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.
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 normal...so how did Ben get the machine to work without him?
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.wizard_of_gore
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corrected entry: In the scene on the bridge, the back of the Human Torch's jacket gets a burn hole in it when the gas tanks explode. But later on in the movie, he's wearing the exact same jacket and it's perfectly fine.
Corrected entry: Reed explains that the suits they wore when they were hit by the cosmic storm adapt to their physical abilities (for example, Susan's suit turns invisible with her). But when Reed saves the fireman on the bridge, he wears "normal" clothes. Nevertheless, these clothes stretch together with Reed's body. He wouldn't have made special clothes by then because he didn't want to be a superhero at this point. Also, Susan Storm's clothes do not disappear with her on the bridge moments earlier.
Corrected entry: When Johnny goes Nova at the end of the film all he manages to do is melt some of the surface of the road even though Reed had said he could destroy the Earth. You would think he would have done more damage to the street inside the force field based on Reed's predictions.
Corrected entry: When Sue goes to rescue Reed from the freeze chamber, the scar on Victor's face briefly switches sides.
Corrected entry: What on Earth was that fire engine bumper (fender, for you Americans) made of? The Thing was able to stop the fire engine, which must weigh several tons, from falling off the bridge just by holding on to the bumper, which didn't even bend or buckle. Admittedly at one point he had one hand on the tow-bar as well, but for the most part he was just using the bumper.
Corrected entry: The type of fire truck that was used during the scene where it was falling off the bridge is not used in NYC anymore, where the movie took place. FDNY no longer uses the fire trucks where someone steers from the rear.
Corrected entry: According to the scene, where the Fantastic Four are trying to use the elevator and suddenly, an "exceed maximum weight" message appears on the screen, which forces The Thing, to use the stairs: In the scene, when Johnny Storm shows The Thing the doll that was made, he says he is leaving and goes into the elevator.
Corrected entry: The Fantastic Four figures out that the uniforms they wore in space were exposed to the same rays that gave them their superpowers, so that is why the uniforms are able to stretch, and turn invisible and catch fire without burning just them. But Johnny Storm changes the uniforms to add the 4 patch on the left breast, something that was not there when they were in space, there it was a Von Doom patch. Since the 4 wasn't on the uniforms and exposed to the rays, that part of the uniform shouldn't be able to stretch, turn invisible or catch fire without burning like them.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Johnny leaves the building after having a fight with Sue he is wearing a blue jacket. Later when he sees that the machine had been activated and runs back he is wearing a red jacket.
Corrected entry: In the scene when the Thing is on the bridge, the I-beam that he is standing on is bent. This is impossible since an 8 inch I-beam should be able to support over 2500 lbs and the Thing does not weigh 2500 lbs.
Corrected entry: Before Ben wakes up, we hear the 'beep' of his cardiac monitor, measuring his heart rate, but when he wakes up it continues at the same steady beat it has been going. Wouldn't his heart rate have increased if he had just woken up not knowing where he was and confused?
Corrected entry: When Reed is being super-cooled he is in pain when Doom so much as bends his finger. Doom explains that the reason this works is because when rubber is super-cooled it becomes icy and brittle. This is true but stretchy as Reed is, he has not changed into rubber, his molecules are simply unstable.
Corrected entry: When Susan Storm makes herself invisible, then like any fictitious invisible character, in real life she would be blind as a bat, regardless the mechanism of invisibility. If she were transparent, then light would pass cleanly through her eyes. If she refracts light around her body, then light isn't reaching her eyes.
Corrected entry: How did Ben Grimm change back into The Thing at the end of the movie? Reed's machine was supposed to work by using energy that was the opposite of the cosmic energy they got hit with. Ben was no scientist so its unlikely he would have figured out how to operate the machine, never mind reversing its polarity or whatever.In addition the first time it took him days to change into the Thing not hours.
Corrected entry: Reid kneels down twice when he's proposing to Susan. He takes out the ring and the shot shows him- from the waist down- kneeling. In the next shot he's talking to her at eye-level and kneels again.
Corrected entry: Shouldn't the thermometer melt in Johnny's mouth when the computer is registering his incredibly high body temperature?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Thing busts in Doom's office to save Sue and Reed, it was impossible for him to get there that fast. Between the time Reed first notices that the machine is going off and the time Thing comes in is at least a few minutes. In those few minutes, Thing manages to get out of the machine, put on his pants and boots, run all the way downstairs, run to the Doom building (which is already a good distance from Baxter Building), and all the way upstairs to Doom's office.T Poston
Corrected entry: Dr. Doom's fictional kingdom, Latveria, is supposed to be located somewhere in Eastern Europe. In the closing shots, as the ship with Dr.Doom's container sails "LATVERIA" is written on it. Right under that are 3 Russian words that make no sense whatsoever. Basically, it translates as "the head of the toe." Evidently, the screen writers just flipped through a Russian dictionary when writing the scene.Grigory the Wanderer
Corrected entry: Dr.Doom picked his mask from some sort of store. Thus, it was unlikely to be made of titanium or some other heat resistant alloy. The heat generated by the fire during the final battle is big enough to melt Dr.Doom himself, yet the mask is intact. It should have melted first.Grigory the Wanderer
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