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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

July 27th, 2009
Moon - Sam Rockwell, kevin Spacey

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Rating: ★★★★½

Movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Studio : Dreamworks

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Runtime : 150min

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When I saw Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen I had already heard the bad reviews: it was too long with no storyline but that Megan Fox’s boobs in slow motion made it tolerable. I wasn’t a fan of the cartoon as a kid but I loved the first Transformers movie, so I went in assuming that I would be disappointed.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a high energy action movie, it starts out mid battle between Autobots and Decepticons and never really drops from that intensity. There is a loose story, Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBouf) is going off to college and trying to escape the responsibility that comes along with the Autobots. Though each character from the last film makes a reappearance with a brief story revolving around Sam leaving, his parents (Julie White and Kevin Dunn) are both excited and distraught and his girlfriend, girlfriend Mikela (Megan Fox) wants to break off the relationship, but in reality White and Dunn were inserted for comic relief and Fox for sex appeal. The bulk of the movie is exactly what the title says: cars, trucks, and other electronics transforming into larger than life warriors battling for the protection / destruction of earth.

These stock characters and slim storyline didn’t take away from the movie, I didn’t go into the theater thinking that I was going to see a drama, I was prepared for an action movie with huge explosions, and that is exactly what Michael Bay delivered. The 2 ½ hours flew by from fight scene to fight scene with enough emotional attachment for Optimus Prime from the first movie to pull on some heart strings. The fight scenes were a bit messy, with so many machines fighting each other it was hard to keep track of who was an Autobot and who was a Decepticon but I was enthralled, anxious to see how the movie resolved itself, and never once looked at my watch to see how long I was in the theater. Explosions and fight scenes are what the audience expects from an action movie, and that is exactly what Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was made to be.

-Andrea Janov

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