Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Fantastic 4

I finally got to the cinema last night (Grandads are great!) and saw Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. It's, well, it's okay. For a summer blockbuster it was actually pretty bland. The Thing's make-up was really well done, the single Torch/Silver Surfer chase was well done but the plot was just too darn slow. Too much story and not enough oomph. Having said that it was, like the first film, enjoyable enough. Just nothing special. The Reed Richards bachelor party was nicely handled, Jessica Alba was very pretty and the Galactus storm cloud was creepy- but Victor Von Doom is a shadow of his comic self.

One criticism I do have- apart from the lack of spectacle and high action- is that the Silver Surfer wasn't enough of a surfer. How much better would it have looked if the CGI people had actually watched how surfers move on a board and translated that onto the big screen. It's a small thing but I think it really would have helped.

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