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Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) : Lost Movie Review #6

By on March 28, 2015

Now that we have it good çarşamba escort with these superhero movies, we tend to exaggerate a bit about what came before. Case in point, the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. This movie was not as bad as comic book fans made it out to be. It’s no Batman and Robin I can tell you that and in the same breath it’s no IronMan 1 either, which came out the same year. Point I’m getting at is, we needed this to get where we are today.

This is a sequel to the 2005 just as whacky Fantastic Four movie. This time the team goes up against a mysterious alien whose flying around the world preparing it for the coming of a “world-eater” called Galactus. The four members need to put their personal lives on hold to team up with arch nemesis Dr.Doom to stop this cataclysmic event from taking place.

The plot is “comic booky” enough, but I think it’s the standard of the execution that till this day,movie goers are still dissatisfied with, because some people take things way too seriously. Watching it again recently puts a few things in perspective. What’s broken with the film this time around is what didn’t work in the first movie, the cast and tone. The Human Torch was fine but the other 3 members just didn’t play it straight enough. It was as if it was a different movie when they’re going about their business as normal people and then switch gears when the superhero stuff kicks in. Creating an uneven tone. The problem is I’m not interested in the other movie when their NOT doing superhero stuff.

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Victor Von Doom was a wasted villain. I think Julian McMahon couldn’t be a main cast member because of his commitment to the TV series Nip/Tuck. His comeback from what the heroes had done to him in the first movie, to his double crossing scheme just didn’t carry any weight. They could have just left him out completely and focus on the ultra cool Silver Surfer. This character was going somewhere…for a bit then the Doom plot needed screen time and so whatever.

Tim Story is a competent director, it’s just his handling of the various power sets on screen that sometimes kills the momentum and enjoyment of the action scenes. It wasn’t imaginative in it’s execution. The X-Men movies had the same problem for a bit too.

Look, it’s not a torture section watching this movie, like I said before it not Batman and Robin. I popped it in because the reboot is around the corner August 7 2015. Let’s see was the cast does with the material, and as for tone in the reboot, it’s looking like a rejected script for Chronicle 2. Which could not be a bad thing.

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Final Thoughts

Is Fantastic Four:Rise of the Silver Surfer good? It's ok • Is it better than Fantastic Four? That's for you to decide • Do we rate things on this site? Yes and Fantastic Four:Rise of the Silver Surfer gets

2.7
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