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Plot: The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus. Runtime: 92 mins Release Date: 15 Jun 2007
Really entertaining addition to the marvel franchise! (by maweds)
I just saw the premier of this and I have to say, it is one of the best Marvel movies ever. The special effects are even better than X3 and Ghost rider, and the Silver Surfer is beautiful to watch.The story this time is more interesting, and its nice to finally see superheroes being given recognition and funds to carry out their work by the government. All the actors fit their characters perfectly, and really bring a lot of energy and zest to their roles. This time its a lot funnier, and Reed richards is geekier than ever in his science geek - cum - superhero role.The movie never drags, <more>
although sometimes the humor that involves The Thing is pretty lame, and dumbs down the movie a lot, while most of the scientific stuff is mentioned to the viewer in a "you wont get it anyway" summary type explanation that isn't always convincing.However, the look of this movie is so grea that you have to see it, and especially the "day after tomorrow" type disasters that SILVER SURFER brings along with him, including draining the river Thames in London.Againi, the cast looks great, with Jessica alba beautiful as usual and Lee evans looking really buff and toned.My advice - go watch it and enjoy yourself instead getting scared straight or bored straight watching all the other "big" summer sequels.
Hey. This is the movie I've been waiting for. A not-to-gloomy kind of super heroes movie.Unlike other super heroes movies spiderman, batman, superman, ghost rider, and constantine , this movie is totally different. Not that I hate those movie, but I kinda hate a complicated and too gloomy movie plot, which sometimes, can ruin a good movie. But this movie, it's totally different. It's full with action, and comedy pack. The story itself is easy to understand.While for the effect, it's totally awesome. With effect that can challenge "The Day After Tomorrow", and story <more>
plot as light as "Home Alone", I really recommend this movie for those who wants a light hearted, action-comedy pack movie. This movie is definitely for you.I rate it. 10/10
Thank you 20th Century Fox and Marvel, you have saved the summer for me. So we kicked off the summer with Spiderman 3 which was one of the most anticipated movies in history, and it was such a let-down. Next to take the plunge was Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, which i just couldn't sit through. And in quick succession was Shrek The Third and Oceans 13. Now while Oceans 13 wasn't all bad, Shrek The Third was just not great. So as i walked into the cinema today with all my friends i was hoping and praying that Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer could save the <more>
summer from all these huge let-downs. Walking out of the cinema i felt very elated, because this film is phenomenal. It wasn't too long, the story wasn't too complicated, the characters were all brilliantly played, the action was awesome, the special effects were great as well, the list just goes on. However there was one thing that made this movie so great, and that was the fact that it felt like a summer blockbuster. I was sat in the cinema thinking to myself, this exactly what it was meant to be like watching Pirates of the Caribbean and Shrek and that makes this film the bar for this summer. So lets all thank the Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer for saving the summer for finally entertaining us and giving us something that was worth going to the cinema for.
A Nutshell Review: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (by DICK STEEL)
I've written almost two years ago that I adored the movie adaptation of Fantastic Four, despite many out there who hated it to the core. Back then, what I found was right about it was its spot on characterization and its capture of the spirit which was FF, the bickering amongst its members as well as its theme on unity and family. I'm surprised that I actually predicted the coming of Galactus, though some would be disappointed with his big screen appearance.Don't kid yourself if you say that you didn't see Galactus coming. As its herald, no Silver Surfer story is complete <more>
without the arrival of the master wanting to devour planets to keep itself alive kinda reminds me of the other Transformer animated movie with Unicron . However, purists would go up in arms at the depiction of possibly one of the largest being in the Marvel Universe, which I thought was a better alternative in the movie without making it look too stupid with its ridiculous purple tin helmet.And what is a Silver Surfer story without Victor Von Doom showing interest in its immense power? While you might think that the movie might have too many villains, with Galactus, Doom and the Surfer well, for the most parts , and with 4 heroes in the fray, Rise of the Silver Surfer managed to maintain a breezy pace without getting too deep into its themes nor suffer from having to introduce in detail its characters. We've already established most of that in the first movie, and the details of the Surfer and its master was just enough to enlighten new fans, while keeping older fans happy enough with its accuracy.So it's much like the comic book again, with our family of four having to deal with first of all, the rock star like atmosphere of the marriage between Mr Fantastic and Invisible Girl, before the Silver Surfer's rude arrival causing major climate changes in cities around the world, and of course, trusting the USoA army to wanna play world police again. This movie is not without obvious flaws though in continuity and logic in its narrative. For one, while its big action scenes take place in busy parts of the world, the crowd usually gets dispersed in record time. I believe some parts of the action were chopped off to prevent it from being overly draggy, but therein some logic and crowd magically disappear. Some parts too will make you wonder why doesn't the Invisible Girl just knock everyone out with her invisible projectiles, or groan that the make up artist managed to make Jessica Alba look like a fashion disaster with her unnaturally dyed-blonde hair. She looks hot when it's all tied up, but when it's let down, I tell you it's time for some shampoo ad to do some major corporate sponsorship.But I still got a kick out of its humorous moments not that it was so funny, but they had charm , and I can't get enough of the banter between the Thing and the Human Torch. One thing's for certain, while the acting might not be first class, the cast of Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis with the help of the suit sure looked their parts. And that in itself, is movie magic bringing comic book panels to life. Look out too for Stan Lee, whom I think for the first time in the recent slew of Marvel movie adaptations, actually play himself!Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer brings back the best elements in the first movie, and provides an avenue for more of such adventures with the familiar quartet. It's a popcorn movie, and one which entertains throughout its relatively short 90 minutes duration. And I'll stick my neck out and say it again, this is probably one of the better movie franchises that Marvel has put out so far. Given the way things are set up, if this movie still proves to be a box office success, may I now say that we can expect to see the Mole Man next?
