Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Fantastic Four 2: The Rise of the Silver Surfer Trailer

Here is the teaser trailer for the sequel to one of the most derided superhero movies of recent times: Fantastic Four.

People didn't like the first FF movie because they felt it was too dumb or changed too much of the origin story. The said the acting was subpar with outrageous actions. In particular, they didn't like Jessica Alba's acting or the portrayal of Doom in terms of storyline and acting by Julian McMahon.

I felt that although the movie wasn't up to the standards of the Spider-Man or X-Men franchises, it still had a lot of potential. If one looks back at the first X-Men, they would see a so-so movie. X-2 was the film that made everyone sit upright. Spider-Man 1 was a great movie, but comparing it with the second movie makes it pale in comparison. So Fantastic Four 2 has that potential.

The fact the teaser trailer is really a two-minute plus scene from the movie makes me feel confident about the film. We see that Sue Storm and Reed Richards are going to get married, only to be interrupted not by a scorned ex-lover, but by the herald of Galactus, the Silver Surfer. The Surfer plays a big role in the FF mythology, and is arrival could mean the imminent presence of Galactus himself, the devourer of worlds. Imagine a being of immeasurable size coming to Earth. That's Galactus. It is unknown though if he will make any appearance in the film, save for maybe a teaser at the end. But the story has the potential for fun and action. The movie could be so good that it pulls up the first one.

We are going to have to wait till this summer though to find out if that is possible. But with Spider-Man 3 also on the way this year, it is once again good to have super powers.


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