The Fantastic Four are back in this sequel to the 2005 blockbuster. The superhero team includes: Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, who can elongate his body; Susan Storm / Invisible Woman, who not only can become invisible at will but can render other objects invisible; Johnny Storm / Human Torch, who can shoot fire from his finger tips and bend flame; and Ben Grimm / The Thing, a hideously misshapen monster with superhuman strength.
The release of the new Fantastic Four Blu-ray Disc will have a Silver lining.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was released June 15th, 2007.Read More
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer continues the adventures of Sue Storm, AKA The Invisible Girl (Jessica Alba), Reed Richards, AKA Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd), Ben Grimm, AKA The Thing (Michael Chiklis), and Johnny Storm, AKA The Human Torch (Chris Evans). However, in this go round they want to get right to the action so rather than give us the impending wedding between Richards and Storm, we see that Reed's mind is elsewhere. Apparently, a comet is coming towards the planet that is causing all kinds of problems for everybody. There are blackouts, power failures, tidal ranges and just about everything else one might expect when things are going hinky in the atmosphere. Well, it turns out that this isn't a comet but rather The Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fishburne) who seems bent on destroying Earth. No real reason is given for this except that The Silver Surfer has done this before and he plans to do it again. Also facing the Fantastic Four is their old nemesis Victor Von Doom (Julian MacMahon) who made his hatred of them so clearly known in the original big screen fable.
While one could jump all over this movie for being extremely short on plot (it seems they might have gone too much in the other direction this time), I would be hardpressed not to say that if action is what you want than Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer more than delivers.Read More
Fox has got some big Blu-ray plans!
Cementing its intention to release at least one state-of-the-art title per month, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced worldwide Blu-ray new release plans for the $267 million global box-office family favorite Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Oct. 2 North America/Oct. 9 International) and the $348 million global box-office action powerhouse Live Free or Die Hard (Nov. 20 North America/Oct. 28 International) day-and-date with the BD release of the Die Hard Trilogy. The announcement further supports TCFHE's aggressive global Blu-ray Disc release strategy that includes 29 new release and "must-have" catalog titles from Fox and MGM that runs through the end of the 2007 calendar year.Read More
The Four is back this October!
Catch a wave of "terrific adventure" and "non-stop action" (CBS-TV) in the fun and fantastically entertaining follow-up to the worldwide hit film as Q4 kicks off in true Fox style on October 2, 2007 with the DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) release of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The world's premiere superhero team, The Fantastic Four, meets their greatest challenge yet as the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.Read More
Hello and welcome to Fletcher Says, a place for me to let you know what's really going on in dark theaters across the good old USA.
For my first review, if you want to call it that, I'm going to bring you the cold hard truth about one of this summer's oscar worthy flicks called Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer, otherwise known as , a fantastic waste of time, money, and the gas I used in my 425 HP planet killer to get there.Read More
It was kind of a blase weekend at the box office. No real movie dominated the scene with its prowess. Evan Almighty came in on top, but only by $12 million dollars. That's small potatoes compared to what we saw at the end of May and the beginning of June. Evan Almighty really needed to hit that top spot, since it cost a mint to make. $32 million isn't bad for a comedy, but the film earned less than a quarter of its budget back. This is one of those pleasant little films that's not going to generate a lot of buzz or word of mouth. It will more than likely make its money back on the home video circuit.
Hot on its heels in third place was the comic book adaptation and sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer. Its $20 million take brings its cumulative gross close to the $100 million mark. That's great for a flick in its second week, which hasn't exactly been getting much praise. I've heard its way better than the first film. I can't really comment. I haven't seen either of them.Read More
Los Angeles Times has posted an article about how 20th Century Fox is looking to develop a "Silver Surfer" spinoff, in order to satisfy the Fantastic Four fans who feel the movie franchise is too tame. Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer is rated PG and the studio would like to create a similar film which deals with more edgier subject matter:Feeling bullish on the eve of the release of its Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer, Fox has already put a feature spinoff into development that will star the enigmatic Surfer, with J. Michael Straczynski currently crafting the screenplay.
...the studio...apparently hopes to spin the new Surfer franchise in a darker direction to attract the slightly older demographic of its X-Men films. If so, Straczynski, whose original screenplay The Changeling is on director Clint Eastwood's slate, is a logical pick for the Surfer story line.Read More