The Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer

All That You Know Is At An EndÖwas my favorite line in this movie. It was stated by the Silver Surfer who I simply loved too! I know heís supposedly the Ďvillianí, but like Iíve said before everything isnít what it seems in movies, especially comic book based movies. I think thatís what I appreciated about F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
The movie really seemed to focus on Johnny Storm - The Human Torch (Chris Evans) arrogance and what came across as loneliness to some extent too. It illuminated how he was an attention getter, but in the end he was all about friends and family. Then it took us into Sue Storm - The Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba) and Richard Reeds - Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd) relationship as they prepared for their upcoming wedding. It was quite humorous to watch Sue and Richard go through their cute couple banter. Almost as funny to see Johnny pick at Ben Grimm - The Thing (Michael Chiklis) and his relationship with Alicia Masters (Kerri Washington).
However, I didnít really start to enjoy the movie real good until their wedding! Look for another great appearance by Stan Lee! It was really one of my favorite scenes! Not to mention as far as action goes when Johnny goes after the Silver Surfer Footlocker.comitís some great action along with some funny one-liners! As most of the previews indicated there is a serious transfer of powers, which really comes out later on in the film!
Now I was pleasantly surprised to see Andrea Braugher playing General Hager! I use to watch him on Homicide then again on a cable mini-series. That man can act! Then the face of evil reappears, yep, Victor Von Doom (Julian Mc Mahon) who ends up working with the Fantastic Four to take down the Silver Surfer. But like the devil, Von Doom never wants something for nothing.
All in all Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer was well written film. I didnít like it as much as the first one because in some scenes the acting was a little bit off and the sequence wasnít as smooth to me. There was this whole thing that happens with Richard Reeds that had the elements of being funny, but it seemed like they were trying to bootleg The Mask (the one with Jim Carey which was an excellent movie).
I loved all the actors, especially Jessica Alba, Andrea Braugher, Michael Chiklis, Ion Gruffudd and Chris Evans. Yet, Iíll have to say Alba feels about the same as Sue Storm as she did on Dark Angel as Max, (I actually loved that show) maybe a tad bit warmer. Kerri Washington did an amazing job as well as The Thingís girlfriend. She had a lot more screen time in this movie.
FYI: The Silver Surfer was played by Doug Jones, but the voice used in the film was that of Laurence Fishburne! Simply a smashing job by the both of them! As for moral value Iíd say a lesson to be learned is to always consider others in whatever you do and to remember, thereís always a choice. Itís just up to you to decide what it will be! Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Itís definitely worth seeing. ***** Film Rated PG


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