Monday, June 18, 2007

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

This was a cool movie.

Let me preface this by saying I know nothing about comic book heroes, and I don’t know my Marvel from my DC. I do, however, like fun action movies with exciting special effects and a love story, and FF2 had all that.

Basic premise: bad things start to happen around the world, interfering with the ongoing attempts of superheroes Sue Storm and Reed Richards to get married. Turns out the Silver Surfer, the best high-tech character since the really awful (but in a good way!) liquid metal cop villain in Terminator 2, is behind the disasters, but there’s a worse bad guy out there, and he’s a-coming …

The special effects are amazing, the characters are funny and well written, and the Silver Surfer, with his super-abilities, soulful conflict, and voice of Laurence Fishburne is, well--dare I say it?--great hero material for the next movie.

And you KNOW there’ll be a next movie.

What about you? Seen any good movies lately? Looking forward to any upcoming movies?


Eve Silver / Eve Kenin said...

No movies this weekend, but we did buy Deadwood season 3, and have started working through the episodes. I loooove this series!

And I'm really anxious to see Fantastic Four...probably as soon as school lets out we'll take the boys.

ChristyJan said...

Hi Ann,

I haven't been to the movies since February ~ and that was to see Reno 911 Miami.

So far my summer hasn't been much of a "vacation". Hopefully we're going this weekend to celebrate our anniversary.

I'm looking forward to seeing Fantastic Four, and the new Harry Potter and Pirates movies.

Wendy Roberts said...

I'm seeing this movie on the weekend with half a dozen 12 year old boys for a birthday so I'm glad it won't bore me to tears!