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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

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The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

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Tim Story

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Don Payne (screenplay), Mark Frost (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ioan Gruffudd ... Mr. Fantastic / Reed Richards
Jessica Alba ... Invisible Woman / Susan Storm
Chris Evans ... Human Torch / Johnny Storm
Michael Chiklis ... The Thing / Ben Grimm
Julian McMahon ... Dr. Doom / Victor Von Doom
Kerry Washington ... Alicia Masters
Andre Braugher ... General Hager
Laurence Fishburne ... The Silver Surfer (voice)
Doug Jones ... The Silver Surfer
Beau Garrett ... Captain Raye
Brian Posehn ... Wedding Minister
Zach Grenier ... Mr. Sherman / Rafke
Dawn Chubai ... Anchorwoman
Chris Gailus Chris Gailus ... Anchorman
Kevin McNulty ... Baxter Building Doorman
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Storyline

Everything seems to be going great for the Fantastic Four. Reed and Sue are finally getting married, and things couldn't seem better. However, when the mysterious Silver Surfer crashes things, they learn that they will have to deal with an old foe, and the powerful planet eating Galactus. Written by ahmetkozan

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Discover the secret of the Surfer See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of action violence, some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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English | Japanese | Chinese | Arabic

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantastic Four: The Next Chapter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,051,684, 17 June 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$131,921,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$289,047,763
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DTS | Dolby | SDDS (uncredited)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Andre Braugher was a longtime fan of the Fantastic Four comics. See more »

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E! News is featured in widescreen high definition in the year this takes place (2007), however the E! network did not broadcast in high definition until 2009. See more »

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Anchorwoman: Last night the F.A.A. was forced to ground all aircraft, leaving thousands stranded, when electronic failures and mysterious power outages crippled the western United States. But the big story today, the much anticipated wedding of fantastic couple Reed Richards and Susan Storm will take place this Saturday.
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Very good! Much better than the original.
20 June 2007 | by DerBarenJudeSee all my reviews

I didn't think much of the original FF, but this one is far better in every aspect. Better writing, more exciting storyline, and better acting, as well. The special effects are amazing, as everyone can probably already tell from the previews, particularly the Silver Surfer. His scenes were incredible.

I laughed quite a bit at this movie, surprisingly, as I didn't find the last one very funny. The humor in this movie was a little more mature, particularly when Johnny Storm is asking Ben Grimm about how he and his girlfriend have "relations (which is something I always wondered as well)." My favorite scenes were the ones in which Ben and Johnny interacted, as Michael Chiklis' Thing is my favorite character to watch. He really captured the spirit of the comic in both appearance and attitude.

There are many things to like about FF: ROSS, just don't expect Shakespeare, or even deep comic book movies like Batman Begins or X-Men. This movie is rated PG, and rightfully so. While there are mature moments, FF is at heart a movie for younger people.

The reason that I gave this movie a 6, despite my seemingly high praise of it, is the ending/last 15-20 minutes. While not enough to ruin my enjoyment of this movie, the ending definitely rubbed me the wrong way, particularly as a comic book fan. I don't want to give anything away, so I won't go into detail. But it's easy to see how the producers painted themselves into a corner by needing an easy way to finish a movie that could potentially have an extremely vast scope.

Bottom line: if you're a FF fan, or just a comic book fan in general, this is one that you won't want to miss. Just, like I said, don't go in expecting to think deep thoughts.


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