Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Reviews
Not to say that there wasn't much of a tale to this sequel, (inwhich there really wasn't) but it doesn't seem that it was the actual problem with this movie. Besides having comedic charactors that weren't so funny, a legendary transformer whom wasn't so interesting and a love story more basic then instinct, the plot seemed too common and rather over done like the generous amount of Transformers in the film seeming to feel as if too much was being thrown into this so called action flick. Yes there was alot of action, but very little transformation as I was looking forward to seeing yet nothing close to excellence like the amazing transformations the first part delivered. And if that isn't enough to say, I can add that this film up to the editing seemed rushed.
This was probably the most anticipated movie of 2009. The first movie was pretty decent although sadly a laughable script brought down what could have been a five star movie. It appears however that as far as script and now the story goes with this new film, it gets even worse. The action however continues to make this franchise watchable.
After seeing this movie I'm ready to conclude that this film was made for the die hard Transformers fans that played with their action figures. There is alot of fan service that shows things along this thought. Seeing Optimus Prime take on four Decepticons all by himself was the highlight of the action in this movie. I mean come on, if you played with the action figures no one beats Optimus Prime. That was just an enjoyable moment I liked to see. The borrowing of parts among robots was also quite cool.
However the many other issues with this movie bring it down big time. Sam's parents are even more annoying now. So much so, that you secretly wish that Sam's mom would bite the bullet so that we can be spared of the horrible script she had to go through. The whole scene with her at Sam's college was unnecessary and a cheap way to try get some laughs. I hated that whole "funny" scene entirely.
The story is also laughable, especially when it tries to make itself more sophisticated then it really is. I was bored with the riddle that Sam was trying to make sense of. It wasn't captivating at all and just added to the silliness.
Why or why, did the writers have to try to make this movie have more comic relief then it really needed? There were so many unnecessary attempts at humor in this film that it ruins the whole production overall. You have no idea how many times I shook my head in disgust at some of the jokes they have stuffed this film with.
Lastly there were even some action scenes that made no sense at all and even some unbelievable scenes with some humans that make you wonder how are they are not more hurt or even dead after that moment.
Check your brain in at the door with this one. However if you even do that you still may get sick because of the bad script and lines the humans have to go through, especially the ones Sam's parents have to endure. The movie is quite long at 2 hours and 30 mins, but what makes it seem even longer is the final battle sequence which is too long and drawn out then it really needs to be.
The action is fun to watch. But sadly that's it with this film.