Wednesday, May 13, 2009

26 Capes Later: Day Thirteen

Movie: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Release Date: 2007
Runtime: 89 minutes
Rating: PG
Genre: Action
Synopsis: "The world's most famous team of astronauts-cum-superheroes returns in the effects-heavy sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. As the story opens, Sue Storm (aka The Invisible Girl [Jessica Alba]) and Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic [Ioan Gruffudd]) prepare for their upcoming, superhero-studded wedding celebration. But Reed cannot stay focused on the nuptials -- he's distracted by wire reports of a bizarre, comet-like object hurtling toward the Earth with tremendous force, triggering brownouts, blackouts, tropical storms, and various other climatological disasters. When the said object hits the island of Manhattan, destroying much of the city in its wake, its identity becomes resoundingly clear. "It" is actually a "he" -- a psychotic villain known as The Silver Surfer (voice of Larry Fishburne) who intends, for some unascertainable reason, to destroy much of the Earth, just as he obliterated dozens of planets before it. Feeling compelled to rally their old gang and save the day, Sue and Reed summon Ben Grimm (aka The Thing [Michael Chiklis]) and Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch [Chris Evans]) to take on the Surfer -- and end up battling not only him, but an obnoxious Army general (Andre Braugher) and the cantankerous Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon), who has broken out of his icy prison that held him captive at the end of the first movie. Tim Story returns to direct this sequel."

I thought the first movie was better than Rise of the Silver Surfer. RSS just seemed a bit forced with the whole impending wedding (gah). Another thing why Jessica Alba dye her hair more blonde for the sequel??? and what is up with the contacts???? They weren't there in the first movie, so why change it now?
 The Silver Surfer had like the coolest power, way cooler than Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, or The Invisible Woman.

I think had the focus of the movie been changed from mainly Reed and Sue and been more on the threat of the end of the world it would have been ten times better.
It was good to see Johnny’s character mature, even if it was only a tiny bit.


The funniest part of the movie I think was when Johnny burned the bridal bouquet when Sue through it (his date almost caught it) and when the wedding he had to jump off the roof of the building and he didn’t want to destroy his tux.
Worst part of the movie was the actual wedding.
In the end I still liked the movie.

Dame Orchid

1 comment:

  1. I liked this one better than the first, the story was cooler. I agree with you about Alba, I just see why they made her wear demon eye contacts, and it was nice to see Johnny grow up a little. I just ignored the bits about their wedding.

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