4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007, USA/GER) C-92m. SCOPE ** D: Tim Story. Starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington, Stan Lee, voice of Laurence Fishburne. Sequel to FANTASTIC FOUR is equally lifeless fantasy actioner about the four Marvel superheroes: Gruffudd and Alba are about to marry, when an extra-terrestrial force threatens to destroy the Earth, and the Silver Surfer seems to be the vanguard of destruction. Not bad, fairly exciting, but rather soulless.

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