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January 07, 2008

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - 2

This is some of the worst acting ever (Jessica Alba and Chris Evans especially phoned this in). It is made worse when the director and crew forgot to tell a story. I'm disappointed that Stan Lee even made a cameo in this horrible adaptation of his work. The story, I think, involves a mysterious power from the outer reaches of the universe that survives off of the destruction of whole planets. This power has sent the Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fishburne) as an agent to investigate earth for its imminent ingestion by this force. The Four, through comic luck and high school drama, find a way to somehow convince the Silver Surfer to sacrifice himself in some weird appeal to his ability to love. To much is left unexplained which makes it that much more unbelievable. The special effect were not even enough to make this film entertaining. It ended up just being a way to spend an hour and a half.

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