Thursday, June 25, 2009

Review - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


Today I decided to that I needed to nerd out and went to go and see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. I loved the first one. It was a fun
ride and typical Michael Bay form. Very loud, gorgeous women, bad writing and lots of explosions which = FUN! So how was the sequel. Louder, even more women, worse writing and huge explosions which = MORE FUN! Do not go into this movie expecting something deep because you're just not going to get it. This is a movie where you get exactly what it advertises. Big f***ing robots blowing s*** up while Megan Fox pouts and smirks.

We join Sam as he's about to go to college so that he can be a real boy. Well of course that can't happen because the movie would be over. So we get to go through some very awkward and awful banter between him and his parents, but not before he discovers that he still has a piece of the All Spark in his sweater (easy to miss). Well after touching it he now begins to have visions of symbols and it has him doing some strange things, including a very funny freak out in his astronomy class. In movies this means that something bad is gonna happen. You know, like making out with a Decepticon disguised as a hot dorm girl. (Yup) Well he now has the knowledge that can lead the Decepticons to find a different energy source that is hidden somewhere on earth. I guess this means the chase is on and so is the fight. But as you're being chased, be sure to bicker with your girlfriend and college roommate.

Throughout the movie we being to learn a deep history of both the Autobots and Decepticons that happened here on Earth. This allows us to be introduced to some older Bots, and some new ones too. Including two, what I thought, very racially stereo-typed Autobots. I'm not one to complain too much about this, but man, this was just in your face. Not to mention, they were supposed to be comic relief in the movie but ended up being Bay's 'Jar-Jar Binks'. Outside of that, the action is top notch again. Optimus Prime shows us exactly how bad-ass he is. And we get to see some intense Transformer fights all over the world. I won't even bother getting into detail about the CGI because it's ILM doing it, so no worries there.

A lot of negative reviews have come out for this movie, and I can see why. It's a 100+ million dollar movie that spent a couple of thousand on the script and the rest on the effects. But then again, it doesn't matter. Fans are still going to come out in droves (as proved by the long lines waiting to get in after my screening), and it's going to make a ton of money. If you want a fun time with some great action, go and see this movie. If you have a chance, catch it in IMAX then spot the first the first scene they shot after Shia crushed his hand. It's a good time. But, if you want more fun, sneak a some alcohol in (if you're over 21) and take a shot for every sex joke or innuendo. You'll be drunk in the first 15 minutes.

Here's Linkin Parks song "New Divide" from the movie

Review Rolled Out by Jungle Jesse

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