Movie Review: Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
Just got back from seeing Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen and I have to say that this movie is more superior to the first one in so many ways. Also I have a few words for Roger Ebert after my review of this movie. So what I can tell you is that this movie is set two years after the first and the battle on Earth between the humans/Autobots and Decepticons is well underway and with a warning that the Fallen is coming. That is where the story begins and two and half hours later the ultimate showdown would end in some of the best fight scenes computer technology could produce.
Like a true sequel, this movie had more robots and fight scenes and a great story along with as the action was non stop and also fast pace as well. Though the non-fight scenes slowed it down just a bit to tell the story and give some background info, those scenes seem to go by quick as you got right back into the fighting. As for character development, it depends how you interpret because obviously doing what they did with the parents was a mistake, luckily they corrected that towards the end. As hot as Megan Fox is, to me I think they went a tad overboard with making her too hot in this movie, not saying there is anything wrong with it but there was two scenes that brought way to much focus on her.
As for the college room mate, to distracting especially when talking about his man stuff, granted the movie is PG-13 that was not needed. As for the Transformers and Decepticons, well they didn’t give much development with the new ones, and although the Fallen was the main villain in this movie, his background story and actual fight scenes were rather short. It is funny though, they did the same with Megatron in the first one as the movie was close to the end.
Granted these robots don’t need much of a back story and odds are that will be filled in somewhere in the movie time line, but it would been nice to have more dialogue between the new ones. Even though the twins had a good chunk of that dialogue between all the new robots. As for the rest of the human characters background, well, one of them should even be alive as he should have been killed off in the first one and figuring that one out should be easy enough. Oh as for rewriting the script to explain Shia’s broken hand, good one (sarcasm). It was never explained in the movie and just like movie magic, poof there it is.
As for John Turturro’s character, I was a bit surprise how they did him in, but his acting style for this movie and his mannerism were pure gold for this movie. The fight scenes themselves, pure awesome, as Michael Bay knows how to mix reality and computer generated images into one and make it look real enough. Explosions awesome, gun battle sweet
Regardless of the minor flaws in this movie, I see this movie matching or making more then the first one and because of the Wednesday opening, I see a solid $100 million or more opening weekend and staying #1 for at least 3 weeks since Harry Potter doesn’t come out till mid July.
So yeah, go see this movie as we need to generate $320 million before the Harry Potter fans knock it out of first place. Now on to Roger Ebert.
Roger Ebert R E T I R E! Your movie review was a joke and plain horrible, go back and review Broadway shows and Sundance films because your a critic that has yet to welcome 21st century action movies. There is one thing I have to agree with and that is the parents at the beginning of the movie and the college room mate after that, your bias to this movie franchise is unneeded and pointless as the box office will prove you oh so wrong. As for anyone else who thinks this movie sucks especially the people at VN Boards.