Transformers 2 revenge of the fallen. My biggest burn since I re- watched The Star Wars prequels.
Let`s go back a few years. To 2007 precisely.
I was just in the right age when I saw the first Transformers on the big screen, and I loved it. Everything just clicked with me. Even though I find A LOT OF PROBLEMS I still think it is an FUN movie. But I thought that there were not enough robots in it, so when I saw the trailer for the second one and that was my first mistake. I got excited by the trailer. To quote Leon "Trailers lie." I could not have said it better. About a week before I saw the movie, my friends started to call me to go to the movie with them. I already had heard that this movie was kind of bad, so I saw the movie with preconceived opinion about it.
Even with those bad feelings, I actually had some hope. I did NOT like the opening scene with the 10000 B.C rejects, but the scene right after... was awesome, me and my friends were blown out of our seats. All my worries were gone. But right after that the film comes to a screeching halt so fast, that I hit my head against the seat of the man sitting in front of me. I will skip over about 40 minutes of eye candy and some of the worst comedy since Disaster movie.
After an hour into the movie we have the best and last good action scene into the movie. It is a battle between Optimus and several a bit changed copies of one Decepticon and Megatron. Oh and Optimus Prime dies. That was the thing that made me almost walk out. Here are all the reason's. 1.We saw Optimus Prime alive in the trailer. And he was in Egypt. That means that he will be revived. 2. He is Optimus Prime! An Icon! He is on allmost every single poster of this movie. And you will kill him half way through the movie only to bring him back at the end. Michel Bay, HAVE YOU LOST YOUR FRIGGIN` MIND. Oh but if you think that I am over reacting, then you are right. It`s just a horrible movie. But it tortured me. Why? Because when I watch an action movie, I ask for any character that is better than a brick, but no. Guess who we spend most of the movie with. The still mute Bumblebee and the most stereotypical characters I have ever seen. Jar Jar Binks and Ebony from The Spirit comics would call Michel bay out.
Here they are:
Ok. Now that we have some scraps of annoying characters with some new annoying characters, what do we do later. We bring in all the annoying characters from the previous movie, except the hackers. Yep. That is it. I`m going to skip to the end of the movie. Past all the shit that is being brought up once and then never mentioned again, and the Indiana Jones rip-off. It all ends on a long, boring CG barf on the screen of a fight. There are so many unknown robots, that I didn`t care, and didn`t understandd who`s who and what is going on. I just wanted it to be over. And it ended. Abruptly. At he and they revive Optimus and give him parts of Jetfire.
When I walked out, I was pissed, but I calmed down. Until I heard, that Michel Bay called out McG becused, he had allegedly riped-off Transformers design in Terminator Salvation. Well I am not taking sides her, but guess what, in Transformers 2 Sam`s character has a Transformers information encoded in hi`s mind, and now 2 groups of Transformers are after him. Sounds familiar?
Yep it`s Chuck. A TV show, that McG is an Executive producer on.
So let me say that Transformers franchise is not dead for me, but it is on life support. I don`t think I will see it on the big screen, unless everyone from the spill crew gives it matinee or full price. That`s it. I`m done.