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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

This is the formula for a Michael Bay film:
Explosions + fast cars + excessive "golden hour" shots + dizzying and annoying camera movements + terrific action sequences + great comic relief + occasionally forced three-sixty shots. Times ten.

Anyway, Revenge of the Fallen succeeded in living up to the hype. And this time, they at least tried to satisfy the original eighties fans with lots of references from the original cartoon series and from the original animated movie. (How many times did I just use the word "original"?)

All the characters in this movie can be divided into two teams: Team Coolness and Team Comic Relief.

Team Coolness:
  • Optimus Prime (I just love Peter Cullen's voice. If God had a voice, he would sound like Optimus Prime.)
  • Shia LaBeouf (Of course. Shia LaBeouf is a great actor.)
  • Megan Fox (She is also part of a special team called Team Hotness, of which she is the only member.)
  • Soundwave (Though he doesn't have the same cool voice as in the original animated series, it's still Frank Welker. So there.)
  • Devastator (Any Transformer that huge should be on Team Coolness.)
  • Arcee (And they finally brought in female Autobots.)

Team Comic Relief:
  • John Turturro (Still funny as hell.)
  • Kevin Dunn and Julie White (The parents were already a riot since the first film.)
  • Skids and Mudflap (The Autobot Twins.)
  • Jetfire (He was actually a serious character in the TV series, but remains in this film as the Decepticon who chose to be an Autobot. You can actually choose which side you want to be on.)
  • Ramon Rodriguez (This guy will have a great career ahead of him.)
  • Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson (These guys were in Team Coolness in the first film, but were demoted to Team Comic Relief for this film.)

The team captains for Team Coolness and Team Comic Relief are Optimus Prime and John Turturro, respectively.

Take note of the excellent sound. Not only does it give vibrating pleasure to your butt, it could actually get nominated for an Oscar. Even a blind man would probably enjoy this movie, as it is both visual and auditory candy.

Also, regarding the title: there's nothing special about it. The main villain in this film, or Megatron's boss, is named "The Fallen". Seriously. So this is basically his revenge.

*some info from IMDb
pic from thinkhero.com

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. USA. 2009.

Rating: Eight out of ten.
Megan Fox's hotness: Nine out of ten.
Soundwave's voice: Nine out of ten.
Optimus Prime's voice: Ten stars.

You may also want to check out the review of Transformers. Or you could read the reviews of Transformers: Dark of the Moon here and here. Or you could read the review of the 1986 animated film.


rapi said...

Iba yung reviews ng straight man at gay man. Dinurog ng gay man yung Transformers e, hehe

^send me the link! :-)

Anonymous said...

They turned Wheelie into some Wall-E/Johnny 5 frankenstein. :-\ Haven't watched it yet though. Nakita ko lang yung toy. Haha.

^well at least they included wheelie hehe. watch it. now. :-D

Obama was annoying in the movie.
Also, what did they do to Sideswipe and Sunstreaker? Why does Arcee have one leg?

But I like how Jetfire is so steam punk hahaha.
Oh and I hearts Bumble Bee.

-Manon Lescaut

^who was Obama?

Arcee has only one leg 'cause she's a motorcycle. And Jetfire was voiced by John Turturro, according to IMDb.

As represented by that bureaucrat who keeps who says he's denying the Autobots asylum under President Obama's orders.

^oh okay.

ordinaryobserver said...

That 360 degree shot of Sam and Mikaela made me dizzy.

The Arcee in this film reminded me of the vehicons in the Beast Machines series.

^Hahaha. Dizzying shots...that's Michael Bay for you. Although I never got to really watch the Beast Machine or Beast Wars series. If that's the same thing. :-)

Anonymous said...

Napanood ko na finally. did not like it at all. hahaha

^eh so?

Hahahaha. Ginagaya ko lang si Migi.

tina said...

so the voice of god isn't james earl jones'? o.O

^No. Optimus Prime is God. In robot form. Hahaha.

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