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Transformers 2 Everything from the girls to the action in “Transformers 2” is designed for cheap thrills. Bay aims for every low-brow joke in the book. Racial stereotyping, bad sex jokes, and “hilarious” humping scenes are just a few of the gems he’s able to come up with. These cheap jokes actually went over well with the audience in my screening, but when a movie has three humping scenes and none of them involve an actual human doing the humping there’s something wrong with that…read more [Blogcritics] This is all standard negative criticism for Bay movies, however. The question you’re all wondering has yet to be fully addressed: Are the action scenes good? My answer is that yeah, they’re pretty sweet. Bay manages to drop the pretense that he was trying to make a film with plot, and just let giant robots fight near or on pyramids. A special note should be made of their IMAX cinematography. The scale of the Transformers and the picture quality really do add a lot of enjoyment to some scenes, notably the ones where Devastator is involved. The acting even manages to improve a bit from bad comic acting to legitimate moments of care and concern for the characters. There’s not much else to say about this; the action is cool, but trying to describe why it’s cool is kind of a futile pursuit… read more [ScreenJunkies] The film should really be called “Transformers: Bigger, Longer, Unintelligent.” In case you missed the first movie and since both films are nearly the same in execution that isn’t really necessary the good robots, called Autobots led by Optimus Prime (voice of Peter Cullen), fight the bad robots, called Decepticons led by Megatron (voice of Hugo Weaving). A human named Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) gets thrown into the battle as the unlikely savior accompanied by a sexy love interest, Mikaela (Megan Fox). Sam’s parents, Ron (Kevin Dunn) and Judy (Julie White), provide comic relief as does John Turturro as Agent Simmons…read more [MetroWest] Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen - Michael Bay The biggest movie of the summer is finally here, but that’s the problem with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – it’s just too bloody big. Epic, spectacular but unfortunately far, far too long; the film proves that when it comes to Michael Bay blockbuster movies, you can have too much of a good thing…read more [IGN] Transformers is dull, ponderous and overlong, packed to the gills with glamor shots of busy robot designs and Megan Fox, flashes of idiocy (a small robot humping the leg of Fox, who smiles at it fondly) and endless examples of Bay’s increasingly tedious military porn. If summer entertainment is meant to be diverting and imaginative, Revenge of the Fallen succeeds only in that it drove me into periods of catatonic daydreaming, where I imagined watching anything else…read more [/Film] The human actors are in a witless sitcom part of the time, and lot of the rest of their time is spent running in slo-mo away from explosions, although–hello!–you can’t outrun an explosion. They also make speeches like this one by John Turturro: “Oh, no! The machine is buried in the pyramid! If they turn it on, it will destroy the sun! Not on my watch!” The humans, including lots of U.S. troops, shoot at the Transformers a lot, although never in the history of science fiction has an alien been harmed by gunfire… [Roger Ebert-SunTimes] Oversexed, underwritten, gun-happy, baffling, and boring as a test pattern, Revenge of the Fallen is little more than an excuse to send robots smashing into each other for an excruciating two-and-a-half hours. There are occasional breaks between explosions for expository soliloquies performed in high-Saturday-morning-cartoon-camp mode. If the rest of the film wasn’t so frantically trying to appeal to adults who ought to know better, this sort of tone would make sense. But by jamming the garbled mythology of a lousy kids’ toy advertisement into a leering, ultra-violent action franchise, the filmmakers create a hybrid monster that at first seems designed to appeal to nobody. But at a time when kids are being pushed to grow up instantly and adults are encouraged to cultivate their arrested development, it makes perfect sense that Michael Bay is waiting for them right in the middle, Happy Meal in hand… read more [Worstpreviews] Michael Bay’s new “summer-fun” (as he likes to call it) blockbuster Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson, and Josh Duhamel, is not the roller coaster ride it should be. It starts off with a bang, but ends in a muddle. Although it has many surprises that I did not see coming, because of the excessive use of the same type of explosion over and over again, and the ridiculously long run time, this film is not summer-fun, it’s summer-blah…read more [ScreenCrave]

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. popi

    June 25, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Over at navtones you can get Optimius Primes brother as a voice for your GPS. It’s free and it’s really funny. I just went for a drive using it and it had me laughing out loud. It’s called Optimus Sub-Prime. Check it out I’m pretty sure the website is just: http://www.navtones.com

  2. Joe

    June 25, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I’m sorry but i am going to have to disagree. Maybe I was spoiled by fantastic crossovers, such as iron man and Dark Knight, but transformers failed to live up to the hype. This movie had some serious plot holes in it that were just to hard to ignore. I saw the movie yesterday, so please bare with me if my thoughts seem scattered. I am just going be through, and not some n00b just hating to hate.

    First off, the humor. It seemed like every joke was just some raunchy cut scene that really had nothing to do with the movie. The dogs humping is a prime example of Bay just throwing in something for a cheap laugh. The one exception is the ancient autobot. He was funny, and he was able to advance the plot. I really enjoyed his character.

    Second, the All Spark. I understand it wasnt completely destroyed, how ever i was very confused when they kept saying there was only one piece left. They clearly showed two pieces, the one in the military bunker, and the piece that transferred information to Sam. What the hell happened to the splinter? Last we saw it was just sitting in a crappy vault with the decepacon well aware of its existence. If one piece could bring back Megatron, then why couldnt that splinter bring back optimus?

