Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Director: Tim Story
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Doug Jones, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington, Andre Braugher

In the follow-up to Fantastic Four the superhero team have become celebrities. Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman attempt to get hitched but their wedding is interrupted by “Silver Surfer” and the impending end of the world. The first film took its time to build the world and the mythology, and although it wasn’t exactly heavy on plot it was mostly good fun. The sequel is all spectacle and no story, and so dull that you have time to realise how silly these characters really are. That wouldn’t be a disaster if the jokes and the action set pieces weren’t so mechanical.