oncoming semi-truck by simply allowing it to slam into him, at which the truck halts cold and crumples under Ben's immense resistance. But although Ben, as The Thing, may be able to withstand such a collision unhurt, he still cannot stop a speeding truck dead in its tracks. As is evidenced by other scenes, Ben is rather heavy (massive), but not so heavy that his mere weight causes damage to various floors on which he walks. His body lacked sufficient inertia to stop the truck at that speed; He would've been dragged along with it.

Correction: In accepted comic physics, a character with superhuman strength also creates sufficient inertia to negate the effects of what they are stopping in some unknown way. I.e., if they have the strength to move an object, they can stand still and take the impact of a collision with that same object.

Corrected entry: When Doom and Thing hit the pool, just before they go through the floor, the guy trying to get in his door (last door on the left) goes missing while they show the water flowing down the hall. (01:28:45)


Correction: The man doesn't go missing; it shows him fumbling with his card key and barely making it into his room before the water rushes by.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Johnny in watching the X-Games you can see it is night outside. However, when he drives to the games it changes to day.

Correction: The X-Games take place over several days. He went the next morning.

Corrected entry: When Vic is holding Reed hostage, and is super-cooling him, he bends back Reed's finger. You can see that he lets go of his finger, so he wouldn't hurt the actor. Reed groans after Vic lets his finger go and the snapping sounds continue.

Correction: The camera pans up and we can't see Reed's fingers anymore, there is no way of telling if Doom let go or not.

Corrected entry: When Victor is first looking at his stitches in the mirror, they are on the right side of his face. He even tells his assistant to make sure he is only photographed from his left side. For the rest of the movie, though, his scar is on the left side of his face.

Correction: When he is looking in the mirror, the scar is supposed to be on the opposite side, as it is a reflection. Furthermore, he tells the assistant to only photograph HIS left side, which is also correct because HIS left is on the right side from the viewer's point of view.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Johnny Storm and The Thing are arguing in the lobby. You can see in the background a man wearing a raincoat looking directly at camera. Then suddenly he is pulled out of shot by an unseen crew member.

Correction: This man was a background extra, he could be seen in another shot earlier. He was pulled off camera by an actress who did not want to get involved with Johnny and The Things argument. Even after he was pulled away, on the left side of the shot you can see a woman in a black dress watching the scene take place. I doubt the crew would allow her to stay if the shot was to be cleared.

Corrected entry: When the crew first arrive on the space station we hear an announcement: "ETA to cosmic event." ETA stands for Estimated Time of Arrival, which means he said Estimated time of arrival to cosmic event. Makes no sense.

Correction: People say stupid things like "ETA to the Tsunami". You understand what is said but it comes down to a grammatical (character) mistake.


Corrected entry: A vital part of the denouement comes as Doom is disabled when he is superheated and then cooled down by being sprayed by water. As Reed has it - "You know what happens when hot metal is rapidly cooled." Not much that will help them, actually. Water cooling of hot metals is an important part of the process of hardening them. Spraying ordinary fire hydrant water on red hot metal will make it stronger. Since Doom's metal body was overheated they should have made him even hotter, pushing him to melting point (we already know Johnny can generate enough heat to melt tungsten) rather than helping him out by cooling him back down.

Correction: The important part was that as the metal hardened it would lose its elasticity and he would be unable to move, which is exactly what was shown on screen.

Corrected entry: When Johnny walks out to meet the press for the first time on the bridge, Sue tries to stop him by saying, "Get back here right now, Johnny," but her mouth doesn't move.

Correction: You cannot see Sue's mouth when she is speaking, she is passing behind a truck.

Corrected entry: In the scene with The Thing and the firetruck, the fireman on the ladder is first facing forward toward the water as the ladder falls away from the truck. After a few shots the fireman is shown facing the other direction, and falling away from the camera. Then after a few more shots the fireman is facing the water again as the ladder reaches the end of its reach and he flips over the last rung.

Correction: There are two firemen on the ladder one trying to climb back to the truck. The other facing the water as the ladder extends.

Corrected entry: During the bridge scene, The Thing shows incredible strength by wrecking a truck by simply lowering his shoulder. Later in the movie however, when the Fantastic 4 are fighting Dr. Doom, he is thrown full speed onto a much smaller car driven by two women. When he gets off the hood, we see he has not even left a dent.

Correction: There was a dent, but because of the dark colored car and night time, it was hard to see.

Corrected entry: When Johnny leaves the Baxter Building after arguing with the Thing, he is wearing khaki colored cargo pants and a leather jacket. When he comes back after Ben's transformation into human, he has on blue jeans and a red blazer.

Correction: He had a place to live before they all moved in with Richards. He could have easily left clothes at his place and went there to change or he could have just gone and bought some new ones.

Corrected entry: You can tell that Susan purposely hits the bottle of wine off the table, when she first finds out that she can turn invisible. She gasps before she hits it.

Correction: She gasps because she's invisible. Bit of a shock, to suddenly find yourself invisible. You might even gasp first and knock something over second.

K.C. Sierra

Corrected entry: In the scene where The Human Torch does a stunt on the motorcycle, the announcer says something like: "Come on, that's old school, show us something new." When the announcer says that, the microphone isn't near his mouth, and his mouth doesn't move either.

Correction: The announcer isn't in any of the multiple shots during the period in which he says that line. So it cannot be known whether the microphone is anywhere near his face.

Corrected entry: The gray streaks in Reed's hair change in thickness in many shots. It goes from a little bit of gray to lots of gray to hardly any many times during the movie.

Correction: The change in his hair color is only due to the lighting around him. It stays the same but will look different depending on what angle he is on or how light it is in the area he is in.

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