Yes, if you liked 1 you'll like 2 and if you didn't, you won't and you won't like it if you expect to see the source material faithfully reproduced without tweakage . And I didn't see any Galactus helmet silhouette anywhere apart from a couple of points where I kind of almost persuaded myself a bit that I might have seen something which kind of reminded me a bit of what it might look like if it had been there except maybe I was just imagining it.But what of the film itself? Well, don't expect any deep themes - there's the underlying theme of family, of course, but <more>
it's gentle and understated. And don't expect profound subtext - there's Johnny taking on some responsibility when it counts, of course, and the Surfer fighting his "programming" in order to do the right thing, but these are simply part of the story, and not nailed up as an object lesson.They got the group dynamic right in the first film, and that still holds strongly in this one - no messing with a successful bit of the formula. Doom - well, I simply have to get used to the fact that the Dr Doom in these movies is an entirely different character to the one in the comics. An OK villain, but a lightweight. And he doesn't speak with a Bela Lugosi accent.Galactus - I can cope with the cloud. It works, in this context. The film has a cosmic menace, but it deals with it by reference to its effect on people. You get a glimpse of the cosmicness, but the people are the important thing.The Surfer is nailed perfectly. They have captured the air of injured nobility, of tragic predetermination, in both Doug Jones' physical performance and Laurence Fishburne's voice-over. This is Norrin Radd, in every way. And for those who raised the Chrome Surfer criticism, that's dealt with too - he is indeed silver for much of the film, it's only when he's powered up that he becomes reflective.Don't expect depth, expect fun - 92 minutes of action-packed Fantastic Four comic. This is EXACTLY what I would expect a comic movie to give me. It is much more entertaining than the overly angst-ridden Spidey 3. My parents, who rated FF1 very highly more so than the Spidey movies, and on a par with the X-Men movies will love it, my son 23 loved it, and I loved it too.
Rises High Above the Original (by simonparker1990)
Fantastic Four was a movie I had very mixed feelings about. As I have never read a single Fantastic Four comment I couldn't complain about the storyline being different, or certain character be interpreted in the wrong way, no the reason I had mixed feelings about it was the fact it was poorly made. There is no doubt in my mind that had someone like Sam Raimi or Christopher Nolan been given the directors job they could have made a better movie. However, could they have given it the fun, energetic tone that the story requires. Honestly I don't think they could have done. For all its <more>
faults the original movie was fun, it was poorly written and the characters poorly visualised, but the movie itself was fun, and I still had high hopes for the series. I was very much looking forward to Rise of the Silver Surfer. The trailers were brilliant, the storyline sounded interesting, and the fact that the origin storyline was out the way is always a good thing. So does it surpass the original? Does it live up to my expectations? Yes on both accounts. Rise of the Silver Surfer is a success, it still is flawed on many ways. But the movie is a lot better than the original and the fun tone has improved greatly. The performances seem to have improved, the storyline actually exists here, and the special effects for the surfer are spectacular. Its surprised me that the best comic book movie of 2007 so far has actually been this, not hard really when you see that Giost Rider was an unmitigated disaster, and Spiderman 3 was overlong and dull.Anyway, the cast here seem to have settled in nicely to their roles. I had a major problem with Ioan Gruffudd in the original, a shame as I know he is a talented actor. I just didn't feel he had much to work with. Thankfully his character has improved here, he seems a lot more likable, his performance less strained, and his dialogue at times really works. I also found his action sequences didn't feel as lame as they did in the original. Jessica Alba has thankfully improved, she is now average in this series with a few bright spots along the way. I still believe a more talented actress is required for her role, but in some scenes, such as the very well executed wedding sequence, her character and performance worked very well. But of course, like the original, two actors dominate this movie. Michael Chiklis as The Thing, and Chris Evans as The Human Torch. I think I liked the fact that The Thing is used more often for comic relief, it suited the character more, and he has some really great comedic moments. Chris Evans has also improved, he was very funny in the original and had great charisma, here he shows some emotional weight on a few sequences, but generally he's the same guy. Julian McMahon's performance for me was an improvement on the original. He's definitely decided to be a pantomime villain, which this time very much works. Special credits must also go to Doug Jones, who as the surfer, gives him the grace