Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Friday, 26 June 09

Transformers (RotF)Shia LaBeouf
Megan Fox
Josh Duhamel
Tyrese Gibson
John Turturro
Ramon Rodriguez
Kevin White
Julie White
Isabel Lucas

PG13           150min           2009

Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle. | – from imdb

If you were around during the heyday of Transformers then you know the story of ROTF. Most parts are taken from the original cartoon movie. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is modernized and simplified for the commercial marketing

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” definitely does what a good sequel is supposed to. More robots, more hot bodies, and it moves the trilogy arc along. With over 20 different robots represented in the movie, it doubles the number and also most quadruple the screen time from the previous. Jessica Lucas comes to the screen bringing another hot body with a surprise. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen brings more story showing how our civilizations histories are intertwinned.

All those crying out that the twins are racists lighten the frak up. They are comic relief and fictional robots as much as I wish they were real. Its the absurdity of the characters that makes them funny.

Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen is what it is… a great summer movie. It’s directed by a director at the best of his game. Go, relax, buy some popcorn and soda, and enjoy one of this summer’s best film. Coming next week “Public Enemies” starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, in his second outing this summer, and Marion Cotillard.

I give Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 5 out of 5.


“Transformers (2007)”

Tuesday, 3 July 07

transformers.jpgShia LaBeouf
Megan Fox
Josh Duhamel
Rachel Taylor
Tyrese Gibson
Jon Voight
Anthony Anderson
John Turturro
Peter Cullen
Hugo Weaving

PG13           143min           2007

”Transformers (2007)” based on the Hasbro Toy line and cartoon of the eighties, an Michael Bay update about technologically advanced alien robots that bring there war to earth fighting over the powerful Allspark, the source of all Transformers power.

Everyone that doubted Michael Bay’s skill can stop, Transformers is the best summer blockbuster of 2007. The special effects are tight and it has a plausible storyline that works. Anyone a fan of the cartoon will love this film. I wouldn’t be surprised if it breaks the Spider-Man records.

”Transformers (2007)” is a big loud summer movie that came to handle its business. The cars are awesome to look at and when they transform you feel the weight and the depth of their movements. The special effects are flawless. These are massive machines moving and they are a force to be reckoned with. The destruction that they inflict on the environments is massive just as these machines are and the civilians are running for cover as ants running from the destruction of the anthill.

The fans of the cartoon will love this film immensely. It has most of the characters you love but update and it works. The redesign of Optimus Prime works and makes him just as distinct as in the cartoon. The massively redesign Megatron works also, you know he’s alien, destructive, and here to destroy humanity. Michael Bay gave the characters distinct personalities and they work for each Transformer based on their function on the team.

”Transformers (2007)” has everything you’re looking for in a summer blockbuster. The story mainly flows from Sam Witwicky point of view but cut to the government every so often to update us on their progress to find and contain the source of attack on the base in Qatar. For the most part you never see the Decepticons. until last quarter of the film but once you do the come full force.

Once Sam purchases Bumblebee this movie kicks into second gear. When the Autobots come into the scene it kicks in too third gear at about the second quarter of this movie. By the time the Allspark is located this movie is running full throttle and doesn’t stop until the end. It has a complete and satisfying story, with an ending that is plausible and leaves the door open for the inevitable sequel.

Just as Spider-Man redefined the comic books in Hollywood, ”Transformers (2007)” will redefined the 80s cartoons for Hollywood. This left me full with excitement and I’m already anticipating the upcoming sequel. This is a film that you will have a hard time to have fault with.

I give it 5/5 Gs.