posted on Jun, 15 2007 @ 05:37 PM
Okay I just got back and here's my feedback (SPOILERS ABOUND!!!)
Seriously. Spoilers below.
Wow. Just wow.
I actually, despite prior misgivings, really really enjoyed it. It had a perfect balance between action and drama (unlike the nonstop dramatics in
SM3) and the villains were pretty good.
The Surfer was depicted in a great way. Streamlined, fluid and just amazing to watch. Doug Jones did an amazing job physically, and Laurence
Fishbourne's voice was perfect for the character. I also think the way he was depicted as 'neutral' for the majority of the movie was a good
decision. I was always struck by the fact that he had chosen to be a Herald, but didn't really want to.
I didn't like the fact they made his power reliant on the surfboard, but understand that movies can't have the long winded narratives in comics so I
can tolerate it.
Doom, unlike last movie, actually left me quite fulfilled. Granted it wasn't the Doom I'd prefer (the finger-steepling, wine sipping calculating
villain), but it was a Doom I liked. I was squeeing internally watching him on the surfboard, cause I always thought he would look cool as a surfing
Herald. I loved his cruise through Asia and watching him at full Power Cosmic was thrilling.
And that Super Skrull vibe is still there, and still strong. It was state din the movie that the power the SS emitted was the same type of power that
gave the 4 their powers, so its likely the Cosmic Cloud passed the Skrull homeworld.
Now then, the vital part of a Surfer movie.... Galactus!
Well, he was a cloud... but I was not disappointed. The cloud looked powerful, imposing and was a suitable 'stand in' for Galactus. I also found
myself squinting at what I really think were metal claws at the end of smokey columns. In the beginning you also see the columns of cloud actually
sucking up the interior of a planet before withdrawing.
I think when we see 'Galactus' in the smoke, the sort-of-silhouette-of-a-sort-of-face, it was done perfectly. However I think it would have looked
better if, as the Surfer powered up, a huge, fiery hand emerged from the smoke and grabbed the Surfer who promptly exploded.
The end, despite what I have heard people complaining about, I don't think the Surfer destroyed Galactus (something VERY impossible to do). I think
he merely teleported him away from Earth, leaving the Surfer drained and orbiting our world.
And did you catch the name of Johnny's new girlfriend? Frankie Raye.... as in NOVA - The Surfer's replacement!
Spoilers above (just in case anyone shoots to the end of the page).
[edit on 15/6/07 by JackofBlades]