Fantastic Four
2005
***
Director: Tim Story
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Julian McMahon

A space crew is exposed to cosmic radiation, which alters their DNA and gives each of them individual special abilities. Fantastic Four comes in the wake of the other Marvel Comic adaptations, X-men, Hulk and Spider-Man, and the question whether superpowers are a curse or a blessing is a bit over-explored by now. However, the film spends little time wallowing in angst and instead concentrates on providing a fun ride. The end result is an entertaining but instantly forgettable action film. Followed by Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.