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06.26.2009

What was once aiming to be the biggest movie of the summer, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, will most assuredly be the biggest something of the summer. Jenna Busch said it was "awful" in her review. Arrow said it was "awful" in his review. If that sounds a little redundant, I will say that Roger Ebert called it "horrible"...

As a fan of the first film, I'm really disappointed at the overwhelming negative response to the sequel. That said, I'll still be there on opening day because, like a train wreck, I need to see it for myself. Heck, there have been times when I've massively disagreed with the populace. I loved POOTIE TANG.

We'll leave this article open for a while to allow you to write your own review of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, whether it be "awful," "horrible" or somewhere in between.

And just because, I leave you with Megan Fox's audition for TRANSFORMERS.

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6:41PM on 07/02/2009

HUH?

@AnakinSkywalker

Paranoiac? What are you ranting about? Do you understand what the word means?

You ramble on that two of your friends are writers, hence what right does that you give to say a movie sucks?

What does that mean?????

And what this about killing? Are you crazy?

I don't quite understand all the stuff about dogshit you've written... You started off okay, then ranted into insanity a little...

If YOU wiped the cum out of your eyes, despite the money
@AnakinSkywalker

Paranoiac? What are you ranting about? Do you understand what the word means?

You ramble on that two of your friends are writers, hence what right does that you give to say a movie sucks?

What does that mean?????

And what this about killing? Are you crazy?

I don't quite understand all the stuff about dogshit you've written... You started off okay, then ranted into insanity a little...

If YOU wiped the cum out of your eyes, despite the money Wankformers 2 made, you'd probably see that a huge majority of people actually think the film sucked. Bad. People went because junk like that has become an event. Its almost like a lemming syndrome.

Look, the film was that bad at its core, you really couldn't try and make it any worse. It's essentially Ed Wood style on a 200 million dollar budget.

Numbers mean nothing in regards to quality, don't be a halfwit.

What do you mean keep a vigin eye everytime you watch a film? What kind of idiot statement is that?

What are you talking about in regards to constantly missing public opinion? I like all types of films, but Transformers 2 is simply the worst blockbuster film for a while.

And why would you piss me off by signing up for film school; you MIGHT get an education there.

You certainly need it.

You also need to slow down and reread what you're writing, so its clearer to read.
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4:58PM on 06/30/2009

DD!! What are you? A TNT episode??

Cause they know drama…

2 of my friends are writers, does that give me the right to say a movie sucks??? No, but I’m part of an audience you idiot.

Do you like pistachio ice scream?? Probably not, but I love it to death and have a bowl of it every night before I go to sleep. Will I kill you if u didn’t like my pistachio ice cream?? If I’m taking my meds properly, no I wont. Why? Cause there’s a reason there’s 31 flavors at Baskin and Robbins.

Do yourself a favor and stop sounding
Cause they know drama…

2 of my friends are writers, does that give me the right to say a movie sucks??? No, but I’m part of an audience you idiot.

Do you like pistachio ice scream?? Probably not, but I love it to death and have a bowl of it every night before I go to sleep. Will I kill you if u didn’t like my pistachio ice cream?? If I’m taking my meds properly, no I wont. Why? Cause there’s a reason there’s 31 flavors at Baskin and Robbins.

Do yourself a favor and stop sounding paranoic bro. Cause, what if I happen to find dog shit sprinkled with cheese delicious? Would you try and convince me otherwise when u urself don’t know what I like? “Oh but its dog shit so I’m not gonna eat it!!!”. Ok, granted, thats what u think, but what if I slap a 109 million (just opening weekend) tag for eating this pile of dog shit? The money doesn’t make it any less of a dog pile of shit, but what if then u start finding out I’m not he only one eating dog shit, would you be proud of creating such good dog shit?? I know I’d bathe on this dog shit till it was all gone. Cause in the end, if I dont think it's dog shit, it really isnt...to me at least. And you'll be left there wondering why the whole world is eating dog shit and you're not. What credibility would you have then if the whole world finds dog shit delicious as I do?

My point my dear paranoic shmoe is that you, and me, as a critic/movie fan could LOATHE a movie so much that’ll make you throw up the thumbs we sometimes shove up our ass. But if the public loves it…our opinion is as unimportant as the fart I just released without anyone noticing at the lunch room about 30 mins ago here at work. So what do we do????

Be like the creator of this site, and try your best to have a virgin eye each time you watch a film, with a fanboy state of mind. State your opinion and move on. Otherwise you’ll be the laughing stock of the rest of the world as the money piles on high on that film, and public approval on it rapes you a new hole.

So, let me ask, if you constantly miss public perception how good of a critic are you?
Regular people are easy to please…what makes you so special you need to have a Dark Knight epic showed on every film?
And, how could we then define the epics, the top shelf films, and the history making movies from the rest?

We have to be impressed each time…but its not like that with the general public, they like epics as much as we do, but they also like to be entertained with less than perfect movies like TF2. So, stop assuming the public disliked it. When reality is, THEY liked it...YOU didnt. How do I know? LOOK at the numbers. You think it's a pile of dogshit...the public does not. How do I know?? LOOK at the numbers.

So relax, your opinion’s been heard. Move on.

Extra Tid Bit: I’m now signing for Film School just to piss you off. LOL!! j/k…but seriously I am.
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5:45PM on 06/29/2009

What..?

@AnakinSkywalker

Uh, I'm not sure what your point is. I'm actually sick of comments by individuals such as you.

My main complaint is that the shitter something seems to be these days, the more audiences tend to lap it up. Which explains the plague of reality TV shows. And is very worrying.

Why you can try and justify that you went into the cinema and got what you expected - which was a piece of trash - as okay, is simpy dumb.

That's like being told you'll get dogshit served
@AnakinSkywalker

Uh, I'm not sure what your point is. I'm actually sick of comments by individuals such as you.

My main complaint is that the shitter something seems to be these days, the more audiences tend to lap it up. Which explains the plague of reality TV shows. And is very worrying.

Why you can try and justify that you went into the cinema and got what you expected - which was a piece of trash - as okay, is simpy dumb.

That's like being told you'll get dogshit served to you in a restaurant, and you saying: that's okay - and then going ahead and eating it. What does that say about you?

Why can't an entertaining film be smart? It is too much to ask? Why should people simply accept crap as being okay..? I don't give two shits about the Oscars; and why not compare THE DARK KNIGHT to this? Its was also a summer blockbuster, based on a comic; but it was an intelligent, tense, action packed film. Whereas Trashformers is not - despite the action, it was meaningless and simply boring to watch. And?

Transfomers 2 seems to go out of its way to be as stupid as possible; as if the makers are laughing in the audience's face that they can get away with selling this shit to them and they'll lap it up.

I hope to God that you're not someone that aspires to make films; its not just about the money; people that think primarily that way are hacks. Good films have longevity and will be remembered.

Although, Transformers will be remembered; but certainly not in a good way. Although successful financially, its a huge embarrasment for all involved.
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4:51PM on 06/29/2009

Liked it

As many of you were saying, i also really dont get the hate for this. I liked it, my only issue is that the last 30 minutes were kind of an anti climax(chaotic, maybe to long)It wasnt as well orchestrated as some of the other scenes. Loved the slow motion work, and really liked the voicework this time. The problem seems to be because of the hate or whatever you wanna call it towards mb this movie has been put under a microscope. Do this to some of your favorite movies and youll see they are not
As many of you were saying, i also really dont get the hate for this. I liked it, my only issue is that the last 30 minutes were kind of an anti climax(chaotic, maybe to long)It wasnt as well orchestrated as some of the other scenes. Loved the slow motion work, and really liked the voicework this time. The problem seems to be because of the hate or whatever you wanna call it towards mb this movie has been put under a microscope. Do this to some of your favorite movies and youll see they are not as good as you thought they were. Bring on part 3 only more screentime of transformers we know and love and ofcourse unicron.
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4:46PM on 06/29/2009

DOUBLEDEALER...breathe buddy breathe...

i liked the movie as i placed on my review on page 11 of this comedy (titled: STOP HATIN' START PARTICIPATIN').

however, if u compare this movie to The Dark Knight, you need to drink some Cyanide and do the world a favor by going to sleep.

DOUBLEDEALER...movies like these will always make money. they're inteded to.
they're not there to impress the already impressed crowd (critcs/most of us), but if you want to have a good time, you will. i'm still impressed Twilight made as much money
i liked the movie as i placed on my review on page 11 of this comedy (titled: STOP HATIN' START PARTICIPATIN').

however, if u compare this movie to The Dark Knight, you need to drink some Cyanide and do the world a favor by going to sleep.

DOUBLEDEALER...movies like these will always make money. they're inteded to.
they're not there to impress the already impressed crowd (critcs/most of us), but if you want to have a good time, you will. i'm still impressed Twilight made as much money as it did without dropping much blood. (ITS A VAMPIRE MOVIE DAMMIT!!!)

so, if you walk into the theater with oscar winning expectations, then just dont attend it, and stop feeding the money frenzy...period. maybe by u not paying the 9-12 dollars, they'll decide not to do another one.

PEOPLE!!
Transformers was as entertaining as its counterpart. and i've been geek enough to ask random ppl if they liked it or not, and about 89% of them said yes, and will most likely tell a friend to see it.

in the end, it's not just about what we think...but what the virgin eyed public thinks...and it shows in the numbers baby.
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3:35AM on 06/29/2009

not what i expected

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3:32AM on 06/29/2009

not what i expected

I'm so hype for this movie the first action scene in Shanghai really gives me the impression that it's gonna be huge.

But I don't sense that, the early scene in Shanghai has better credit than the finale, I don't see any good robots on robots brawl at the end other than Bee and that red thingy, at least that's the only one that I remember, the others wasn't as "WOAH" as the first introduction, I see more humans and tanks against the Decepticons more than the Autobots against them which I
I'm so hype for this movie the first action scene in Shanghai really gives me the impression that it's gonna be huge.

But I don't sense that, the early scene in Shanghai has better credit than the finale, I don't see any good robots on robots brawl at the end other than Bee and that red thingy, at least that's the only one that I remember, the others wasn't as "WOAH" as the first introduction, I see more humans and tanks against the Decepticons more than the Autobots against them which I hope to see.

They can make this movie great even without the Fallen and the Primes I think, use the well known Decepticons and Autobots and make a smashing movie with a simple story line. With the Fallen and prime story into the mix, it's just too soon or maybe unnecessary. And probably because of this approach there's a lot of unnecessary long conversation about fallen and primes' history, there's alot to say about the transformers history already, having that story line in just complicate things. I was wondering how they defeat Devastator, in my mind it's gonna be an all out war with multiple Autobots against it, but a single shot from a HUMAN defeat it..aw man..

Sideswipe was cool in the first scene like i mention, after that you don't see him in action anymore.

It's quiet good but not better than the first one by that much.
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1:51AM on 06/29/2009

It was fun

I enjoyed myself, loved the action, and got few good laughs. I can't really recall enjoying a movie in the "fun and entertaining" sense in a while. I really don't get all the hate.
I enjoyed myself, loved the action, and got few good laughs. I can't really recall enjoying a movie in the "fun and entertaining" sense in a while. I really don't get all the hate.
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8:26PM on 06/28/2009
TF2 hit US$200 millions only behind dark knight on 5 days top grosses proves that audience divided 2 groups: people who loves quality and people who loves entertainment. Not just 1 group, which is only quality (dark knight). Those movie aren't meant to be compared. Those are two different things. Personally, I love both dark knight and TF2. While I watched them, I used 2 different perspectives. You can't see dark knight on 'TF2 glasses' and you can't see TF2 on 'Dark knight glasses'. Even some
TF2 hit US$200 millions only behind dark knight on 5 days top grosses proves that audience divided 2 groups: people who loves quality and people who loves entertainment. Not just 1 group, which is only quality (dark knight). Those movie aren't meant to be compared. Those are two different things. Personally, I love both dark knight and TF2. While I watched them, I used 2 different perspectives. You can't see dark knight on 'TF2 glasses' and you can't see TF2 on 'Dark knight glasses'. Even some of my friends fell asleep watching dark knight. Why? Because He prefer entertainment/pop corn flick.
Whatever critics said, in the end the box office speaks for itself.
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6:08PM on 06/28/2009

Tyler

Check out my review of the film:
[link]

But in a word, not to be redundant, but it was awful. There was just so much wrong with it. The story was juvenile, the action scenes incomprehensible. And my biggest problem with the film was Michael Bay's contemptible use of Megan Fox, every other women in the movie, as well as the twin robots.
Plus, and here we go... it was boring! My friend feel asleep and I was checking my watch every five minutes.

.5 out of 4
Check out my review of the film:
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But in a word, not to be redundant, but it was awful. There was just so much wrong with it. The story was juvenile, the action scenes incomprehensible. And my biggest problem with the film was Michael Bay's contemptible use of Megan Fox, every other women in the movie, as well as the twin robots.
Plus, and here we go... it was boring! My friend feel asleep and I was checking my watch every five minutes.

.5 out of 4
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5:23PM on 06/28/2009
No matter how much detail sad people can dig up to try and show how much they hated this film it still f*****g rules, nobody cares about stupid little nit picking in the plot etc, its a straight forward sci-fi movie with badass robots and loads of epic action, thats all we care about, theres a million plot holes in every film these days, who gives a shit, people tend to just accept the fact its f*****g fatasy and anything can make sence if you want it too. some people need a life really. BEST
No matter how much detail sad people can dig up to try and show how much they hated this film it still f*****g rules, nobody cares about stupid little nit picking in the plot etc, its a straight forward sci-fi movie with badass robots and loads of epic action, thats all we care about, theres a million plot holes in every film these days, who gives a shit, people tend to just accept the fact its f*****g fatasy and anything can make sence if you want it too. some people need a life really. BEST FILM OF THE SUMMER 10/10
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5:13PM on 06/28/2009

0/10 Here's my spoiler/explicative laden review.

Ugh, I liked the first Transformers, I really did. In the theater I saw it 4 times (I worked there). Believe me I was so excited to see this, and then as it got closer to release I got less and less interested; and then I saw it...

Wow Michael Bay, I've defended you so much because I loved The Rock & Armageddon. But now I don't think I can do it anymore.

First off Megan Fox, why are people obsessing over her? Yes she's very attractive, but there are many good looking actresses out there
Ugh, I liked the first Transformers, I really did. In the theater I saw it 4 times (I worked there). Believe me I was so excited to see this, and then as it got closer to release I got less and less interested; and then I saw it...

Wow Michael Bay, I've defended you so much because I loved The Rock & Armageddon. But now I don't think I can do it anymore.

First off Megan Fox, why are people obsessing over her? Yes she's very attractive, but there are many good looking actresses out there WHO CAN ACT. She literally sounded like she was reading her lines in her sleep, it was that bad. I didn't hate her in the first (probably because I was awestruck at seeing Optimus), but man did she suck hard in this one.

Shia Labeouf, no problem sir. Obviously you were contractually obligated and did the best with what you had.

Now we get to where things get really, really stupid…the plot.

Sam finds a piece of the Allspark on his jacket that he even says he WEARS ALL THE TIME! The movie takes place 2 years later and he never once checked the pockets?

Also why the fuck does the Allspark turn shit into ONLY DECEPTACONS? Then we'll address that why is it that when shit comes to life from the Allspark IT IS ALWAYS PACKING!?!? Nowhere in a Coffee maker are there bullets, or fucking missiles!

They use "Orion's Belt" to direct them to the place that the "Matrix of Leadership" is hidden. The Matrix was hidden thousands of years ago, STARS SHIFT POSITIONS! Hell they don't even stay in the same spot over one night! The only one that stays in the same spot is the North Star and even that thing will move over thousands of years.

So both factions are searching for the "Matrix of Leadership", Sam finds it and IT TURNS TO DUST! The Deceptacons needed that shit to turn on the machine that would eat the sun. PROBLEM SOLVED. Then at the end Sam "dies" and sees the 6 Prime brothers in heaven and they tell him that the Matrix had to be earned through courage and the thing reforms itself and Sam comes back to life... So even if the Deceptacons got the dust of the Matrix IT WASN'T GOING TO REFORM ITSELF! But no Sam fixes it and then it is promptly stolen and used to turn the fucking machine on! Albeit they had to use the Matrix to bring back Optimus (btw he dies at like min 45) but at the cost of maybe having the sun turned into energon? But couldn’t they just stab Optimus and all the dead Autobots with the shard of the Allspark like the Deceptacons did with Megatron?

They blatantly cut out the Autobots to make room for 2 fucking Jar Jar Binkses one is called Mudfalps and the other? Who gives a shit (the one that has a Gold tooth). Ratchet (the medic) is never named in the movie and is probably in the background for like 5 minutes. Iron Hide gets about double that in screen time. They had Arcee in the movie but she's also in the back and later gets shot in the face. There was some other Autobot who was awesome (in fact his one line was something around "I am awesome!") and he could cut Deceptacons in half, but no! Back of the bus he goes. If you think about it OPTIMUS FUCKING PRIME, THE LEADER OF THE AUTOBOTS gets less screen time than Jar Jar 1 & Jar Jar 2.

There was way too much stupid shit going on, Devastator had two wrecking balls for nuts. One of the minideceptacons had a Penis Cannon. The Mom ate a brownie with weed in it. (The parent's by the way also got way too much screen time)

I'm beginning to see a pattern; the writers literally took everything good about the first movie and doubled it in an effort to make it "Twice as awesome". Instead of 1 smoking chick, we get 2. Instead of 1 jive Autobot, we get 2, and so on and so forth.

I wanted this to be good, I really did. The Transformers were pretty but you never got a clear look at any of them. $200 Million dollars just can't buy you a friggen Steadicam these days. Even when the humans were talking (and believe me they do it alot) they had the cameras spinning around them and shit like that. This movie was easily an hour too long, and probably about 45 human characters too many.

This ties with Wolverine for the stupidest movie of the year. Ugh 2009 had so much promise but aside from Star Trek, Up, and The Hangover this summer has been a giant shit fest...
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4:58PM on 06/28/2009

2nd Time

Just saw it for the second time, I really liked it. I don't know what people hated in this movie, I believe they just over-hyped it in their heads. I didn't think the Twins were annoying, I actually found that stupid Leo kid really ANNOYING!!!
Just saw it for the second time, I really liked it. I don't know what people hated in this movie, I believe they just over-hyped it in their heads. I didn't think the Twins were annoying, I actually found that stupid Leo kid really ANNOYING!!!
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3:59PM on 06/28/2009

OH MY GOD!!!!!

Transformers 2 has grossed over 200 million in five days... just falling behind THE DARK KNIGHT. Movies are in terminal freefall now. This is really depressing, and will result in further shit to follow. The end is nigh.

@NAZGUL

"Who cares if movies are getting weaker?"

Dude, how can you say such a stupid fucking thing. Seriously.
Transformers 2 has grossed over 200 million in five days... just falling behind THE DARK KNIGHT. Movies are in terminal freefall now. This is really depressing, and will result in further shit to follow. The end is nigh.

@NAZGUL

"Who cares if movies are getting weaker?"

