Keep your eyes peeled for the Silver Surfer

upcoming Transformers movie, I’m once again faced with a super-cool media blitz for a film I won’t be allowing my children to see. This makes me feel like a mean old lady, which in turn makes me sort of grumpy.

Officially, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is not yet rated. But its predecessor was rated PG-13, so my hopes for this being a child-friendly movie are not high.

And really, I was able to distract my son from the first movie’s television presence. A human torch is pretty exciting, and all, but somehow he didn’t show much interest. Maybe it was because he was younger. But now? I don’t stand a chance. That Silver Surfer dude is zinging all over the place and I always know the commercial just came on because I can actually hear my son’s jaw hit the floor. It’s pitiful.

My son’s disappointment notwithstanding, the hotly-anticipated flick won’t be out for another month or so, and maybe you’re pretty excited about it, yourself. I’ve got a couple of distractions for you while you wait.

First, check out the chances to win fabulous prizes over on the official movie site. There’s an instant-win game as well as sweepstakes to win a hometown screening or a trip to the London premiere.

Second, there’s a great interview with the cast up over at Comics Continuum. They all sound really invested in their characters, which I have to admit surprised me a little. It’s a fun read for sure, and a great way to get ready for the movie.

Now I just need to cross my fingers for a PG rating. Or at least that we find one of those silver quarters this weekend.

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