Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
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The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An off-brand superhero movie, the cinematic equivalent of one of those generic breakfast cereals with a badly drawn squirrel for a mascot."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"The first movie's genesis story was more fun than the perfunctory doomsday scheme trotted out here."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Boring is the deal."
‑ Dave White,
"When Jessica Alba was at the MTV Movie Awards she called Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer the best family/comedy of the summer. That alone should spell disaster for a superhero film."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"While the gags are aimed squarely at a family audience, there's nothing wrong with that and this is certainly a film you could take even tiddlers to without worrying they are going to have nightmares later."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"The performances are plywooden, the cornball visual gags are groanworthy, and Tim Story still can't direct his way out a sack with a map."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"If you swept the cosmic dust of the superhero boom into a flimsy dustpan, you'd have the Fantastic Four franchise."
‑ Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly
"A little tastier but still far from a gourmet feast."
‑ Scott Huver,
"It doesn't suck. Or maybe I went into the theater with such low expectations that it couldn't possibly be as bad as my imagination had concocted."
‑ Brandon Fibbs,
"While the Silver Surfer cushions the blow, this is a sequel I can ultimately throw away..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It's funnier and splashier than the original, but I still can't quite recommend it."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Many complaints were lobbed at Fantastic Four but no one ever suggested it was too smart. Yet it would seem that everyone came to the sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, determined to dumb it down."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Despite some gratuitous allusions to Gitmo, the third-rate effects and the two-bit characters make this a summer wipeout."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"Parents longing for entertaining and intelligent family superhero fare would be much better served renting 2005's Zathura or Sky High."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Can't anyone in comic book movies come up with new villains anymore?"
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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