Running Time: 150 Minutes
Release Date: June 24th 2009
One Sentence: Too much comedy, too much movie, not enough cool transformers.
I thought the original Transformers movie from 2007 was the perfect summer movie. So it was with great anticipation that I thought Michael Bay and his transformers team with the help of ILM could pull it off again. Just go a little bit bigger, just a little more, and keep it together and they will have another great movie. I do have to say ILM did pull it off again, however Michael Bay, very much did not. I was willing to forgive so much from the past.
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen was this years Episode 1 (Star Wars). Great CG, and a wonderful villain put next to a whole lot of unnecessary plot and story and a very annoying CG stereotype character that could of been completely removed from the movie and it would have made the movie better. I don't say this lightly but Transformers had 2 characters, Skids and Mudflap, who were as bad as Jar Jar Binks and perhaps worse becuase there were two of them. The whole movie had these two in it, and a lot of this forced low level comedy that infected the movie and helped make it a complete and total weak shell of it's predecessor. Then they bring in 2 of the best Decepticons that were ever created and underused them in place of these comedy characters. It was a horrible waste of CG, time, and story and really ruined the whole movie.
If they cut out about 30 minutes of this movie, stuck with the story of "The Fallen," only, got rid of Skids and Mudflap and a lot of the horrible comedy, I would say this would have been a good movie. The CG was top notch, better than the last, slower fighting so you could see even better what you wanted to see so much of last time, really shows what a difference even 2 years can make in the CG world. It could have been as good as the last, or better, but someone somewhere decided to make this movie funny and had no idea what comedy is and shit all over this movie. I would say this is almost completely skippable, so if you must, I would say rent it but it comes with a warning.
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