Dude, how can you say such a stupid fucking thing. Seriously.
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3:58PM on 06/28/2009

TRANFORMERS OR TERMINATOR

TRANSFORMERS GETS MY VOTE
TRANSFORMERS GETS MY VOTE
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3:37PM on 06/28/2009
"Seriously - what scene had you riveted?"

something can be enjoyable without having you riveted. there was nothing dramatic about this movie, and yet I was still entertained throughout, amused and never bored.

such an extreme criteria is why all the arguments I've read against this film seem to fail, because they depend on establishing black and white criteria for what can be a good movie, as opposed to the fact that there tons of middle ground where enjoyable films lie. at what point
"Seriously - what scene had you riveted?"

something can be enjoyable without having you riveted. there was nothing dramatic about this movie, and yet I was still entertained throughout, amused and never bored.

such an extreme criteria is why all the arguments I've read against this film seem to fail, because they depend on establishing black and white criteria for what can be a good movie, as opposed to the fact that there tons of middle ground where enjoyable films lie. at what point are you ever riveted by a comedy, and yet you find them enjoyable? same thing here.

you don't like the movie? fine. you can express that eloquently, even better. but being able to do so in no way ever extends that preference onto the actual quality of the film.

this is a movie that is some people's cup of tea, and not others. but regardless of which side you are on, your preference in no way says anything negative about you, and anyone on either side, the idiots who call others film snobs and the imbeciles who claim anyone who likes it has the mental capacity of an 8 year old, need to get over their own insecurities and simply feel confident about their own personal preferences, because there is no reason to insult any other person just because they liked or disliked a movie you did or did not, and doing so only reveals your own insecurity about your likes.
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2:40PM on 06/28/2009
Let’s first start off by saying that I am not a Bay hater, as so many others have become. I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of Michael Bay’s films leading up to Transformers 2. I still like Michael Bay.....but this movie is nothing less than complete garbage. It was so bad, in fact, that I would even consider it offensive and insulting to the average person’s intelligence above the age of 8 years old, and yet sadly a large majority of audiences are eating it up with enthusiasm.
I loved
Let’s first start off by saying that I am not a Bay hater, as so many others have become. I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of Michael Bay’s films leading up to Transformers 2. I still like Michael Bay.....but this movie is nothing less than complete garbage. It was so bad, in fact, that I would even consider it offensive and insulting to the average person’s intelligence above the age of 8 years old, and yet sadly a large majority of audiences are eating it up with enthusiasm.
I loved the first one even though it's story was a little weak, but for any of it's flaws it was easily overshadowed by its charm and "fun as hell" roller-coaster ride of events, mixed together with likable characters and jaw dropping actions scenes that were well paced!

Transformers 2 on the other hand, was a complete train wreck! It emphasized, not only everything that is wrong with American cinema today, but on everything that was terrible in the first one and magnified it by 200 percent! There was absolutely no story, nor was there an actual story structure, it was merely a bunch of random action scenes thrown together in any given order in hopes of making some kind of sense. Nearly all of the new characters, including transformers, sucked and served absolutely no purpose whatsoever in terms of progressing the story! For example, what was the point of the roommate? What was the point of even introducing college considering it was abandoned 1/3 of the way through? What was the point of the girl who was a [link] Why can only Prime kill The Fallen?
There are so many poorly written plot holes in this film that it makes me sick......and considering I was going in with the intentions of just enjoying it as a fun, not too serious, "toy" movie, just like the first one, that is really saying something. If I had known the plot would have been something the equivalent of what I could have written in 20 minutes, then I wouldn't have wasted my $10.
The worst thing of all is that this film doesn't even succeed on the level of a good action film. It is battle fatigue at it's maximum! Every good writer and director, including Bay in his other films, knows that in order to keep the audience from getting.....well, essentially bored with action, you need to break up the action scenes into segments. EVERY SINGLE SCENE in this movie had something blowing up or something crazy happening, even when there didn’t need to be! By the time the end came around and Optimus Prime "did his thing", it was SO anti-climactic that it was laughable.

But my biggest pet peeve of this film was it's continuous goal of going for the cheap laugh! Time, after time, after time, the writers tried desperately to make THE MOST FEEBLE attempts at humor in the least amusing ways imaginable! And what's worse is that it was childish, schoolyard, clown-like behavior....... And here in lies the true problem of this film..........THE TWINS!
The twins were essentially the Jar Jar Binks of the Transformer world, except it's as though Michael Bay read the script and was like, "you know what, if people thought Jar Jar Binks was bad they haven't got a f#&king clue!" They were annoying, incompetent, stupid, and illiterate......oh and they used dated & crude racial lingo in nearly every scene! So how could we, or at least I, give two shits about what happens to these characters? By the end, I was praying they would get sucked into Devastator's grinders like it was hinted at in the trailer, but of course the writers "Nuked the Fridge" Indiana Jones 4 style and.....

>>>>>>SPOILER ALERT

.....Had them do a double team, spider-man swing, gang bang on the biggest, baddest villain in Transformers history! Who in their f-ing right mind would write something that bad? The two retards suddenly overcome there short comings and, together, combine forces to whoop the bad guy's ass......even though he is nearly invincible and it would take the combined efforts of ALL the other Autobots to even attempt an assault on the Devastator? Give me a break, thats like having Forrest Gump kill Doomday after Superman just got his ass handed to him. It just doesn't work.

Lastly, where the hell were our hero's from the first film.... you know, the one's we actually liked? Aside from Bubblebee, we hardly saw any of the cool Transformers from the first film like Prime, IronHide, and Ratchet, but instead got stuck with the retarded twins and a cranky old bastard who wouldn't stop complaining.
And where were the bikes that I was so eagerly awaiting? We saw them in action for a max of 45 seconds out of a 2 and a half hour movie!!!! The Corvette got screwed out of screen time too! What a waste!

The only two good things about this movie, like all Bay films, is that visually, it looked beautiful. The use of colors, as well as the high contrast look and low shutter angle, which provided for the extreme detail in every explosion, and unique filters made it incredible to look at.
The other was the acting on Shia Labeouf’s part. If you take into consideration just how bad the script really was, and realize how convincing Shia’s portrayal of the character was, with a few dramatic & emotional moments that were utterly wasted into the pointless story, then you realize the guy deserves a medal for this work on this film!

But for me that is not enough to make a good movie.......or even a decent one. I could go on and on about why this movie sucks so badly, but why bother?
I will, however, say that I am worried about the IQ’s of the general audience considering about half as many people liked this film as disliked it! I think that is a great testament as to how short the general population's attention spans have become! Like I said earlier, if you are above the age of 8 years old, this movie should have been insulting, not entertaining.

3/10 stars for the visual look (cinematography & lighting), the Forrest Battle, which was the only scene that was remotely worth watching, & for actually succeeding in making me feel dumber.

That's Pathetic.


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12:46PM on 06/28/2009

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That link was amazing! I was still entertained but that was so true.
That link was amazing! I was still entertained but that was so true.
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12:43PM on 06/28/2009

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cool story bro.

I like a good action movie as much as the next guy. I was looking at my watch one hour into the movie. A lot of the special effects didn't look good, and I really didn't care about anything that was happening on screen. I'm definitely not a film snob - and frankly, I'm kind of tired of the whole "if you didn't like this pile of garbage, it's because your standards are too high" argument. It's a way of trying to blame the viewer for the movie being bad.

I didn't like
cool story bro.

I like a good action movie as much as the next guy. I was looking at my watch one hour into the movie. A lot of the special effects didn't look good, and I really didn't care about anything that was happening on screen. I'm definitely not a film snob - and frankly, I'm kind of tired of the whole "if you didn't like this pile of garbage, it's because your standards are too high" argument. It's a way of trying to blame the viewer for the movie being bad.

I didn't like this pile of garbage, because it sucked - even for a brainless action flick. Is it impossible for somebody to go into the movie, with the expectation of a brainless thrill ride- and find that the film sucked for not even doing that? Yes, yes it is. So stop heaping your criticisms on people who didn't like it as some pathetic attempt to excuse the movie for sucking donkey balls.

Seriously - what scene had you riveted? What sequence demonstrated anything interesting from an action perspective? It was just a bunch of pixels hopping around on the screen. Boring, overlong action sci-fi flick.
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12:13PM on 06/28/2009

Jesus H. Kee-Rist

The posts in this column are proof positive that people have NO CLUE how to critique films well.

This is a film franchise conceived from a line of toys marketed to kids in the 80s. The fact that "Hasbro" is credited, the fact that it came out in the summer, the fact that it is all flash and boom and Big Bay Brashness all means:

if you try to take this seriously, if you try to go all esoteric art-house critic on it, if you DEMAND verisimilitude of it, if you pick on things like the drug
The posts in this column are proof positive that people have NO CLUE how to critique films well.

This is a film franchise conceived from a line of toys marketed to kids in the 80s. The fact that "Hasbro" is credited, the fact that it came out in the summer, the fact that it is all flash and boom and Big Bay Brashness all means:

if you try to take this seriously, if you try to go all esoteric art-house critic on it, if you DEMAND verisimilitude of it, if you pick on things like the drug bags or the silliness of ROBOTS, then you have absolutely missed the freakin' boat.

It's summertime. It's a big-budget flick--cheeseburgers, not filet mignon; sno cones, not Ben and Jerry's; Miller High Life, not Budweiser.

Sheesh.

Some people are absolutely joyless. Others are looking for roses where only wildflowers can bloom.

And wildflowers are pretty fucking gorgeous sometimes.

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11:03AM on 06/28/2009

Entertaining or not entertaining. That is the question.

Transformers 2 had great action. Bay's storytelling sucks however.

When was the last time a drug dealer puts a label on his baggies? Especially with the pot leaf on it.

I've seen people when they try pot for the first time and never has anyone had the urge to tackle someone they don't know. Maybe Bay should've smoked a joint before directing that scene. I'm also just nit-picking. I could talk about the twins, but that's already overkill.
Transformers 2 had great action. Bay's storytelling sucks however.

When was the last time a drug dealer puts a label on his baggies? Especially with the pot leaf on it.

I've seen people when they try pot for the first time and never has anyone had the urge to tackle someone they don't know. Maybe Bay should've smoked a joint before directing that scene. I'm also just nit-picking. I could talk about the twins, but that's already overkill.
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10:23AM on 06/28/2009
I think a lot of people care if movies are getting weaker. I almost walked out of the theatre, I dont think it entertained me for what I paid ...
I think a lot of people care if movies are getting weaker. I almost walked out of the theatre, I dont think it entertained me for what I paid ...
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9:55AM on 06/28/2009

SuperMarcey

lol
lol
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9:22AM on 06/28/2009
I renamed the film...

Transtesicles 2: Revenge of the Lame Jokes
I renamed the film...

Transtesicles 2: Revenge of the Lame Jokes
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8:59AM on 06/28/2009
Who cares if movies are getting weaker? As long as it does what it does best, entertain me for what I pay for.
Who cares if movies are getting weaker? As long as it does what it does best, entertain me for what I pay for.
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8:48AM on 06/28/2009

CHECK THIS REVIEW

Hilarious. Tells you all you need to know about how stupid this film is. Saves anyone having to sit through this piece of shit. Copy and paste to browser...

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Hilarious. Tells you all you need to know about how stupid this film is. Saves anyone having to sit through this piece of shit. Copy and paste to browser...

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6:52AM on 06/28/2009
[quote]SOME PEOPLE ARE TRYING TOO HARD TO BE ART CRITICS[quote]

... and some people are too nice with movies like this, dumbing down their needs of quality cause the film has no other ambitions than to entertain masses who will call 'masterpiece' the smallest piece of action film even though it has no real cinematographical qualities

People give too much credits to crap like that, 'its alright if its no good, its still entertaining', well, no wonder movies are getting weaker by the week
[quote]SOME PEOPLE ARE TRYING TOO HARD TO BE ART CRITICS[quote]

... and some people are too nice with movies like this, dumbing down their needs of quality cause the film has no other ambitions than to entertain masses who will call 'masterpiece' the smallest piece of action film even though it has no real cinematographical qualities

People give too much credits to crap like that, 'its alright if its no good, its still entertaining', well, no wonder movies are getting weaker by the week now.
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6:46AM on 06/28/2009

BOOM!!!!!!!

bitch :-D
bitch :-D
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6:44AM on 06/28/2009

Captain chaos makes a hilarious point

i have to admit i enjoyed the film ( i dumbed myself down for the experience) but the bad points presented by everyone previously has a lot of clot! The movie to me is a explosive version of dumb and dumber (or even erer) film. Entertaining as shit but also exercises the shit out of ur dumb complex! u know wat howard the duck from 86' is a better comparison. An awfully bad film indeed :D LMFAO!!!!
i have to admit i enjoyed the film ( i dumbed myself down for the experience) but the bad points presented by everyone previously has a lot of clot! The movie to me is a explosive version of dumb and dumber (or even erer) film. Entertaining as shit but also exercises the shit out of ur dumb complex! u know wat howard the duck from 86' is a better comparison. An awfully bad film indeed :D LMFAO!!!!
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6:09AM on 06/28/2009

Sublime and Ridiculous. And a bit offensive.

I don't think I've ever seen a movie that went from amazingly awesome to jaw droppingly bad in such rapid succession. Basically when there are giant robots laying waste to each other and whoever else is around them at the time, it was fantastic. I was a big, big Transformers nut as a kid and to see the robots in disguise smashing and blasting all over the screen is kind of a big deal for me. That can't excuse how horrible the film is when we switch to the human characters however. I gritted my
I don't think I've ever seen a movie that went from amazingly awesome to jaw droppingly bad in such rapid succession. Basically when there are giant robots laying waste to each other and whoever else is around them at the time, it was fantastic. I was a big, big Transformers nut as a kid and to see the robots in disguise smashing and blasting all over the screen is kind of a big deal for me. That can't excuse how horrible the film is when we switch to the human characters however. I gritted my teeth through the bone-headed stereotypes -- racial, gender based, political, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it a racist film because it made a stereotype out of pretty much anyone you can think of. I was particularly disturbed by the way that every female character was portrayed as being slutty or stupid and hysterical however. But... ugh, I can't help it. It blew shit up real nice and there were some jaw dropping sequences... Ravage puking out thousands of tiny ball bearings, each one a miniture transformer that combines into a insectoid robot. Devastator. Household appliances turning into killer robots. The final battle at the end. Someone should cobble together a version of this film that edits out all the actual people and just features all the robot fights. Because honestly? I was rooting for the Decepticons. If everyone in Michael Bay's world is that much of an arsehole then they deserve to have their planet blown up.
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5:07AM on 06/28/2009

some people are trying too hard to be art critics

and are missing the point. the problem with this movie is just that the parts are generally greater than their sum. If you can get past that and accept that we're not shooting for "taxi driver" here - this was never going to be a lean and efficient masterpiece of dramatic art - what's not to like? Awesome robots fighting, a hot cast, some humor (come on - whether it "belonged in the movie" or not, in an artistic sense, sam's mom high on pot brownies and talking about sam's popped cherry was
and are missing the point. the problem with this movie is just that the parts are generally greater than their sum. If you can get past that and accept that we're not shooting for "taxi driver" here - this was never going to be a lean and efficient masterpiece of dramatic art - what's not to like? Awesome robots fighting, a hot cast, some humor (come on - whether it "belonged in the movie" or not, in an artistic sense, sam's mom high on pot brownies and talking about sam's popped cherry was pretty funny.) It doesn't make you stupid or less of a "film guru" to be secure enough to allow yourself to like something that aims to be little more than a certain brand of "awesome." Just enjoy the moments. Everyone likes a good cheap thrill, and you know what, this is a great escape, a collection of very entertaining moments edited together into the shape of a classic, feel good action movie that isn't ashamed to ask us to cheer when the good guys win. Get over yourselves, folks, I am as passionate about art as anyone, but keep things in perspective. It's not asking for or accepting or settling for less, it's just different, and sometimes that's ok.
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4:13AM on 06/28/2009
Wow. It's crazy seeing how much hate this movie is still getting. I posted my thoughts here like 5 pages ago.

I know I can't (and don't have the right to) change anyone's opinions but it's a Michael Bay movie. Sure, that doesn't warrant it to be bad movie, but it gives you an advance warning at least. I'm just saying not everyone's a Chris Nolan. There are some movies that deliver more than expected, and there are some that don't. Then there are some like Transformers that deliver awesome
Wow. It's crazy seeing how much hate this movie is still getting. I posted my thoughts here like 5 pages ago.

I know I can't (and don't have the right to) change anyone's opinions but it's a Michael Bay movie. Sure, that doesn't warrant it to be bad movie, but it gives you an advance warning at least. I'm just saying not everyone's a Chris Nolan. There are some movies that deliver more than expected, and there are some that don't. Then there are some like Transformers that deliver awesome action and insane CGI yet on the flipside portray a shitloaded story and have plotholes the size of wooly mamoths. It's like awesome nonsense.

My suggestion? Enjoy the show, don't give a rat's ass about the plot or continuity. When it says Michael Bay you should know to expect phenomenal FX, CGI, explosions, hot babes, and a good story whenever the moon is blue.

Loved TF2 btw. Crapfest story, awesome everything else. Lousy humor.
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2:52AM on 06/28/2009
we this day ages Whether tell story now we have ass story and CGI effects just sad people like that. I think really need the humans like the first one, should left college campus so unevent one day the relationships Shia/Megan so stupid i don't believe they love she really care about him. Megan Fox feels tired of character because doesn't anything even of interviews she downplay movie lot. CGI Effect just amazing blow me away
we this day ages Whether tell story now we have ass story and CGI effects just sad people like that. I think really need the humans like the first one, should left college campus so unevent one day the relationships Shia/Megan so stupid i don't believe they love she really care about him. Megan Fox feels tired of character because doesn't anything even of interviews she downplay movie lot. CGI Effect just amazing blow me away
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1:21AM on 06/28/2009

Some stats

I am not going to up date from the previous post that had stats in it because I am too lazy but just so you guys know.

Liked it= 43
Hated it= 23
Not sure= 305999934 (cause you know there are more people in the United States then just those who comment on this site)

Given those numbers I think we should wait a while before we start saying this is the worst movie of all time. Outside of our own personal opinion of course.
I am not going to up date from the previous post that had stats in it because I am too lazy but just so you guys know.

Liked it= 43
Hated it= 23
Not sure= 305999934 (cause you know there are more people in the United States then just those who comment on this site)

Given those numbers I think we should wait a while before we start saying this is the worst movie of all time. Outside of our own personal opinion of course.
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12:43AM on 06/28/2009
First was crap.
Second is crapper.
First was crap.
Second is crapper.
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12:41AM on 06/28/2009
I just don't get the dislike for this movie...it wasn't any different than the first as far as story quality, character or exposition, just done bigger with more characters and action. I don't see how anyone could like the first and not this one unless it was just too much and you wanted less action and less robots, like the first movie.

I thought it was great, better than the first, because it delivered everything the first did and more -- that's what I wanted and expected.
I just don't get the dislike for this movie...it wasn't any different than the first as far as story quality, character or exposition, just done bigger with more characters and action. I don't see how anyone could like the first and not this one unless it was just too much and you wanted less action and less robots, like the first movie.

I thought it was great, better than the first, because it delivered everything the first did and more -- that's what I wanted and expected.
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12:31AM on 06/28/2009

What were you expecting?

it was nonsensical, overblown, and too long, but it looked awesome and had cool action scenes... if you expected more, you're naive.
it was nonsensical, overblown, and too long, but it looked awesome and had cool action scenes... if you expected more, you're naive.
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12:26AM on 06/28/2009

Malaguy, I think you are right ...

It is Michael Bay, what did we expect ? Its like you are saying, 'its Michael Bay, you should know it'll be bad' and you would be right, I expected it to be bad, but wasnt hoping for Michael Bay's worst films. Wait ... Enjoy the fun ? The most fun I had watching that film was when that dude tripped with his popcorn in the alley right before the film began. There is no fun watching this. It had potential, with better writers and a better director.

(edit) P.S. I realize it is pretty ridiculous
It is Michael Bay, what did we expect ? Its like you are saying, 'its Michael Bay, you should know it'll be bad' and you would be right, I expected it to be bad, but wasnt hoping for Michael Bay's worst films. Wait ... Enjoy the fun ? The most fun I had watching that film was when that dude tripped with his popcorn in the alley right before the film began. There is no fun watching this. It had potential, with better writers and a better director.

