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The Silver Surfer… It’s Fan-tastic?

Posted by July 5th, 2007 No Comments »

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Fantastic Four: The Silver Surfer

Having suffered mightily through 2005’s dreadful
"Fantastic Four," I approached this sequel with the confidence of an
amputee approaching a combine harvester.

As it turns out, this was the best approach.

Having factored in this handicap, I only needed to be slightly impressed by this movie.

I wasn’t.

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Fantastic Four : The Silver Surfer
By Kudzai Mudede

Having suffered mightily through 2005’s dreadful
"Fantastic Four," I approached this sequel with the confidence of an
amputee approaching a combine harvester.

As it turns out, this was the best approach.

Having factored in this handicap, I only needed to be slightly impressed by this movie.

I wasn’t.

The problem is that Fantastic Four appears to be a solid action
flick, as told by a rather dim 8 year old. The result is that there is
no shortage of exuberance or wonder. Unfortunately, there is also no
shortage of blank stares.

The "Silver Surfer" looks pretty cool. "The Thing" and "Mr. Fantastic" still look pretty lame.

Most problematic, in terms of appearance, is Jessica Alba, who is
simply too beautiful for this movie. It is impossible to focus on
anything that happens in the film whenever she is on camera.

If there were to be a third "Fantastic Four" it would be in the
interests of the entire production to let Alba get roughed up a bit in
the opening act. A burst lip and a pair of shiners would really go a
long way in keeping the audience focused on the film itself. Its either
that or just make a better movie next time out. – (6/10)


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