June 25, 2009


So… Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The reviews are out and the response thus far has been quite mixed. And rightly so. There is a lot not to like in this movie. Many characters are wasted and given little to do. Others are annoying or borderline offensive. And speaking of offensive, the film is quite vulgar. There is no way I’d ever recommend a parent allow young children to see this movie. I did not like that aspect of the film at all.


The stuff that was there that I liked… I really liked. I liked it enough to say that I really enjoyed the movie. Although a lot of characters don’t do much, there is more character development for others. Starscream really shines, his portrayal is much better here over the first movie and his line at the end might just be the best in the whole film.

Optimus Prime is quite a dark and violent character this time around. You don’t mess with him! The fight scenes are really brutal, and I really liked them. You got a much better look at what was going on as opposed to the first Transformers movie, and it was much more visually clear as to what is going on. Much easier to follow.

Ultimately, even with everything wrong with it, I still have to say that I liked it overall because this is the only movie where I completely lost it and let out a big cheer in the theater during a certain scene that I won’t spoil. And I know I wasn’t alone in that because it got loud. All I can say about it is that I went in to the film looking forward to seeing The Fallen kick some Autobot ass, and by the time it was over, Optimus Prime had convinced me to join his team.

Now, it’s quite possible that I think my experience in watching Revenge of the Fallen was better than it really was, because of the circumstances surrounding how I saw it. I lead my team to victory at the TFCon Faction Feud trivia contest, and seeing the movie on Monday, before everyone else, was the grand prize. Most of us were able to get together in Toronto to hang out that weekend before the movie started. We all had a blast and it was an unforgettable, irreplaceable experience. Maybe I’d feel differently about the movie had I just gone on my own on any regular day.


Maybe not! Maybe I just liked it, and that’s the way it is.

Anyway, I’m planning to be at the deviantART meet in Toronto tomorrow.



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