Posted on 7/04/07 08:53 PM
Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer delivered for the most part what it promised to deliver and that was fun. The original movie most critics hated and most fans were luke warm i enjoyed but i could clerly see the flaws within the first movie. Fantastic Four lacked action, good visuals, and just plain entertainment it tried to become a movie about the Fantastic Four living a troubled media life not the Fantastic Four kicking ass and taking names.
Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer corrects most of those mistakes as it features awesome action, spectacular visual effects, and makes for great entertainment but the glue of any movie i.e. the script isn't so hot and neither are a few things.
The dialogue throughout most of the film is alright it's the whole order of events and lack of explanation that the script is weak on. Dr.Doom's return is great i love seeing Julian McMahon as Marvel's main baddy but they had no plausible way to bring him back and just pretend that his return is due to something he knows but is keeping secret. The acting is half and half Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans are awesome they manage to be funny, energetic, and cool but Jessica Alba and especially Ioan Gruffudd cannot get through a conversation without bad line delivery. Alba speaks very ditsy which is annoying she's says her lines as if everything has a question mark on the end of it, and Gruffudd is boring, monotoned, and gives worse overacting than that of the shows on Disney Channel.
The visual effects are beautiful and the CGI is very well used particularily on the flawless Silver Surfer, not too unrealisitic, not too boring a perfect hit for the CGI. Same goes for the bright backrounds and beautiful landscapes, New York City is shot almost exactly the same beautiful way it was shot in Spiderman 2. The action is very well choreographed and spread apart in a very decent manner.
The Silver Surfer is mysterious and awesome he doesn't get shunned like Venom trust me fans he gets a very good amount of screen time and causes a whole lot of mayhem with it. The storyline is very out there and requires a lot of suspension of disbelief unfortunatly too much in my opinion. When i read comic books i hated when they got into intergalactic parellell universes, and alternate galaxies and Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer does just that.
Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer is a very good family film it's not too violent, and it's not too tame it's a very happy medium. For those looking for an intelligent comic book movie like Batman Begins or Sin City don't bother with this but for those expecting an exciting, and entertaining thrillride surf your way over to see this movie.