Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – More Robots, More Explosions

June 25, 2009

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Spoiler free review:

I went into this movie expecting it to be awful. I didn’t read any reviews going into it, but i did see the average on Rotten Tomatoes, and it was at 22%. As I sat and waited for the movie to begin I kept trying to think up witty titles for this review that would reflect how sub par the movie was.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen- How to ruin something awesome.

Fortunately that was not the case. The movie was fun. If you enjoyed the first Transformers film then you would be hard pressed not to like this one. It has everything the first had, but more. More explosions. More transformers. And, unfortunately, a few more weaknesses that kept it from being as good as its predecessor.

First off, the movie is long. Over two hours long. With this kind of length they can’t have Transformers and explosions on the screen the entire time. The second half of the movie drags a bit as it builds toward the finale because of this. Thankfully the end battle makes up for it.

Secondly, there are some weird sexual jokes in this movie. Now don’t get me wrong, I love crude humor, but this is a Transformers movie. There were at least three jokes about testicles that I can think of off the top of my head. I’m not going to spoil them, but they feel awkward and shoe horned in to me.

The last weak point in this film for me was the lack of face time with the Transformers themselves. Besides the main villain and Optimus Prime and Bumble Bee, the other Transformers are put on the back burner while the movie plays out. And when they are onscreen, they’re too busy fighting to do much else.

On the positive side, giant robots and giant explosions. If these are two things you enjoy then you will like this movie. There were more Transformers and more fights than in the first movie. They really took the action up a notch for this one and it all looks great.

Bottom line: If you enjoyed the first movie, you’ll enjoy this one.

Pros: Great action, great special effects

Cons: Odd sexual humor, slow second act, wanted more Transformers characterization

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5 Responses to “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – More Robots, More Explosions”


  1. Funny you should mention the second act and the lack of transformer facetime. Alex said the same thing about the movie.
    The really lame sentimental moments ticked me off a bit though, i felt that they were wasting time with it, and Megan Fox cant act very well.

    • DJ Freddy Fresh Says:

      The funny thing is she keeps talking about how this is just a way to get paid, and she can’t wait to prove that she can act.

      • Matt McArdle Says:

        That is the worst excuse ever. Karen Traviss, author of the Republic Commando series, doesn’t write a shittier book because it’s set in the Star Wars universe. She does her best job in those books in the hope that people will like them enough to check out her original work. Megan Fox should always act at the top of her game, although I’m pretty sure this is the top of her game.

  2. Stacey Says:

    Great movie, I really enjoyed watching it in the cinema. It is definately action packed and animation intensive. I have to say that it was even better than the first movie.


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