Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Rated 1.0

The first film of the franchise was disastrously bad, while this one is just very bad. Director Tim Story returns with a terrible crop of writers and F/X people and continues to insult Fantastic Four fans with a bad story, bad visuals and hellacious editing. Apparently, it’s not evil enough defiling the Fantastic Four, so now they’ve dragged another beloved comic character into the fray. The Silver Surfer, a planet-killing silver guy on a surfboard, makes his movie debut, voiced by Laurence Fishburne. He destroys worlds for a huge bastard force called Galactus in order to protect his homeland. Whatever. Director Story has rendered the Fantastic Four lame yet again. Jessica Alba delivers the best performance in the movie, and that’s reason enough to worry.