Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
By Sandor Hugert
This new movie about the first Marvel family created is basically just as good as the first one. It has the same amount of comedy and still a few action scenes in it. There is really nothing wrong in this movie other than at times it can be a bit too cheesy. It was also a little weird that one of the coolest Marvel villains ever created, Galactus, is portrayed as a cloud in the movie. The movie’s best element is definitely the comedy. Johnny Storm (Human Torch) and Ben Grimm (the Thing) are still extremely funny when they make fun of each other. Mr. Fantastic was the same as in the first movie, just a genius with his girlfriend. The action wasn’t all that great considering how little there was. The Fantastic 4 car was pretty cool and the special effects were perfect for it in the movie. The actors and actresses did a good job just like in the first movie. When you watch the movie, make sure to pay close attention to Stan Lee’s cameo that is extremely funny in this movie. This movie ranks somewhere at the top from all the Marvel movies, probably below Spider-Man, but maybe around the same spot as X-MEN.
Overall: This movie is definitely worth seeing even if you’re not a big fan of the first one. In my opinion, this actually might be the first really good movie of 2007.
Score: 9 out of 10