JT Film Review

19 – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

2/5 stars

Director – Michael Bay

Cast – Does it matter? (Shia LaBeouf, Megean Fox, John Turturro)

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Michael Bay returns to the summer blockbuster circuit with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. And it seems Bay finally agreed with critics; his first movie was flawed. So he tried to fix it, by throwing in more action and explosions, cornier dialogue and plot points, more infantile humour, and less plot. And whadya know, this movie has already made more money than God, so to speak. It says something, doesn’t it.

To put it simply, this movie goes for the lowest common denominator in all aspects. As I said, the humour is course and immature, the action is loud and in-your-face, and the dramtic plot points… to call Transformers-Revenge-of-the-Fallen-Movie-Stills-upcoming-movies-5305732-2560-1548them cliched would be an understatement. Megean Fox exists just for eye-candy, slow motion shots abound. We also get some ridiculous plot points; for instance ex-Agent Simmons (John Turturro) in the later parts of the film calls up the nearest US destroyer and tell them “Oh, you know that secret rail gun thingy you got? Look, I know you don’t know who I am, but fire that off will you? It’d be a great help…” Eye rolling will abound, I assure you.

There’s no point trying to explain the plot. You know it already, we’ve all seen it million times; so much so that it is almost a spoof. Any up-and-coming Mel Brooks-type need just copy the exact script and he could make a brilliant parody of the Bay-action genre.

OVERALL

This movie is formulaic, trite, and mediocre at best; but a hundred million people will love it. It’s loud and obnoxious crap; well produced, well shot crap certainly, but crap nonetheless. If you want brainless action this is the movie for you.

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TRAILER

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” on other websites”

IMDB —– Rotten Tomatoes —– Wikipedia

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June 30, 2009 - Posted by | 2 Stars, Film Review, Genre - Action, Year - 2000-2009 | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. the action sequence on the revenge of the fallen is really top notch. the graphics alone is great ;:;

    Comment by Necklace Holder | December 3, 2010 | Reply


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