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Posted on 8/23/09 07:00 PM
Only Rourke could've pulled this role so effortlessly. This is a really good movie that refuses to fall into a melodramatic trap. Its heartrenching nonetheless and I was deeply moved by this character.
Posted on 7/08/09 05:49 PM
Okay here we go. There is so much hate for Michael Bay on this one, it seems strange that critics forget the genious of Steven Speilberg is a producer on this...But that's not the point - Revenge of the Fallen is. Did I have fun watching it? Sure. Was it silly? You bet. Is it too long? Yes unfortunately. Will I recommend it? Why not.
You must be thinking that I have a serious case of split personality by now. I like it yet I dont right? Well sadly that's exactly how I feel about it. I thoght that the action was preety awsome and Megan Fox brought me on the brink of 'jizzin in my pants' But thats about it. I thought that the movie was too long for its good and that there were too many stupid, irritaing, unnecessay characters strewn in there. And yes the Michael Bay factor does weigh heavily here I am afraid. I think Michael Bay is a good director, but like Lindsay Lohan on alcohol, I don't think he knows how to control himself. That's where in the first film I think Speilberg helped him along. He certainly falls into his own trap in this one though. But I think Speilberg deserves some criticism for this too.
As far as the acting goes, its bad. But say what - who cares anyway. Megan Fox could stand in front the camera for 20 full minutes scratching her nose and I'll watch her still.But is Shia convincing with her? uhh NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO!!! And lets just forget about those two jiveing robots shall we...
Despite its many, many flaws however, I had fun. Well some fun I guess. I would recommend it as I would a movie like Armageddon (which I also uhhhh...enjoyed???). Just sit in strap on and take in the ride that is Michael Bay's Revenge of the Fallen. Just dont let go or you'll lose the action, and your patience.
Posted on 7/08/09 05:19 PM
I think it would only be fitting for me to write my first review on this masterpiece of a film that was delivered to us almost a year ago. Let me first say, that in a DVD riddled age where the 'magic' of the cinema experience is dying, this film brings back life to it. When comic-book based movies seem to have gotten just about cliche as it could get, this movie breathes new life into this genere. And in the dark fear driven world we live in, this film offers a light to the darkness and a reason to believe in the power of hope.
Yes, the latest batman movie succeds at all these levels. No other movie has impacted me greater than this. And I'm not saying that as a fanboy. Compared to classics of Martin Scorcesse, Hitchcock, or even Coppola The Dark Knight soars well into this list. It works as a study in human nature, it is a grand piece of special effects and entertainment and did I mention the acting performances yet? But I ramble on.
Suffice it to say, TDK does have a very few flaws. Actually the only one I found was that it was shot a bit too dark. Two others could be that coming to the end you feel just a bit weary by the madness of the Joker and to some that may be hard to sit through. Another was that my friend who sat next to me in the movie thought Bale's batman voice sounded a bit over the top. I could live with those. Hell it didn't matter one darn bit. And that's the sign of a great film. That no matter what minor 'flaws' you find, you are still deeply engrossed as the story plays out before you.
In conclusion, this movie works on so many levels that it is a must see for all. I remember leaving the cinema beaming with child-like glee. Now how many films of recent times can you say coud do that to you now?