The first thing you notice when watching Transformers Revenge of the Fallen is the amazing amount of action and special effects. Michael Bay would respectfully ask you not to notice anything further such as the poor acting, weak plot, and racism. Yes that's right Michael Bay and the three writers that vomited this story for Steven Spielberg threw in horribly racist robots for free. Everyone returns for this summer's blockbuster hit, except John Voit and Anthony Anderson. They maybe the smartest or dumbest actors in Hollywood for it, I don't really know. Our story begins with our hero, Sam (Shia Labeouf), going off to college. He discovers a part of the Allspark which was "destroyed" in the last film. Then there is a whole drama with Sam saying I love you to his girlfriend, Makala (Megan Fox), and meeting his roommate who just happens to be into conspiracies. Boring where are the big robots?
- You can run, you can hide, but Michael Bay will keep making poor films
The visual effects in this film are beyond amazing. Go see this film in theaters or IMAX or whatever big screen you can find. The final battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons was ridiculous. Michael Bay knows how to shoot action and most importantly he knows what crazy stunts will make the audience's jaw drop. Bumblebee, Sam's car, rips the spine out of a lion looking Decepticon in slow motion. I could watch that scene over and over again. Another great visual part is the assembly of the giant Decepticon that rips apart the pyramid. The shear size is breathtaking even if it was the first transformer with testicles.
So what is the downside of this film? Well everything that isn't a robot transforming and fighting is the worst part of this film. Megan Fox still can't act her way out of a shopping bag but she looks pretty for the camera. The dumb emotional theme about growing up and letting go was laughable and overplayed. Don't even get me started on the twins. Bay should get his head examined along with Spielberg. How these two characters got passed the MPAA in 2009 is beyond me.
Overall go see this film if you are bored, lonely, lazy, have kids, know the Transformers, liked the last one for the action, or like stereotypical black people. Yet another summer blockbuster that left its plot in its rear view mirror.