Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Transformers 2 - Revenge of the Fallen - REVIEW (repost)

This is an old article I transferred from my old blog ( 6 ‎July ‎2009)

Transformers 2 - Revenge of the Fallen - REVIEW

The ONE film that I had to watch this year no matter what.
Forget Terminator Salvation, forget GI JOE, this is the movie for me this year.
So when a friend asked if I wanted to go see it, the answer was pretty easy.

How was the movie?
I loved it and had a great time.
Whether you like the movie or not, depends on what your expectations are and whether you are a transformers fan.

Which category do you fit in?

1. Casual movie goer
   Good fun and action - ok

2. Movie critic
   Weak storyline, full of plot holes and parts that just dun make sense. Bummer. FAIL.

3. Romance fan
    If u must, there is a little cheesy romance in it, but hey pal, did u go to the wrong movie or what?

4 Transformers fan ( me)
   Robots fighting robots, crash, boom, bang , kaboom, transform! LUV IT

5. Die hard transformer fundamentalist
  It's not true to any transformer history that you know off. So, thumbs down

6. Boys
   Robots, Cars, Military, Megan Fox - reason enough

7. Girls
   Most girls I've talked to like it for some reason.

Well, what's the plot of this movie? Darn Decepticons are at it again. Trying to destroy earth and it's inhabitants.
Some ancient baddie called The Fallen, who tried to destroy Earth a long time ago , has returned. And he's kinda keen
to get his job done. Good work ethics I say. As always the Autobots have to stick their nose in to save the humans.
I can't remember the cheesy justification that Optimus gave, something about humans are still young and have much to learn.

This movie pack heaps of transformers that weren't present in the 1st movie. None of them resemble the G1 models.
The list includes Devastator, Soundwave, Ravage, Arcee, and a whole bunch of nameless bots. The old guys from the first movie are back,
Optimus, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Megatron ( yeah, he's back), Starscream.. the lot. Soundwave, an old favourite of mine is now a satellite. Devastator is some
kinda beast thingy. Definitely not as cool as the G1 version. Arcee is a motorcycle.
The third fighting party in this movie is the US military. Bringing out an impressive display of aircraft carriers, helicopters, tanks, fighter jets and submarines.
They're generally pretty useless. Give the decepticons a bit more fodder to bash, me thinks.

The action did not disappoint me. Autobots and Decepticons really get in there and try to pummel each other to oblivion. The US military add to the fireworks display.
The scene where Optimus Prime takes on 3 decepticons in the forest reminds me again why Optimus Prime is the autobot Numero Uno. Bumblebee also demonstrates some
cool decepticon ass-kicking. The thing that frustrates me the most is the sheer incompetence of the decepticons. They had superior numbers and intel, yet they still
mess it up. Their weapons seem to have an anti-Sam , anti-Michaela ( Fox) mechanism. Anti as in, it hits ANYTHING but the target.
BTW the Fallen guy hardly does any fighting and gets owned easily at the end. Which sucks. I was expecting more from someone who's name was in the movie title.

What about Megan Fox you say?
Megan Fox is like the icing on the cake, the cream on the bun, the cheese on the pizza, the chilli on dog - a little of it is great , but too much
of it just makes you sick and vomit. This is exactly what Mr Bay did with Megan Fox. Some scenes were just obscenely oozing Fox. In fact, I even felt a
little insulted that Mr Bay had to smother us transformers fans with Fox. We have already decided to give up our money to watch this movie, purely
because it has Transformers in the title ok? No need to turn the Fox on us alrite? Oh wait, Fox is for the non- transformers fan. Oh well, you've got a point..

In summary, it's a pretty fun film to watch is you dun take it too seriously. I, for one, am not that serious of a guy, so I liked it.

I leave you with a proper review done by a true transformer geek, my friend Oliver.

That's just prime!


1 comment:

  1. Believe it or not, this movie based on the same concept of G1 Season 2 episode "Changing Gears" where the Decepticons built Solar Needle to harvest sun energy