Family Film Reviews: Fantastic Four 2 Film Review
Fantastic Four 2: Is It Fantastic?
Fantastic four was an okay movie, but the first film just was an average one, it didn't impress the fans that much of the much loved comic book Fantastic Four.
The casting of Jessica Alba as Invisible Woman just didn't seem to gel that much, although she is a fine actress, I for one felt that Sue Storm should have been cast with another actress in the role. However in this second film she did act a bit more like how the comic books have her portayed as Sue Richards.
The rest of the cast though all seem to have been cast quite well, although Julian McMahons Dr Doom was a little pathetic and this ruined the film.
When the film had a sequel entitled The Rise Of The Silver Surfer there was excitement about the film and whether it would actually be any good.
Well the few minutes in the film were you see the silver surfer flying around are the best bits and other than that it was a pretty pointless affair. Basically the whole reason the silver surfer has arrived is to herald the impending arrival of Galactus a world eating God who destroyed planets, although in the film we see Galactus as a dissappointing cloud of fart gas and nothing like the comics blue and purple giant god like figure who destroyed cities with beams of light from his fingers.
Perhaps the only good thing that this film served, was the fact of setting up the Silver Surfer for his own film.
On a lighter note though the film wasn't a total rip off, even though it felt like it.
There were some nods to the original comic with Reed and Sues wedding near the beginning and the whole cosmic power switching thing that occured because of the arrival of the Silver Surfer and this was fun to see after reading similar events like this years ago as a child.
The Fantastic 4 car also appeared too, which was nice!
Doctor Doom returns from the first film though and quite as pointless and pathetic as he was before, as he helps the Fantastic Four together with the military for his own devious ends which also turn out pointless.
The only saving point about the film is the special effects like all of these comic book films that just seem to pour out of Hollywood, the effects seem to draw the crowds, but it's all very well having money throwed at the effects, but if the story isn't up to scratch then why bother.
Now I know that the main cast are contracted for a third film, so I hope they do something fantastic with the next one, because this one should have been more and everything that we expected from the comic book, Galactus shouldn't have been a farty rain cloud, he should have been the God he was supposed to be with his all powerful gaze like Jack Kirby Drew him in the 60's.
All in all, not that fantastic, just average and most certainly looking forward to the Silver Surfer movie when that occurs.
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