Silver Surfer: Awe That’s cool!
With all the Christmas hub-bub and the clocking up of kilometres, visiting the family, going on lately I’ve barely had a chance to keep up with the stuff that really matters… Sci-fi movie news. But, to be honest, it hasn’t all been silly season doom and gloom, while I was off in the country visiting the folks I did manage to take some time out and go through some of the gear that I have in storage down there: Namely the largest collection of Silver Surfer comics this side of Zenn-La. The collection also includes various Spider-man, X-Men, Superman (Funeral for a Friend), Batman (including the awesome ‘Jokers Wild’ and ‘A Death in the family’ series) to name just a few.
While I really enjoyed revisiting my collection I was even happier to see the new Fantastic Four trailer which was released during my country exile. I don’t just mean that I was happy to see that it had been released either, I have to say that I’m extremely impressed by what I see in the trailer. While I’ve been excited by the prospect of seeing the Surfer on the big screen, I wont pretend that I’m not extremely apprehensive about how the character will be portrayed. After all, the idea of a silver dude flying around on a surf board sounds pretty stupid, especially if you’re not familiar with WHY he’s a silver dude and WHY he flies about on a surf board!
As you’re probably imagining, now that I’ve managed to get some time alone with my comic collection I’m anticipating the release of Rise of the Silver Surfer even more than ever. Given too that the portrayal of the Surfer in this film (based on what we can see in the preview) is looking pretty sweet you can bet that there’s going to be an even stronger focus here on EOL than ever before! Here’s hoping that they do his origin story justice and SS rises not just in the movie, but in everyone else’s opinion too! – Hit the source link to view the trailer yourself. [source]