June 24, 2009

Turn off your mind and enjoy Transformers

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length"
-Roger Ebert, June 23rd 2009

Roger Ebert is either a boring old coot or a decipticon because the new "Transformers" flick delivers on every level that you would want it to. Before I lose all my credibility, I will get clear the air with these simple facts. The film has barely any plot. The film has no real characters. The film is predictable. The film is one giant special effect. The film is one giant military ad. AND.....wait for it.......WHO CARES!!! The film is full of robots, cheap (but funny laughs), and explosions, and more robots.

I find it almost funny that people actually seriously try to review this movie. Megan Fox herself said the film is not about acting, but rather the adventure. Props to Michael Bay for taking the problems of the first film and fixing them. There are now are four primary robots (Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, and Megatron) instead a large posse from the first. Bay also does not take any character seriously. Fox exists to look hot (endless slo-mow cleavage shots will drive this home), Shia is there to be funny, and everyone else is over the top. The only serious character in the whole film is Agent Pierce from 24, and he's in the glorious COM center the whole time.

At the end of the day, this is top of the line summer movie making. Plently of things blow up, the special effects are amazing, and the pace never slows. Megan Fox is insanely hot, the milatary dudes have big guns and huge muscles, and the Robots, they're loud, rude, and powerful. As for Mr. Ebert, someone tell the guy to relax, get a large coke, and inhale some popcorn. It's the summer, enjoy it.

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