Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Rated 2.0

The Fantastic Four get the franchise they deserve … with a script aimed directly at the fifth-grade-and-below demographic. On the day of their big wedding, Sue Storm and Reed Richards are irritated to find that a big cosmic dust storm called Galactus has sent the Silver Server—er, Surfer—ahead of his arrival to set the dinner table. The meal being Earth. Dr. Doom drops by in his Emperor Palpatine costume and things are thrown around, other things blow up and then all the various issues are quickly resolved in order to make the wedding play out. Rise of the Silver Surfer is what it is. The effects are functional, and the direction is static, and the storyline is sentient enough to keep the target demographic from forgetting how to breathe.