This movie just shows that there’s no overuse of clichés, just a lack of imagination on how to use them.
As someone who read, and once owned, all 146 issues of The Silver Surfer’s 1990s series, I was real happy to see a bunch of characters I knew–in the villain category! Thanos! Ronan! Nebula (played by “Amy Pond!”)! And was that the Supreme Intelligence I saw for a minute?!? I’ll double-check when I go back to see it again! All that and classic Jackson 5 and anti-hero Howard the Duck! WOW!
AUGUST 6th UPDATE: As a kind of writer I always find this stuff interesting.