Though he has a way with CGI toys and action set pieces, director Bay does not have a noticeable gift for making human beings come to life. Transformers' multiple earthling story lines are tedious and oddly lifeless.
I think Shia and Duhamel did an excellent job and Bay didn't need to bring out anything in them.
Jul 5 - 05:34 AM
I love how so many of you critics talk like you're such expert directors yourselves! Earthling storylines "lifeless"? What movie were YOU watching??
Jul 5 - 07:18 AM
This article is right on. I felt that the robots although inaccurate, were cool. However, the human actors, esp Megan Fox were not really helpful.
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Jul 5 - 10:23 AM
Dead on review. Bernie Mac was the only one that delivered a half way intersesting dialog the whole movie. Transformers 2 needs NO actors plz.
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Jul 5 - 01:30 PM
It's the movie, not the cartoons. Bay had to cater to all audiences. Bringing robots to Earth/humans was important for movie-goers to relate to them.
Jul 5 - 03:55 PM
Anybody who refers to the graphics as "Computer Generated Interface toys" doesn't possess the right to have an opinion of any worth.
Jul 5 - 05:03 PM
Wildheat, the review states that the human scenes suck, not that humans aren't needed.
Jul 6 - 11:47 AM
Do you even know what Transformers is about? ofcourse the robots are going to shadow the humans. Its a movie abotu ROBOTS fighting other ROBOTS!!! ugh
Jul 7 - 04:13 AM
The dialogue in Michael Bay movies is so terrible, you feel like sending him some good movies to watch and hope they rub off.
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Jul 9 - 03:29 PM
I would agree the acting wasn't very good and brought the film below "the best movie of the year" . However I enjoyed the film for the action alone.
Jul 9 - 10:39 PM
Agreed. The characters that didn't at some point become vehicles, sucked.
Jul 10 - 03:26 PM
@jochai, although I mostly agree with the article, and even agree with you about Megan Fox... she was clearly just there for eye candy. Sweet candy
Jul 11 - 05:52 AM
This does a good job of summing up most of my problems with the film. Overall I didn't like it and gave it only one star. Spielbeg knows better.
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Jul 15 - 10:46 AM
For the Fanboys: yes the transforming was great, but WHAT IF they had made an actual great plot around it? Could have been amazing.
Jul 15 - 05:22 PM