(edit) P.S. I realize it is pretty ridiculous talking about Bay's 'worst film', since all his films are terrible, The Rock aside.
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12:18AM on 06/28/2009

Seriously people, it's michael bay.

This movie was nothing more than it advertised - a Michael Bay movie about huge robots having a war with a few humans along for the ride. Pure summer movie popcorn blockbuster balls-to-the-wall action. Anyone expecting Shakespeare went to the wrong movie. Fuck the naysayers & enjoy the fun.
This movie was nothing more than it advertised - a Michael Bay movie about huge robots having a war with a few humans along for the ride. Pure summer movie popcorn blockbuster balls-to-the-wall action. Anyone expecting Shakespeare went to the wrong movie. Fuck the naysayers & enjoy the fun.
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12:11AM on 06/28/2009

even Wolverine was better

Just when I thought Michael Bay couldnt do any worse than Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and Bad Boys II, he comes forward with this turd, the worst film Ive seen this year. Its humour is unfunny, the acting is annoying, many scenes lack continuity, showing that Bay really cant tell a story. Its never engaging, all it is is being loud and ridiculously plotted. Its way too long, many characters could have been cut from the film. Its just unbearable from beginning to end. I read the positive comments,
Just when I thought Michael Bay couldnt do any worse than Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and Bad Boys II, he comes forward with this turd, the worst film Ive seen this year. Its humour is unfunny, the acting is annoying, many scenes lack continuity, showing that Bay really cant tell a story. Its never engaging, all it is is being loud and ridiculously plotted. Its way too long, many characters could have been cut from the film. Its just unbearable from beginning to end. I read the positive comments, and I wonder if those people saw the same film I did, or maybe, they just dont like cinema, they prefer movies.
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12:07AM on 06/28/2009
I thought the movie was great I liked it better than the first one. I keep reading how people think the story was some how confusing or unclear or whatever, I thought it was rather easy to follow. Its your basic bad guys trying to destroy earth. Nothing hard to follow there. Great action and special effects in the movie I loved it !
I thought the movie was great I liked it better than the first one. I keep reading how people think the story was some how confusing or unclear or whatever, I thought it was rather easy to follow. Its your basic bad guys trying to destroy earth. Nothing hard to follow there. Great action and special effects in the movie I loved it !
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10:26PM on 06/27/2009

5/10

I liked and enjoyed the first movie. I like the 80's cartoon and movie, but this movie was bad. Its too long, the plot is all over the place, and the huge fight at the end was very anti-climatic.

Oh, and I did not like how Megatron was potrayed. He seemed to be the Fallen's btich, basically.

Although, Shia screaming like a girl was hilarious.
I liked and enjoyed the first movie. I like the 80's cartoon and movie, but this movie was bad. Its too long, the plot is all over the place, and the huge fight at the end was very anti-climatic.

Oh, and I did not like how Megatron was potrayed. He seemed to be the Fallen's btich, basically.

Although, Shia screaming like a girl was hilarious.
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10:16PM on 06/27/2009

Awesome

I saw the movie today and it was awesome. People at the theater started clapping at the end of the movie.
I saw the movie today and it was awesome. People at the theater started clapping at the end of the movie.
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8:51PM on 06/27/2009

My Son and I Enjoyed this Film

We really enjoyed this movie. I read the reviews "all negative", so my expectations were low to begin with, but I really enjoyed it.
We really enjoyed this movie. I read the reviews "all negative", so my expectations were low to begin with, but I really enjoyed it.
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8:39PM on 06/27/2009

awesome

this movie was fantastic....maybe better than the first...not nearly as bad as the reviews stated....pure robot porn....amazing, awesome, can't wait for the blu-ray
this movie was fantastic....maybe better than the first...not nearly as bad as the reviews stated....pure robot porn....amazing, awesome, can't wait for the blu-ray
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7:32PM on 06/27/2009
i caught this movie opening night and i wasn't all that happy with how it turned out, but it did meet my expectations. aside from smothering the movie with more robots than i could handle, i mean i forgot who was who at one point, and the fact that the movie was way too long for one sit. but it defiantly met by expectations and is worth a watch.
i caught this movie opening night and i wasn't all that happy with how it turned out, but it did meet my expectations. aside from smothering the movie with more robots than i could handle, i mean i forgot who was who at one point, and the fact that the movie was way too long for one sit. but it defiantly met by expectations and is worth a watch.
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6:55PM on 06/27/2009

Not offensive, just stupid

A lot of people hate that movie for the stereotypes and cliched sidekicks, the silly jokes and the overall bad writing. But it´s Michael Bay, so you had it coming. At least you can pretty much see every cent on the screen, everything looks big (the bots, the whole military stuff), epic (the battles) or just sexy (pretty much every girl looks like a supermodel in this one) and the first half an hour is fun (loved the Spielberg-esque transforming kitchen and the idea of a [link] ) but then pretty
A lot of people hate that movie for the stereotypes and cliched sidekicks, the silly jokes and the overall bad writing. But it´s Michael Bay, so you had it coming. At least you can pretty much see every cent on the screen, everything looks big (the bots, the whole military stuff), epic (the battles) or just sexy (pretty much every girl looks like a supermodel in this one) and the first half an hour is fun (loved the Spielberg-esque transforming kitchen and the idea of a [link] ) but then pretty much the whole movie felt apart and loosed any direction and tension by following too many subplots and cramming to many unnecessary scenes and uninteresting characters into the story. Really I didn´t gave a crap about the stoned, furious mother, the greasy-haired internetnerd or who of the main characters sais "I love you" first to the other. And the seemingly neverending battle at the end with the ridiculous teary eye-moment put me nearly to sleep. Less would have been more in this case.
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5:57PM on 06/27/2009

It's really not that bad

I know this isn't gonna change anyone's mind about the movie, but it'll make me feel better to say it...

I went to see it last night, so I've had time to think it over and let what I saw sink in.

After hearing all the negativity from the critics, I walked in expecting the worst. I've been pumped for this all year and I was ready to be really disappointed when I walked out.

Funny thing is, I found that I really enjoyed it. The story wasn't as horrible as people said, yeah Megan Fox
I know this isn't gonna change anyone's mind about the movie, but it'll make me feel better to say it...

I went to see it last night, so I've had time to think it over and let what I saw sink in.

After hearing all the negativity from the critics, I walked in expecting the worst. I've been pumped for this all year and I was ready to be really disappointed when I walked out.

Funny thing is, I found that I really enjoyed it. The story wasn't as horrible as people said, yeah Megan Fox can't act but she did better in this one than the last, and the action was non-stop, epic, and jaw dropping. There were few little surprises, Sam's parents were kinda funny (but annoying sometimes), I even thought the twins were kinda funny (also annoying sometimes but not near as bad as the atrocity that was Jar Jar). And I still can't believe people are up in arms because they think it's racist. A group of african american guys sat next to us in the theater and they were crackin up at the twins the entire movie.

I've heard people say "it's the new Batman and Robin", "it's horrible", "one of the worst movies I've ever seen"... Give me a break. This is not deserving of all the horrible reviews. Giving it a 0/10? I just don't see it. I can see how some people wouldn't like it, but the worst movie they've ever seen? C'mon. It's way better than Wolverine and better than Terminator Salvation (which I thought was pretty good), and I've seen MUCH worse movies in my time (like Indy 4... but we won't go there). It's like it started getting early bad reviews and the rest of the critics just jumped on the bandwagon.

Listen, it's not the best movie. It has it's problems, and yes it could've been better. As a whole, I liked the first Transformers better. But I thought this one was more entertaining. It had more action, better effects, it was funnier but yet more serious, and Optimus is a BAMF.

In my book, if a movie takes me out of reality and entertains me, then it did it's job. Everyone I was with liked it, and they weren't 10-12 year old boys. 25-40 year old males and females. All my friends that have seen it have liked it. People need to lighten up and learn to enjoy a movie for what it is. I'm tired of these "Oscar-worthy" movies that really aren't that great and make you depressed after you watch them. Learn to have some fun and enjoy a dumb, funny, special-effects driven movie. I wanted to see an entertaining movie and have my senses assaulted with some amazing action and special effects, and that's what I got.

I'd give it a 7/10


Here's some ratings so you can see where I stand...


Slumdog Millionaire: 9.5/10
The Dark Knight: 9.5/10
Star Trek: 9/10
Transformers: 8/10
Watchmen: 7/10
Terminator Salvation: 6.5/10
Wolverine: 5/10
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5:32PM on 06/27/2009

Thoughts

Hell, I just saw this baby at 3am in the morning at the biggest IMAX in the UK with 8 of my friends.... we know when we've seen a bad film or one that's bored us to shit at a cinema, and not one of us walked out unhappy.... yeah there was a few plot holes, but I never for one minute gave a shit or paid enough attention to them to find them distracting from the film... and

**SPOILERS**

the scenes with the twins, the mum takin weed cakes, the dogs humping.... the dogs humping megan, and
Hell, I just saw this baby at 3am in the morning at the biggest IMAX in the UK with 8 of my friends.... we know when we've seen a bad film or one that's bored us to shit at a cinema, and not one of us walked out unhappy.... yeah there was a few plot holes, but I never for one minute gave a shit or paid enough attention to them to find them distracting from the film... and

**SPOILERS**

the scenes with the twins, the mum takin weed cakes, the dogs humping.... the dogs humping megan, and the old man transformer, REALLY werent that bad, in fact, the twins which many people had such a bad time with, barely had any screen time, and when they called Shia's room mate a pussy i think myself,and nearly everyone in the cinema (about 150) all laughed, and the dog humping scenes, in fact watching a dog whenever whereever humping anything is funny, im suspecting theres some really tight anal, humour lackin people watching this film.

Anyways, all that shit aside, i dunno if its just cause it was in an IMAX theatre (which was my first and most exciting time EVER!!!!) the battle scenes were just IMMENSE and i fucking loved them.... PRIME is the fucking man!!! .. err robot =P

I really can't understand the highly negative reviews for this film, especially when people actually start insulting it saying its the worst peice of garbage ever... i mean, it wasnt the best film ever but it certainly wasn't shit like some people are making out.

i hope everyone else is able to enjoy it like i did.

switch out

oh one last thing... **SPOILER** shia screamin like a girl was fucking hilarious **SPOILER**
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5:09PM on 06/27/2009
DarkElfa nailed it.
DarkElfa nailed it.
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4:00PM on 06/27/2009

Total Geekgasm

Right im fed up of people slating what id have to say is a total geekgasm of a movie. As a huge fan of the orignal cartoon and cartoon movie i personaly loved both movies apart from the obvious over done american patriotism in the first movie and the lack of acting and emotion from the robots making me not root for the robots and not careing when jazz died.

Now on to the second movie
Spoliers!!

right well first off amazing story which showed bay looked back at the mythology and story
Right im fed up of people slating what id have to say is a total geekgasm of a movie. As a huge fan of the orignal cartoon and cartoon movie i personaly loved both movies apart from the obvious over done american patriotism in the first movie and the lack of acting and emotion from the robots making me not root for the robots and not careing when jazz died.

Now on to the second movie
Spoliers!!

right well first off amazing story which showed bay looked back at the mythology and story of the comics and cartoons( matrix of leadership and the primes)

i personaly loved how the robots had more of a part in this movie and that it had less patriotism

i also love dhow megatron and starscream were bickering more! i mean the cartoon series had tons of this!

devestator was amazing though short lived

and prime kicked ass, that forest scene had so much heart and asskicking in it i mean when he dies i acctuly felt a tear comming to my eye as i did the first time i watched the orginal cartoon movie
im just ranting now but for the geek in me this was everything i wantted
i loved this movie and think bay did a great job, im all up for a thrid movie which im hoping will have unicron in it!!!
but a geek can hope
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4:00PM on 06/27/2009

Total Geekgasm

Right im fed up of people slating what id have to say is a total geekgasm of a movie. As a huge fan of the orignal cartoon and cartoon movie i personaly loved both movies apart from the obvious over done american patriotism in the first movie and the lack of acting and emotion from the robots making me not root for the robots and not careing when jazz died.

Now on to the second movie
Spoliers!!

right well first off amazing story which showed bay looked back at the mythology and story
Right im fed up of people slating what id have to say is a total geekgasm of a movie. As a huge fan of the orignal cartoon and cartoon movie i personaly loved both movies apart from the obvious over done american patriotism in the first movie and the lack of acting and emotion from the robots making me not root for the robots and not careing when jazz died.

Now on to the second movie
Spoliers!!

right well first off amazing story which showed bay looked back at the mythology and story of the comics and cartoons( matrix of leadership and the primes)

i personaly loved how the robots had more of a part in this movie and that it had less patriotism

i also love dhow megatron and starscream were bickering more! i mean the cartoon series had tons of this!

devestator was amazing though short lived

and prime kicked ass, that forest scene had so much heart and asskicking in it i mean when he dies i acctuly felt a tear comming to my eye as i did the first time i watched the orginal cartoon movie
im just ranting now but for the geek in me this was everything i wantted
i loved this movie and think bay did a great job, im all up for a thrid movie which im hoping will have unicron in it!!!
but a geek can hope
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3:59PM on 06/27/2009
Visual Astonishing...

Epically Retarded...
Visual Astonishing...

Epically Retarded...
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3:44PM on 06/27/2009
Thanks stevemoto for the updated statistic!
Thanks stevemoto for the updated statistic!
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1:36PM on 06/27/2009

Hmmm...

...I wonder if I should bother pointing out the fact that this film is inspired by a cartoon meant to sell action figures...?

Having seen the film twice, already, I hear exactly why people got beef with this flick. However, I can't seem to understand why they're so surprised about it?

The trailers showed you nothing but a mishmash of explosions, shots of hot MFox, and the name "Michael Bay", which promises to bring a level of juvenile humor to your eyes upon every viewing. In
...I wonder if I should bother pointing out the fact that this film is inspired by a cartoon meant to sell action figures...?

Having seen the film twice, already, I hear exactly why people got beef with this flick. However, I can't seem to understand why they're so surprised about it?

The trailers showed you nothing but a mishmash of explosions, shots of hot MFox, and the name "Michael Bay", which promises to bring a level of juvenile humor to your eyes upon every viewing. In addition, it's no secret that Bay dispenses plot points for the sake of awesome eye candy action.

And who the hell is criticizing Megan Fox for her acting ability??? That's like asking why a kid with no legs can't dance! Megan's there for looks -- and she knows it -- and we know it -- so why the hell do we expect her to act?

Everyone seems to have forgotten the first film ... That is to say, with the exception of the people who have pointed out, "This is exactly the same kind of movie as the first" -- because it is.

There were a good ton of annoying ass characters in the first film. The difference I found this time around is that there weren't as many FULL SCENES devoted to their ridiculous stupidity. They were always around, sure, but they weren't as intrusive this time around, in my opinion.

Everyone hates the testicles, but does no one remember Bumblebee peeing on Turturro? That's almost the same joke.

The trailers illustrated to me exactly what I was going to see. So I was perfectly satisfied.

You guys can hate, I ain't tellin' you not to. I'm just kind of suggesting that it's illogical to have expected a different film.
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1:19PM on 06/27/2009
Good: Optimus Prime.
Bad: EVERYTHING ELSE.

Honestly, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The first movie had like one or two annoying characters, which I can handle. I could've done without the computer nerd team, for example. But in TF2, with the exception of Prime, EVERY single character was just so damn obnoxious! If John Turturro explained the plot to me one more time, I was going to hurl. And what the hell is wrong with that roommate kid? Is he on coke?

The editing was
Good: Optimus Prime.
Bad: EVERYTHING ELSE.

Honestly, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The first movie had like one or two annoying characters, which I can handle. I could've done without the computer nerd team, for example. But in TF2, with the exception of Prime, EVERY single character was just so damn obnoxious! If John Turturro explained the plot to me one more time, I was going to hurl. And what the hell is wrong with that roommate kid? Is he on coke?

The editing was atrocious. They could've completely cut Jetfire, the Twins, the entire Petra scene, the roommate, half the college scenes, and numerous other scenes. And why was The Fallen weaker than a string bean? I was expecting this amazing fight, and Optimus just beats on The Fallen a couple of times and shoots Megatron in the face...and, oh, the movie's over. For those of you who have a PS3, you will find that it's like watching TF2 at 1.5x the normal speed.

Far and away the most annoying, boring, intrusive, offensive and blatantly amateur movie I have ever seen. I typically love Michael Bay. The Rock, Bad Boys II and the first TF are among the coolest action movies ever made. But TF2 was simply embarrassing.
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1:04PM on 06/27/2009

It was OK

I saw the first movie twice in the theater, and that was enough. I saw this movie once, and that was enough for me.

The forest scene was the best scene in the movie. I could have left after that. I hope Megan Fox can suck a good cock because she sure can't act worth a shit, so her career is over once she ages and the looks go. Shia did pretty good and did the best he could with the half a page of plot he had to work with. It was mindless action, which I guess is what moviegoers want
I saw the first movie twice in the theater, and that was enough. I saw this movie once, and that was enough for me.

The forest scene was the best scene in the movie. I could have left after that. I hope Megan Fox can suck a good cock because she sure can't act worth a shit, so her career is over once she ages and the looks go. Shia did pretty good and did the best he could with the half a page of plot he had to work with. It was mindless action, which I guess is what moviegoers want nowadays. I like these things called scripts and plot. Call me old school...
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12:43PM on 06/27/2009
I saw this yesterday with a couple friends. I was the only one who had seen the first Transformers. I liked that one well enough. I wasnt an all out fan boy, but I'm definitely not a Bay hater. Anyways, onto my thoughts.

I didnt read all the pages, but I skimmed a few of the thoughts on the movie so far. Someone said they really liked the first hour and were ready to stand up and say, "Fuck the haters!". This dude said it best. I really REALLY enjoyed the first half to this movie.
I saw this yesterday with a couple friends. I was the only one who had seen the first Transformers. I liked that one well enough. I wasnt an all out fan boy, but I'm definitely not a Bay hater. Anyways, onto my thoughts.

I didnt read all the pages, but I skimmed a few of the thoughts on the movie so far. Someone said they really liked the first hour and were ready to stand up and say, "Fuck the haters!". This dude said it best. I really REALLY enjoyed the first half to this movie. Did the college stuff end up being pretty pointless? Yes. But the humor was pretty on and the action, ESPECIALLY Optimus Prime in the Forrest, which is one of the coolest action scenes EVER I must say, was great. I'll just say now, I'm pretty sure Optimus was the best thing about this movie.

Also, the first half you didnt have to deal with, what someone else called Car Car Binks, too much. I HATED those friggin twin bots. Awful. And the one with the Gold Tooth looked so fake as well. Not funny, and definitely dragged the movie down when they spoke.

What else did I like about the movie? Well, guys usually get pigeonholed into being all about the explosions, but yeah, I had a friggin boner for the explosions in this movie. If you thought you ever saw something explode in a movie before, you're in for something special. Jesus Christ shit gets torn up in this film! Prettyyyyyy. *Drool* Doesnt do much for our reputation for being men, but fuck it. They were nice.

I also liked how it seemed to be a bad ass cartoon come to life. Now that could be viewed as bad, but the Transformer dialog (other than the twin bots) felt like something straight out of a 'toon. But in a very entertaining way. Really liked that vibe. Also, Shia was pretty good in the movie and while there were scenes that were painful to watch with Megan Fox, yeah, she's still damn sexy eye candy.

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NOW, the last half of this movie was drawn out WAY TOO F'N LOOOOOOOONG. Basically, Witwicky and gang had to get a half mile to Prime with magic dust (in the magically appearing sock!), and it took 50 minutes. Dont get me wrong, the action was still good, once again especially Super Prime, but when it dragged on, the action lost a little of its wow factor. Honestly, I was ready to give the movie a 9, but the last hour really REALLY bogged down to me. There were too many scenes that broke my interest. The interplay between the college kid and John Tutorro. Actually, anything John Tutorro. The Navy base dudes back at base camp wondering where communications were. Using Sam's parents as a "trap", and the whole, "You say it. No, you say it. Nooooo, you say it." Lovey Dovey junk.

