Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
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The world's most famous team of astronauts-cum-superheroes returns in the effects-heavy sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. As the story opens, Sue Storm (aka The Invisible Girl [Jessica Alba]) and Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic [Ioan Gruffudd]) prepare for their upcoming, superhero-studded wedding celebration. But Reed cannot stay focused on the nuptials -- he's distracted by wire reports of a bizarre, comet-like object hurtling toward the Earth with tremendous force, triggering brownouts, blackouts, tropical storms, and various other climatological disasters. When the… More

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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
"Peppier than the stale original from 2005, and it's sprinkled with more eye candy, but no one will mistake it for brain food."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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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