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The Silver Surfer (1992)

NASA Deep Space Tracking Facility: Radar is picking something up. An object heading towards earth, L.A., at near light-speed. Impact: 9 seconds. L.A.: A boy, not even 10 years old, is being... See full summary »

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Patch Kelly Patch Kelly ... Boy
David Wright David Wright ... Big Bully
Lee Troutman ... Bully with Shades
Reed Troutman Reed Troutman ... Plain Bully
Merrill Ward Merrill Ward ... Einstein (as Merril Ward)
Steve DeVorkin Steve DeVorkin ... Norm
Gary Gelt Gary Gelt ... NASA Staff
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Richard Weinberg Richard Weinberg ... NASA Staff
John Gerken John Gerken ... NASA Staff
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NASA Deep Space Tracking Facility: Radar is picking something up. An object heading towards earth, L.A., at near light-speed. Impact: 9 seconds. L.A.: A boy, not even 10 years old, is being chased by three older boys. He is holding something small, a 'Terminator' figurine. Dead end! A fence is blocking his way. He is trapped. Standing no chance he hands 'Arnie' over to the gang leader. NASA Deep Space Tracking Facility: Impact! Three... Two... One... ?... Nothing. L.A.: The bullies are leaving the crime scene, now proud owners of an 'Arnie' figurine. But something's happening, something is blocking their way... a man clad in silver, hovering on a surfboard... Written by Jojoba

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1992 (USA) See more »

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Impressive effects for the time but that's about it
14 October 2007 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Something is picked up on radar heading straight for earth. With a time to impact of under ten seconds there is little time to do anything other than watch. Meanwhile in an ordinary street a young boy is being bullied for his Terminator action figure and urgently needs whatever help he can get.

Off the back of Fantastic Four 2 (or "4: Rise of the Silver Surfer" to give it its proper title) I came to this film looking for a bit more surfer action. Very quickly I realised that this film was never made to entertain anyone or be something that anyone would actually pay money to see (or at least I hope not). No, what this film does is showcase some impressive (for the time) special effects. There is no doubting the importance of the film in that regard as the surfer looks cool despite his stiff movements. Certainly considering the budget this was an achievement.

However, watching it almost twenty years later (yeah, makes me feel old too) I have to ask what they did for the non-studio viewers and the answer is very little. There is no story of significance or action to care about. Although I normally deliberately side against the fan boys I too must ask if there was not a more worthy cause that could have brought the surfer into play than a boy with a doll (you heard me, a doll). As it is, apart from an effects shot of a few seconds, there is not a lot to be had here and those looking for more of the surfer will be disappointed to learn that it makes FF4: 2 looks like Hamlet.

Overall then this works really well as a piece of effects development and it is impressive if you put yourself mentally in 1994 while watching it. However those looking for anything more than this will be sorely disappointed as otherwise there is nothing to be had here whatsoever.


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