So, I know I’m supposed to be giving you movie recommendations, but let’s just consider this a Public Service Announcement. Like one of those "The more you know" ads on NBC with all of those celebrities. Except this isn’t a major TV network & I’m no celebrity. So, exactly like one of those "The more you know ads".
The movie in question is Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. (I’ll spare all of you the trailer because, let’s be honest, even that would be a waste of your time!!)
I’m not quite sure why it ended up at our house. Obviously we need to pay a little closer attention to our Netflix queue. But we thought we were up for a good action movie, so why not? How wrong could we be? About 30 min into the movie I turned to my hubby & asked "who exactly is this being aimed at?" The gags/stunts would appeal to my 9 year old nephew, but I’m fairly certain he could care less (as frankly I did as well) about a seemingly extraneous wedding storyline. The villain (or at least what we think is the villain for 3/4’s of the movie) is a cheap version of the T-1000 Terminator (the liquid metal guy) who flies around on a surfboard. Yep, I couldn’t think of a more menacing form of transportation than a surfboard. I live by the beach. Menacing doesn’t really describe most surfers. Turns out the real villain is a big cloud of cosmic dust. I think I’ll take the surfer.
Throw in some pretty standard superhero action effects, the worst chemistry between 4 characters I have ever seen on screen, & a plot thinner than an Olsen twin, & you pretty much have the worst movie I have ever seen. Or as I like to call it: 92 min of my life that I will never get back.
I’m not quite sure if my beef should be with Fox for making such a dud of a movie, or with Marvel for dreaming up this "fantastic" group (please don’t come & sling comic books at my house…I haven’t read any of them, I’m just speculating).
The funny thing is that my hubby & I have been having an ongoing discussion ever since we watched it. What is the worst movie ever? He seems to think that there are many worse movies, but all of the ones he has come up with pale in comparison. Yep, & that even includes Ishtar.
So what do you think? What is the worst movie you have ever seen? I want someone to top the Silver Surfer. If you dare. Or just dare to admit it!!