Still, if you enjoyed the first one, I honestly dont know how you'd HATE this one. Doesnt make sense. They're both filled with hit and miss humor, and cartoon come to life robots beating the shit out of each other. I'd give this one a 6.5 or 7 depending on the mood I'm in while watching it. I go back and forth on the first one as well with those same scores.

This is very much like the first Transformers. So if you liked it, you SHOULD like this one. Beware Car Car Binks though.
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11:14AM on 06/27/2009

Bad

My favorite robot was Meghan Fox. That girl has zero acting ability.
My favorite robot was Meghan Fox. That girl has zero acting ability.
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10:32AM on 06/27/2009
@ sdx800
I'm agree with you. Can't wait to see it on blu-ray and can't wait for TF 3.

@ Skellington
You're right and I'm kinda dissappointed with joblo staff review on TF2, They're too harsh on this. Personally, I love what their movie's review. But this time I'm so dissappointed to them. No offense to joblo staff. Peace.
@ sdx800
I'm agree with you. Can't wait to see it on blu-ray and can't wait for TF 3.

@ Skellington
You're right and I'm kinda dissappointed with joblo staff review on TF2, They're too harsh on this. Personally, I love what their movie's review. But this time I'm so dissappointed to them. No offense to joblo staff. Peace.
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9:44AM on 06/27/2009
Now I think its easy to say who the movie geeks are and who the movie buffs are, only based on people enjoyment of TF2. Sad to see there are 57% of geeks on the site.
Now I think its easy to say who the movie geeks are and who the movie buffs are, only based on people enjoyment of TF2. Sad to see there are 57% of geeks on the site.
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9:19AM on 06/27/2009

"..AWESOME FILM.."

I personally HATE reviews and like to make my own mind up if I like a film or not.
Transformers is an amazing film and as fans we couldn't ask for it to be resurrected in a better way, huge budget, huge action scenes, good cast, amazing looking robots, one of the best directors in the world, it could have been a lot worse. this is an epic
sci-fi film, people go on about the story being silly, its sci-fi about giant robots, of course its unbelievable and silly at times its meant to be, its not
I personally HATE reviews and like to make my own mind up if I like a film or not.
Transformers is an amazing film and as fans we couldn't ask for it to be resurrected in a better way, huge budget, huge action scenes, good cast, amazing looking robots, one of the best directors in the world, it could have been a lot worse. this is an epic
sci-fi film, people go on about the story being silly, its sci-fi about giant robots, of course its unbelievable and silly at times its meant to be, its not a serious film, how boring would that be, its pure fun, sit back and enjoy it like a rollercoaster. Another point is the humour, these are highly intelligent robots from another galaxy who have learnt our languages and have
individually taken on a personality that they have chosen to suit them, these robots act as we do, they have souls almost. of course
you will get a few who act a tad immature at times, you need a little comic relief in there, these robots have their more intelligent leaders and warriors and they have their faithful if yet sometimes stupid followers who are their soldiers and spies.
they interact how they feel they should with humans as they are still learning how to interact with us as its all new to them. if you look a little deeper and have a bit more imagination than your average dumb and shallow minded movie reviewer you will see just
how good these films are and how much passion has gone into making it for fans and new comers alike, Revenge of the Fallen is a masterpiece and cinema history, from an iconic 80's TV show that was fading out in the public eye to a multimillion epic movie.

that now millions more people are now fans of. I cant wait for Transformers 3.
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4:13AM on 06/27/2009

Update

Liked it= 43 (57%)
Hated it= 23 (31%)
Not sure= 9 (12%)
Liked it= 43 (57%)
Hated it= 23 (31%)
Not sure= 9 (12%)
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1:33AM on 06/27/2009
"autobots, i'm in pursuit" awesome.
"autobots, i'm in pursuit" awesome.
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11:59PM on 06/26/2009
Yeah, I think my statement on why he's really powerful is valid.
Yeah, I think my statement on why he's really powerful is valid.
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11:48PM on 06/26/2009

DeejayForte

Hey Deejay, I know what you are saying about Optimus Prime. How in the first movie Megatron threw him around like he was nothing. Prime could've been worried about the humans in the city, also, they make the heroes weaker than the villians, to make the villian seem more powerful. Plus, I think they did it to make Sam the hero in the first movie. As for the second movie where Prime kicked ass, probably was everybody complaining about the first movie, so they made Prime an ass kicker. Our prays
Hey Deejay, I know what you are saying about Optimus Prime. How in the first movie Megatron threw him around like he was nothing. Prime could've been worried about the humans in the city, also, they make the heroes weaker than the villians, to make the villian seem more powerful. Plus, I think they did it to make Sam the hero in the first movie. As for the second movie where Prime kicked ass, probably was everybody complaining about the first movie, so they made Prime an ass kicker. Our prays were answered.

Best Fight of the Year:
Prime vs. Decepiticons in the Forest

"I'll take you all on!"
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8:52PM on 06/26/2009

Fuck the critics

TF2 was awesome. enough said.
TF2 was awesome. enough said.
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5:12PM on 06/26/2009

WetOREO

I pity anyone repeatedly wasting their money to see this shit.
I pity anyone repeatedly wasting their money to see this shit.
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4:57PM on 06/26/2009

stop whining

people expect way to dam much. first this type of movie i dont need a plot. people dont go to see this type of movie for a plot. and personall i thought the plot was fine. granted the twins were a little overboard and did disappear at the end but i was fine with that. megan fox was gorgeous.shia was good. the effects were amazing and the scene with prime in the forest was a classic. worth the movie right there. i loved it and will see it again
people expect way to dam much. first this type of movie i dont need a plot. people dont go to see this type of movie for a plot. and personall i thought the plot was fine. granted the twins were a little overboard and did disappear at the end but i was fine with that. megan fox was gorgeous.shia was good. the effects were amazing and the scene with prime in the forest was a classic. worth the movie right there. i loved it and will see it again
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4:34PM on 06/26/2009

Revenge of the Fallen

Made life feel so boring outside of the theater. Where is all the peril and explosions?

I really don't understand where all this negativity about the movie is coming from. I went into the theater expecting a Bay directed sequel of intergalactic robots pummeling each other and got just that. The only issues I have with the flick are the same from Transformers 1... or does no one else remember Barricade?

Characters slip in and out of these movies with the wind and if it keeps the picture
Made life feel so boring outside of the theater. Where is all the peril and explosions?

I really don't understand where all this negativity about the movie is coming from. I went into the theater expecting a Bay directed sequel of intergalactic robots pummeling each other and got just that. The only issues I have with the flick are the same from Transformers 1... or does no one else remember Barricade?

Characters slip in and out of these movies with the wind and if it keeps the picture rolling and my eyes watered, great!

As for the plot people are saying twisted and turned like my "Pipe" screensaver, I don't know what they're talking about. It stayed ontrack with the Fallen and Sam's brain and resurrections and government secrecy... so for anyone out there who was expecting more, i ask Why?

Finally the "offensive" moments. I dug the Twins, they pulled the same strings Jazz did with his break-dancing and Bitch-talking. And as for Devastator's balls... 2 thumbs up!

This is my favorite of the summer action flicks with robots and was worth my $15 bucks to see it IMAX sized.
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3:30PM on 06/26/2009
I've already commented this like 10 times.
But i just have to comment.

Doesn't it seem like Optimus was - idk.. overpowered. Wasn't magatron a bitch to fight in the first one. Like it took all of them to pretty much kill him. And now, Not only did Optimus kill the fallen like he wasn't the "all powerful Decepticon", but he fucked up Megatron like he was just another pawn.

Granted it has been 2 years and Optimus has gained experience with not only leadership-but with combat and ontop of
I've already commented this like 10 times.
But i just have to comment.

Doesn't it seem like Optimus was - idk.. overpowered. Wasn't magatron a bitch to fight in the first one. Like it took all of them to pretty much kill him. And now, Not only did Optimus kill the fallen like he wasn't the "all powerful Decepticon", but he fucked up Megatron like he was just another pawn.

Granted it has been 2 years and Optimus has gained experience with not only leadership-but with combat and ontop of that he was upgraded with Jetfires spark and parts ... hmmm

I enjoyed to film, kinda. But just thinking about loud
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2:57PM on 06/26/2009

Very Good Action Movie

It seems to me a lot of reviewers were expecting a life changing event with Transformers 2 by being blown away like the original. You can only experience the true movie magic of transforming robots once and after that you just find that is really freakin' cool. So with that said its a big budget action/adventure that delivers.
I saw it in IMAX opening day extremely worried after original reviews I read here that morning and left the theatre very happy. Granted not much in story/plot or
It seems to me a lot of reviewers were expecting a life changing event with Transformers 2 by being blown away like the original. You can only experience the true movie magic of transforming robots once and after that you just find that is really freakin' cool. So with that said its a big budget action/adventure that delivers.
I saw it in IMAX opening day extremely worried after original reviews I read here that morning and left the theatre very happy. Granted not much in story/plot or character development which usually annows the $#@!#@ outta me but I followed everything just fine and in some places you need to use the brain you've been given and work out what may/may not have happened here and there on your own because you are watching a movie that pretty much defines suspension of disbelief.
(Example: SPOILER!!!!! the chickbot that attacks Sam was crushed between a car and a utility pole and then driven over! Not too hard to use our noggin and say it may be dead or at least out of the action for quite some time.)
If the filmmakers went to explain every minor detail then the film becomes longer than necessary (angering fans and studio execs) and if they treat the audience like we're imbeciles (we've all read how critics seem to feel about being treated like that) then it hurts the movie as a whole.
In short, the audience I was with applauded at the end of the film and I am most assuredly with them. Pulse-pounding action, big budget booms and fun was had by all.
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2:49PM on 06/26/2009
Haven't seen it yet, nor do i really want to. I love transformers but hated the first movie, so dont think i would like this one.

Anyways my friends wanted me to post there opinion. so here it goes:
6 out of 6 hated it. One said it was the worst movie they ever seen. One said the two twins were worse then jar jar binks. and one said he hated the twins cuz they were very racist. Again not my opinion just my friends. Have a good one everyone!
Haven't seen it yet, nor do i really want to. I love transformers but hated the first movie, so dont think i would like this one.

Anyways my friends wanted me to post there opinion. so here it goes:
6 out of 6 hated it. One said it was the worst movie they ever seen. One said the two twins were worse then jar jar binks. and one said he hated the twins cuz they were very racist. Again not my opinion just my friends. Have a good one everyone!
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2:39PM on 06/26/2009

@ theswitcher and moviefreaks

I thought the DBZ movie was a million times more fun and engaging and entertaining then Revenge here, nd I did not like DBZ: Evolution. Just so you know.

Hey moviefreaks, how are you going to ignore 3/4 of the movie? It tries to give us plot and character development, but fails, and since there is only about 40 minutes worth of action, do we simplly pretend the rest does not exist?
I thought the DBZ movie was a million times more fun and engaging and entertaining then Revenge here, nd I did not like DBZ: Evolution. Just so you know.

Hey moviefreaks, how are you going to ignore 3/4 of the movie? It tries to give us plot and character development, but fails, and since there is only about 40 minutes worth of action, do we simplly pretend the rest does not exist?
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1:52PM on 06/26/2009

Loved it

Man it was you expect, not gonna win any awards for brilliant acting, but it packs a huge punch. No character development? Ok maybe not but thats not the purpose of a film like this. You have enough for another one and if they keep churning out big bad robot fight scenes I am ready, willing and able to pay at IMAX to see it!!
Man it was you expect, not gonna win any awards for brilliant acting, but it packs a huge punch. No character development? Ok maybe not but thats not the purpose of a film like this. You have enough for another one and if they keep churning out big bad robot fight scenes I am ready, willing and able to pay at IMAX to see it!!
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1:42PM on 06/26/2009
Tranformers 2 Blows.
Tranformers 2 Blows.
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1:36PM on 06/26/2009

3rd Times the Charm

Seeing it for the second time on Sunday, and a 3rd time later on after that.
Seeing it for the second time on Sunday, and a 3rd time later on after that.
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12:18PM on 06/26/2009
@tHe sWiTcHeR
Forget the plot, characters or what so ever, you'll enjoy the movie. In case of dragonball, it's really sucks.

@StrykerIsland
I'm agree with you. I'm gonna watch it again for 3rd time on Sunday.
@tHe sWiTcHeR
Forget the plot, characters or what so ever, you'll enjoy the movie. In case of dragonball, it's really sucks.

@StrykerIsland
I'm agree with you. I'm gonna watch it again for 3rd time on Sunday.
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12:13PM on 06/26/2009
Saw this last night, and enjoyed it. The theater applauded when it was over, so clearly people who were fans of the original enjoy this one.

Taking my wife to see it again this evening. :)
Saw this last night, and enjoyed it. The theater applauded when it was over, so clearly people who were fans of the original enjoy this one.

Taking my wife to see it again this evening. :)
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11:29AM on 06/26/2009

Confused

I gotta say, I haven't seen the film yet, seeing it at IMAX tonight, 3am showing with 7 of my pals..... and you know what... i've been reading ALL these reviews here and everywhere else since wednesday and i no longer have any idea of what to expect from this film.

if anyones reading this, take note, that i am a huge movie fan (like most people on here) and i like a lot of everything, and i did like the first one. i'll post what i thought of it tomorrow morning, and im going in with 2
I gotta say, I haven't seen the film yet, seeing it at IMAX tonight, 3am showing with 7 of my pals..... and you know what... i've been reading ALL these reviews here and everywhere else since wednesday and i no longer have any idea of what to expect from this film.

if anyones reading this, take note, that i am a huge movie fan (like most people on here) and i like a lot of everything, and i did like the first one. i'll post what i thought of it tomorrow morning, and im going in with 2 thoughts.... 1. im now expecting it to be shit and 2. i dont give a fuck about anything at all about plot, storyline or character development, when seeing something like that, i do it to fulfill my graphic whore needs, so that's all im going for.

so anyone with those expectations can tomorrow see what it thought of the film.

thankyou

oh and thanks to stevemoto, was interesting to see what the feedback results came back as when tallied up. just to update it from his to now.

Liked it= 38 (57%)
Hated it= 20 (30%)
Not sure= 9 (13%)

p.s. to all those that disliked this, how would you compare it to the lieks of dragonballl evolution, im a dbz fan, and that film fucking sucked fuck, i can't imagine it being that bad
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10:27AM on 06/26/2009

@ moviefreaks

i'm not making fun of your english, but 'nobody laugh or realize on devastator balls' is the funniest thing i've ever read.
i'm not making fun of your english, but 'nobody laugh or realize on devastator balls' is the funniest thing i've ever read.
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10:21AM on 06/26/2009

Awesome (again)

I have watched it twice. Still a blast movie. In my country, Indonesia, my people in theaters is LOL to the humor and nobody laugh or realize on devastator balls. Definitely BEST ACTION movie I've ever seen.

9/10
I have watched it twice. Still a blast movie. In my country, Indonesia, my people in theaters is LOL to the humor and nobody laugh or realize on devastator balls. Definitely BEST ACTION movie I've ever seen.

9/10
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9:06AM on 06/26/2009

AWESOME!!!!

this was one of the BEST movies i've EVER seen. it had TONS of ideas from the original show and it was SOOOOO action packed.

i loved all of optimus's one liners: "autobots! im in pursuit" "i rise, you fall" "i'll take you all on" and many more.

this film was also SO much more funnier than the first film. i couldn't stop laughing at mudflap and skids, and the parents.

and soundwave was SO COOL!!!!
this was one of the BEST movies i've EVER seen. it had TONS of ideas from the original show and it was SOOOOO action packed.

i loved all of optimus's one liners: "autobots! im in pursuit" "i rise, you fall" "i'll take you all on" and many more.

this film was also SO much more funnier than the first film. i couldn't stop laughing at mudflap and skids, and the parents.

and soundwave was SO COOL!!!!
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8:45AM on 06/26/2009

SPOILERS AHEAD !!!!!!!!!

1. Bumblebee crying - like a little bi... 2. Shia's tripping on lecture - yeah, nice one 3. Robot humping Megan's leg - but she doesn't mind 4.Those annoying twins 5. Shia's near-to-death expirience - give me a break 6. Megatron revived from piece od Allspark witch killed him in the first movie 7. Optimus fighting in the woods alone - where are other Autobots? 8. Shia's roommate 9. Robot bitch from the campus - she's ok but why does she dissapear in the middle of the movie without a trace? 10.
1. Bumblebee crying - like a little bi... 2. Shia's tripping on lecture - yeah, nice one 3. Robot humping Megan's leg - but she doesn't mind 4.Those annoying twins 5. Shia's near-to-death expirience - give me a break 6. Megatron revived from piece od Allspark witch killed him in the first movie 7. Optimus fighting in the woods alone - where are other Autobots? 8. Shia's roommate 9. Robot bitch from the campus - she's ok but why does she dissapear in the middle of the movie without a trace? 10. Sam's mom and brownies - tough one. And for the grand finale 11. Devastator's balls - WTF does robot need balls for??? I could go on but there's no point. This piece of shit doesn't deserve it. Jenna, Arrow, Roger - good reviews ...
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6:59AM on 06/26/2009
Well I'm not going to lie. I fell asleep.
It wasn't all that great.
But it wasn't anything to go out of your way to watch...
Well I'm not going to lie. I fell asleep.
It wasn't all that great.
But it wasn't anything to go out of your way to watch...
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6:44AM on 06/26/2009
Went to the Midnight IMAX screening in my city. Probably the most electric audience I've ever been apart of (well, excluding the 10pm preview of Snakes on a Plane). Filled with fellow fanboys (and hot broad fangirls, I might add), my screening got applause moments (including a collective response of [link] from every single dude in the room for Megan Fox's intro) and gigantic laughter.

On to the film itself, it was everything I expected, and then more. Bay unarguably upped the ante 10-fold,
Went to the Midnight IMAX screening in my city. Probably the most electric audience I've ever been apart of (well, excluding the 10pm preview of Snakes on a Plane). Filled with fellow fanboys (and hot broad fangirls, I might add), my screening got applause moments (including a collective response of [link] from every single dude in the room for Megan Fox's intro) and gigantic laughter.

On to the film itself, it was everything I expected, and then more. Bay unarguably upped the ante 10-fold, all for the better. Sure, parts of the story are weak and the cheese overstays its welcome in some scenes, but this was simply more of the same from the sequel.

Critics despise Michael Bay anyway, so fuck 'em. How they couldn't understand the story or were apparently murdered by the runtime, I will never understand. And the twins weren't "Jar Jar Binks-bad". As a true film buff (as most of us on here are), I try to understand every reason behind a critical consensus, especially the ones that I disagree with (because I'll take the time to see how they make their arguments). Transformers 2 is a rare example where I simply cannot comprehend what the critics are thinking.

Let's look at Rotten Tomatoes shall we? "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a noisy, underplotted, and overlong special effects extravaganza that lacks a human touch."
a) Last time I checked, the first one was equally as "noisy" and nominated for both sound Oscar categories. b) Both Transformers films (as with most Bay films) are a time to turn off the brain and enjoy the ridiculous explosions and effects. Critics said Bay showed growth and restraint with the story of the first one. The second's story was a direct continuation of the first and even anyone with their brain turned off with a normal attention span would know that most of the story made sense. c) Overlong? You mean 6 minutes longer than the first one? This movie struck a working balance between story and character development when the action wasn't blazing and it's UNARGUABLE that the film had a shitload of action. Therefore the critics' argument that the scenes that pushed the story were boring and weighed down the runtime clearly understand shit.
Then I looked back at critics who I follow, who just so happened to love the first one and bashed the sequel. Most of their arguments do not hold up when compared to their analysis of the first film.

