The Attempted Review of Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen

Posted by WhenYourGodGivesYouLemons On 11:21 PM

Oh my freaking god!!!! Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen would have to be the most awesome thing I have ever seen. Screw all the bullshit 'proper' film critics have been saying about it being too long and too loud and lacking in good acting from the 'real' cast, to me this film is just amazing. Obviously my taste in film is completely different to theirs and for that I am eternally grateful because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to enjoy this film as much as I did. The visual effects the film uses would have to be the best I've ever seen, the robots once again look fantastic and this time there's more variation in design as the line ups for both sides have been increased and battles are bigger and badder than the first . Maybe it's because I've grown up in the generation of Michael Bay epics and like minded films that it didn't seem long or loud or any of those criticisms and instead it was funny, visually stunning and pure enjoyment from start to finish.

Story... After defeating Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, and destroying the All-Spark Optimus Prime, leader of a race of transforming robots called the Autobots, and his comrades form an alliance with the US Government to seek out and destroy the remaining Decepticons, sworn enemies of the Autobots. It turns out the Decepticons are looking for something which will help them and The Fallen, the original intergalactic bad ass, take thier revenge on the Earth and the Autobots once and for all. It is up to Optimus and Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBouef), the guy who first discovered the Autobots, to stop the Decepticons and The Fallen and save the Earth. ( I don't really want to go in to too much more detail because I don't want to ruin it, plus story really comes in second place to the amazing spectacle of destruction and devastation that happens on screen)

What it Did Well... Obviously the action sequences and pretty much any scene with the Transformers are freaking awesome. It is just absolute mayhem on the screen and I loved it, if you analyse this film of course you will find flaws but that's not the point. The point is they're are giant fucking robots on the screen who are literally beating the shit out of each other and that's exactly what you've paid for. The time and effort that has obviously gone in to the visual presentation of this film is just awe inspiring. There's one scene where the Constructicons, construction themed Decepticons, unite with each other to create a super Transformer Devastator and it is just jaw droppingly amazing. The way it brutally combines itself it actually makes you believe that's the way it would happen if this was real, a lot of effort has been put in to the little details here. It certainly does epic well and it certainly does destruction well, welcome to Michael Bay's world.

What it Didn't...
The whole Sam and his girlfriend Mikaela (Megan Fox) I love you thing was a bit lame. Sam is going to college without his girlfriend and she wants him to say I love you but he can't, there's a few scenes where she keeps trying to get him to say it and they argue and then make up. It was just sappy and stupid and really I didn't want a freaking love story, I wanted giant robots blowing each other up and luckily the film had plenty of that to make me forget that little moment. Seriously though if you are coming to this film for serious drama then you might be in the wrong place, it's action all the way baby.

Memorable Moment... More like a memorable 30 minutes, the climax of the film where it's basically all out war between the alliance of the US military and the Autobots and the Decepticons is just insane. Sand has never looked better than when it's being thrown in the air from an explosion. There's a good deal of variation in the focus of the battle as so many things are going on and Bay attempts to adequately show each conflict before bringing it all to a conclusion. It's just so intense and exciting and I couldn't wait to see what Transformers would duke it out next.

So What Does it All Mean... Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen looks to be one of those films you'll either love or hate. So far most critics hate it but the box office will probably love it. Personally I think most critics are a bunch of douche bags, taking their opinions with a grain of salt which you may do with myn as I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If you are interested in my opinion then it's this film kicks ass and takes names in the most visually amazing way I've ever seen and you know what Michael Bay doesn't care about reviews and either should you so just go out and see this film and judge for yourself. I loved it, every god damn minute of it, and will most certainly see it again and again and again. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen gets 9 big ass explosions out of 10.



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