Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMohan, Laurence Fishburne (voice)
The four scientist who faced permanent genetic alteration due to exposure to cosmic rays, have become worldwide celebrities. Richard Reeds aka Mr. Fantastic (Gruffudd) is all set to marry Susan Storm aka Invisible Woman (Alba) in what is termed as the wedding of the century. But all is not well when Johnny aka The Human Torch (Evans) and Ben aka The Thing (Chiklis) are upset about Richard's plans to break up the team so that Susan and he could lead a normal life. Disaster strikes when a mysterious Silver Surfer (Fishburne) from outer space creates large cavities inside the Earth's crust. They later learn that a cosmic super power lives on the energy of other other planets and must constantly devour them if it has to survive. Victor (McMohan), the teams old enemy, has been freed by the government in order to aide the Fantastic Four in saving planet Earth. The movie is a definite improvement from part 1, but still has a long way to go before it can be fully appreciated. It's just another regular super-hero movie trying to save the world with the cliched sprinkling of technology and power-hungry villain. Nonetheless, its an entertaining and smooth watch and an easy way to pass some time. Comfortable but nothing extraordinary.
Thumbs up: Good special effects, entertaining
Thumbs down: Cliched outline