Monday, July 02, 2007
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
It's the Fantastic Four once again confronting an alien creature out to destroy the earth: the Silver Surfer who is more deadly, more powerful than their 4 powers combined.
Marvel Comics sure are making money from their past investments: the comic heroes finding their way to the movies. With the conflict happening in Iraq and the terrorist scare, it seemed that ordinary citizens would appreciate having heroes around to conquer evil.
But evil seems to be insurmountable. In this film, not even the combined powers of the Fantastic Four could counteract the Destroyer of the earth. In this case, extraordinary powers become useless; only the natural strength of the human heart and the human will can do that. All people have these things: courage and strength and nobility of character, and love. These are the powerful tools that can counteract evil.