Here it is my Review for Transformers: ROTF. Ultimately all my film reviews will be like the image at the end of the review that you can enlarge and view in the Film Review Section of my blog. Now with no more waiting, I give you my review:
The behemoth that is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has plopped in our laps. This epic sequel was directed by Michael Bay, written by Ehren Kruger (Scream 3), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (both MI: 3, Star Trek, The Island). Of course this couldn’t be a hit without Shia LaBeouf and the woman on top of the world, Megan Fox along with Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Ramon Rodriguez and Isabel Lucas (who could have been more attractive than Fox in the film).
I came in very negatively, I didn’t want to, but after reading all the reviews and reading the book I was kind of weary with what I was getting myself into. The story begins two years after the events in Mission City, Sam is on his way to some Ivy League school on the other side of the nation. Mikaela does not like this nor his parents as they have difficulties letting go; Bumblebee is feeling the same who was left in charge to protect him. More Autobots from throughout the galaxy and/or Cybertron found their way to Earth teaming up with Earth’s newly fomed N.E.S.T. (Nonbiological Extraterrestrial Species Team). They have been assigned to clean up any remaining Decepticon threats on Earth. The Decepticons are back and looking for the piece of the Allspark that remains to try and revive Megatron, but an even greater force, The Fallen, has been leading them. Sam finds a piece of the cube and gains all of its knowledge in his head. The Decepticons must hunt Sam down to gain the knowledge in his head to activate an ancient machine to turn the Sun’s power into Energon to create a new army.
Processing what I had just witnessed, with all the explosions, a few plot holes, and wiping the blood from my eyes I realized that it wasn’t so bad; something was just lacking or was it just too much? Everything has been one upped from the first movie; sex appeal, humor, action, and robots. Lots of the humor was pretty hard to take that made you just want to roll your eyes and say ok moving on. The music was very Bay and very repetitive. Decepticons were recycled a lot as an attempt to save the budget from what I figure. Devastator, who I was pretty excited for, fell victim to this robot recycle as duplicate Constructicons were found running around. Devastator felt unnecessary for the film other than a wow factor. The retardobot twins did not make this movie any better. They were just like the replacement for the annoying Anthony Anderson from the first movie, they made Simmons almost bearable with their horrible character portrayal and usefulness. My favorite characters, however, were Ravage and Starscream who did seem to follow their character profiles pretty well and actually had personality.
All in all, you have to remember that this is a movie made from a toy line for kids. This isn’t something that is suppose to be taken that seriously, but just to entertain. Did it have those qualities and did it accomplish it’s goal, of course. But I only wish that they could have explained a few things better instead of vomiting all at once in certain points of the movie in drawn out segments. The action sequences are amazing and really great to watch on the IMAX screen. They are a little shaky unfortunately and it was hard to follow at times whose pieces went to what robot. This movie was definitely worth seeing, but an opening night, not so much. It was good action packed fun that has so much action and explosions that it does kind of get dull. I giveit 3 Baysplosions out of 5.
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