Thursday, June 14, 2007

Mini-Review: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

On Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

The Good:
The Silver Surfer looked great with and without the silver sheen, and Lawrence Fishburne's voice gave his character nobility and strength.

The OK: Chris Evans is still amusing as Johnny Storm, and there's a better team dynamic within the Fantastic Four.

The [Terribly] Bad: Doctor Doom and Galactus, two of the most powerful and terrifying baddies in Marvel comicdom, are here reduced to ridiculous caricatures of themselves. Julian McMahon portrays Doom as an immature, unsophisticated American instead of a brilliant, refined, supernaturally gifted Latverian, and Galactus is, well, a cloud. I'd have been happy with a gigantic hand or huge glowing eyes emerging from that cloud, but they can't give us even that much. I won't even go into how annoying Galactus's defeat was...

Grade: C+. It was a fun ride anyway.

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