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Move over Jar Jar Binks...Mudflap and Skids are in the house.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review

One of the biggest, summer blockbusters rolled into theaters during June…was it worth the price of admission or just a big, metallic mess?  Before I put my two cents in about the new film, I wanted to first point out that I actually did enjoy the first Transformers film.  It was one of my favorite action films of 2007, and was a really great popcorn flick.  After comparing both films, I have to say that the original film was far superior to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (T:RotF) in almost every way.

I think that everybody goes into this movie with the same expectations…you are there to see giant robots beating the crap out of each other.  In that respect, Micheal Bay succeeds.  In this film, the action is much bigger and in your face; it really tops the action of the original.  Unfortunatly, the action is the only thing in this movie that makes it worth seeing.  With so much emphasis on action, the story really took a few steps back.  The film just does not feel fluid enough, and tries to tackle too many ideas.  Spreading the story to thin causes most of the characters to feel very under developed.  We are left with characters like a humanoid “hottie” Transformer, that doesn’t do much, a couple very lame attempts at comic relief (their names are Mudflap and Skids), and just lackluster film making as a whole.

Move over Jar Jar Binks...Mudflap and Skids are in the house.

At a little over two and a half hours, the film really seems to drag on.  From the very first scene, Megan Fox and Shia LeBeouf seem bored with their roles, because they probably know that regardless of their performances…this film will make a massive amount of money.  I won’t harp on it too much, however, since we do not see a film based on a toy series for the acting.  Looking back at the climax of the film, I really think they could of done more with it.  The entire film builds up to this huge fight at the Giza pyramids in Egypt, which really delivers some nice action scenes, but I feel they could of cut it a bit short since it seems to go on far too long.  I was pretty bummed that Devasator (the Transormer is a number of vechicles put together, much like the MegaZord from Power Rangers.), was this huge badass…yet his scenes just come and go.  As he climbs up one of the pyramids, he falls pray to a joke about two hanging, wrecking balls, being his scrotum…thats when I knew this film was stooping a bit lower than my, already low, expecations.  It’s a shame, since he was so big he could inhale Skids, yet he is potrayed as this giant bumbling baffoon.

Go into this film only if you are in the mood to see some mindless action.  The showcase of speacial effects really is quite impressive, but such shallow qualities will only hold the viewers attention for so long.  Overall, this will probably be one of the most forgettable movies of the summer for people over the age of ten.   Sadly, it seems that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has “fallen” short and turned out to be one of the biggest dissapointments of the year.

Megan and Shia doing an impression of moviegoers that just sat through the film.
1 comments
Phaethon
Phaethon

Yes. It Transformed my opinion about Michael Bay. Not another dime.