Monday, July 06, 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen . . . What a silly name for a sequel. It should be called "Transformers: Micheal Bay Wants More Money". This film does several things;
1. Aggressively sells toys to children.
2. Subliminally promotes the military so children will enlist at 18.
3. Proves Micheal Bay has an explosion fetish.
4. Argues that plot in unimportant.
5. Proves Americans didn't learn their lesson from Transformers 1 and are willing to give hard earned cash for over 2 hours or "Robo-Poop!"
This movie was awful! It felt like it was directed by a hyperactive 4 year old with A.D.D. Bright colors, loud explosions, and endless CGI robots that pretty much all look the same are thrown at you in rapid concession leaving your eyeballs feeling raped and your mind feeling hazy.
Micheal Bay's sense of humor is bewildering as any scene that is suppose to be comedic comes out awkward, stupid, or just plain worthless. Whoever decided that a Robot with testicles would be funny must of also approved Robo-urination as comedy gold for the first Transformers abomination!
Arrrg! And why do we need soooooo many robot characters in one movie? They're pretty much all the same, at least in the movies they are, because each individual gets so little screen time that their personalities become bland and meaningless. The only two I can tell apart are Optimus and Bummblebee, mostly because their the only ones I can remember from the first movie. So Mr. Bay decides to cram like 5o robots in one movie, Why? Oh yeah, so they make a toy of each one and sell it to your children and make more money which will encourage them to make Transformers 3.
By the way, the new "Twin Robot" Characters are so annoying that I cringed every time they appeared on the screen. These two robo-rejects are so negatively stereotyped, I can't believe they didn't transform into Uncle Tom's Cabin!
So, was this movie a complete waste of film? Well, not entirely. As much as I hated it, I still found a moment of interest or even a chuckle. Some of the fight scenes were kind of cool, and the effects were impressive at times, but it wasn't enough to label this film as "watchable". (But if you liked the first one, then I'm sure you'll love this one.)
Is there "more than meets the eye" in this film? Sadly no, just more money in Micheal Bay's Pocket.
I give it One Slinus Head.