4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Tim Story (2007)

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Our Score
Sidestepping the fashionable angst of other comic-book adaptations, the confident Fantastic Four franchise delivers its second helping, with Tim Story resuming directing duties. This time, the blue-suited superhero "family" must prevent the end of the world as fabled airborne foe the Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fishburne but given human shape by Doug Jones) wreaks havoc from his board. Welshman Ioan Gruffudd demonstrates an improved American accent as Mr Fantastic and Nip/Tuck's Julian McMahon is back to provide some belated camp villainy as the team's nemesis, Dr Doom. There's an OK!-friendly wedding subplot, as Gruffudd marries Invisible Woman Jessica Alba, an impressive CGI set piece at the London Eye and more merry bickering. And for the Marvel trainspotters, the "Fantasticar" makes its screen debut. Trading in colourful spectacle, family-friendly fun and philosophically undemanding storylines, this is perfect popcorn for those who aren't looking for the teenage tantrums of Spider-Man or the sombre tone of the Dark Knight trilogy.


The super-powered team takes on a mysterious alien who has been sent by his planet-eating master to prepare Earth for obliteration. While the four heroes try to find a way to foil its plans, an old enemy returns, intent on seizing the extraterrestrial's power. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Jessica Alba, with the voice of Laurence Fishburne.

Cast & Crew

Reed Richards Ioan Gruffudd
Ben Grimm Michael Chiklis
Johnny Storm Chris Evans
Sue Storm Jessica Alba
The Silver Surfer Doug Jones
The Silver Surfer (Voice) Laurence Fishburne
Victor Von Doom Julian McMahon
Alicia Masters Kerry Washington
Director Tim Story
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Some violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray