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Old July 7 2009, 05:11 AM   #346
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Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Grading & Discussion

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This is rife with spoilers and is absolutely brutal, but it did make me laugh:

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/06/...aqs.php?page=1
Haha, awesome review.

Could you sum up the film in one line of its dialogue?
"I am standing directly beneath the enemy's scrotum."

Pretty much.
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Old July 7 2009, 05:17 AM   #347
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Anyone want to guess the age of this person:
Sigh. Sadly, probably about 26.
What do you have against people 26 and under?
They won't stay off my lawn.
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Old July 7 2009, 05:59 AM   #348
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Roger Ebert is a moron! Transformers 2 is the best action movie ever. Don't listem to that moron! He is only into slow boring romantic movies. That is his type of movies. Michael Bay did a great good. Roger... your an old fart! John C
Sigh. Sadly, probably about 26.
On behalf of everyone who's 26 -- HEY!

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Old July 7 2009, 06:32 AM   #349
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This is rife with spoilers and is absolutely brutal, but it did make me laugh:

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/06/...aqs.php?page=1
Haha, awesome review.

Could you sum up the film in one line of its dialogue?
"I am standing directly beneath the enemy's scrotum."

Pretty much.
The hilarious reviews have assuaged some of the pain of the movie.
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Old July 7 2009, 08:23 AM   #350
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I kinda liked it.

Yeah, I couldn't believe it either.
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Old July 7 2009, 08:57 AM   #351
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Roger Ebert is a moron! Transformers 2 is the best action movie ever. Don't listem to that moron! He is only into slow boring romantic movies. That is his type of movies. Michael Bay did a great good. Roger... your an old fart! John C
Sigh. Sadly, probably about 26.
I'd say 16.
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Old July 7 2009, 02:29 PM   #352
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We've seen Tranformers in the films up-grade, Jetfire can't?
To be fair, we saw Transformers that have been maintained and active take on new forms. In Megatron's case, he was frozen for less than a century or so (I forget exactly how long he was frozen), while it was implied that Jetfire has been around far longer age-wise. My assumption was that he just didn't have the ability to upgrade by simply scanning a new form and morphing. He had parts falling off of him left and right before they got to Egypt, he was hardly in optimal condition.

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However, the best worse moment of the film was: Sam dies and goes to robot heaven. That's something only a 12 year old finds logical.
I don't disagree that this can be seen as a very silly concept. However, it does have precedence in Transformers history. In the original series, the Matrix of Leadership was shown to contain the essence and knowledge of all previous Autobot leaders. When a leader died, they would become part of this Matrix. The Autobot leader Rodimus Prime once brought himself to a near deactivated stage so he could enter the Matrix and consult the "spirits" within for their knowledge. The way I see it, Sam did something very similar in this movie. In that respect I thought it was pretty cool.
That's where the story also fails.
They also assuming the audience has knowledge to the Transformer history. What about us that have never watched the show?
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Old July 7 2009, 04:26 PM   #353
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Optimus Prime was on Letterman and delivered the Top 10 list...

See it!
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Old July 7 2009, 05:17 PM   #354
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That was good.
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Old July 7 2009, 06:10 PM   #355
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This is rife with spoilers and is absolutely brutal, but it did make me laugh:

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/06/...aqs.php?page=1
Funny but too brutal, and he does get a few things wrong. There was not more than one yellow Autobot. Transformers have teleported many times in the past, and so on...
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Old July 7 2009, 08:28 PM   #356
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

My Grade: D+

Running time: Too goddamn long!

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I feel like I've been raped. Raped by a giant metal cock and had it shoved in my ass repeatedly for nearly three hours. Every sense in my existence feels assaulted and my sense of taste and smell are a little creep-ed out by that fact.

This movie as an assault on logic, taste, movie making and common sense. It also uses up every single bit of military stock footage in existence and wore-out the slo-mo feature in 10,000 cameras and 132,000 editing consoles. It is also impressive to me that Michael Bay did show an ounce or two of restraint.

There was only probably one or two sunsets in this movie and none of them featured a piece of military equipment silhouetted against it.

Michael Bay is the worse director on the face of the planet and this movie is a monument to that fact. The man has no artistic talent, can't tell a story, and baffling enough names a movie after a team of secondary characters in it.

And Jesus Christ! Seriously, can Megan Fox tug her lips closed or not?

So what do we have in this movie?

Well, on the "plus" side, I guess, we don't have a long and pointless "comedy" scene involving the Autobots stumbling around a suburban backyard.

