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Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer - Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jessica Alba Sue Storm
Ioan Gruffudd Reed Richards
Chris Evans Johnny Storm
Michael Chiklis Ben Grimm
Julian McMahon Victor Von Doom
Kerry Washington Alicia Masters
Andre Braugher General Hager
Laurence Fishburne The Silver Surfer (voice)
Doug Jones Silver Surfer
Beau Garrett Captain Raye
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Fantasy; Sci-Fi
Director Tim Story
Producer Avi Arad; Bernd Eichinger; Ralph Winter
Writer Don Payne; Mark Frost; John Turman
Photography Larry Blanford
Musician John Ottman
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 92 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.0 (30,487 votes)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is another entertaining romp for the Marvel-superhero franchise. Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd), is treading on thin ice when his fiancée, Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba), thinks he's more interested in a series of cosmic phenomena occurring around the earth than in the preparations for their upcoming wedding. Sorry, ladies, but Reed is right. The disturbances are caused by a surge of cosmic power from a mysterious being called the Silver Surfer (an all-CGI creation, modeled by Doug Jones and voiced by Laurence Fishburne), who not only zooms around the skies on his board, but also has enough power to fight the FF, sometimes by turning their own power against them, not only mixing up Sue and Reed, but also Johnny Storm, the Human Torch (Chris Evans), and Ben Grimm, the Thing (Michael Chiklis). But that's not the worst of it. The Surfer is only an opening act, a herald looking for planets! that his master, Galactus, can consume for his sustenance.

With its initial installment, Fantastic Four established itself as the superhero franchise that didn't take itself too seriously, and that continues here. There are numerous moments of laugh-out-loud humor, and the most angst they suffer is whether Sue and Reed will ever be able to live a normal family life. (That, and whether they'll ever really get married, of course.) If Fantastic Four were a normal superhero franchise, the ending would be a knock-down drag-out war with Galactus, featuring the FF in a colossal battle for the planet Earth and the lives of everyone on it. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer just doesn't do that, and we don't quite get the payoff we expected. Effects are dazzling, but the Surfer looks too metallic, more like a skyriding T-1000 robot. --David Horiuchi

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Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 1014
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/23/2007
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 024543470779
Release Date 10/2/2007
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Also Known As:
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Germany) (USA) (promotional title)
Fantastic Four 2 (USA) (working title)
Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer (USA) (working title)
Fantastic Four: The Next Chapter (USA) (working title)

Filming Locations:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (more)

Stan Lee plays a rejected wedding guest in a cameo, in a tribute to his own fictional comic book incarnation. It has become a tradition for Lee to have cameo appearances in live-action adaptations of his comics; he appeared in the first _Fantastic Four (2004)_ film playing the Baxter Building's mailman, Willie Lumpkin. (more)

Factual errors: The ranks for both the Captain and the General are shown on the collar of their camouflage uniforms. With the Army ACUs, ranks are displayed on the chest, not the collar. (more)

Ben Grimm: [Ben encounters a grizzly bear in the forest] Hey you scared me, Smokey. Look at you, you're cute.
Ben Grimm: [the bear growls at Ben who roars causing the animal to run away] Yeah, that's right runnin' Boo Boo. Overgrown furball.

9 nominations (more)

Movie Connections:
Referenced in 2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV) (more)

Extra Features
Audio Commentary
Contains Widescreen and Fullscreen Versions