I don't mean for this to be more of a criticism of the critics’ criticism, but they're clearly asking for it.

What I'm trying to say is I simply cannot comprehend how anyone who liked the first movie could possibly dislike the sequel. It's more of the same, why should humping dogs, a crazy mother, John Turturro's ass and trash-talking robots ruin the ENTIRE experience? At the end of the day, all what matters is the amazingly rendered gigantic battling robots' screen time, Megan Fox looking ridiculously sexy as always, and a final act that almost literally had half a dozen explosions onscreen every couple of seconds. How is that at all different from the first film?

Fact of the matter is Transformers 2 is the hyped up sequel we were all promised and Bay more than delivered on that promise. I'd love to see critics and haters do better but I suppose they're too occupied writing nonsensical and lazy criticisms. Any true summer movie fan would know that TF2 is one of the greatest summer movie experiences the world will see anytime soon.

9/10
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5:14AM on 06/26/2009

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First, the Good: Robots looked nice. lots of shit blew up. Optimus Prime.

The Bad: Way too cheesy. Allright, SOME cheese is tolerable/acceptable, but c'mon, it was way too much. These are supposed to be ass kicking robots from outer space battling to save our Earth that is "in" danger. How am I supposed to get into that story when we have two goofy ass robots bein' all "groovy" and Shia's mom eating a pot brownie and attacking people.

I don't remember Arnold's terminator taking a piss on
First, the Good: Robots looked nice. lots of shit blew up. Optimus Prime.

The Bad: Way too cheesy. Allright, SOME cheese is tolerable/acceptable, but c'mon, it was way too much. These are supposed to be ass kicking robots from outer space battling to save our Earth that is "in" danger. How am I supposed to get into that story when we have two goofy ass robots bein' all "groovy" and Shia's mom eating a pot brownie and attacking people.

I don't remember Arnold's terminator taking a piss on someone (like Bumblebee did in part 1) or crying because John Conner is leaving (again, Bumblebee in this movie).

This movie was just too damn long, the plot was overdone, in fact everything was overdone. Fuck this movie.

4/10.
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5:07AM on 06/26/2009

ehhhh

I went in hoping to be entertained by a fun movie like the last one and left very disappointed. Too many robots. Too much comic relief. In the end nothing really changed. Although i must say that i loved the battle scene in the forest. And honestly when "The fallen" first made its appearance i thought of bionicles.....

this is just my opinion though...
I went in hoping to be entertained by a fun movie like the last one and left very disappointed. Too many robots. Too much comic relief. In the end nothing really changed. Although i must say that i loved the battle scene in the forest. And honestly when "The fallen" first made its appearance i thought of bionicles.....

this is just my opinion though...
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1:05AM on 06/26/2009
thanks steve, great calculations!
thanks steve, great calculations!
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11:52PM on 06/25/2009

Got Bored

Got bored, so I thought I would go through the post to see how many people hated and how many people liked this movie. Some of the reviews I didn't know because they really didn't give a hate or like answer.

Liked it= 35 (58%)
Hated it= 17 (28%)
Not sure= 8 (11%)
Got bored, so I thought I would go through the post to see how many people hated and how many people liked this movie. Some of the reviews I didn't know because they really didn't give a hate or like answer.

Liked it= 35 (58%)
Hated it= 17 (28%)
Not sure= 8 (11%)
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9:08PM on 06/25/2009

JUST SAW IT!

SIMPLY SAID: Good action although should've been more of it, bad dialogue, stereotypical Twin Bots, underused devastator, "Steve Buscemi" bot funny, way too may curses!
SIMPLY SAID: Good action although should've been more of it, bad dialogue, stereotypical Twin Bots, underused devastator, "Steve Buscemi" bot funny, way too may curses!
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7:48PM on 06/25/2009

7/10

Purely because it was very entertaining. I thought it was a little long and there was one TERRIBLE scene (those who saw it know, those who haven't will find out). Overall I enjoyed it. I really like those kind of movies so the fact that critics hated it didn't surprise me - but I'm glad that though critics hated it was because it was that kind of movie not critics hated it and hated it for the right reasons.
Purely because it was very entertaining. I thought it was a little long and there was one TERRIBLE scene (those who saw it know, those who haven't will find out). Overall I enjoyed it. I really like those kind of movies so the fact that critics hated it didn't surprise me - but I'm glad that though critics hated it was because it was that kind of movie not critics hated it and hated it for the right reasons.
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3:27PM on 06/25/2009

revenge of the fallen

Overall the film was good, not awful or terrible like most people are making it out to be.

It's true when they say less is more and that's the way I felt about the bots in this film, they showed too much of them and it kind of got boring, even the fight scenes.

At times it seemed like they were tying too hard, I totally got the plot of the film but you really had to sit there and listen in order to understand, many of the people I went to see the film with, were confused and didn't realy
Overall the film was good, not awful or terrible like most people are making it out to be.

It's true when they say less is more and that's the way I felt about the bots in this film, they showed too much of them and it kind of got boring, even the fight scenes.

At times it seemed like they were tying too hard, I totally got the plot of the film but you really had to sit there and listen in order to understand, many of the people I went to see the film with, were confused and didn't realy get why things were happening.

I guess the highlights for me were MEGAN FOX and the crazy special effects or CGI, the bots looked freaking awsome, I didn't think this franchise would FALL in it's second attempt, most fail in the third (Spider-Man 3, X3) but if there is a third I hope they go back to the aproach they took for the first film and deliver an epic Transformers film like we all expected for REVENGE OF THE FALLEN but were unfortunatley let down.

I give TFROTF a 7/10.
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3:25PM on 06/25/2009

@R00m307

How is Acerbus III the voice of reason? OMG! Robots fight each other for 40 minutes in an almost 3 hour film, so it must be awesome! OMG! No, there's 2 hours there you, Acerbus and several others are simply avoiding.
How is Acerbus III the voice of reason? OMG! Robots fight each other for 40 minutes in an almost 3 hour film, so it must be awesome! OMG! No, there's 2 hours there you, Acerbus and several others are simply avoiding.
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3:08PM on 06/25/2009
I generally like Bay movies and loved the first Transformers, but this one was not as good. How many comedic sidekicks does one movie need? 6 or 7 are just too many, especially when the jokes are used to cover up a story-line that barely holds together. Granted the action scenes were awesome, Optimus and Bumblebee are great. If they make part 3, all I ask is for less humans, and more characterization for the robots.
I generally like Bay movies and loved the first Transformers, but this one was not as good. How many comedic sidekicks does one movie need? 6 or 7 are just too many, especially when the jokes are used to cover up a story-line that barely holds together. Granted the action scenes were awesome, Optimus and Bumblebee are great. If they make part 3, all I ask is for less humans, and more characterization for the robots.
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3:00PM on 06/25/2009
The movie had a fantastic concept on the idea of aliens being the ones who began all this technology like INDIANA JONES 4. Only problem was that the execution was very poor. The action and effects were some to blow ur mind, but that's all. Too much human screen time and not enough Transformer show hence the movie being too long because the PEOPLE exhausted the excitement. Key character missing for half the movie was very poor storytelling and irritating. We already got the percpective of
The movie had a fantastic concept on the idea of aliens being the ones who began all this technology like INDIANA JONES 4. Only problem was that the execution was very poor. The action and effects were some to blow ur mind, but that's all. Too much human screen time and not enough Transformer show hence the movie being too long because the PEOPLE exhausted the excitement. Key character missing for half the movie was very poor storytelling and irritating. We already got the percpective of SAM the first time around. why not a new take with it being from a Transformers??? Too much comic relief to make the story dramatic or important enough to care about. The running time was excessive for no reason AT ALL. I feel the movie was epic, but very unbalanced with no strong plot, Overwhelming and phenomenal concepts, but too much lolly gagging and not getting the job done. There were too many characters (TRANSFORMERS) which originally I though would have been a great thing. It had me feeling nauseous half way with the excessive explosions and loud sounds. There was no brain teasing time and there is no excuse for that. Many will argue it's a pop corn flick but that has always been a scape goat to excuse lack of depth which i believe ALL movies should have a piece of. Even dumb and dumber had depth with morality issues, friendship, betrayal and love. This movie tried to do so, but got confused if it wanted to be a comedy, action movie, conscious though provoker, sci fi etc. It was all over the place. The humans had too much screen time and were killing the aw aspect of the realm that involves these unique aliens.

the only great thing about the movie were the VISUAL EFFECTS. WOW!!!!! I can re watch just for Optimus Prime's greatest moment and beginning of the end of the good parts of the movie. Even the cartton was more enthrolling in the 80s and done right in a sense we got to relate to the robots making the humans not so great as we always seem to. Even in a movie with such superior beings they make a human be the key to EVERYTHING. That was disappointing indeed
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2:42PM on 06/25/2009

I Don't Know What Was Worse...

The movie Transformers 2 or the crowd that attended the midnight showing of Transformers 2.

My kid brother and I watched the first installment of Transformers before we headed out to the theater to see the sequel. Pretty much everything that was done right with the first movie was done wrong for the second.

What was bad about it? The terrible acting, the consistent ebonics talking robots (Autobot, Please!), the ludicrous plot line (yeah, I know it was about giant alien robots... but the
The movie Transformers 2 or the crowd that attended the midnight showing of Transformers 2.

My kid brother and I watched the first installment of Transformers before we headed out to the theater to see the sequel. Pretty much everything that was done right with the first movie was done wrong for the second.

What was bad about it? The terrible acting, the consistent ebonics talking robots (Autobot, Please!), the ludicrous plot line (yeah, I know it was about giant alien robots... but the plot was ridiculous even for sci-fi), the poor attempts at unfunny bathroom humor (a robot with testicles? Three seperate gags involving leg humping?), yeah... it was horrendous but the real humdinger was [SPOILER] Shia winding up in robot heaven. Really? Did the writers just give up at that point? It was rigoddamndiculous.

There were only two reasons to see this movie: Megan Fox working on the motorcycle in her first scene... and Megan Fox running in slow motion.

Besides the actual movie being a total suckfest, the crowd at the showing I went to was almost entirely made up of frat-pack douchebags who laughed entirely too loud and entirely too hard at all of the poor attempts at humor. One guy sitting in front of me (with a flat-brimmed Chicago Cubs hat with a dragon on it) kept snapping his fingers and saying "Awwww, shit!" whenever anyone made a terrible quip. Which lead my twelve year old brother to coin the term "Brobots" in honor of the mentally incapable robotic frat brothers in the audience.
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2:40PM on 06/25/2009
Dammit some of u people just review the movie not the reveal the whole damn plot (filmguy!), ya i never listen to what people say & has anybody actually ever seen the animated movie, it is so cheesy with silly humor & dancing robots & corny songs, so if anybody doesn't think Bay is not respecting the material doesn't know the Transformers, Gen 1 cartoon was also very corny not the more recent ones.

Its so easy to tell the followers on this site from the posters who really voice an opinion,
Dammit some of u people just review the movie not the reveal the whole damn plot (filmguy!), ya i never listen to what people say & has anybody actually ever seen the animated movie, it is so cheesy with silly humor & dancing robots & corny songs, so if anybody doesn't think Bay is not respecting the material doesn't know the Transformers, Gen 1 cartoon was also very corny not the more recent ones.

Its so easy to tell the followers on this site from the posters who really voice an opinion, then again its like dat on any web board really.

Planning to see the movie next week btw
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2:36PM on 06/25/2009

@ACERBUS III

You are the voice of reason. Thank you.
You are the voice of reason. Thank you.
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2:11PM on 06/25/2009

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1:19PM on 06/25/2009
Last night, I huddled into the 11:35 showing at my local cinema. What was I expecting? A blood bath, a train wreck, you name it. The past few days I've read reviews from Ebert, seen the below 25% on Rotten Tomatoes, and looked at Michael Bay's filmography - all contributing to my initial belief that this movie would be a disgrace.

What I was surprised to find, was that it wasn't too bad. Was the dialogue awful? All you have to do is look at Tyrese's "zingers" for that one (a resounding YES).
Last night, I huddled into the 11:35 showing at my local cinema. What was I expecting? A blood bath, a train wreck, you name it. The past few days I've read reviews from Ebert, seen the below 25% on Rotten Tomatoes, and looked at Michael Bay's filmography - all contributing to my initial belief that this movie would be a disgrace.

What I was surprised to find, was that it wasn't too bad. Was the dialogue awful? All you have to do is look at Tyrese's "zingers" for that one (a resounding YES). Was the plot terrible? Hey I'm at home, wait, I'm at college, WAIT, i'm in Egypt. To be honest, the only thing I can recount from the last battle scene (lasting 40 ungodly minutes) were the slow-mo's on Megan Fox's cleavage and pouting lips as she escapes things blowing up I guess?

Overall, it was whatever. I think it's definitely worth seeing in the movies because the action takes away however bad anything else is. I just hope that Michael Bay can stray from humping dogs, a robot scrotum (not kidding) and the two aforementioned "urban" robots to pass the time between action sequences.
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12:54PM on 06/25/2009
MADE 60.6 MILLION! lol

That includes midnight shows.

Biggest Wed opener ever. Second biggest single day behind Dark Knight.

And to answer the guy 3 posts below,
Shias bandaid was put on middle of production due to his car accident. I mean I didnt mind it but found it funny how they couldnt just say bumblebee has a first aid kit or something. It just appeared.
MADE 60.6 MILLION! lol

That includes midnight shows.

Biggest Wed opener ever. Second biggest single day behind Dark Knight.

And to answer the guy 3 posts below,
Shias bandaid was put on middle of production due to his car accident. I mean I didnt mind it but found it funny how they couldnt just say bumblebee has a first aid kit or something. It just appeared.
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12:51PM on 06/25/2009

I loved it

I got what I paid for. I wanted to see robots kicking ass and blowing shit up and that's what I got. I didn't really want to see robot testicles, but whatever.

I get why most fans are pissed. I am not going to call you an idiot for expecting a plot, charecter development and a great story. No, you should always get that in a movie. I can respect that. But, for me personally, I didn't give a shit about the story. This movie was all T and A and I love that.

I had a blast and I will go see
I got what I paid for. I wanted to see robots kicking ass and blowing shit up and that's what I got. I didn't really want to see robot testicles, but whatever.

I get why most fans are pissed. I am not going to call you an idiot for expecting a plot, charecter development and a great story. No, you should always get that in a movie. I can respect that. But, for me personally, I didn't give a shit about the story. This movie was all T and A and I love that.

I had a blast and I will go see it again.
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12:06PM on 06/25/2009

it was good

I have to take issue with people who are crying about the comic relief. It really wasn't that bad. This coming from a guy who cringed at Frenzy in the first movie, can't watch a Stephen Somers movie, etc. The Twins were dumb, but they didn't get that much screen time and they really weren't that bad...in fact, Wheelie was worse (but again, not cringe-inducing). Those critics out there who are comparing Skids and Mudflap to Jar Jar FUCKING Binks are high. Not in the same sport.

The
I have to take issue with people who are crying about the comic relief. It really wasn't that bad. This coming from a guy who cringed at Frenzy in the first movie, can't watch a Stephen Somers movie, etc. The Twins were dumb, but they didn't get that much screen time and they really weren't that bad...in fact, Wheelie was worse (but again, not cringe-inducing). Those critics out there who are comparing Skids and Mudflap to Jar Jar FUCKING Binks are high. Not in the same sport.

The action was pretty sweet, some scenes were better than others. There were continuity issues, and Devastator was disappointing. Soundwave was as well, for fans of the G1 character. Megan Fox is smoking hot but cannot act at all. Shia was money, as usual - but I guess you either like him or hate him.

I think if you enjoyed the first movie, I don't really get why you wouldn't like the second one. I thought it was very similar, just with more action, more explosions, and less offensive comedy bits.

Oh and the critics and all you super-cool fanboys can cry about how bad it was all you want. It set the Wednesday opening record and will probably make more money than any other summer movie. We are all in store for AT LEAST one more movie...probably more than that.
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11:33AM on 06/25/2009

I've read the posts below

to sum it up:
if you have the ability to remove your brain and from your head you will think this movie is "awesome"

if you care about plot, character and film storytelling basics you will hate it...

makes me wish i was retarded
to sum it up:
if you have the ability to remove your brain and from your head you will think this movie is "awesome"

if you care about plot, character and film storytelling basics you will hate it...

makes me wish i was retarded
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11:02AM on 06/25/2009

'STOP HATIN', START PARTICIPATIN'!"

All I feel right at this very time as I jot down these words is true sense of déjà vu. Yes, you can call me Neo and call my life The Matrix, but again I find myself trying to convince a crowd about how good a movie is. In the movie 300, people were expecting an epic of such proportions that mountains would be leveled and giant statues would be erected in its name. 300 was a narrated story envisioned thru the eyes of the last survivor of the 300 army. And we all know in those times they all
All I feel right at this very time as I jot down these words is true sense of déjà vu. Yes, you can call me Neo and call my life The Matrix, but again I find myself trying to convince a crowd about how good a movie is. In the movie 300, people were expecting an epic of such proportions that mountains would be leveled and giant statues would be erected in its name. 300 was a narrated story envisioned thru the eyes of the last survivor of the 300 army. And we all know in those times they all exaggerated incredibly their stories to attract the ear of the people listening to them.

Transformers 2: Rise of the Fallen falls right under this category. For me to be able to rate a movie, I need to be entertained, be intrigued, and be impressed. On this movie, I was entertained by the jokes and popping eye candy showed by the transforming vehicles that simply catch your eye like a hot naked chick running down the street. I did find the action a bit hard to follow, especially since you cannot see clearly neither of the character’s limbs. Why? They are all friggin’ metal dammitt!!!! The sounds effects were up to par, but repetitive, amusing yet boring at times for the guns sound the same, and they mostly all transform identically. As a side note, why the hell do they take their time transforming?? I mean, you’re at war with the Decepticons…transform already dammit!!!! I was a bit intrigued by the plot, yes, only a bit . Yeah, it had good intentions but really failed to deliver the punch it wanted to at the long haul. I understand the story, but it was too much for my brain to process. I really think two movies could’ve come out of this one. Maybe leave me sad about the hero, scatter the Autobots, and have a temporary evil reign with enough time to regroup, revive, and enhance the Autobot army…but hey that’s just me. Also why do I feel I was watching Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines for a moment there? I really thought Sam was getting chased there by T-X. Not gonna ruin it for ya, but you’ll know what I mean when you see it…trust me. Finally, I must admit I wasn’t as impressed overall as I thought I was going to be, but neither was I disappointed as I thought I was going to be, due to all I’ve read for the movie was actually a fun ride, it had it’s laugh out loud moments, it had plenty of “oh sh*t!!” moments, and some “what da hell???” ones. Ms. Fox’s…well…we can just say her aura screams of pure lust, she could’ve used some bruises and cuts herself during the movie, but…nuff said. Shia though, could act out a prank about the end of the world coming in 10 minutes…and you’ll believe it. This kid has some serious skills, considering the fact he was talking to thin air. He’s got a smell of Depp to him that has me thinking about a cool young Dark Knight sidekick somehow. So, if you’re thinking you’re going to be wowed to the point you’re gonna go home and shoot 10,000 volts to your Prius hoping it’ll transform, you’re in the wrong movie. But, on the other hand, if you’re looking to have some laughs along with a relatively good time looking at pieces of metal beat the living sh*t out of each other…then you’re in for a treat…a long treat. This time, you can leave your PSP at home.