    Third, the parents. They had no reason to be in this film. The scene where the mom ate a pot brownie was totally overdone. Towards the end, i was just shaking my head begging for it to be over. Next time we see the rents, they are enjoying a lovely vacation in france. Awesome. They apparently get kidnapped, though it is never actually shown. Then we dont hear about them for an hour of the movie. Instead, at a point where Sam is already cornered, the parents randomly appear and seem to distract to decptacon more then anything. If he had simply grabbed Sam and held him hostage, bumblebee wouldn’t have been able to kick his ass. Then the whole scene where sam tells them to go seemed again like a moment of forced high emotion. There was absolutely 0 build up to it. 5 minutes before, you had no idea the parents existed.

    4. The fallen – How did he get defeated in the first place? I understand that he lost the matrix of leadership to the 7 other primes, but they died to make an indestructible coffin of their bodies ( which is destroyed by one blast from Bumblebee’s cannon. Seriously, if the robots were able to sneak through an air vent, why couldn’t they walk through the giants gaps Sam did?) However, once the primes were gone,why didnt the fallen just wreck the entire human race. He is clearly very powerful, and ancient man had no chance to stop him. Yet, instead he just goes to mars and hides out. Porque?

    Please, I welcome open debate on these points. Maybe there were subtleties I didn’t grasp in one viewing. But these were the top four things I came away wondering.

    Despite all of that, the CGI was top notch, the battle scenes were entertaining, and Megan Fox was sexy as usual. It might have run a bit long, but i didnt feel like it. I agree with the original blog post that alot of the hating going around the web is just to hate, or to echo critics. I like to think I am raising at least some valid concerns with the over all story telling.

    • Trey

      June 26, 2009 at 9:07 pm

      You need to get over it. Transformers has never been, and never will be about anything other than giant friggin’ robots battling for control of the universe. I mean, to even come up with a “grand, spectacular” plot for any live action transformers movie is actually disserving it. And did you really expect for this movie to have oscar award winning acting? Or for top notch comedy? Transformers is about an eternal struggle of good vs evil, and for anyone to even come in and try to make the film franchise “artsy” is pukeable. This is the type of movie where you get what you paid for: Giant robots tearing up crap and a few jokes.
      Don’t ever make the mistake again of thinking this movie was ever meant to be anything more than a fun to watch popcorn flick.

  3. John

    June 27, 2009 at 9:46 am

    lol, this critic is fucking retarted

  4. Shah

    June 29, 2009 at 2:28 am

    On the 1st Movie, Bumblebee get his voice back and asked to Prime if he could stayed with Sam. Then on the 2nd movie, Bumblebee lost his voice again. Too much time sitting in a garrage? hehehe…

    • Stephannie

      July 1, 2009 at 10:01 pm

      ha i know right! like the first time he lost his voice was because hes speech box thingy, w.e its called, got destroyed in battle, and now this time it just disappeared. like whatt?

  5. Stephannie

    July 1, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    There was just one thing that bugged me in this movie. At the very beginning, one of the autobots says ” He’s here, I can smell him.” Now I don’t know about you, but I never knew robots had a sense of smell. There were very few lines in this movie and most of them were disappointing.

    • faisal1502

      July 4, 2009 at 8:49 am

      Because you have noooooo idea about ROBOTs !!!!

  6. doug

    July 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    you guys are all stupid transformers 2 bad ass movie… no question about it… if not how come its the #1 movie in the WORLD who cares about the fucking plot enjoy it… and if your not going to than just dont watch it… no one is forcing you to… and i have something to say for the first blogger theres nothing wrong with the funny little humping scenes its nice to have a good family movie that doesnt constantly involve nudeity unlike most modern movies that rely on the sex scenes to get them some money…

    • faisal1502

      July 4, 2009 at 8:46 am

      You are exactly right. they are all stupid, they are judging in their way, that’s their main and major problem. They thought themselves that they are movie specialist…..hahaha…..how fool!!!! I don’t wanna do any comment here, i just can say that it is awesome. that’s it.

  7. jenn54

    July 4, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    i find it soo amusing that people will sit here and bash a movie just to do it, because they think they know everything..
    i will admit there were a few points that didnt really have a point..but oh well just go with it.
    and im pretty sure EVERYONE knew that the movie was two and a half hours….if you dont want to sit through it..wait till it comes out, then you wont have to complain about it.
    i personally liked transformers, it was a very good action movie and i really liked the story behind it, it was different and it was nice to be suprised. i was very in to it.
    the only thing that kinda through it off for me was the way the robots talked..it was funny when they cursed a few times but they did the whole movie and the twins were just kind of there..
    but other than that it was great.

    And for everyone who keeps bashing it…first of all, it was NOT meant to be a comedy, its an action movie that’s why there were a few cheap funny parts. and if you dont like just sitting there watching huge robots kick each others ass..then the movie is not for you.

    but i loved it!!! i am a huge transformers fan:)

    • thatguy

      July 6, 2009 at 11:59 am

      no one is bashing it. it just sucks that star trek hit the nail right on the head and this movie missed completey. This movie was supposed to be epic and good. after how good part one was thi movie had a lot to live up to. Machel bay had no right to make this movie bad. i saw star trek 5 times and this movie i only saw once and i will forever see it only once. thank God he is not directing part 3 that God!!!

  8. Mally

    August 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    This movie sucked. You had to be brain dead to find that last action scene entertaining, it lasted so long and nothing happened. I really liked the first transformers movie so I had high hopes for this film but they were completely dashed.

  9. Transformers Characters

    February 17, 2011 at 1:31 am

    I enjoyed it, it’s a different feel than what I expected, but definitely entertaining.

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