Rise of the Silver Surfer (in Off-topic)


sebidach [The Forgehood] July 30 2010 5:49 AM EDT

Just watched it, and well how can a movie end be that bad? Silver Surfer is one of the coolest action heroes and he dies for the earth and instead of showing a sad ending with sobbing we see the stupid wedding??

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 30 2010 5:53 AM EDT

Hollywood is dying a slow death...

Lochnivar July 30 2010 6:38 AM EDT

... and they insist on taking us along for the ride.

QBRanger July 30 2010 11:28 AM EDT

Unfortunately sad ending track poorly.

And Hollywood is in the business of making a profit. If more clones go to a more due to an upbeat ending that is what Hollywood does.

Few movies can end on a sad note and be successful.

Wraithlin July 30 2010 12:26 PM EDT

ummm...silver surfer doesn't die in that movie.

sebidach [The Forgehood] July 30 2010 12:57 PM EDT

Thanks man, it's in the closing credits. Who is watching them again? ;) Still, no-one of the Fantastic Four ever asked what happened to him.

I'm a big fan of the Silver Surfer story and was very disappointed by this movie, I tried to avoid it for 3 years but got the DVD yesterday.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] July 30 2010 1:32 PM EDT

Arlington Road did pretty good despite a rather gruesome ending.

Zenai July 30 2010 3:54 PM EDT

Ya know one thing that gets me is this: All of the Cartoon/Comicbook/Fantasybook. Ppl out there expect the Directors to follow everything exactly as they were read/watched in the past.

First off it is extremely hard to find a director who will follow another persons viision even if they respect them.

Second very few of these directors ever have read/watched the old materials to begin with, not to scoff at the old stuff at all they just do not want to lose their own vision.

Third for what MOST of these Directors have done I have to commend them for their outlook on original stories involving my fav characters. I just see it as the next episode rather than a restart on old things.

Although for some of the directors don't do it again, Thankyou gentlemen for at least trying your hands at things even the lightest of fans will find something wrong with.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 30 2010 4:00 PM EDT

Not at all Z.

For example, I loved the change in Watchmen. I thought it fit the story much better than the orginal (bubastas aside).

There are a lot of films 'based' on the original, and some work really well. Like Wanted was a good movie, but had little in common with it's Comic self.

Some, just suck. Like Fantastic Four. Not loyal to the original, so it ostricises the core fans, and not good enough as a movie in it's own right.

Like the Banner Hulk movie.

Iron man had deiviations form the original (back wasn't broken, the whole plant in his chest, owned up to being Iron man, was more an 'ultimate' Iron man) but was a very good movie (carried by Downey Jr's charisma) and widely liked.

X3 wasn't. (I mean seriously. YOU HAVE A CHILD THAT NULIFIES ALL POWERS NEXT TO YOU, BUT NO, YOU HAVE TO SEND WOLVIE IN TO KILL THE PHOENIX... /sigh).

FailBoat[SG] July 30 2010 4:23 PM EDT

I loved the last Hulk movie... Now Ruffalo is Banner.

Lord Bob July 30 2010 4:25 PM EDT

YOU HAVE A CHILD THAT NULIFIES ALL POWERS NEXT TO YOU, BUT NO, YOU HAVE TO SEND WOLVIE IN TO KILL THE PHOENIX...
*laughs*

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 30 2010 5:05 PM EDT

Don't get me started on the Juggernaut! ;)


QBJohnnywas July 30 2010 7:08 PM EDT

Comic book movies...I loved the beginning to the first X-Men movie, but hated the rest of the series, bits of the Spiderman movies worked nicely, but not enough humour amidst the angst. Batman has had a better run of it than most, "I'm Batman"; but the Hulk movies I hated. Who thought of putting a mutant pink poodle in the Ang Lee one?

I actually enjoyed the Fantastic Four films, they managed to get some of the mood of the comic when I was a fan, back in the early 80s with John Byrne.

But how can you have a Galactus/Silver Surfer story without going 'Cosmic'?
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