7.5/10

Dilemmas:
Where did Sam get his band aid from??? And why???
Is really Mikaela a goddess??? Her face remained untouched throughout the whole movie!! Hmmm magic white pants.
What the hell happened to the dumbo twins???
Balls??? Really???
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10:34AM on 06/25/2009
Oh God where do I start with this. First off, I wasn't too happy with the film (initially). I loved the opening scenes and the whole fight in Shanghai but then it started to dip, and like everyone else has said...plot holes were massive! There were so many aspects that were just dumped all along the movie that it got frustrating. There was TOO much comic relief which was also frustrating. Shia's Mom, twins, Ramon Rodriguez (who is f**kingly and insanely annoying!), and Mr.Sector 7. Too much
Oh God where do I start with this. First off, I wasn't too happy with the film (initially). I loved the opening scenes and the whole fight in Shanghai but then it started to dip, and like everyone else has said...plot holes were massive! There were so many aspects that were just dumped all along the movie that it got frustrating. There was TOO much comic relief which was also frustrating. Shia's Mom, twins, Ramon Rodriguez (who is f**kingly and insanely annoying!), and Mr.Sector 7. Too much comedy for the movie's own good.

CGI was great. Loved it. Fight scenes in broad daylight were so damn impressive. But I have to agree...it wasn't as composed and arranged as Transformers 1. That movie had a certain quality to it, while TF2 felt very choppy and messy. The fight with The Fallen was also too short in my opinion.

But as I was saying, I started to get let down initially, but for some reason towards the end I found that I enjoyed myself. I didn't really care if JetFire held a cane or if there were continuity issues. I guess I just kept my mind completely open and yes, I'm going for a second viewing. I like the movie, and I'm pretty sure Michael Bay will make a third (and best) Transformers flick. The scenes with Optimus Prime were awesome to no end.

All I wanna' say is...Transformers was one of the very, very few movies I was looking forward to this year. I was so NOT hyped by Wolverine that when I actually watched it, I kinda enjoyed it. Transformers 2 is by far WAY BETTER than Wolverine and even Terminator. Maybe I'm convincing myself too much that it's a good movie because I WANT it to be, but hey, at least I had my fun. Can't wait for the third now!

Overall...loved the flick. Plenty of mistakes in it, as I said, but loved it nonetheless.
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9:19AM on 06/25/2009

CRAP, CRAP, CRAP

I have to agree with the previous negative reviews of this film. All of them had valid points because this movie was shit. I told myself that if the movie had little to no story and was 80% robots fighting and killer FX, I might walk out of the theater with a smile on my face. That was sadly not the case. I was downright pissed walking out. The movie was 80% attempt at story and about 10% useless moments wasted (The pot brownie scene, WHAT!) and 10% robots fighting with bad FX. The worst
I have to agree with the previous negative reviews of this film. All of them had valid points because this movie was shit. I told myself that if the movie had little to no story and was 80% robots fighting and killer FX, I might walk out of the theater with a smile on my face. That was sadly not the case. I was downright pissed walking out. The movie was 80% attempt at story and about 10% useless moments wasted (The pot brownie scene, WHAT!) and 10% robots fighting with bad FX. The worst part is, I see the story there but it's never fleshed out. There was no reason for such a messy story except an attempt at making something out of nothing. The "twins" in the movie, weren't funny and offended me to no end. This was a grown man's attempt at being "hip" and he FAILED! Don't see this movie...it is NOT good at all. Michael Bay set out to make a movie that no one had ever seen and instead, made one NO ONE should see!
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8:03AM on 06/25/2009

Um......no.

Is it me, or didn't they blow up that same village in the first movie?? If I lived there and they blew up my goats again in TF3, I'd be seriously pissed at all of them!!!!

This movie was NOT GOOD! It gave me a headache, and I finally had to tell my husband to stop trying to make sense of it on the ride home because that was a lost cause, and yes, I AM aware that the robots in this movie did not look anything like his old action figures (that his mom still has in a box in the
Is it me, or didn't they blow up that same village in the first movie?? If I lived there and they blew up my goats again in TF3, I'd be seriously pissed at all of them!!!!

This movie was NOT GOOD! It gave me a headache, and I finally had to tell my husband to stop trying to make sense of it on the ride home because that was a lost cause, and yes, I AM aware that the robots in this movie did not look anything like his old action figures (that his mom still has in a box in the garage.....).

The only part of this movie that made me laugh was when Louis Stevens screamed like a little girl in his dorm room.
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3:59AM on 06/25/2009
Can any joblo staff member point me to an email address I can post a spoof i did of the video above for viewing. If not- It's going on college humor.
Can any joblo staff member point me to an email address I can post a spoof i did of the video above for viewing. If not- It's going on college humor.
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3:46AM on 06/25/2009

dissapointed

OK its a Michael Bay movie, its giant robots fighting, we know what to expect from this but I was a bit let down. I wanted to like it more but just can't. Yeah, the majority of the effects looked awesome, Megan Fox looked awesome but this doesn't make a movie. The twin autobots were just plain annoying. Just as bad as Jar Jar! A robot that turns into a hot babe which even keeps the tongue tip when in robot form??? There are plot holes big enough to fit an Egyptian pyramid in. I really liked the
OK its a Michael Bay movie, its giant robots fighting, we know what to expect from this but I was a bit let down. I wanted to like it more but just can't. Yeah, the majority of the effects looked awesome, Megan Fox looked awesome but this doesn't make a movie. The twin autobots were just plain annoying. Just as bad as Jar Jar! A robot that turns into a hot babe which even keeps the tongue tip when in robot form??? There are plot holes big enough to fit an Egyptian pyramid in. I really liked the first film and was looking forward to this despite some of the reviews I had heard but sadly I came out of the cinema last night feeling like I could have spent my £8.50 on something more worthwhile.
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3:00AM on 06/25/2009

Sucked

Anyone championing this movie as "giant robots fighting other giant robots so it has to be awesome!" is forgetting or neglecting or is simply too idiotic or blindsided by the CGI that there is another 2 hours of the film that does not involve any robot fighting. The movie is roughly 2 hours and 40 minutes, so just a quarter of it is the fighting. That other 2 hours is pretty much terrible with the "plot" being more explaining things as they happen, which does not constitue a plot in my opinion.
Anyone championing this movie as "giant robots fighting other giant robots so it has to be awesome!" is forgetting or neglecting or is simply too idiotic or blindsided by the CGI that there is another 2 hours of the film that does not involve any robot fighting. The movie is roughly 2 hours and 40 minutes, so just a quarter of it is the fighting. That other 2 hours is pretty much terrible with the "plot" being more explaining things as they happen, which does not constitue a plot in my opinion. Shia did solid work here, but all the other actors were either beyond annoying/ I wanted to kill them ASAP (the mom, Turturro's, Leo) or barely had enough lines to warrant really caring one way or the other about, which covers everyone not mentioned in the parthenses. Why did the two dogs hump each other early on? I have no idea, and considering this is not a comedy (as Bryant is so readily to point), why have lame, unfunny, cheap jokes that are pointless in everyway. Because someone thought it 'd be awesome in a movie in which robots fight robots to not focus on that but instead have dogs humping. Come the fuck on people! Also, the mom eats a pot brownie and then attacks a guy throwing a frisbee and babbles about bullshit. This joke is about 50 years too old, and again, sevred no purpose on anything. Also, the mom with her sobbing and baby booties thing earlier was just stupid as hell. Then a Terminator shows up for NO reason, looks bad, has a terribly rendered CGI tail and scorpion tongue, and again, advanced nothing story wise, but to make Fox's character jealous/ angry; more on that in a sec. Ranin Wilson in his cameo was fine.

Was Megan Fox's character bi-polar or some such? One minute she's all pissed off at Shia for cheating, then she's all lovey dovey, then when Frenzy humps her leg (yes, a Transformer humps a human's leg like it is a dog, again, agonizing, and certainly not funny) she's says at least he's loyal all bitchy like then tells Shia that she loves him. Seriously inconsisent character there. Mudflaps and Skids are soo racist it is depressing; their faces (to me at least) even looked blackfaced and they obviously where meant to be talking like ghetto folks. Just ignorant and wrong (much like Dex is about this film!). There are soo many new Transformers in this movie that I could not keep up with all of them and am not sure who was who and why they did this and that. The forest fight was amazing though, and looked great, but it was the only fight sequence I thought lived up to the first one (which is FAR superior to this one). The ending fight in Eygpt was too convoluted and so heavily edited I cannot tell you a single damned thing that happened. Which brings me to when Shia dies. He goes to Bot heaven and meets either the gods of the Bots or the other Primes or they are one in the same (I was unsure about who the were specifically), is told how courageous he is, is given the Matrix of Leadership (which I guess is only given to dead people), and then becomes the saviour of the Bots (I cannot make this shit up). Umm, why didn't Optimus just go there, and he be told how courageous and such he is (I mean because he definitely was) and just get it that way? I get this movie is not meant to have the greatest plot, or be a Shakespearen script or the best acting or anything like that, but how in the hell can a HUMAN go to BOT heaven? Just like 80% of the movie, it's never fully explained.

Which brings me to another problem, as stated earlier, the plot is mostly things being explained, but they are explained so haphazardly it's damn near impossible to fully get anything entirely straight. The final two atrocities here for me where that what should have been the pen-ultimate, OMG amazing fight between Optimus, Megatron, and the Fallen (or at least I think it was) was less than a minute long, and absolutely the least engaging or interesting fight to have happened in the whole thing. This was suppose to be the big showdown, what the hell happened?

My final, and biggest problem story-wise is the fact that Shia and Megan's characters have (supposedly) been dating for two years (it's even said) and they haven't said I love you too each other yet. Do not get me wrong, I am not for people saying it too soon (ie- after dating a month or two) but if you are dating someone for over a year and have not said it to each other yet, that just brings up all sorts of wrong issues (to me at least) about how serious either party is about the relationship. I seriously could not buy into that for one second. This simply wanted to be a summer, popcorn flick, and I completely get that, and I still have hope in my heart and had a damned good childhood, and yet when this movie failed. Yes, it wanted to be robots fighting robots, but it offers other things (those other things actually are the majority of the film) and because of that, no matter how pretty most the film is and good most of the action is, this thing fails on all fronts. The most disappointing movie of the year so far, and easily one of the worst! F-
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2:41AM on 06/25/2009

Awful

Two good action scenes. Two funny jokes. Two out of Ten.
Two good action scenes. Two funny jokes. Two out of Ten.
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2:39AM on 06/25/2009

Third Time's A Charm

I have tried writing my review for this movie 3 times now, but I keep being inexplicably logged off, so here are some quick facts:

I like most of Bays movies. The exceptions being Pearl Harbor and Bad Boys 2.

I do not expect Shakespeare or an Oscar winning script. Just simple entertainment.

This movie is not a kids movie as, at least one person on here, has tried to justify it as.

Next post will be review.
I have tried writing my review for this movie 3 times now, but I keep being inexplicably logged off, so here are some quick facts:

I like most of Bays movies. The exceptions being Pearl Harbor and Bad Boys 2.

I do not expect Shakespeare or an Oscar winning script. Just simple entertainment.

This movie is not a kids movie as, at least one person on here, has tried to justify it as.

Next post will be review.
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2:04AM on 06/25/2009

Awesome!

Great movie. I had a blast with this, especially the long climax with the battle-zone.

Transformers: 9/10
Transformers 2: 8/10
Great movie. I had a blast with this, especially the long climax with the battle-zone.

Transformers: 9/10
Transformers 2: 8/10
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2:04AM on 06/25/2009

awesome

shit was awesome. anybody who complains about plot holes or not knowing what was going on is an idiot. i found the movie extremely easy to follow. anybody who's bitching becasue there was too much cgi and/ or robots is an idiot. its FUCKING TRANSFORMERS!!! what the fuck did you expect?
shit was awesome. anybody who complains about plot holes or not knowing what was going on is an idiot. i found the movie extremely easy to follow. anybody who's bitching becasue there was too much cgi and/ or robots is an idiot. its FUCKING TRANSFORMERS!!! what the fuck did you expect?
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1:46AM on 06/25/2009
if you liked this movie because it was 'fun' even considering the horrible story, stupid characters, etc.... then great, i am truly happy for you. But i actually like to have fun watching a good movie sometimes, and this wasnt a good movie. i thought the first one was OK, but i liked it less and less on repeat viewings. this one, i didnt like after seeing it once. if i wanted a watch a mashed-up, stupid plot centric, CGI-overload of a transformers movie, i would just watch the first one again.
if you liked this movie because it was 'fun' even considering the horrible story, stupid characters, etc.... then great, i am truly happy for you. But i actually like to have fun watching a good movie sometimes, and this wasnt a good movie. i thought the first one was OK, but i liked it less and less on repeat viewings. this one, i didnt like after seeing it once. if i wanted a watch a mashed-up, stupid plot centric, CGI-overload of a transformers movie, i would just watch the first one again. the characters have already been established, the transformers have already been made believable, the world was already set, and then we get what people are basically calling "Transformers 1 with more robots". that isnt what i wanted at all. i wanted "Transformers 1 with less humans" more or less. disappointing movie for me.
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12:50AM on 06/25/2009
The movie had a fantastic concept on the idea of aliens being the ones who began all this technology like INDIANA JONES 4. Only problem was that the execution was very poor. The action and effects were some to blow ur mind, but that's all. Too much human screen time and not enough Transformer show hence the movie being too long because the PEOPLE exhausted the excitement. Key character missing for half the movie was very poor storytelling and irritating. We already got the percpective of
The movie had a fantastic concept on the idea of aliens being the ones who began all this technology like INDIANA JONES 4. Only problem was that the execution was very poor. The action and effects were some to blow ur mind, but that's all. Too much human screen time and not enough Transformer show hence the movie being too long because the PEOPLE exhausted the excitement. Key character missing for half the movie was very poor storytelling and irritating. We already got the percpective of SAM the first time around. why not a new take with it being from a Transformers??? Too much comic relief to make the story dramatic or important enough to care about. The running time was excessive for no reason AT ALL. I feel the movie was epic, but very unbalanced with no strong plot, Overwhelming and phenomenal concepts, but too much lolly gagging and not getting the job done. There were too many characters (TRANSFORMERS) which originally I though would have been a great thing. It had me feeling nauseous half way with the excessive explosions and loud sounds. There was no brain teasing time and there is no excuse for that. Many will argue it's a pop corn flick but that has always been a scape goat to excuse lack of depth which i believe ALL movies should have a piece of. Even dumb and dumber had depth with morality issues, friendship, betrayal and love. This movie tried to do so, but got confused if it wanted to be a comedy, action movie, conscious though provoker, sci fi etc. It was all over the place. The humans had too much screen time and were killing the aw aspect of the realm that involves these unique aliens.

the only great thing about the movie were the VISUAL EFFECTS. WOW!!!!! I can re watch just for Optimus Prime's greatest moment and beginning of the end of the good parts of the movie. Even the cartton was more enthrolling in the 80s and done right in a sense we got to relate to the robots making the humans not so great as we always seem to. Even in a movie with such superior beings they make a human be the key to EVERYTHING. That was disappointing indeed
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12:40AM on 06/25/2009
I liked it. It didn't blow me away like I thought it would, but I nonetheless found it vastly entertaining. I think people, specifically folks like us who frequent movie websites, know (or should know) by now what to expect when Michael Bay's name is attached to a film; so it always surprises me when his movies receive these overwhelming negative reviews complaining about the plot, etc. Bay is very good at what he does and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. God forbid we actually
I liked it. It didn't blow me away like I thought it would, but I nonetheless found it vastly entertaining. I think people, specifically folks like us who frequent movie websites, know (or should know) by now what to expect when Michael Bay's name is attached to a film; so it always surprises me when his movies receive these overwhelming negative reviews complaining about the plot, etc. Bay is very good at what he does and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. God forbid we actually have fun at a movie.
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12:35AM on 06/25/2009
Just a heads up Steveman/grungehippy- you might get banned if you continue to ripp on one another. Joblo staff don't give warnings and they don't are if your a regular :o/
Just a heads up Steveman/grungehippy- you might get banned if you continue to ripp on one another. Joblo staff don't give warnings and they don't are if your a regular :o/
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12:01AM on 06/25/2009

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Hey Grungehippy

I guess you like stupid humor. If thats the case go watch "The hangover" or better yet "Sex in the City". You don't make a serious movie first and then back it up with a comedy. Get your genre's right mate. Obviously everyone in your theatre are losers. I had people in my theatre shouting at the screen cause of the crap comedy. Thats what this movie is like people. See it for sure on the big screen but do not expect a back up of the first one which rocked.
Hey Grungehippy

I guess you like stupid humor. If thats the case go watch "The hangover" or better yet "Sex in the City". You don't make a serious movie first and then back it up with a comedy. Get your genre's right mate. Obviously everyone in your theatre are losers. I had people in my theatre shouting at the screen cause of the crap comedy. Thats what this movie is like people. See it for sure on the big screen but do not expect a back up of the first one which rocked.
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11:52PM on 06/24/2009
This was a great movie. I find it funny that a lot of people who didn't like Revenge of the Fallen thought the first one was better. For me the sequel was bigger and better in every way. I walked away from the first one and honestly was quite disappointed even though it got better with repeated viewings and lower expectations. I didn't like the Harry and the Hendersons scene around the house. I didn't like the pissing scene and those are just two obvious examples. Maybe I went into this one
This was a great movie. I find it funny that a lot of people who didn't like Revenge of the Fallen thought the first one was better. For me the sequel was bigger and better in every way. I walked away from the first one and honestly was quite disappointed even though it got better with repeated viewings and lower expectations. I didn't like the Harry and the Hendersons scene around the house. I didn't like the pissing scene and those are just two obvious examples. Maybe I went into this one with lower expectations which isn't hard to imagine considering I had already read the 2/10 reviews here, but it was way better than that. The complaints about the humour and twins weren't large enough to detract from the overall movie goodness. Sure it would have been a little better if the military planes at the end suddenly transformed into Superion and fought Devastator, but that's me.
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11:46PM on 06/24/2009

Don't Believe This Crap

I just walked out of a jam packed theater in Winchester, VA and when the movie was over everyone left cheering and stayed for the bits during the credits. So fuck these reviews. If you liked the first, there's no reason you won't like the second. I walked in fearing the worst from these reviews and this guy's an idiot. Everyone acts like it's gotta be something short of Shakespeare to be good. I paid my $9 to watch a real life cartoon that was awesome and thats exactly what I got. Kurtzman and
I just walked out of a jam packed theater in Winchester, VA and when the movie was over everyone left cheering and stayed for the bits during the credits. So fuck these reviews. If you liked the first, there's no reason you won't like the second. I walked in fearing the worst from these reviews and this guy's an idiot. Everyone acts like it's gotta be something short of Shakespeare to be good. I paid my $9 to watch a real life cartoon that was awesome and thats exactly what I got. Kurtzman and Orci have saved this summer. Wolverine sucked. Terminator sucked. But Star Trek and now Transformers have been the only films worth giving a damn about.
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11:45PM on 06/24/2009

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Very dissapointing movie. What the hell is this. American Pie humer in an action packed robots film. Totally disgraceful. If I hear another dick and balls joke or sex related joke I will scream. This is about "Transformers" and not crap college obsessive horny teenagers. Great action but I think Bay has no balls that is why he needs to keep mentioning them in this film. Who were the new robots. No introductions or anything. Flat out keeping up with who was who. So many scenes that were not even
Very dissapointing movie. What the hell is this. American Pie humer in an action packed robots film. Totally disgraceful. If I hear another dick and balls joke or sex related joke I will scream. This is about "Transformers" and not crap college obsessive horny teenagers. Great action but I think Bay has no balls that is why he needs to keep mentioning them in this film. Who were the new robots. No introductions or anything. Flat out keeping up with who was who. So many scenes that were not even neccessary....mum getting high..WTF. A dumb bimbo/terminator try hard..WTF. What ever happened to keeping it simple . The simpler the better. The first one blows this out of the water or in Bay's case castrates the second.
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11:29PM on 06/24/2009
I'm an avid reader of this site and a lot of you guys know me so trust me when I say this...the movie was a blast.

