Monday, November 23, 2009

FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS: FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. My mother always told me that if you can't say something nice about somebody, don't say anything at all.
OK I'm done.

1 comment:

Cerpts said...

OK but seriously. . .

. . .how can the entire Galactus saga -- a multi-part classic storyline crafted by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby over several issues of the classic Fantastic Four comic book -- be reduced to a mere afterthought in a movie that SUPPOSEDLY is about it?!? Basically, the entire film is a serious a banal silliness which only gets around to the PLANET-DESTROYING THREAT OF GALACTUS in the final five minutes when Silver Surfer -- this is Galactus' herald, folks -- basically a cosmic "gofer" -- squats down on his surfboard as if having an attack of IBS -- glows -- and makes Galactus go POOF. End of movie. So, we are asked to believe that Galactus instills his servant with more than enough power to destroy him at the Surfer's slightest whim? Even as internal logic goes, this doesn't make a bit of sense. Neither does the acting, the script or the direction.