I went to see the fabled “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” the other day. I was ready for this movie to absolutely suck no matter what anyone says about it. The first one was pretty good and I figured there was no way for these guys to make another one that was anywhere near being called good.
First thing I noticed, it got a little bit long for me. It could have ended about a half hour sooner and I would have been fine with it. I don’t need hours and hours of a movie to make me happy.
The next thing that I didn’t really like about the movie was the amount of swearing it had. I do not remember the first movie having this much swearing in it. I thought that was a really stupid move on their part. You don’t need swearing in a movie to make it good or cool. I felt like I was being vocally assaulted by a group of middle school boys that just heard a new swear word from a video on the internet and think they are cool for using it. It was a little bit much for me.
Another thing that I really didn’t care for was I thought they were trying to be way to funny in parts that didn’t need it. Like who were those two mentally retarded Autobots that they decided to put in the movie? Those two were definitely not necessary and I could have done without them. And how about when the giant, construction bot is climbing the pyramid and we get a nice gander at his ‘wrecking balls’? That was also a quick little shot I didn’t need to see.
One of the other things that kind of bugged me was Sam’s roommate Leo….There’s not much else to say than the fact that he bugged me. Sorry.
How about those action packed battles though. They were awesome right? Except for the fact that they were so cluttered, everything was moving so fast and the camera was shaking so bad that you couldn’t tell what was going on. I think that’s why everyone is so in awe about how awesome the battle scenes are, because obviously if you can’t tell what’s going on, it must be amazing. Just take my advice, watch the movie again and see if you can actually tell what is going on in during the battle scenes. Is that his leg or his head?
All-in-all, I thought it was a lot better than it was going to be. Good second try Michael. Maybe the third time will be the charm and it will be perfect. But until it is, I’m going to keep pointing out the flaws.