Monday, June 9, 2008

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

The filmmakers here have achieved a feat previously thought impossible: this sequel is even worse than the exceedingly crapulous original. The Silver Surfer/Galactus saga borders on epic poetry to fans of the FF comics, but the way it is handled in this putrid production is more Homer Simpson than Homer. Actually, Homer Simpson would have written a more intelligent script. I'm glad that Stan Lee is finally making the mega-bucks he has deserved for so long, but how can he let them make a mockery of his material like this? Speaking of Lee, his 10 second cameo as a wedding crasher is the best bit of acting in the entire film. If there are any more films to be made in this franchise (and, in a way, I hope not), the director clearly needs to be replaced. He has amply demonstrated over the course of two films that he has absolutely no feel for this material.

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Bunched Undies said...

what a moronic review
-Tim Story said...

haha, I also thought the first Fantastic 4 was one big steaming pile of bat vomit. After reading this review, I'm glad I didn't bother with the sequel.

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