Rise of the Silver Surfer: Marvel Steals Another Two Hours of My Life
Mar 2, 2009
Although I am an admitted comic book geek, I do give some leeway where movie adaptations are concerned. I wasn't in an uproar when 1989's Batman erroneously suggested that the Joker killed Bruce Wayne's parents. I didn't freak out when Lois Lane showed up with a mystery son in Superman Returns.
However, I do take great offense by Marvel turning the film version of Galactus into...
... a freaking cloud! Granted, that was but one problem in the recent Fantastic Four films. While the first movie wasn't that terrible, Jessica Alba's alien-blue contact lenses will forever haunt my dreams. Rise of the Silver Surfer is an atrocious movie on all fronts, though, making me wish MST3K were still on the air.
Still, I couldn't believe my eyes when I suffered through the immensely tedious Rise of the Silver Surfer, waiting for a glimpse of Galactus. This is the mighty villain that can eat whole planets, people. Would he be some dude in a suit, made to look huge? Would he be CGI like the Surfer? Um, no, he's a cloud. That's it, people. We made him a cloud, thanks for buying tickets, go home now.
Why haven't I given this movie the lowest posssible score? My rating of the movie has been adjusted for gratuitous shots of Chris Evans sans shirt. Doesn't make up for Doctor Doom's weasly American accent or a menacing cloud villain, but it does deserve some credit.
Reading all the critics' reviews I was thinking that this was a bomb worse than The Incredible Hulk. I don't know what movie they were watching. This movie was very enjoyable and fun. The special effects are decent and the acting was just what it should be. Jessica Alba never looked more gorgeous and they did an excellent job of portraying the Silver Surfer. There are some hilarious parts - Stan Lee's cameo is priceless and also some of the scenes at Reed's … more