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Throwback Thursday: Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

When a book (whether it is a traditional book or a comic book) is transferred to the big or small screen, it has to be much more than a soulless copy. Whatever qualities made the book successful, those qualities must be transferred to live action adaptation.

Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer hit theaters in 2007. The sequel to Fantastic Four (2005), the film adds to the world of this narrative by introducing the characters and the audience to the Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fisburne and physically played by Doug Jones). Sent by Galactus, the Surfer arrives on Earth to warn of it’s residence of his master’s impending arrival and our destruction. It is up to the Fantastic Four to save the day and ensure that the planet remains intact.

Though it is slightly better than it’s predecessor, this is far from the best comic book movie ever made. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer is the type of film one watches on a lazy weekend afternoon when you need to something, but don’t want to leave the house.

Do I recommend it? I am leaning toward maybe with a possibility of a no.

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Thank You Alabama!

Last night, decency and intelligence won in Alabama. Doug Jones won the Alabama Senatorial election over Roy Moore via a very slim margin.

Before the 2016 Presidential election, I think most of America was under the impression that democracy and the foundations of our country established by the founding fathers were set in stone. After the election and the swearing-in of the Cheetos colored used car salesman who won the election, the rose-colored glasses were violently knocked from our collective faces. Democracy must be earned and fought for.

Last night, democracy was earned and fought for in Alabama. Roy Moore represents not only the dark side of American culture, but the worst of the Republican Party.

Perhaps this is a turning point in modern political history. The blinders about the shake-able foundations of our country and those who we have elected to lead are off. Democracy both requires and demands participation from the average citizen. Doug Jones won the election because the residents of Alabama voted for him. We need more men and women like Doug Jones in our government, if our democracy is to continue on for future generations.

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