On the flip side of that, we have two -nearly adjacent- scenes of dogs humping. Oh and also an action sequence that -in defiance to all sense of temporal logic- lasts longer than the entire movie itself. I actually nodded off for about 20 minutes in the middle of it, woke back up and realized I hadn't missed a thing. Not a single plot point. How many movies can you fall asleep in for 20 minutes and not miss anything crucial?

Between the last two movies (in which two years passed), it seems, the following events occurred:

1. The Autobots and the Decepticons have been fighting in major cities. This is -somehow- covered up the government. Even though the fights are filmed with Hollywood cameras, cleaned up, edited, and posted on YouTube within a day of occurring. It's all just covered up. So was the battle at the end of the last movie.

2. Sam's mom has a lobotomy. Quite sad, really.

3. In the real world- Michael Bay and his "team" took to heart accusations of racial caricatures in the first movie and didn't have them in this one. Oh, wait, he just simply changed the caricatures from peoples to robots. From outer-space. (And anyone who says they're "hillbilly stereotypes" is delusional.)

4. Sam hasn't once, not ONCE, told Megan Fox he loves her. In two years. My ex-girlfriend would get pissed at me if I went two WEEKS without saying that and she ended up cheating on me. Ms. Fox? Puts up with it. Because.... Sam.... is... such... a great... catch?! And hotties like her would have SUCH a hard time getting some action?

5. Sam has what he calls a lucky jacket -the brown hoodie he wore in the first movie- embedded in this jacket is a piece of the AllSpark that sets the motion of this movie's "plot" into gear. Sam, apparently, hasn't worn, or touched, the "lucky jacket" in two years.

6. The military has been spending millions of dollars monitoring Megatron's "burial" site in the ocean with a fleet of navy vessels. They fail to do anything about it when something occurs. Money well spent.

7. France has become a stereotype of itself.

8. Sam's balls completely fall off. So much-so that when a hot blonde-girl tries to jump him he turns into a weenie who has never touched a girl before -all afraid to touch her, kiss her, or do anything. Oh, and single, standard-sized grocery-store sheet-cake is enough for a college frat party. A college that, it seems, doesn't allow Freshmen to own cars(!). It's also one of those movie/TV colleges where all of the women are hot.

9. The Government has been working with the Autobots to keep the Deceptcons down. The Government now wants the Autobots to leave -apparently not realizing that the Deceptcons likely won't agree to leave and if the Autobots DO leave -being good on their word- we're fucked.

...

Jesus Christ, this movie was just terrible. I mean, the first one was no picnic but this one was just awful. Nothing, NOTHING in it made sense. Did we even NEED the roommate character? And seriously, what fucking college was that? They had a damn MOUNTAIN DEW VENDING MACHINE IN THEIR TWO-BEDROOM DORM ROOM! What. The. FUCK?! And someone, on campus, is dumb enough to be selling hash-brownies to parents walking around the quad. And it's movie-pot that makes you act like a lunatic. Actually, in the case of how Sam's mom was acting up to that point I'm not sure the pot had even started effecting her yet.

Megan Fox is over sexualized. Sure, fair enough, I mean that's about all she's good for. But worry not, there's a little something for the ladies! John Turturro wears a thong and shows off his ass AND his package! Swoon if you must.

And follow me on this: A piece of the Allspark is used to bring Megatron back to life who then goes on to kill Optimus Prime who is truing to protect Sam and the piece of the Allspark HE has. Sam then goes to great lengths to find something to bring Optimus Prime back to life culminating in a huge battle somewhere in Egypt. If that plot makes sense to you then you must be Michael Bay.

Ugh. This movie. Too Long. Too much. Makes no sense.

I give it a D. That, by the way, is the lowest rating I've given a movie in recent memory.
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Old July 7 2009, 10:27 PM   #357
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I still by that the movie was just bad.
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Old July 7 2009, 10:42 PM   #358
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And Jesus Christ! Seriously, can Megan Fox tug her lips closed or not?
Seriously, I will cross the Atlantic, grab her by the face and staple her lips shut if it means you'll stop posting this shit in every single Megan Fox related thread.
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Old July 7 2009, 11:08 PM   #359
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This movie sounds so bad I feel compelled to see it.
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Old July 8 2009, 02:57 AM   #360
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And Jesus Christ! Seriously, can Megan Fox tug her lips closed or not?
Seriously, I will cross the Atlantic, grab her by the face and staple her lips shut if it means you'll stop posting this shit in every single Megan Fox related thread.
It just bugs the shit out of me that every single time I see her her lips are pursed open like she's sucking on an invisible cock.

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It's not worth it, man.
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