I enjoyed this film while watching it, but now doubt and questions are creeping into my mind. Can anybody help me with these questions?
When did Victor plant cameras in RR’s lab? Did he always have them there, or did he plant them when they began collaborating on the space mission?
During the bridge sequence, three of the Four are unable to get past the police blockade, so Reed convinces Susan to become invisible. There’s some humor when she gets halfway undressed and becomes visible again. Then she goes all the way (as it were), Johnny gathers up her clothes, and… what happens? We cut to the Thing, then back to Susan, who is buttoning up her clothes and telling Reed “I can’t believe you made me do that!” They seem no closer to helping the Thing. Are they even past the police? If so, it must be only be a few feet – do the police see them? Even is Sue got past them, how did Reed and Johnny?
When did Johnny buy a red Porsche with the vanity plate “Torched”? While they were in self-imposed quarantine? And how did he pay for it?
Speaking of money, since Victor is going bankrupt and Reed is worth “less than a postage stamp,” how can either afford all the equipment for the cosmic ray generator to reverse their condition?
Why does Ben decide to stay the Thing at the end? I assume it’s something like, “As long as Dr. Doom out there, I’m one of the few people who can stop him. I have to stay like this to protect my friends and protect my city.” But does he actually say any of those things? Do you agree with his decision?
After the space station incident, our heroes are recuperating at a Von Doom hospital. Johnny eventually escapes to go snowboarding on some pretty impressive mountains. Ben escapes and visits his wife in Brooklyn. So where are the mountains? Vermont? This is an actual geographic question, not meant to be sarcastic.
Was there a major action sequence between the bridge accident and the final battle, or did I miss it?
What happens to Reed in the generator? He says he didn’t have enough power, but he appears to be melting, or to have received extra elasticity – he collapses in front of Sue. But he seems okay the rest of the film. And how can something that reverses his condition actually lead to an increased version of it?
Can anybody answer these? I really want to like this film. Then again, I was desperately rooting for Van Helsing too…