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Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, 2009 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on June 25, 2009


Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson
Running Time: 150 minutes
Score: 6.5 / 10

This review by Jinja. Spoilers ahead….

What’s it about?

IMDB blurb: “Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.”

Was it good / bad?

I probably didn’t do myself any favours by watching the first one the night before seeing the sequel. But I did have my expectations very low due to a couple of friends mentioning their disappointment.

+ The CG again was phenomenal – but, I said this first time round, the transformations were overly complex.
+ The eye-candy in this movie was spectacular.
+ Giant transforming robots fighting!

– Unfortunately I think the CG is also what totally overpowered the flick.
– The story was overly ambitious and complex – not for the younger audience.
– There was unnecessary language, that again I wouldn’t be overly comfortable with my 10 year old nephew hearing.
– Some gratuitous shots of Megan Fox and Isabel Lucas – now don’t get me wrong I enjoy the sight of an attractive woman, but the bit with Megan Fox painting the bike at the beginning was ludicrous!
– Slow-mo overload!
– A robot that transforms into a human!?
– Way way to long.

Just another thought what happened to the characters played by Anthony Anderson and Rachael Taylor?

Coolest / worst scene?

Coolest scenes were Optimus going berserk (on a few occasions) on decepticons and BumbleBee kicking ass.

Worst, the ridiculous geography that goes on at the end. One minute they are at the pyramids in Cairo, then the adventure takes them to Petra in Jordan. Then from Petra they see the military parachute out and land near the pyramids…and within minutes they are driving to meet up with them (I know I’ve seriously paraphrased that). Now Cairo and Petra are around 251.1 miles (give or take) apart. Sorry no, that last part of the film all took place within the same ‘evening’ – I know this is a film about alien life-forms that transform from giant robots into vehicles but come on. There wasn’t even a mention of the fact Israel even existed between Egypt and Jordan.

The Robots – What about the robots?

The twins were initially annoying, the half way through they were annoying and by the end you had enough of them as they were annoying and you hope the devastator kills them! A pair of street jive idiot punks, mildly ammusing but generally annoying – did I say that already?

The return of Megatron – acceptable, was expecting the whole cargo ship to transform rather than just the five overly suspiscious vehicles on-board. Unfortunately too many bad guys leaders, Megatron, StarScream and the Fallen, wanting screen time.

Soundwave – good idea as the satellite, but where was the voice!?

The Devastator – the biggest overly complex transform of the lot. Was just too big.

The Fallen – a lazy bugger who’d been hanging out on one of Jupiters moons for the past 17,000 years.

Did you laugh / cry / cover your eyes / walk out?

Laugh – yes, some very funny bits especially John Turturros paranoia and still some of the ‘aliens out of place on earth’ moments.

Cry – not even with laughter.

Cover my eyes – followed by a shaking head of disapproval at some of the continuity errors and pretty much the whole last half hour.

Walk-out – I didn’t walk out of Vertical Limit (my current leader of absolute chod movies) so wouldn’t walk out on this – worth staying for the visuals.

Anything we should watch out for?

You may miss it near the beginning, but the bit of an argument in China between the army and couple of Transformers. The governments manage to cover up the whole thing as a little earthquake or something…its complete and total destruction of downtown Shanghai!!! (BTW yes sarcasm set to very much high on that comment)

Why should we see / avoid it?

Big robots, lots of fighting, CG overload – your choice.

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Great photo of Devastator from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Posted by LiveFor on June 5, 2009

Here is a photo showing the scale of Devastator in Michael Bay’s sequel. In other words, Big.

The film is out on the 24th June.

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – TV Spot – Join the Fight

Posted by LiveFor on May 28, 2009

Director: Michael Bay

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel

Released on June 24, 2009

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Trailer B

Posted by LiveFor on May 24, 2009

Early look at the second feature trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Though very similar to the original trailer, the new preview does provide small moments of never before seen footage

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – 3 new TV Spots

Posted by LiveFor on May 19, 2009

Lots of new footage in these spots. Jetfire transforming, Decepticons combining to form Devastator and much, much more.

Which one is your favourite?

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Screengrabs from the new trailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2009

Megan Fox working on the bike
The Fallen
Megatron rising from the ocean floor
Optimus Prime about to kick ass
Jetfire
Devastator on the pyramid and sucking up a load of sand below

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Official Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2009

I posted the bootlegged copy of this a few days ago (it was then pulled) but now it is officially released so you can enjoy the sights of giant robots, Megan Fox in denim hotpants, Shia going crazy, Devastator looking big, Megatron swimming and much much more.

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Optimus Prime gets close to Jetfire

Posted by LiveFor on April 23, 2009

A while back it came to light that Optimus Prime would, at some point, combine with the aged Jetfire in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Now Transformers Movie Chronicles have the these images that show what the combined duo will look like. The picture above is from a keychain / key ring (who would have thought that movie spoilers would come from a keychain!).

It actually looks pretty cool and I imagine they join up when Prime gets smashed up as he invariably seems to do in all his incarnations.

The image below shows them in toy form along with Devastator which looks amazing.

Will you be buying any of these? What are your thoughts on the Prime Jetfire combo?

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen CGI Concept Art

Posted by LiveFor on April 10, 2009

Some amazing pieces of Transformers 2 concept art have appeared over on Flickr and they are absolutely stunning. Above is the big bad himself, The Fallen.

Skids and Mudflap

Sideswipe

Devastator


Ravage

Megatron


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Jetfire – Old Transformer with a walking stick – Major Spoilers Ahead

Posted by LiveFor on March 20, 2009


That’s right. It is a Transformer with a cane. Get over it. He is called Jetfire and is going to star in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Michael Bay told French magazine Premier Cine Live that the film features “an old Transformer, who loses screws and bolts at every move” and is voiced by John Turturro. Agent Simmons (also played by Turturro) users one of the tracking devices he used in the first film to locate Jetfire, who has since retired and is in the form of an SR-71 Blackbird.

Jetfire grew tired or war a long time ago. The reckless ambition of the Decepticons and the senseless violence of their war sickened him, and so he left Cybertron to go into hiding. The form he eventually chose on Earth seemed appropriate for one who wished to remain unseen. He slumbered in peace for years. Now, awakened by the arrival of the war on Earth, he decides once again to enter the fight – this time on the side of the Autobots, and this time to end it for good, whatever the cost.

What is the betting that the Blackbird in question is the one on the USS Intrepid in New York City. Been there for ages which ties in with the fact Jetfire has “..slumbered in peace for years.”

As for the major spoiler. Well on the back of the Jetfire box it states “Jetfire combines with Leader Class Optimus Prime”. So looks like Prime will be bulking up in an old school Combo a la Devastator.

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Source: Topless Robot, /film

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