Originally Posted by The Alpha Craig
It was just a good care-free fun comic book movie.
Ugh, I'll probably avoid it then.
Like you, I'm a big fan of the Silver Surfer. I think he (and like, Warlock, Conan, the X-Men of course, to a lesser extent Spider-Man) was a pre-cursor to the milieu of the super-hero we have today and to graphic novels. Some of his stories, both in The Fantastic Four and in his own book, were among the closest to poetry Marvel ever came. Of course, they also had great action. But so often a Surfer story was dealing with such big themes and ideas, the Cosmos, prejudice, Humankind's warlike nature, what our debt is to the world around us, God...that I'd be disappointed if they didn't find a way to even attempt to approach that kind of profundity in the movie. And
have dazzling, breath-taking action. They can do it in comics why can't they do it in a movie?