Fantastic Four

Continuity mistake: In the scene where The Thing and Human Torch are arguing in the lobby you can see in one scene the door leading to the outside with people around it Then, when Invisible Woman comes, Human Torch heads out through a different door with nobody around. (01:11:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Johnny is walking out of the dirt bike stadium, he has his arms around two women's shoulders. The shot changes, now the two women are holding on to his arms. The shot changes again, and now his arms are free. It happens too fast for him to just let go of the women. (01:00:35)

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Continuity mistake: After Johnny Storm jumps from the Baxter Building, a close up of him coming from the left is inverted, as seen from the inverted "4" on his chest. (01:21:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Fantastic is writing a problem on his chalkboard, right before the camera switches to Von Doom picking at his scar, you can see that Mr. Fantastic already wrote 4= Sxlo -4 and underlined it. When the camera goes back to Mr. Fantastic after the picking of the scar, he is now writing 4= Sxlo -4 and underlining it. (00:51:05)

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Continuity mistake: Vic offers to take Sue's things to one of his condos. While he says "You'll have 'round the clock care'" he is holding dark-colored pants. The camera cuts to Susan while she says "Thank you, thats very generous." When the camera cuts back to Vic, he is now holding blue pants with a light-colored shirt wrapped around it. (00:44:25)

Continuity mistake: Just before Victor Von Doom proposes to Sue Storm, he kisses her on the hand. He holds her hand near his face, but in the next shot, it is down near his waist. (00:10:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Vic shows Sue the world from the ship, it goes to a shot where Reed finds a problem, when he says "thats impossible it should be 7 hours", The screen show H2 9.44, the next shot it changes to 9.44, the H2 is gone. (00:11:10)

Continuity mistake: 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 for a second when the water goes down the hall. And then the guy is back fumbling with his card and goes into the room just in time. (01:28:45)


Continuity mistake: In the ending battle where Sue is trying to contain Johnny's "supernova", you see that her nose is starting to bleed. But when she finishes a few seconds later, the blood is gone.


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Continuity mistake: When the blind woman is leaving the pub, her seeing-eye assistant is bringing her to the door. The woman turns around to say goodbye to The Thing again, her whole body is facing him. When the shot goes to Thing's face & then back to her, she is looking over her shoulder at him. (01:05:50)

Continuity mistake: There is a boat coming into shot just as the ladder on the fire truck stops extending over the river. The boat is not seen in any other shots.

Revealing mistake: When Victor Von Doom is shown proposing to Sue Storm in the space station, for a short moment you can see a reflection of the blue screens they used to create "space".


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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mr Fantastic walks in on Invisible Girl as she steps out of the shower, we see her covering up with a red towel, but in the next shot, it's a brown towel. (00:55:45)

Factual error: When Reed and Sue are testing the Human Torch's powers, they claim that a temperature as high as the Human Torch's (5000 K to 6000 K) will "ignite the atmosphere and destroy all life". This is incorrect. Many experiments in the lab and on the field have produced temperatures several orders of magnitude larger than the temperature of the Human Torch on a similar scale. Nuclear explosions can generate temperatures in excess of 8000000 K, and temperatures produced by the largest X-ray generator (the Z machine) have been as high as 3700000000 K. Such tests have not ignited the atmosphere.

Other mistake: Julian McMahon's real Australian accent slips through when his assistant asks him if he should rest and McMahon says, "Later. First I have some unfinished business to attend to."

Continuity mistake: Just after Ben has been in the machine and is turned back to normal, Victor attacks Reed and knocks him through the window. The amount and shape of the glass that is still in the window has changed.


Continuity mistake: During the rescue scene on the bridge, just before Reed rescues the falling fireman, it shows a shot of two other firemen. one is on top of the truck while the other is hanging from the end of the ladder. as Ben is pulling the truck back on to the bridge, there are now three firemen on the ladder near the back of the truck. but as the Ben pulls the truck back on to the bridge, you can see that there are only two firemen, one still hanging from the end of the ladder and the other half way along the ladder.

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Trivia: A Fantastic Four movie was filmed in 1994 with the intention to not release the movie to the public. The film's distributor, New Horizons, had the Fantastic Four license for some time and would have lost it if they didn't make a movie promptly. When rumors circulated that Chris Columbus wanted to make a movie version of the comic, New Horizons scrambled to film their own version so they could hold onto the license for a few more years. The actors and most of the crew were unaware that the movie was never to be released, but many began to suspect it when the director made no effort to ensure any level of quality in the film. The 1994 version continues to circulate via illegal bootlegs, similar to the Star Wars Holiday Special.

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Question: When Reed, Sue and Ben see Johnny on TV, they see that he has a four on his uniform. Sue asks where it came from and at this point a brief glimpse of a four is also on Reeds uniform but then he quickly hides it giving the indication that he put one on his uniform as well as the others. If Reed only wanted to find a way of getting rid of their powers, then why would he place a four on his uniform? He didn't want to use his powers to help people at all. He only wanted to find a way to cure himself and the others.

Answer: From the look on Reed's face, I assumed he checked to see if he had the patch on his suit as well. He sees that he does and in order to hide it from the others in fear of Ben and Susan thinking he was involved, he hid it quickly and did not mention it.

T Poston

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