Was everything everyone was saying about the racist robots, editing, bad dialogue, long stupid plot, human-centered the truth?

Hell yea.

The movie was one big epic film with all the above in it and thats what makes it so fun.

For someone to take this shit seriously like I've been reviewing with the RT critics and even sites like Joblo, Aintitcoolnews, LatinoReview,
I'm an avid reader of this site and a lot of you guys know me so trust me when I say this...the movie was a blast.

Was everything everyone was saying about the racist robots, editing, bad dialogue, long stupid plot, human-centered the truth?

Hell yea.

The movie was one big epic film with all the above in it and thats what makes it so fun.

For someone to take this shit seriously like I've been reviewing with the RT critics and even sites like Joblo, Aintitcoolnews, LatinoReview, sites that I read all the time and trust their opinion over others, for them to take this shit seriously is beyond me.

This movie is basically the first one with more robots. They could have cut about 15-20 min of the film but overall it was a transformers film.

I just got back a little while ago from a real IMAX screening, not that shitty IMAX some theaters have). Wow..Devastor in IMAX is sickness x 100. I was just amazed. The whole forest scene too was great.

My audience loved it. My friends loved it. And I loved it. It was a great way to spend 2 1/2 hrs of my life.

Oh and what I did like this summer just in case you wanted to compared what movies I like to your tastings:

1) UP
2) Star Trek
3) Hangover


What I didn't like:

1) Wolverine
2) Angels Demons
3) Terminator
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11:24PM on 06/24/2009
Did I really see in one of the reviews disappointment in the fact that they did not see more introspection in the Giant Robots.... really?

I mean, lets take a vote, I come in on the side of when I go to see Giant Robots, it is not to see them wrestkle with the personal and moral dilemas of their times. It is to beat the ver living hell out of each other.

If Oscars were given to movies for doing exactly what they were supposed too then this would win.
Did I really see in one of the reviews disappointment in the fact that they did not see more introspection in the Giant Robots.... really?

I mean, lets take a vote, I come in on the side of when I go to see Giant Robots, it is not to see them wrestkle with the personal and moral dilemas of their times. It is to beat the ver living hell out of each other.

If Oscars were given to movies for doing exactly what they were supposed too then this would win.
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11:21PM on 06/24/2009

I liked it.

I guess it depends on what people are expecting. I for one was hoping for giant freaking robots fighting with other "visually stimulating" material throughout. Hey guess what? That's what I got. However I was not expecting any kind of academy award acting or plot. I didnt' get these either. Granted it was a bit longer than I was expecting, I didn't care for Fox's inflated lips, orthe grossly inappropriate stereotypical "twins" but I enjoyed this flick, and would recommend it to anyone
I guess it depends on what people are expecting. I for one was hoping for giant freaking robots fighting with other "visually stimulating" material throughout. Hey guess what? That's what I got. However I was not expecting any kind of academy award acting or plot. I didnt' get these either. Granted it was a bit longer than I was expecting, I didn't care for Fox's inflated lips, orthe grossly inappropriate stereotypical "twins" but I enjoyed this flick, and would recommend it to anyone over 13.
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11:12PM on 06/24/2009
I liked it. It did what was supposed to do. It's nothing spectacular or groundbreaking, but it never was supposed to be. It's giant fucking robots beating the shit out of other giant fucking robots...you can't expect more than that. For someone who loved watching the show as a kid, it definately satisfied my inner nerd.

I guess the movie works more for nostalgic purposes that anything else.

Really though, some of you guys need to lighten up.
I liked it. It did what was supposed to do. It's nothing spectacular or groundbreaking, but it never was supposed to be. It's giant fucking robots beating the shit out of other giant fucking robots...you can't expect more than that. For someone who loved watching the show as a kid, it definately satisfied my inner nerd.

I guess the movie works more for nostalgic purposes that anything else.

Really though, some of you guys need to lighten up.
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10:10PM on 06/24/2009

Made my head hurt

Didn't like it for many reasons. Most of which have already been stated. Glad I bought tickets for UP knowing that this didn't deserve my money. Still liked Terminator a hell of alot more.
Didn't like it for many reasons. Most of which have already been stated. Glad I bought tickets for UP knowing that this didn't deserve my money. Still liked Terminator a hell of alot more.
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9:14PM on 06/24/2009

It's a kid movie

So why expect more? It's loud, obnoxious, occassionally fun and just as occassionaly profane. Like a child. I had fun as I'm sure alot of people did. Hating on Bay, fuck, may as well go over to the AICN forums and join the masses. Yay, we hate Bay! It's the geek-chic thing to do. I like flicks like Ice Pirates, so this is right up that alley.
So why expect more? It's loud, obnoxious, occassionally fun and just as occassionaly profane. Like a child. I had fun as I'm sure alot of people did. Hating on Bay, fuck, may as well go over to the AICN forums and join the masses. Yay, we hate Bay! It's the geek-chic thing to do. I like flicks like Ice Pirates, so this is right up that alley.
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8:09PM on 06/24/2009

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Hey man, that's insulting to children everywhere

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Hey man, that's insulting to children everywhere

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7:52PM on 06/24/2009

Just as Bad as the First one.

People actually were laughing and clapping at the end..they must have had their own stash of pot brownies.

I refuse to drink the Michael Bay koolaid..I think this was a godawful piece of shit...and fans of the series deserve better.

Now I'm going to sit back and watch some Unicron kick some ass..as Transformers should be seen in animated form in the first place.
People actually were laughing and clapping at the end..they must have had their own stash of pot brownies.

I refuse to drink the Michael Bay koolaid..I think this was a godawful piece of shit...and fans of the series deserve better.

Now I'm going to sit back and watch some Unicron kick some ass..as Transformers should be seen in animated form in the first place.
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7:29PM on 06/24/2009
looking at the audition tape,
cant help but believe fox is just a bimbo playing herself
looking at the audition tape,
cant help but believe fox is just a bimbo playing herself
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6:53PM on 06/24/2009

Enjoyed it

It's sad that people just can't realize that this is a movie based off a 1980's toyline, of which a cartoon was made TO SELL MORE TOYS.

Every movie does not have to be Citizen Kane and labeling this movie a 2/10 is one of the dumbest things I've seen in recent memory. The movie does what it's supposed to do. It brings giant transforming robots, to the big screen, beating the ever living shit out of each other. That was always what attracted me to the toys/show as a little kid and if being
It's sad that people just can't realize that this is a movie based off a 1980's toyline, of which a cartoon was made TO SELL MORE TOYS.

Every movie does not have to be Citizen Kane and labeling this movie a 2/10 is one of the dumbest things I've seen in recent memory. The movie does what it's supposed to do. It brings giant transforming robots, to the big screen, beating the ever living shit out of each other. That was always what attracted me to the toys/show as a little kid and if being an adult means that you suddenly lose sight of that...then I never want to be a fucking adult.

2/10? My ass.
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6:23PM on 06/24/2009
Cut at least an hour out of the movie. Remove 50% of the characters. Show more robots.
Cut at least an hour out of the movie. Remove 50% of the characters. Show more robots.
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5:37PM on 06/24/2009
I cannot understand how anyone but a child would like this movie. The plot seems as if they were making it up as the movie went along. Every character in this movie is one-dimensional. Tons of robots thrown into the mix, yet none of the Transformers are developed. The Fallen was weak, Devastator was pretty damn pointless, Megatron a gimp, the Twins were a fucking disaster, the Autobots (minus Optimus) were barely used and Optimus seemed pretty fucking bloodthirsty in this film.

Tons of
I cannot understand how anyone but a child would like this movie. The plot seems as if they were making it up as the movie went along. Every character in this movie is one-dimensional. Tons of robots thrown into the mix, yet none of the Transformers are developed. The Fallen was weak, Devastator was pretty damn pointless, Megatron a gimp, the Twins were a fucking disaster, the Autobots (minus Optimus) were barely used and Optimus seemed pretty fucking bloodthirsty in this film.

Tons of special effects can only do so much for a movie. If I could sum up the movie in one line it would be, "I was high as hell and I could not enjoy this film."
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5:31PM on 06/24/2009

Give Me More

I just had to add my rating of 8.5 of 10. Great flick to see in IMAX! It really felt more like a space invasion movie than the first, that's what drawed you into it. So again go see it and enjoy for what it is, robots & humans battling to survive. Go Bay!
I just had to add my rating of 8.5 of 10. Great flick to see in IMAX! It really felt more like a space invasion movie than the first, that's what drawed you into it. So again go see it and enjoy for what it is, robots & humans battling to survive. Go Bay!
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5:09PM on 06/24/2009
there we go, was looking for a razgriz review. Now we just need hoylehaw.
there we go, was looking for a razgriz review. Now we just need hoylehaw.
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5:01PM on 06/24/2009
It felt like riding in a washing machine for a few hours. A wild and direct assault on the human senses. However, there are flaws.

Cons:
-Convoluted plot that jumps across the map
-The Twins humor is hit and miss (Mostly miss)
-overwhelming and bloated at times have you trying to recover
-other humor is hit or just there (I didn't laugh or shake my head a lot)

Pros:
-the cinematography of the action scenes is excellent yet kinetic. Easy to tell what happens and gives you the feeling
It felt like riding in a washing machine for a few hours. A wild and direct assault on the human senses. However, there are flaws.

Cons:
-Convoluted plot that jumps across the map
-The Twins humor is hit and miss (Mostly miss)
-overwhelming and bloated at times have you trying to recover
-other humor is hit or just there (I didn't laugh or shake my head a lot)

Pros:
-the cinematography of the action scenes is excellent yet kinetic. Easy to tell what happens and gives you the feeling that you are in the battle (Forest, Shanghai, Egypt)
-epic music score from Steve Jablonsky
-superb voice acting on Peter Cullen, Tony Todd, and Hugo Weaving along with the rest
-Shia and Megan have a nice chemistry while John Turturro returns as an ally instead of a silly adversary
-Duhamel and Gibson make dependable soldiers
-the computer FX blend in well with the on location environments
-pyrotechnics, stunts, and computer FX are excellent

3.8 out of 5.0

I like the first one slightly more but this one upends it in the machine vs. machine action. I could have done without the Twins but Sideswipe, The Fallen, Devastator, JetFire and other additions were welcome. (Not enough Sideswipe though)

Nice to see StarScream and Megatron bicker at each other.
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4:51PM on 06/24/2009
My brain hurts right now, I just got back. So I Apologize if my review is -unprofessional.


I liked the first hour. Fuck at one point I wanted to scream "Fuck the haters" I couldn't see why people where hating on this But then- it went from entertaining action movie to the good Shepard back to an action movie. I honestly wanted to sleep when Simmons got on the screen.

-The ninja affect is awful,They killed important transformers like they were just butter

-Please don't include the
My brain hurts right now, I just got back. So I Apologize if my review is -unprofessional.


I liked the first hour. Fuck at one point I wanted to scream "Fuck the haters" I couldn't see why people where hating on this But then- it went from entertaining action movie to the good Shepard back to an action movie. I honestly wanted to sleep when Simmons got on the screen.

-The ninja affect is awful,They killed important transformers like they were just butter

-Please don't include the twins anymore

-I'm fine with Soundwave being a satellite actually, It kinda suits him as an update.

- the continuity error with devastator is pretty bad IMO. I could clearly tell the same constructicons who form devastator - where fighting somewhere else at the same time. Why did you make devastator so weak in the first place? the guy is a walking deathstar ... why did he take 10 hours to climb up the pyramid. Cut that part out.

-Why was bonecrusher included in the Decepticon army? he Died - literally face ripped off in the first 1. I was fine with blackout reappearing (only to die again) because he was just shot in the first one.

-Where the hell was barricade?

And why does every transformer movie have to end with an Optimus prime monologue?

It definitely was entertaining, But I feel mind fucked. It WAS NOT A 2/10, thanks jenna busch.

I'm go for a sequel.
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4:48PM on 06/24/2009

Wow did that suck!

Not that the first film was so awesome, but this one goes down with Pearl Harbor!
Yes it had something for everyone..without a brain!
Not that the first film was so awesome, but this one goes down with Pearl Harbor!
Yes it had something for everyone..without a brain!
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4:04PM on 06/24/2009

Give Me Another

This movie was great! It had everything for everyone and was more serious than the first. The action was intense and they made Optimus fight the way he should of in the first. And the story was good enough to hold your attention.....do not listen to the "I want be different so I hate Michael Bay Guy or Girl". Can not wait for the 3rd installment. It is worth the admission!!!
This movie was great! It had everything for everyone and was more serious than the first. The action was intense and they made Optimus fight the way he should of in the first. And the story was good enough to hold your attention.....do not listen to the "I want be different so I hate Michael Bay Guy or Girl". Can not wait for the 3rd installment. It is worth the admission!!!
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3:35PM on 06/24/2009

Transformers deserve better

I'm not a negative guy but I like transformers and after T4 and recent blockbusters I think these franchises should be taken more seriously.

Transformers does not deserve to become a "remove your brain and just laugh" kind of film.

autobot parachutes, devastator balls, things "just happening",pointless plot....

and of course everyone looking the same, from the fallen to starscream...

fingers crossed for part 3.
I'm not a negative guy but I like transformers and after T4 and recent blockbusters I think these franchises should be taken more seriously.

Transformers does not deserve to become a "remove your brain and just laugh" kind of film.

autobot parachutes, devastator balls, things "just happening",pointless plot....

and of course everyone looking the same, from the fallen to starscream...

fingers crossed for part 3.
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2:56PM on 06/24/2009
6.5/10... It was enjoyable, on par with the first, but a bit excessive and with some more annoying characters.

The action scenes/humor/"epic" moments more then made up for it though.

I felt the T4/Wolverine vibe through this film sometimes, but the thing is, it doesn't take itself too seriously so u can shrug off all the embarassing/groaning moments. If you had a good time with the first one you'll probly have a good time with this one.


P.S. Now listen, I don't like spoof movies, I
6.5/10... It was enjoyable, on par with the first, but a bit excessive and with some more annoying characters.

The action scenes/humor/"epic" moments more then made up for it though.

I felt the T4/Wolverine vibe through this film sometimes, but the thing is, it doesn't take itself too seriously so u can shrug off all the embarassing/groaning moments. If you had a good time with the first one you'll probly have a good time with this one.


P.S. Now listen, I don't like spoof movies, I enjoy the art of film, I can get lost in a Kubrick film for hours at a time but the 0/10s and 2/10s of this film honestly shocks me. Either people just expected some kind of Dark Knight follow up to a cheesey, corny movie or they didn't expect another cheesier, cornier action packed sequel. Which if you know Bay, or even saw the original Transformers, you knew what you were gonna get. Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in there.
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2:23PM on 06/24/2009

MAJOR SPOILER

one problem i had was that i thought the fight scene with megatron, super prime, and the fallen at the end could've been a kick ass 3-minute fight scene. too bad it was only about 40 seconds long :( and the fight scene with prime beating the shit outta everyone in the forest was sooooooo fucking amazing to watch. i love how bay made his fight scene actually watchable in this film. and the forest scene was a great example because he showed their full robot bodies fighting not just portions so
one problem i had was that i thought the fight scene with megatron, super prime, and the fallen at the end could've been a kick ass 3-minute fight scene. too bad it was only about 40 seconds long :( and the fight scene with prime beating the shit outta everyone in the forest was sooooooo fucking amazing to watch. i love how bay made his fight scene actually watchable in this film. and the forest scene was a great example because he showed their full robot bodies fighting not just portions so you wont be able to tell what your looking at. and when bumble bee grabbed idk who's arms and kicked the dude in the face and his arm ripped off was sooo sickk. and optimus kicking star scream in the mouth ohhh shittt!! this movie rocked. i'm gonna go watch it again. bye =]
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2:18PM on 06/24/2009

REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

was kick ass. period. (in my personal opinion) sure there were story problems but the action scenes were some of the most amazing action i've ever scene in a movie. amazing film and much much better than the first. good job mr. bay, you did it again in my book =]
was kick ass. period. (in my personal opinion) sure there were story problems but the action scenes were some of the most amazing action i've ever scene in a movie. amazing film and much much better than the first. good job mr. bay, you did it again in my book =]
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2:14PM on 06/24/2009

Loved it

But the last battle scene really irritated me, you have the ultimate weapon in Devastator but you have him form so far away from the battle, and the pyramid, that it takes him forever to get to it. Then we see another set of Constricons fighting the battle with devastator made up of Constructicons formed trying to climb the pyramid like King Kong. Looks to me like ILM and bay were fighting a deadline could not think of other decepticons to put in the final battle and think we would not
But the last battle scene really irritated me, you have the ultimate weapon in Devastator but you have him form so far away from the battle, and the pyramid, that it takes him forever to get to it. Then we see another set of Constricons fighting the battle with devastator made up of Constructicons formed trying to climb the pyramid like King Kong. Looks to me like ILM and bay were fighting a deadline could not think of other decepticons to put in the final battle and think we would not notice.
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1:33PM on 06/24/2009
Amazing visual effects sequences, over the top action, laced together extremely poorly with a flimsy and weak storyline. The writing was all over the place, there were too many damn shots of the Pentagon and/or random airplanes full of military personal that bogged down the final battle, which reminded me too much of the Scorponok scene in the 1st film, which is easily my least favorite part of T1. Humor allowed me to chuckle at best, but when it came to an actual story it was kind of thrown at
Amazing visual effects sequences, over the top action, laced together extremely poorly with a flimsy and weak storyline. The writing was all over the place, there were too many damn shots of the Pentagon and/or random airplanes full of military personal that bogged down the final battle, which reminded me too much of the Scorponok scene in the 1st film, which is easily my least favorite part of T1. Humor allowed me to chuckle at best, but when it came to an actual story it was kind of thrown at us in ridiculously huge amounts and would of served us better had it been shoved into the movie's opening narrative, which didn't give us anything really. So why not cram an extra five minutes worth of "Okay...this is what's happening" into the beginning, before nuking China and dishing out stupid college humor and Terminator-Chicks.

5/10. It wasn't a total loss, but for what it could of been, they should be ashamed of themselves.
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1:33PM on 06/24/2009

I'm bringing my psp

ok, i usually agree 90% with Arrow on all his movie reviews. I agree you have to be a fan of a franchise to actually fully enjoy it. But, I also believe you need to be entertained if you're going to see this for the first time.

In any case, i'm officially scared shitless. WHY?? well, I've seen Indiana Jones 4...thats why. I dont want the TF saga to be raped by the greed of hollywood like Indy's did.

in the mean time, i'm neutral...until proven otherwise.

expect my review of
ok, i usually agree 90% with Arrow on all his movie reviews. I agree you have to be a fan of a franchise to actually fully enjoy it. But, I also believe you need to be entertained if you're going to see this for the first time.

In any case, i'm officially scared shitless. WHY?? well, I've seen Indiana Jones 4...thats why. I dont want the TF saga to be raped by the greed of hollywood like Indy's did.

in the mean time, i'm neutral...until proven otherwise.

expect my review of it...tomorrow.
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1:24PM on 06/24/2009

A Great Time

Okay, Transformers are toys. It should be juvenile! Yes, one of the transformers actually has balls. But honestly, you go into this movie expecting robots beating each other up, which this delivers in spades, and everything else is secondary. There is a lot of laugh out loud moments (maybe even too many) and everything involving Prime rocks. Plus there's some real cool, creative new robots to look at. Thumbs up from me!
PS: Smuggle your spiked fruit punch into the theater and you got the best
Okay, Transformers are toys. It should be juvenile! Yes, one of the transformers actually has balls. But honestly, you go into this movie expecting robots beating each other up, which this delivers in spades, and everything else is secondary. There is a lot of laugh out loud moments (maybe even too many) and everything involving Prime rocks. Plus there's some real cool, creative new robots to look at. Thumbs up from me!
PS: Smuggle your spiked fruit punch into the theater and you got the best movie of the summer, sir!
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1:23PM on 06/24/2009

pls read this and ask yourself....

