Yes, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer came out over a year ago now.Â Yes, you donÂ’t care about the Fantastic Four anymore ever since Iron Man came out.Â Yes, this isnÂ’t the site you come to for outdated movie reviews .Â But youÂ’re all missing a very important fact: I just got to watch this movie on HBO.
Truthfully, my knowledge of Mr. Fantastic, the Thing, the Human Torch, and the Invisible Woman is a little limited.Â I know they obtained X-Menish superpowers in a radioactive spider-fashion, but I canÂ’t name a single villain for the team besides Dr. Doom.Â However, I do know the original movie sucked balls.
It was patronizing Â— written for an audience fifteen years younger than me Â— and I was naive to assume that the sequel would come off any better.Â The dialogue was overly simplistic and the charactersÂ’ individual conflicts were predictable at their bests.Â Add to that special effects that didnÂ’t really scream Â“special,Â” and youÂ’ve got a movie lacking anything remotely fantastic.
But itÂ’s not fair to say Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is worse than the previous film.Â The plot is much more intricate (though by no means more plausible), and with the long-winded origin story out of the way, the characters had more room to show their personalities rather than their superpowers.Â Plus, Jessica Alba got more screen time.
Keep in mind that this doesnÂ’t make Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer a good movie; it makes it a better movie than the last one .Â And that still only earns it two batarangs out of five.