Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

2007 film by Tim Story

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a 2007 sequel to the film Fantastic Four (2005) about the Fantastic Four who learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Directed by Tim Story. Written by Don Payne and Mark Frost.
Rise. (taglines)

Ben Grimm

  • I'll show you a rockslide!
  • (After scaring a bear by roaring at it) Yeah, that's right! Keep running, Boo-Boo! Overgrown furball.


Susan Storm: Reed, I know you. I'm glad you had fun.
Reed Richards: Thank you.
Susan Storm: Besides, it was nothing compared to what I did at my bachelorette party. Talk about wild.

[Susan Storm has suddenly switched powers with her brother, and is floating outside a window, shouting at Reed. Reed sees her and responds in alarm.]
Reed Richards: You're on fire!
Susan Storm: [Irate] Ya think?!

Susan Storm: Why are you destroying our planet?
Silver Surfer: I have no choice.
Susan Storm: There’s always a choice.
The Silver Surfer: Not always.

The Silver Surfer: [restrained in the lab] I know you are there.
Susan Storm: [appears] What's your name?
The Silver Surfer: [no answer]
Susan Storm: Come on. You must have a name. I'm Susan.
The Silver Surfer: [still does not answer]
Susan Storm: You said you weren't the one trying to destroy our world. Then who is?
The Silver Surfer: The One I serve.
Susan Storm: Who do you serve?
The Silver Surfer: [does not answer]
Susan Storm: Look, I'm trying to help you. But in order to do that, you have to tell me the truth. Please.
The Silver Surfer: [the image of a ruined world appears on his stomach] It is known by many names. My people called it... Galactus, the devourer of worlds. It must feed on energy to survive, both thermal and organic.
Susan Storm: How could you willingly serve this thing?
The Silver Surfer: Because I must.
Susan Storm: Doesn't it bother you? All the worlds and innocent people you've helped destroy?
The Silver Surfer: My service spares my world, and the one I love.

[General Hager confronts the Fantastic Four.]
General Hager: What the hell was that?!
Reed Richards: We'll make adjustments. Next time, we'll be ready.
General Hager: Next time? There's no next time. You can't handle this alone. That's why I'm bringing in some help.
Reed Richards: General, you bring in more soldiers and weaponry, you're gonna put more innocent people in danger.
Victor von Doom: [Voice] No more than you already have.
[Johnny stands up in surprise. Sue and Ben see Victor, the former getting shocked and the latter getting enraged.]
Reed Richards: [Seeing Victor] Victor?
Victor von Doom: [Chuckles] What's the matter? [Becomes serious] Afraid of ghosts?
[Enraged, Ben charges towards Victor, grabbing him by the throat and violently slamming him into the concrete wall. A soldier draws a pistol on Ben and Victor, but General Hager grabs his arm.]

Susan Storm: Did you know I could create a force field inside someone's body and expand it until they explode?
Victor Von Doom: Give it your best shot.

[Reed is using his elastic power to stretch his thumbs across his PDA very quickly]
Johnny Storm: You know, I've always been both impressed and disgusted at that.
Reed Richards: Yeah, Sue says I'm addicted to it.
Johnny Storm:[To himself] I wonder why she'd say that.

Johnny Storm: I've got to tell you though Ben, I'm starting to feel like a complete screw up.
Ben Grimm: Hey, you're not a complete screw-up.
Johnny Storm: Thank you.
Ben Grimm: Look kid. Its out of our hands, its up to the eggheads now.
Johnny Storm: You think Reed's right? About the whole end of the world thing?
Ben Grimm: He's never wrong about this kind of thing before.
Johnny Storm: [after a long silence] Well, I haven't exactly been a deep kind of guy.
Ben Grimm: Really.
Johnny Storm: But if Reed's right and this is it... how do you wanna spend your last few minutes?
Ben Grimm: Part of me would like to go out fighting. [pauses] But the truth is, I'd like to spend my last few minutes holding Alicia.
Johnny Storm: [absentmindedly] That sounds pretty good. [notices Ben's jealous stare] Not holding Alicia thing, that's, you know, your girlfriend, not mine, want nothing to do with her. [sees Ben's look getting worse] Not to say she's not attractive, she's very attractive, I mean, you know, so attractive. Even with the... [Johnny waves one of his hands infront of his face] can't even think of a guy that wouldn't want to... [Ben pounds the table out of rage] What I meant, is that it's just nice to have somebody.
Ben Grimm: Well, you got me pal.

Johnny: So, you and Alicia are doing well.
Ben: Heh-heh, yeah.
Johnny: Yeah. So, how do you guys, uh...
[makes movements with arms, and snaps fingers]
Ben: That's none of your business!
Johnny: Okay, okay! I’m just concerned. I hate to wake up one morning and find out she was killed in a rock slide! [Runs away]
Ben: [Chases after Johnny] I'll show you a rock slide!

General Hager: No, you don't understand. So let me make it clear for you and your pack of freaks here. I'm the quarterback. You're on my team, got it? But I guess you never played football in high school, did you Richards?
Reed Richards: No, you're right, I didn't. I stayed inside and studied, like a good little nerd. And fifteen years later, I'm one of the greatest minds of the 21st century, I'm engaged to the hottest girl on the planet, and the big jock who played quarterback in high school? Well he's standing right in front of me asking me for my help. And I say he's not gonna get a damn thing, unless he does exactly what I tell him, and starts treating my friends and me, with some respect.
General Hager: Give him what he wants.
[The general storms off.]
Susan Storm: I am so hot for you right now.
Johnny Storm: Me too. All right, Reed!


  • Rise.
  • Discover the secret of the Surfer.

Quotes about Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

  • I wanted to stop acting. The director was like, 'It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica. Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.' And I'm like, But there's no connection to a human being. And then it got me thinking: Am I not good enough? Are my instincts and my emotions not good enough? Do people hate them so much that they don't want me to be a person? Am I not allowed to be a person in my work? And so I just said, 'F--k it. I don't care about this business anymore.'