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As I Lay Dying
Revenge of the Fallen may be a massive overdose of popcorn greased with motor oil. But it knows how to feed your inner 10-year-old's appetite for destruction.
Destruction of what? Cinema?
Jun 23 - 04:05 PM
haha, good one Stormlovingfreak.
Another critic compared it to "Batman and Robin," and then implied that it's even worse than that movie. If that's the case, it must be REAL bad.
Jun 23 - 08:10 PM
I actually liked it. Sure, it's not as good as the first installment, but the action scenes were definitely wicked. I just wish that it had a better plot and story build-up, less comedy improv, and that Jetfire wasn't a bitter old geezer. Good thing Optimus Prime was bad-***. Take the movie for what it is, mindless entertainment. And to those who are reading this, I wouldn't believe most of the critics who gave rotten ratings. Just look at their pics, they're like 50 to 60 years old, so understandably, this movie isn't their cup of tea.
Jun 24 - 02:48 AM
I'm 28. Bay's Transformer movies are retarded.
Disliking this movie has nothing to do with age but everything to do with whether or not you've seen another movie before - *any* other mother. The first movie wasn't much better. I went and saw it with a group of friends. The ones without college degrees liked it. The ones whom I consider a bit smarter all thought it was insufferable trash.
I%u2019ve since influenced at least one of my friends who liked the movie to admit that it sucked. They said, %u201CYeah, but I like big robots and shiny things. I know it was stupid, though.%u201D
Jun 24 - 09:34 AM
Ooops... I said "other mother" instead of "other movie." Too much Coraline on the brain.
Jun 24 - 09:35 AM
I honestly enjoyed the movie for what it was. I REALLY REALLY don't understand people who expect intellectual stimulation from it. For crying-out-loud, people it's Transformers -- a movie based on a line of kids toys. They are cars that transform into robots. What the hell do you expect!? You don't go into this movie to get a deep meaningful message -- you go into this movie to egg on huge robots beating the crap out of each other. That's always been the premise of the Transformers universe, all the way back to the 80's cartoon.
Sure, ROTF wasn't as plot driven as the first 2007 movie, and it was less developed as a film. But honestly: what do you go into the theatre expecting?
Jun 24 - 11:13 AM
To people who don't understand why most people think this movie is trash: Robots kicking the crap out of each other is awesome, and that part is done well here - but you at least have to have a script that makes sense within the context of it's own world. Two hundred million dollars and they couldn't even connect the dots? Bad acting, terribly cliched' lines, racists stereotypes, all would get a pass if it at least tried to make sense. You don't need to be a genius to be insulted by this movie. What a waste.
Jul 1 - 01:24 PM
I agree with you completely. what do you expect from a movie based off toys. =P people set their standards far too high to begin with.
Jul 5 - 02:22 PM
Hey dumbasses, just because it's a transformers film doesn't mean it has to be shit
Jul 21 - 03:26 PM
What kind of 28 year old uses the term "insufferable trash" when describing a Transformers movie? Are you really that crass? Let me answer that for you ABSOLUTELY YES! You really bought up mommy and daddy's bullS**** when they told you the world could be divided into college educated and not didnt you?. I know Ivy League educated people who cant use a screwdriver and high school educated people who run multi million dollar buisnesses. I bet you wrote this post on your MAC, sitting in a starbucks, and touching yourself to steel magnolias didnt you? Its a movie made for the 12-30 male demographic. So how about you go back to your "Curious Case of Benjamin Button" chatroom and blog there and if you cant do that then take off your elbow patch sweater and chill the F*** out.
Jun 24 - 11:50 AM
Huh, I have a PhD and I enjoyed the movie. Guess I'm not as smart as I thought.
Jun 26 - 02:05 PM
Oh my gosh! LMFAO!!!! Way to put that in the most precise words BUCKEYE!! Well done good sir!
I agree with you, it never ceases to amaze me how some deploma or degree holders act like they were given excalibur! lol!
Mister Dung, that was problebly the most uneducated correlation I've read in along time. You might as well use your pristine shiney framed degree as a door mat. =)
Jun 24 - 02:36 PM
in the name of sentient folks everywhere, I vote to resend you're "top critic" status
Jun 28 - 12:28 AM
"Mindless entertainment" has its place, but even in popcorn movies, there is good and bad. This movie is bad. Bad for summer flicks, bad for popcorn flicks, bad for mindless flicks.
No, Transformers doesn't need to have a lot of "intellectual stimulation"... but other movies for kids, teen boys, etc., have been made, and made better. You can have robots fighting, Megan Fox bending over *and* an interesting story. (Or at least more competent filmmakers can...) Hell, the original Transformers cartoon show had better stories, characterizations, etc. And honestly, some better fight scenes, too. (Endless battles where you can't tell who's doing what, and don't care who wins/loses, aren't worth much.)
We're not talking about high-literature here... just storytelling 101. For all of the expense and explosions, this was a boring film.
Jul 3 - 12:39 AM
Keep watching your commercial crap, mr. Gleiberman.I just saw an enormous piece of shit transforming into a robotic piece of shit.It was NOT funny, entertaining, logic OR eye-candy. It was just irrational trash. Stupid and loud trash. And the human actors are among the most stupid creatures to ever walk on earth.But c'mon!!!! It sells!!! It's moneeeeeeey!!!For crap like this the Cinema is getting more and more stupid...An art? Please... Pure market... Our movies are pointing to our senses and not to our feelings or ideas...There are good commercial movies, a lot of them...But this is NOT one of them. This movie has NOTHING...Acting, script, plot, intelligence... even those stupid robots fighting is sloooooooooow and stupid.I loved Transformers... it's amazing how you managed to ruin it just for money...Oh, who cares...
Oct 22 - 10:15 AM