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FF: Silver Surfer

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15th June 2007 21:12  #1

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
FF: Silver Surfer
What did we all think then? Me, probably on a par with the first, with the same strengths and weaknesses. They seriously depowered the Surfer (although I knew they'd have to do that) and the 'real' villain was a bit lame. Still enjoyed it though.

16th June 2007 4:11  #2

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
This moie is not out in Australia yet. Another one week to go. Aust. Distributors have crammed all the major films in one month - First week - Shrek 3, Second Week - Ocean's 13, Third Week - Fantastic 4: RSS, Fourth Week - Transformers. How about the U.K., Chris? Are movie releases crammed together too?

I am looking forward to F4: Silver Surfer. Looks good from the plot and trailer.

16th June 2007 11:01  #3

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
Saw it on Thursday and the whole theatre applauded when finished... I think it was better than the first definately but not good enough generally speaking..
Let's see what they'll do with an extended one

16th June 2007 12:21  #4

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Think I agree - it definitely needed to be a bit longer. Not too much mind you, as at 92 minutes it didn't outstay its welcome (unlike Spidey 3), but there wasn't really enough exposition. Cinema I went to cut it off before the end credits finished as well, so I've no idea if there was anything after them.

16th June 2007 12:53  #5

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Chris Gould wrote: Cinema I went to cut it off before the end credits finished as well, so I've no idea if there was anything after them.
The theatre I saw X-Men 3 in did that too; Myself and a few others complained and got free tickets for another show out of it..he he.

16th June 2007 20:51  #6

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Just got back from seeing it. Yet again I left the cinema feeling a bit empty. It was good but nothing to shout about.
I'm just praying to Jebus they don't fcuk up Transformers, I know I shouldn't but I can't help but get goosebumps everytime I see the trailer for it. (Especially the one with the transforming sound on it!)

16th June 2007 21:09  #7

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
That's actually the only bit that got me excited (the sound effect). I don't have high hopes for it. Just saw City of Violence though, which was quite good.

17th June 2007 19:06  #8

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Few reviews on aintitcool.com say the plot is paper thin (but so was the TV show if you think about it) but the effects are awesome and really make up for it.

17th June 2007 19:39  #9

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I'm just fed up with all of these films that think they can sail through on effects alone. It's not like the old days when things were done using practical effects. Just imagine watching Star Wars or Superman: The Movie on opening day and marvelling at the effects, wondering what techniques they used to accomplish them. Now we know how they things are done - with sodding computers.

20th June 2007 17:58  #10

darth raph Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 142
Stop Chris! You will make cry! Oh the good old days before cgi when the script mattered! I liked F4 2 it was ok! Pleased we did not see Galactus in his comic book form which I think is a little dated! Not got high hopes for Transformers! It is a Bay movie no less!

23rd June 2007 4:19  #11

Ravenwood Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 230
This was a heck of a lot better than the first one. The actors seem to fit their characters better this time out. The story was better and it was a lot more fun. The weakest part was Dr. Doom and Galactus.

The Surfer was really well done for the most part but Spoiler his backstory should have been filled in more, especially on how he stuck his bargain with Galactus. And Galactus would have worked a lot better as the cloud they made him to be, had he had some intelligence to him. He and the Surfer should have communicated more, he needed a voice. As he was, he lacked any real menace and SS defeated him too easily.Other than that, I really liked the mocvie

24th June 2007 3:48  #12

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I didn't see the first one so I might rent it Soometime

15th August 2007 15:28  #13

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Region 4 has announced the details of the upcoming "Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer" 2 Disc Special Edition...

Special Features:
Includes Both Widescreen and Full Screen Versions
Audio Commentary by Director Tim Story
Audio Commentary by Producer Avi Arad, Screenwriter Don Payne, and Film Editors Peter Elliot and William Hoy
Extended and Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Tim Story
Family Bonds — Making-of Documentary
The Fantasticar: State of the Art Featurette
DVD-ROM Content: Interactive Fantasticar
The Power Cosmic Featurette
Character Design with Spectral Motion Featurette
Sentinel of the Spaceways: Comic Book
Origins of the Silver Surfer Documentary
Scoring the Fantastic Featurette
Still Galleries: Behind the Scenes, Characters and Concept Art
Theatrical Trailers

It comes out in Australia in a Special Collector's Tin if you order from ezydvd.com.au
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/794374

Release date is October 24th in Australia, and October 02nd in the U.S.

Also related, there is a Ultimate Marvel DVD Collection - Limited Edition (7 Movie Set) R4 coming on November 21st, containing F4: Extended Edition, F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Daredevil, Elektra and all three X-Men movies. All in an embossed glossed Metal packaging. See below...







15th August 2007 15:38  #14

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
The film isn't actually called Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, it's called 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Why name it one thing and then market it as the other?

16th August 2007 6:26  #15

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,486 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I hated it. Long live Spider-Man 3!
*raspberry*

16th August 2007 10:03  #16

pbtour4il Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: Hong Kong Posts: 36
Thailand R3 Versions:

Release Date: 27th September, 2007
Widescreen 2.35:1 (Anamorphic)
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
THAI: Dolby Digital 5.1
English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Bahasa, Thai

The Power Cosmic Edition:


2-Disc Edition:


Single Disc Edition:

16th August 2007 11:16  #17

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
What the hell is a power cosmic edition?

16th August 2007 11:35  #18

sambadude Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: Australia Posts: 61
I was just thinking the same thing.

16th August 2007 15:39  #19

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
"The Power Cosmic" is the actual name used for the power that Galactus possesses of which a portion of is bestwoed upon Norrin Radd, aka The Silver Surfer, when he becomes his herald. Geez people, read (a comic book) sometime will ya?!?!

Wink

16th August 2007 16:31  #20

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Virgin :p

16th August 2007 22:54  #21

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I thought everyone knew about power cosmic? A self-confessed geek should Tongue

17th August 2007 1:15  #22

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Loks like U.S. will get the same treatment.

17th August 2007 9:30  #23

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Chris Gould wrote: I thought everyone knew about power cosmic? A self-confessed geek should Tongue
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I'm a geek with limits. Wink

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