required. Laruence Fishbourne's voice also is perfect for the surfer.So what of the big action sequences? Well the action here works a hell of a lot better. The original suffered quite a lot because apart from two decent scraps, we really didn't see the Fantastic Four being fantastic. Here we see them doing a lot more action, and we also see them do a fair bit of globe trotting, which in my opinion highly benefits the storyline. The much advertised sequence of the Human Torch and Surfer chase looks amazing, but is nothing compared to what follows. We have a well executed sequence in London, a great bit in Shanghai, and various other little fights along the way. All of them look pretty impressive. However, some of the effects do look very naff. Which leads to me to one of the films flaws. The effects for Reed, and even at times the Human Torch, looked pretty naff. Annoying as the surfer looks so brilliant that whenever you compare the effects together it always makes the bad effects look even worse. The action also has a more intense feeling that the first movie lacked, the Shanghai and very final bit won't spoil it definitely feels a lot more epic than anything the original dared to attempt. This new found style, added with the entertaining factor from the original, makes the movie a vaster improvement, and makes the Fantastic Four definitely a franchise I'd be happy to return to in the future. The storyline here has improved a great deal, the threat seems a lot better, the off screen Galaktus is a great villain and we never see him. But this is the surfers movies and the fantastic fours movie. I liked the family dynamic still being front and centre, and also the fact the cheesy humour is no longer intolerable makes the movie a great experience. Of course there are flaws, Jessica Alba's still mediocre performance and the special effects definitely being the main two. But also the script still needs a bit of polishing here and there. But all this is overshadowed by a generally good cast and a great sense of fun. The fact the movie doesn't feel overly long, but never too short, is always a good thing. Rise of the Silver Surfer definitely has given life back to a series that could have flagged badly if this movie was a failure. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the summer, and will definitely entertain all kids of all ages.
A great improvement over the first. Fantastic fun again. (by The_Amazing_Spy_Rises)
Tim Story stays true to the roots of the 2005 film, keeping this sequel fun and clean, while developing a new story with a couple new characters and making our favorite 4 heroes grow even more. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is better than its predecessor, and one of the better sequels of recent memory.Things appear to be going great for the Fantastic Four. Reed Ioan Gruffudd and Susan Jessica Alba are in love and ready to be married, Johnny Chris Evans is still on fire with the ladies, and Ben Michael Chiklis has finally found happiness with Alicia Masters Kerry <more>
Washington . However, their happiness will be tested when strange occurrences around the globe point to one culprit: a mysterious being known only as The Silver Surfer Doug Jones and Laurence Fishburne .One of the biggest improvements 'Rise' has over the first film is the fact that the Fantastic work more as a team in this film. Yes, in the first movie they fought together, but it seemed as if they each were fighting different battles within one big one. Here, they take a different route and take on even the smaller events together. Also, the writing is much better, making Reed aka Mr. Fantastic out to be the leader of the Four, much unlike the first movie, which bothered me. Ioan Gruffudd really seems like a leader in this movie, which was a definite strength. Chris Evans also flexes some acting muscle, as The Human Torch is also well written this time around, giving him a wake up call and turning him into a more believable human character this time around. Alba and Chiklis are both good as The Invisible Woman and The Thing respectively. Doug Jones and Laurence Fishburne portray the Surfer brilliantly as body and voice respectively. Fishburne has this incredible ability to say the deadliest of lines All that you know is at an end with unbelievable ease and charismatic calm. He is the perfect choice as the voice of one of the most powerful comic book characters. I liked how they wrote the Surfer as well. He does become vulnerable in the film, but at the same time, you'll have no doubt that he is the most powerful character by the time the ending rolls around. Doug Jones always impresses me with how he captures and creates a character while doing so little, and after successful turns in Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy, Jones gives the Surfer life just as he did Abe Sapien in Hellboy. Kerry Washington and Julian McMahon are also good reprising their roles as Alicia Masters and Dr. Doom, McMahon especially. He's even better as the evil and manipulative Dr. Doom this time around.Tim Story really did a good job with the atmosphere of 'Rise'. He really explores every corner of the planet, with action scenes in Germany, New York, China, outer space, and the heroes' kitchen. All the action scenes are well done and the special effects are used smoothly and effectively, even though it looks as though most of the increased budget was spent on The Silver Surfer and Galactus, who look amazing. They forgot to make Mr. Fantastic look as realistic as possible, because most of the time you can see the visual effects. All in all, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer PG is a fun movie experience that anyone over age 11 or 12 should enjoy. There is some mild sexual innuendo, but it's not too bad.--spy 8/10