....how AWESOME/EPIC the transformers movies would've been if someone like James Cameron directed. (someone else has asked this...can't remember who)
OR, how awesome if Chris Nolan (and his crew) were given a buttload of $ and made this movie?
heck....it'd even be cooler if Brian Singer did it....x2 was great.

that's all i'm going to say
....how AWESOME/EPIC the transformers movies would've been if someone like James Cameron directed. (someone else has asked this...can't remember who)
OR, how awesome if Chris Nolan (and his crew) were given a buttload of $ and made this movie?
heck....it'd even be cooler if Brian Singer did it....x2 was great.

that's all i'm going to say
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1:20PM on 06/24/2009

Loved it

'nuff said
'nuff said
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1:13PM on 06/24/2009

Awesome

Come on haters, this is a michael bay movie with cool action scenes, awesome special effects and hot megan fox. Megan fox surely just as an eye candy, but she is fit in the movie. Forget about story, plot, characters and what so ever. If you want to see pop corn flick movie, this is a movie for you but if you want to see some quality, better you see another movie.
Come on haters, this is a michael bay movie with cool action scenes, awesome special effects and hot megan fox. Megan fox surely just as an eye candy, but she is fit in the movie. Forget about story, plot, characters and what so ever. If you want to see pop corn flick movie, this is a movie for you but if you want to see some quality, better you see another movie.
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12:42PM on 06/24/2009
there isn't a more asinine rationalization than the position that a movie can't be awful simply because it isn't trying to be great. that is just so stupid beyond belief that anyone who takes that position has the mental and logical capacity of a earthworm. I don't have to be overly concerned about a plot of a movie to still think the plot delivered is ridiculously bad.
there isn't a more asinine rationalization than the position that a movie can't be awful simply because it isn't trying to be great. that is just so stupid beyond belief that anyone who takes that position has the mental and logical capacity of a earthworm. I don't have to be overly concerned about a plot of a movie to still think the plot delivered is ridiculously bad.
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12:28PM on 06/24/2009
i havent seen it yet - but considering i was expecting the first one to be as bad as what people are saying this one is - im not surprised. a bad transformers movie was only waiting to happen. come on, theyre giant robots who speak english and make themselves into cars - you only have so much to work with here before it turns sour.
i havent seen it yet - but considering i was expecting the first one to be as bad as what people are saying this one is - im not surprised. a bad transformers movie was only waiting to happen. come on, theyre giant robots who speak english and make themselves into cars - you only have so much to work with here before it turns sour.
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12:24PM on 06/24/2009
First off, I liked the first movie (and own it on Blu-Ray), but this second movie was a mess.

The 'plot' goes in several different directions, and the movie resembles a dvd with all the deleted scenes thrown in rather than a polished, finished theatrical release. The movie clocks in at 2 hrs. 35 min. (it would have been cut down to 90 min. if all the slow motion sequences were taken out), and that is with a 30 minute plus fight scene at the end that gets so messy and convoluted that you
First off, I liked the first movie (and own it on Blu-Ray), but this second movie was a mess.

The 'plot' goes in several different directions, and the movie resembles a dvd with all the deleted scenes thrown in rather than a polished, finished theatrical release. The movie clocks in at 2 hrs. 35 min. (it would have been cut down to 90 min. if all the slow motion sequences were taken out), and that is with a 30 minute plus fight scene at the end that gets so messy and convoluted that you can't tell who is who, nor do you care. Also, in that final fight scene, some of the robots actually look like guys in suits which was weird to say the least.

Then we come to Mudflap and Skids...The Twins...or as the group of people I went and saw this with came to call them; The Sambo-bots. They talked jive, had heads shaped like a chimp, had buck teeth (with Mudflap sporting a gold tooth with bling on it) and they couldn't read. The only stereotypes missing were to have them eat watermelon and transform into a 1970's sky blue Cadillac.

Strangely enough, this still wasn't the worst movie of the summer. That distinction still goes to Star Trek for the lame plot and just flat out ridiculous 'coincidences', not to mention the horridly bad acting. When Shia LaDouche can put in a performance that seems Oscar worthy compared to the entire cast of another movie, then you know you have a problem. Yeah, yeah, I'm going to get flamed by the fanboys, but face it, you like a shitty movie. We all have at one time or another.

Rating: Wait for this piece of shit to hit video.
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12:20PM on 06/24/2009

MY TWO CENTS

i saw a midnight show of this "movie" last night.Listen,its a movie about robots transforming into automobiles and vise versa.You gotta suspend some disbelief here.So, you cant criticly put this movie through any type of microscope.Saying that,i thought this movie was more of a comedy than an action movie.Yes,the story was kind of moronic,but your going to see micheal bay,not chris nolan.I thought the three best things about the movie,was sam's mom(she was hilarious in the 1st act) the battle
i saw a midnight show of this "movie" last night.Listen,its a movie about robots transforming into automobiles and vise versa.You gotta suspend some disbelief here.So, you cant criticly put this movie through any type of microscope.Saying that,i thought this movie was more of a comedy than an action movie.Yes,the story was kind of moronic,but your going to see micheal bay,not chris nolan.I thought the three best things about the movie,was sam's mom(she was hilarious in the 1st act) the battle scenes were eye poppin,and of course the lovely and "talented" megan fox(yeah,she just eye candy,but datttss summm goood eye candy).
There were alot of editing flaws and i did feel like like i was watching 3 different writers interpretations of the movie,there was zero transistion between the acts of the movie,NONE.I mean at one point they flat out,teleported,that was fucking stupid. Also,i know bay and the producers were put in a tight spot by shia's car accident and his mangled hand,but for christ sake he was wearing the bandage in the forest scene almost a half hour b4 he actually got "hurt" in the movie vie teleportation.You know,thats just being lazy.In a multi-million dollar movie,i cant forgive that,thats a college indie movie mistake,someone should be shitcanned for that.
But anyway,my long and winded point is that if you just want to be entertained than transformers 2 is a homerun...if you want a life altering movie experiance that is touching and real.Then its a friggin failure of euro disnet proportions.

THE motherfuckin END
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12:18PM on 06/24/2009
The film should be Oscar worthy. The performances were good but nowhere near as good as Kate Winslet's or Sean Penn's last year. The script also wasn't as good as In Bruges' either, I was expecting an in-depth commentary on the state of machines in our society.


I am of course joking, Transformers 2 isn't supposed to be an Oscar-worthy film, it is just robots fighting each other and sorry guys, but it still SUCKED! (Call me a snob if you want, as if EVERYONE has to like a movie because its
The film should be Oscar worthy. The performances were good but nowhere near as good as Kate Winslet's or Sean Penn's last year. The script also wasn't as good as In Bruges' either, I was expecting an in-depth commentary on the state of machines in our society.


I am of course joking, Transformers 2 isn't supposed to be an Oscar-worthy film, it is just robots fighting each other and sorry guys, but it still SUCKED! (Call me a snob if you want, as if EVERYONE has to like a movie because its a summer blockbuster)

Main reason was yes, the script. The plot was poor but I knew that before seeing the movie so I was still expecting something decent like the first film...but this wasn't decent at all.

The special effects and action scenes were indeed good, but the movie was predictable, way too long and racist (Mudflap and Skids are an abomination to cinema).

And no, I have nothing against Michael Bay (the only other film of his I have seen is Transformers...which as I said before I liked).

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12:05PM on 06/24/2009

was ok but...

jj abrams for the next one,, he or james cameron, pay them half the budget to do so. They respect the source material
jj abrams for the next one,, he or james cameron, pay them half the budget to do so. They respect the source material
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12:05PM on 06/24/2009

I liked it

I really liked it, I thought the action scenes were awesome and better shot this time around. I'll admit that the script was bad, but it was rushed through before the strike. But I don't expect much of a script from a Bay film. I expect explosions and I got them. It just pisses me off that people go to a summer action movie expecting a good story. "It doesn't make sense, why is this that, and this is that when it should've been this." Who f'n cares, did you see that explosion!!!! Anyways, it
I really liked it, I thought the action scenes were awesome and better shot this time around. I'll admit that the script was bad, but it was rushed through before the strike. But I don't expect much of a script from a Bay film. I expect explosions and I got them. It just pisses me off that people go to a summer action movie expecting a good story. "It doesn't make sense, why is this that, and this is that when it should've been this." Who f'n cares, did you see that explosion!!!! Anyways, it looks like this will be another Terminator Salvation, with 75% of the audience loving it, with the critics and the other 25% hating it.
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11:46AM on 06/24/2009

Seriously...

I caught the 3:10 AM showing a few hours agao and I was blown away. The first movie, especially at the end gave me borderline Man-Tears just cause it made me feel like a kid again. It was just so fun. I knew not to expect an Academy Award winning performance, and with that in mind, I was able to seriously enjoy it. Same goes for 'Revenge of the Fallen. This movie was so epic, and huge, and action packed, the whole crowd was cheering and lovin it... even at 3-5 AM. Optimus finally got to whoop
I caught the 3:10 AM showing a few hours agao and I was blown away. The first movie, especially at the end gave me borderline Man-Tears just cause it made me feel like a kid again. It was just so fun. I knew not to expect an Academy Award winning performance, and with that in mind, I was able to seriously enjoy it. Same goes for 'Revenge of the Fallen. This movie was so epic, and huge, and action packed, the whole crowd was cheering and lovin it... even at 3-5 AM. Optimus finally got to whoop some ass, in more ways than one and with the exception of the Twins and a few off jokes, ROTF was one of the best Action Movies I've ever seen. Flat out fun, bad ass action. I'll be seeing it again on Friday if for nothing else than to watch another packed house of fans enjoy it.
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11:39AM on 06/24/2009
God awful.
God awful.
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11:07AM on 06/24/2009

awesome

I dont know what the hell you people are talking about. The movie was awesome. It was everything I expected it to be. A great action movie with a good story. Most of you people hate it just because its Michael Bay. Stop trying to be clever in your reviews and just appreciate it for what it is. Awesome.
I dont know what the hell you people are talking about. The movie was awesome. It was everything I expected it to be. A great action movie with a good story. Most of you people hate it just because its Michael Bay. Stop trying to be clever in your reviews and just appreciate it for what it is. Awesome.
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11:00AM on 06/24/2009

WORST SCRIPT EVER

The good - the CGI. The bad - everything else! The first one was fun. This script was an absolute mess. A mess! It seemed like a loose first draft. The kind where you go - well this is cool, now why do we need that? What is Sam going to college actually got to do with the story? Nothing? Ok lets do this instead..." etc etc. Shame on the writers. Shame on Spielberg for attaching his name (strike two for him after KOTCS). Expected as much from Bay.
The good - the CGI. The bad - everything else! The first one was fun. This script was an absolute mess. A mess! It seemed like a loose first draft. The kind where you go - well this is cool, now why do we need that? What is Sam going to college actually got to do with the story? Nothing? Ok lets do this instead..." etc etc. Shame on the writers. Shame on Spielberg for attaching his name (strike two for him after KOTCS). Expected as much from Bay.
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10:28AM on 06/24/2009

Why are you guys reviewing it if you haven't seen it?

Go see the movie, come back, and post your review. Why are you guys posting comments to our reviews when we are the only ones so far to have gone out of our way to see it?
Go see the movie, come back, and post your review. Why are you guys posting comments to our reviews when we are the only ones so far to have gone out of our way to see it?
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10:11AM on 06/24/2009

SO WHAT

Most people didn't like the first one anyway. I ALWAYS like to formulate my own opinions, because everyones tastes are different (I enjoyed Land of the Lost),so like every other movie, I'll see it and decide on my own. Besides it's giant robots battling, what do you expect Schindler's List?
Most people didn't like the first one anyway. I ALWAYS like to formulate my own opinions, because everyones tastes are different (I enjoyed Land of the Lost),so like every other movie, I'll see it and decide on my own. Besides it's giant robots battling, what do you expect Schindler's List?
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9:57AM on 06/24/2009

No Oscar.

I don't see why so many people are getting bent out of shape about this. They KNOW that this is a Bay film. It's not winning any oscars. It's supposed to be just a fun summer movie with giant robots fighting. AND,,we get Megan Fox. So where exactly is all the hate coming from? This is going to be a big, slam-bam summer popcorn flick. Just take it for what it is,and if your wanting something more oscar worthy, wait until the fall.
I don't see why so many people are getting bent out of shape about this. They KNOW that this is a Bay film. It's not winning any oscars. It's supposed to be just a fun summer movie with giant robots fighting. AND,,we get Megan Fox. So where exactly is all the hate coming from? This is going to be a big, slam-bam summer popcorn flick. Just take it for what it is,and if your wanting something more oscar worthy, wait until the fall.
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9:56AM on 06/24/2009

No Oscar.

I don't see why so many people are getting bent out of shape about this. They KNOW that this is a Bay film. It's not winning any oscars. It's supposed to be just a fun summer movie with giant robots fighting. AND,,we get Megan Fox. So where exactly is all the hate coming from? This is going to be a big, slam-bam summer popcorn flick. Just take it for what it is,and if your wanting something mor oscar worthy, wait until the fall.
I don't see why so many people are getting bent out of shape about this. They KNOW that this is a Bay film. It's not winning any oscars. It's supposed to be just a fun summer movie with giant robots fighting. AND,,we get Megan Fox. So where exactly is all the hate coming from? This is going to be a big, slam-bam summer popcorn flick. Just take it for what it is,and if your wanting something mor oscar worthy, wait until the fall.
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9:19AM on 06/24/2009

Oh come on

Geez people it wasn't that bad. Granted the quirky humour angle was overdone and I wish a couple characters had died quickly and painfully, but I really enjoyed it.

The first one was fun, but damn did it give me a migraine with a lot of those shots. While the action was heavier I thought this one was shot more smoothly. Also, I saw this with a predominately Japanese audience (people that never seem to laugh or even make a sound during a movie). I heard several laughs this time and even
Geez people it wasn't that bad. Granted the quirky humour angle was overdone and I wish a couple characters had died quickly and painfully, but I really enjoyed it.

The first one was fun, but damn did it give me a migraine with a lot of those shots. While the action was heavier I thought this one was shot more smoothly. Also, I saw this with a predominately Japanese audience (people that never seem to laugh or even make a sound during a movie). I heard several laughs this time and even some "eeee... sugoi"'s. The equivalent of "fuckin' awesome." So yeah, it definitely wasn't "awful"
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9:15AM on 06/24/2009

i don't know

I haven't seen it yet, I probably will in the next few weeks to see it in IMAX... but, eventhough I loved the shit out of the first film, I don't see the point in making another movie. I mean, I want to see a sequel when there is a story left to tell. Not when there is no story to start. And the consensus around critics and viewers is that the film is about Giant Robots fighting (with a little bit of Megan Fox :). Either you love it or you don't but since you already got it in the previous film
I haven't seen it yet, I probably will in the next few weeks to see it in IMAX... but, eventhough I loved the shit out of the first film, I don't see the point in making another movie. I mean, I want to see a sequel when there is a story left to tell. Not when there is no story to start. And the consensus around critics and viewers is that the film is about Giant Robots fighting (with a little bit of Megan Fox :). Either you love it or you don't but since you already got it in the previous film why see it again? And this comes from a guy who watched the original 5 times during its theatrical run. I hate the idea of making movies just for money and this is as cristal of an example as one can get... sorry but I don't see the excuse of "come on! it's just giant robots destroying shit!" as valid any more. That could have been the case the first time but now!? Once again: what's the point of this movie? (of course we all now the terrible answer)
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9:12AM on 06/24/2009
didn't think i would like it at all based on your review.

BUT it wasn't that bad. way better than terminator, and ENJOYABLE! an entertaining summer flick. nothing more nothing less. The best Micahel Bay film I've seen. It was a lot of fun aside from the shitty music. Popcorn flick for sure, but by no means terrible.
didn't think i would like it at all based on your review.

BUT it wasn't that bad. way better than terminator, and ENJOYABLE! an entertaining summer flick. nothing more nothing less. The best Micahel Bay film I've seen. It was a lot of fun aside from the shitty music. Popcorn flick for sure, but by no means terrible.
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9:11AM on 06/24/2009

I agree with Nutz

I think the hatred for this movie has to do with Michael Bay more than the movie itself. It is just as fun and loud as the first film, maybe even better. People are compaining about racist twins which are annoying. I have see them referred to as "Car Car Binks" which is fairly accurate, but did not keep me from enjoying the loud, brash, insane summer popcorn flick!
I think the hatred for this movie has to do with Michael Bay more than the movie itself. It is just as fun and loud as the first film, maybe even better. People are compaining about racist twins which are annoying. I have see them referred to as "Car Car Binks" which is fairly accurate, but did not keep me from enjoying the loud, brash, insane summer popcorn flick!
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8:39AM on 06/24/2009

Lets put it this way...

...if someone did a fan edit, and cut 20-30 minutes of exposition dialogue, as well as most of the toilet humor, this would actually be a really good movie. Those are the main problems, because I thought the action was fairly good and it did have its moments where I was loving it (namely anything involving Optimus Prime). But I mean, seriously, WTF were they thinking putting balls on Devastator?! Michael Bay, grow the fuck up and respect the source material! You're getting paid 30 million to
...if someone did a fan edit, and cut 20-30 minutes of exposition dialogue, as well as most of the toilet humor, this would actually be a really good movie. Those are the main problems, because I thought the action was fairly good and it did have its moments where I was loving it (namely anything involving Optimus Prime). But I mean, seriously, WTF were they thinking putting balls on Devastator?! Michael Bay, grow the fuck up and respect the source material! You're getting paid 30 million to direct this thing, and you film dogs humping eachother and someone eating pot brownies.
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8:16AM on 06/24/2009

HATED IT

Awful, awful, awful. And I liked the first one. Overlong, incoherent, horrible attempts at humour, just plain....awful
Awful, awful, awful. And I liked the first one. Overlong, incoherent, horrible attempts at humour, just plain....awful
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8:02AM on 06/24/2009

I must have seen a different film

I loved it, my wife loved it and the audience I saw it with certainly loved it. Throughout the whole showing the room was filled with "lol's" and alot of "woahs" from the kids in the audience.

For me the film got better and better up to the Optimus Prime field fight where it pinnacled and then held it right up there until the credits rolled.

I'm not a die hard Transformers fan but I am a fan with the animated movie being one of my top 5 DVD's. I enjoyed the story and understood it fine,
I loved it, my wife loved it and the audience I saw it with certainly loved it. Throughout the whole showing the room was filled with "lol's" and alot of "woahs" from the kids in the audience.

For me the film got better and better up to the Optimus Prime field fight where it pinnacled and then held it right up there until the credits rolled.

I'm not a die hard Transformers fan but I am a fan with the animated movie being one of my top 5 DVD's. I enjoyed the story and understood it fine, I think it flowed really well. The action is unbeatable for me right now, again the field fight was the most excited I've been in a cinema showing.

To put it how I see it, if you want an intelligent story go see a film aimed at that audience.

You're not as intelligent as you think you are if you turned up looking for a deep story. You're here to watch giant robots beat the bolts out of each other. Thats what I wanted and got more than I'd bargained for.

Take it for the pop corn blast that it is and it's great, look for too much depth and you're in the wrong place.

9.5/10 for me and I absolutely cannot wait for the Blu-ray.
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7:56AM on 06/24/2009

COME ON!

It cannot be that bad.
I just don't listen to critics anymore, that includes Joblo.com.
All the people i have talked to about it have said it was awesome.
It cannot be that bad.
I just don't listen to critics anymore, that includes Joblo.com.
All the people i have talked to about it have said it was awesome.
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