"The Rise Of The Silver Surfer" by Yojimbo
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/19/12
The four gosh darn it American as apple pie heroes return to do battle with the Silver Surfer, who comes to Earth to prepare it for consumption by Galactus. The first Fantastic Four movie was inoffensive enough, but this rehash is just plain lazy. The way it pointlessly reintroduces Dr. Doom is contrived and lame, Jessica Alba seems to be duking it out with The Thing in the "who's the most orange" competition and the ham fisted attempts at comedy (the Mr. Fantastic dance routine is just EXCRUCIATING) combined with the freaky family soap opera feeling made it look like a superhero version of The Munsters. The surfer himself was quite cool, but the action sequences are too short lived and anticlimactic and the dialogue quite atrocious. As a whole it was just a watered down version of something that was pretty piss weak in the first place and looks faintly ridiculous in the post Batman Begins era. As a whole it's just a live action kid's cartoon with some fancy effects and little else to commend it.