What All Comic Book SuperHero Movies Should Be... (by richard-865)
I'm sure the critics and naysayers of this film will take exception to my review, but I loved this! As a longtime fan of the Fantastic Four comic, I went into the first movie with fairly low expectations, and was very pleasantly surprised to the contrary. Not a great superhero movie, but a really fun one, a trait that far too many films based on comic books seem to be lacking. Having enjoyed the FF the first time around, I went into this second one with much higher expectations - and it exceeded them on almost every level! The same feeling of fun was there, along with some real <more>
blow-you-out-of-your-seat action sequences, and what I thought was a pretty good storyline. Perhaps I'm too undemanding or simple-minded, but I had a Fantastic ! time in the theater watching this movie. In many ways, it blew me away like no movie has in a good many years, and made me feel like a kid again! Of course it helped that along with the FF, the Silver Surfer has always been one of my favorite comic characters. If I have one complaint, it's that it ended too soon. I hated for it to be over after only 92 minutes. Hopefully when the DVD is released they'll include a longer extended version as well or as in the case with the first movie, they'll wait two years until the third one comes out, and make us buy the second movie on DVD all over again . I really hate that sort of marketing ploy, but in the case of FF2, it will gladly shell out my money twice. Mostly because I can't wait for the DVD to come out. I think I'll start working on my new home theater system tomorrow!
Can the 4 once again prove their worth? (by ethanrunt)
From the start it seems like Superman Returns. A planet blows up, credits. and the film isn't even called Fantastic 4: insert subtitle here, but merely 4: insert. Does this mean they aren't fantastic anymore? It'd appear so.From the get go on earth the team are like modern day Paris Hiltons, everything about their life is in the papers, and paparazzi are just overpowering the wedding of Sue and Reed, causing problems even for our beloved Stan Lee in his finest cameo, comedic wise at last, and at least it's not cheesy, i mean, 'Amazing how one man really can make a <more>
difference" ? But, not to spoil the brilliance for anyone, the movie, as stated everywhere in the build up, is all about the awesome action in the film. Yeah, OK, that may be, but mixing awesome action with CGI that looks remotely realistic wouldn't go amiss, i know it's a comic book, but it's not a cartoon adaptation, real people don't look or plastic-esquire you know!Gripes apart, and there is one other that pops up later, the film is a testament to the belief that the last one was good but not enough. More comedy, more action and less of the plot problems, rather they add a new character, they work as a team, and Doom comes back and just as quickly turns on everyone in what can only be described as the moment the makers were hoping would make the film a PG-13 in America for reputation, unlucky guys, apparently.Going from London to China to Japan, i think, and Germany, and just in New York, where the Baxter Building's roof now has glass on the top in the shape of their logo : It's dizzying, and a little too fast, when in all they could have gotten it done slower with more breathing space between random action that rots your brain until you go, oh, it's almost over, but wait, they have to wrap it up, come on, okay, that's it, yep, oh, you aren't going to die? Damn, my smile has dissappeared from my face.See, spoiling without spoiling, me so clever. The acting is average, Alba really annoying with them glasses randomly, and just not being great, she never is, but Evans and Chiklis showing great chemistry once again as everyone's favourites, and even more a-fussin' and a-feudin'.On top of that, add the grandiose 4plane, the great Doug Jones doing what he does best, take that you motion capture wuss Serkis Jones knows how to not be human, unless the Pale Man really is what he is like... And Lawrence Fishburne adds deep bass and humanoid-ity to the Surfer, who, considering i never liked him, kind of showed me his worth, and although the film should be called Silver Surfer meets the Fantastic Four, as it's more his movie than their's, especially the final battle, the film keeps it's tone high, take that darker sequels, yes Spidey, AWE and X3! funny, silly, and despite poor graphics in some bits, and annoying moments including bad pacing, the film is just as good as the original, and shows promise once again that the next Fantastic Four could be a little longer and a lot less about Sue... 8/10