Boring is the deal.
| Original Score: C-
A little tastier but still far from a gourmet feast.
| Original Score: 3/5
Despite some gratuitous allusions to Gitmo, the third-rate effects and the two-bit characters make this a summer wipeout.
| Original Score: 1/4
When Jessica Alba was at the MTV Movie Awards she called Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer the best family/comedy of the summer. That alone should spell disaster for a superhero film.
| Original Score: 3/10
It doesn't suck. Or maybe I went into the theater with such low expectations that it couldn't possibly be as bad as my imagination had concocted.
| Original Score: 5/10
Parents longing for entertaining and intelligent family superhero fare would be much better served renting 2005's Zathura or Sky High.
| Original Score: C
While the gags are aimed squarely at a family audience, there's nothing wrong with that and this is certainly a film you could take even tiddlers to without worrying they are going to have nightmares later.
While the Silver Surfer cushions the blow, this is a sequel I can ultimately throw away...
Can't anyone in comic book movies come up with new villains anymore?
This sequel is out, overall succumbing to the weaknesses of the first movie, which, once again, relegates it to sitting at the kids' table at the gathering of comic book movies.
| Original Score: 4/10
Much better than the first; OK for tweens and up.
An off-brand superhero movie, the cinematic equivalent of one of those generic breakfast cereals with a badly drawn squirrel for a mascot.
The same kind of lightweight but well executed comic book-based romp as its predecessor.
For a film that's supposed to be playful, it's an awful, tedious drudge.
Characters to love, story to hate.
| Original Score: 1.5/4.0
A big-budget bust, and while it isn't as awful as its lame 2005 predecessor, it does come close to achieving the former film's sense of decay.
| Original Score: D+
I have read many of the legitimate criticisms of this sequel, and I agree with them, and I do not care.
| Original Score: 4/5
As the Surfer rises, so too does this franchise.
| Original Score: 3/4
While not entirely fantastic, this Four is fun, fast-paced, and family friendly.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A merciful dearth of plot in favor of mindless set pieces, so-so effects work and passable PG-rated humor.
| Original Score: 2/5