Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Reviews
It still has Ham Fisted Plot Points, though they're more planned out this time and they're not as bad as the 1st. Atleast this one didn't feel like a checklist.
I found the Silver Surfer too bland in this movie. His story for destroying planets is very thin. Would've been better if it was mind control. Also if he had the power to destroy Galactus, why didn't he just do that before he went on to kill planets for him? Just get him some distance away from your planet and suicide bomb him like you did in the end scene.
The Army were just dumb idots in this movie. A trope that's been overdone. When explained properly this type of behavior could've been accepted but no we don't get that. Apparently the Commander and Reed have some High School? history and that's all we got for him not liking the team. Oh the heroes fail? You know that happens sometimes that doesn't mean you go trusting Victor Von Doom of all people. He tried to destroy NYC, as soon as he served his purpose she should've been locked away not taken to a weapon of mass destruction.
Von Doom wasn't needed in this movie. He was just in there to create forced tension for plot sakes.
It still relies on Reed and Susan's relationship. Everyone in that movie is literally making a big deal about their wedding. Too bad I don't really care about it. Luckily this is only for the beginning and a bit in the middle and the end.
There are a few minor continuity errors. I can't remember what they are ATM sorry, but they're there.
Also how can Johnny breathe in Space? Is that like a benefit of being the human torch?
This movie is way funnier than the 1st. And I'm talking about scenes that were meant to be funny. I never expected to deliberately laugh so much at this movie. There were serious parts where I did laugh ironically as well.
More Hero Stuff than the last. I don't have to explain why this is a positive.
I LOVE the action sequences in this movie. I love the power switching and how affects the 4. I love every scene involving the Surfer while he's flying or fighting. And Johnny having all of their powers, screw logic, that looked bad ass.
In terms of the human, family side of the story, I thought the writing did improve on that part. It's not perfect but it did improve. It was very interesting seeing an extrovert like Johnny deal with having to become an introvert, but on a bigger scale than the previous film. He could've hurt someone and then to deal with the team possibly splitting up. Shows how human Johnny is. Seems as though Tim has a thing for Johnny.
The VFX, though outdated, still kinda holds up for the most part and is better than the last. I can't get over how beautiful the silver surfer looks.
Honestly I feel that the more Tim Story gets involved with the Fantastic Four the more he gets them. This movie shows that he can grow and know how to do a set characters as time goes by. And I honestly think if he did a 3rd Fantastic Four movie, it would be a Fantastic Four Movie or closest to a good one.
The movie showed us the franchise's potential and made money, so they were given another shot.
Two years later, we get the aforementioned sequel. It ends up being what I can only describe as a 93-minute mess of story arc mashups. They hadn't quite closed the book on Doctor Doom. They decided to add the Silver Surfer and Galactus to the fray. Kerry Washington's Alicia Masters had her story squeezed into the first film and she just kind of hung around in this one. The Fantasticar showed up, but definitely should've been redesigned. Oh, and there's a wedding.
Many fans, myself included, were more than excited to see the Silver Surfer's film incarnation, prior to its release. We did not get what we had hoped for. He was... silver. Cool. He was voiced by Laurence Fishburne for some reason? The board is the source of his power, and taking it renders him powerless. Umm, ok. He flew around mixing up the heroes' abilities and giving Doom even more strength, mistakenly. What? They never clearly state what the Surfer is capable of so they just make him able to do everything, whether it be on purpose or by accident. Apparently, no one cared to understand how the Silver Surfer works. The big fight ends with a game of intergalactic chicken, more or less. It was infuriating.
A slight improvement over the first, I remember loving this movie as a kid. Looking back on it now, I can certainly see its flaws but have to respect my 7 year old self's love for it.
silver surfer just looks so awesome. hopefully they can keep the corn down in this one and focuse on what matters: action (and a decent plot line)
hopefully ms. alba has learned something about acting since the last FF movie...