Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Silver Surfer

is anatomically correct.

I'd like to hope that Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer will have something going for it besides the cocky hottness of Chris Evans, and cool FX -- neither of which is enough to hold my interest for more than 15 minutes, max.

Then there's the execrable Julian McMahon -- who, mercifully, appears only behind an iron mask -- and the woefully miscast Jessica Alba -- who, unfortunately, does not.

Oh, and the fact that the first movie was an irritating, retarded piece of crap.

Taken altogether, there's not much to inspire confidence in Rise of the Silver Surfer... except for the fact that they've started adapting the signature FF storyline, in which the Surfer's master, Galactus--Devourer of Worlds--comes to Earth for a spot of lunch.

If they do any justice at all to this storyline (a vintage 60s-style morality play examining the nature of good and evil), it might transcend the bad acting, the catch-phrases, the 80s-style montages over inspirational pop songs, and the fact that the movie is aimed at 12 year old boys.

Uh... or not.


Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

Since Tim Story is back in the director's chair, I'd look for another irritating, retarded piece of crap...chock full o' Jessica Alba.

1/18/07, 12:44 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Well, *yeah*, but I'm trying to remain hopeful. Sometimes stories are so good they have the power to overcome the weaknesses of the storytellers, and this is one of those stories. It's a classic. If you were asked to name the Top 5 Silver Age storylines, the Silver Surfer and Galactus would probably be #1.

1/18/07, 12:53 PM  

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