This is more like it. A summertime comic book movie that knows that it’s a summertime comic book movie. No, Silver Surfer is not high art, but it’s entertaining. I liked it way better than the first one, and (dare I say it) I liked it better than Spider-Man 3 (which, the further I get from it, sucks more and more).
They did the Surfer right. They did the team and powers right. They got the Johnny/Thing bickering right. Just about everything is right except for their annoyingly small treatment of Doctor Doom. And I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that Galactus appears…just not as the goofy 100-foot-tall alien from the comics.