Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Movie Review

Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

2007 | PG | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
92 minutes /

User Score: 60/100


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Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer Review

Synopsis:

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.

Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) is a 1h 32-minute USA/Germany/UK thriller sci-fi action-adventure film that was based on Marvel Comic‘s Fantastic Four comic book series and a sequel to the Fantastic Four (2005) film. It is also known as Fantastic Four 2 (2007) and grossed over $289 million at the box office with a $130 million budget. Director Tim Story (Fantastic Four (2005), Ride Along (2014), Think Like a Man (2012)) did an excellent job executing this tension fill thrilling movie. The film contains scenes that may be frightening to younger viewers.

Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd - Fantastic Four (2005), Titanic (1997), King Arthur (2004)) and Sue Storm was preparing for their wedding when a silver object enters the Earth’s atmosphere. The city encounters a blackout as a result of the objects electromagnetic pulses. Johnny Storm/Human Torch (Chris Evans - The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016)) discovers that the object is a silver humanoid on a flying surfboard which is later known as the Silver Surfer. The Silver Surfer drags Johnny into the upper atmosphere where he suffocates and then drops him to meet his death, but Johnny flew at the last moment and survived.

Sue/Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba - Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Valentine’s Day (2010)) and Johnny finds out that their powers were switched merely by touching each other. Reed traces the Silver Surfers cosmic energy only to discover that all of the planets that the Surfer visited no longer exist, he destroyed the planets. Skip Forward - Victor Von Doom is set free from being encased in metal for years after the Surfer’s movements around the globe bring him past Latveria resulting in the cosmic energy to affect Victor. The Fantastic Four soon found themselves working with Victor Von Doom again. Will Von Doom and the Fantastic Four be able to stop the Silver Surfer?

Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer had amazing special FX, excellent PG rating story for families to enjoy together and minimal violence. All of the actors did a phenomenal job with their respective roles. The action sequences were well thought out as it was glorious when they occur, which is not much. I enjoyed seeing the Fantastic Four superpowers and how they transform as the graphics were spectacular. This is a movie that I was not expecting to be anything significant and worthy of talking about, but I was wrong once again. With that said, this movie does not excel above its previous installment.

A few locations the movie was filmed at was:

  • Dumont Dunes, California, USA
  • Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA
  • Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
  • Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
  • Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai, China
  • Giza, Egypt
  • Russell Glacier, Greenland
  • Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Suruga Bay, Japan
  • Pemberton
  • Fallston, Pennsylvania
  • London, England, UK

About Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Title: Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer
Original Title: Fantastic Four 2, Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four: The Next Chapter
AKA: 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Year: 2007
Runtime: 92 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Reviewer:
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 15 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 15
MPAA Rating: PG
Starring: Stan Lee, Doug Jones, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Evans, Crystal Lowe, Jessica Alba, Kenneth Welsh, Mike Mitchell, Dawn Chubai, Moneca Delain, John Andrew Vaas, Michasha Armstrong, Kevin McNulty, Michael Chiklis, Valerie Tian, Mashiah Vaughn-Hulbert, Zach Grenier, Lauren Sanchez, Brian Posehn, Andy Stahl, Ioan Gruffudd, Peter Kawasaki, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington, Benjamin Ayres, Suzanne Ristic, Andre Braugher, Beau Garrett, Malcolm Boddington, Cole Landels
Writers: Don Payne, Mark Frost, John Turman, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Director: Tim Story

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