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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Fantastic / Reed Richards
... Invisible Woman / Susan Storm
... Human Torch / Johnny Storm
... The Thing / Ben Grimm
... Dr. Doom / Victor Von Doom
... Alicia Masters
... General Hager
... The Silver Surfer (voice)
... The Silver Surfer
... Captain Raye
... Wedding Minister
... Mr. Sherman / Rafke
... Anchorwoman
Chris Gailus ... Anchorman
... 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 Joshua Beltran

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Discover the secret of the Surfer See more »


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

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Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fantastic Four 2  »

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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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Trivia

The Silver Surfer was created by Doug Jones wearing a prosthetic suit developed by Spectral Motion, and a new VFX program from Weta Digital which augmented the Surfer's reflective surface. See more »

Goofs

General Hager and the rest of his "army" troops are shown wearing blue Navy camouflage uniforms in several scenes (such as Black Forest and Research facility). Captain Raye is even wearing Navy Rank insignia on her collar. United States Army personnel, especially generals, have no reason to don Navy uniforms. 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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SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: the Silver Surfer is seen floating in space, and awakens. See more »

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Referenced in Allemaal film: De magie van het witte doek (2007) See more »

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Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Zach Danziger
Performed by Chris Classic
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If you're looking for mindless big-budget fun, this is the place for you and your bucket of popcorn
9 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Like many other people, I was also thrilled upon watching the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer trailer at the cinema. Similar to numerous people who adore CGI, read the comic books when they were kids and thought the first installment was decent enough to justify a sequel, I was more than willing to get myself ready to be overwhelmed by the mere strength of the eye candy and CGI effects within the film. And then I watched it at a special press screening in Ramat Gan, Israel.

To make a long story short, FF2 is not a bad film. I was actually quite entertained throughout wide parts of the film (particularly at the beginning - but more on that later). Problem was, once I stepped out of the theater, I couldn't actually recall anything specific or special about what I have just seen (other than that cool CGI Silver Surfer, that is). It was just so mediocre in terms of plot, direction and acting (somebody really ought to give Jessica Alba some acting lessons a.s.a.p), that I didn't even care enough to remember it. Furthermore, while the original film required some suspension of disbelief, let's just say the plot in its sequel stretches this boundary one step too far, IMO.

As I've already mentioned, FF2 actually starts up in quite a promising manner. While Reed (Ioan Gruffudd) and Sue (Alba) get ready for their media circus wedding (think Tomkat style - but bigger), strange electronic and climatic disturbances occur across the globe. From here on out, you have this huge build up that pays off about half an hour into the film, continues with a bang and some dazzling CGI shots, and suddenly ends abruptly while the initial novelty of the Silver Surfer's appearance wears off. As usual, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm steals the show as the only character to truly evolve during this film, Mike Chiklis as Ben is seriously under-used, my 1.5 year-old nephew could play better than Gruffud's Reed and Alba isn't even that pretty anymore. Then you have all these villains (Silver Surfer is definitely not working alone, as implied in the IMDb official plot line) and some twists and turns that leave you feeling mildly entertained, but also incredibly under whelmed.

You see, if you're looking for mindless big-budget fun, this is the place for you and your bucket of popcorn. However, don't expect to find the heart of Spider-Man 3 or epic feel of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Don't even look for credible acting or intelligent plot. Only decent thing you'll find are some good looking money shots, and mindless action sequences. This formula of a film may work well as a matinée, but not as something you'll want to come back and watch again in the coming future.


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