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Monday, June 29, 2009

Autobots, Decepticons and Constructicons OH MY!

So the question is- How good was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen? The first film was amazing and had everyone talking about the realistic special effects, but did the sequel even come close. Well, I have to admit I didn't have the same giddy feeling that my boyfriend had when we left the theatre, but after intense research and a cartoon viewing the sequel is in par with the first film. I'm going to break down the film into three categories- the good, the bad and the downright ugly.

The Good

Michael Bay is known for his intense special effects and camera angles that we don't see in other films. Some may judge him and say that he can't make a good movie, but I believe that his work is very artistic. Who else can make a car or jet turn into a robot that actually looks real? Steven Spielberg maybe? That's probably why he was a producer.

The Autobots really kicked some major butt in this movie. Bumblebee, Optiums Prime, Ironhide and Sideswipe all have really good fight scenes that will make fans very happy. Skid and Mudflap also known as "The Twins" are extremely funny-especially as the ice cream truck at the beginning. I was sad to see it transform into another car.

If you like the Decepticons and Constructicons then this is the movie for you. I enjoyed seeing more of the bad guys and also the Decepticons that didn't want to be part of the ongoing war-Wheelie and Jetfire. But if you like Megatron and whiny Starscream then you will be happy to know that they are portrayed the same way on screen as they are in the cartoon-especially Starscream---whiny baby.

The cast. Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese and John Turturro all gave good performances. They also enhanced the comedic atmosphere along with the robots.

The Bad

The first film did an excellent job with the introduction of the Autobots and Decepticons, but in this film there were robots everywhere with no real introductions. For fans, it was probably easy to pick out who is who, but for someone who didn't watch the cartoon may have a hard time. Basically the new Autobots are: Arcee, Jetfire, Sideswipe, Skid, Mudflap and Jolt. The new Decepticons are: The Fallen, Sideways, Soundwave, Ravage, The Doctor, Demolisher and Devastor (which is made up of a bunch of Constructicons).

Now most Transformers fans are 25 and older so the crude humor and profanity probably didn't bother anyone. Well, if you plan to take your child to this film be prepared because it is not like the cartoon.

The Ugly

WTF Michael Bay what were you thinking when you threw in the human, species-terminator like transformer woman. The whole scene didn't work for me and didn't fit into the theme of the movie.

So overall the film is your typical summer movie-loud, big machines, robots, hot men and women and people blowing up things or each other! Good Fun!

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