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Old June 24 2009, 02:07 AM   #76
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Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Grading & Discussion

Ebert, who LIKED the first movie, gives Revenge of the Fallen ONE STAR.

If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.
He also mistakes Jetfire for Starscream.
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Old June 24 2009, 02:12 AM   #77
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You don't want to go to tonight's midnight showings?
'doh! you're right, I got my dates confused! they got 2 showings tonight, at 12:01am and 12:20am, maybe I will go tonight then
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Old June 24 2009, 02:14 AM   #78
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^ Well technically the midnight showing IS tomorrow.
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Old June 24 2009, 02:45 AM   #79
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Roger Ebert wrote:
Their appearance looks like junkyard throw-up.

Roger Ebert wrote:
They have tiny little heads, except for Starscream®, who is so ancient he has an aluminum beard.
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Old June 24 2009, 02:51 AM   #80
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Best line:

...lot of the rest of their time is spent running in slo-mo away from explosions, although--hello!--you can't outrun an explosion.
God bless Roger Ebert.
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Old June 24 2009, 11:28 AM   #81
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Saw it last night.

You know, a TRANSFORMERS movie is supposed to be about giant fucking robots beating the shit out of each other.

And this is a film about giant fucking robots beating the shit out of each other.

So, check.


Too bad watching said action is totally incomprehensible, and massively unexciting. You just sit there, eyes glazed over, watching millions of dollars worth of pixels flash on the screen, without the slightest sense of what is going on or why you should care.

It's the most expensive, loudest, prettiest boring film I've ever seen. You'd be astonished at how bland and uninteresting GIANT ROBOTS FIGHTING EACH OTHER can be.

Other than that, the script was an absolute disaster.

Its main feat is managing to come across as ridiculous and childish even for a film about giant robots that transform into vehicles, which is ridiculous and childish by definition.

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Old June 24 2009, 11:30 AM   #82
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Watched it for a second time, things made a little more sence, but the best thing about the evening was that it was free. That should not be the best bit about the film.
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Old June 24 2009, 11:35 AM   #83
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Also, I'd like to add:

The designs for the transformers in this film franchise are utterly incomprehensible. They're rendered and animated absolutely brilliantly, don't get me wrong - but they're so mind-bogglingly haphazard and complicated-for-the-sake-of-being-complicated that it's very difficult to make out where their face is, let alone recognize who is who at any given moment.

Ebert is right in saying that the transformers in this film look like a junk yard threw up.

But I digress.
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Old June 24 2009, 11:50 AM   #84
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Twilight, you hit the nail squarely on the head sir. Absolute agreement from me.

Would you mind if I tweeted a link to your review? 'Cos you pretty much summed up my feelings better than I did.
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Old June 24 2009, 02:04 PM   #85
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I thought I'd throw in the long winded version of my review into the pot: http://bwtf.com/movies/rotf/
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Old June 24 2009, 02:06 PM   #86
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The designs for the transformers in this film franchise are utterly incomprehensible. They're rendered and animated absolutely brilliantly, don't get me wrong - but they're so mind-bogglingly haphazard and complicated-for-the-sake-of-being-complicated that it's very difficult to make out where their face is, let alone recognize who is who at any given moment.
See, I agree with some designs but not others. It really depends on which character you're talking about. I think certain characters are very well defined such as Ratchet, Optimus and Bumblebee. The overuse of jagged bits and pieces gets to be excessive at times (more so on the Decepticons than the Autobots) and the lack of colors on most of the 'cons really doesn't help.
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Old June 24 2009, 03:41 PM   #87
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Ebert, who LIKED the first movie, gives Revenge of the Fallen ONE STAR.

If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.
He also mistakes Jetfire for Starscream.
Well then, he should definitely NOT be listened to!

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Old June 24 2009, 04:28 PM   #88
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I saw it last night for the advanced screening, and I have to say - do not watch this film if you love the first one. Honestly, Bay hasn't improved the film in the slightest and this is annoying to say because the first Transformers film is in my top 3 films, but this one doesn't make the cut.

A modest 7/10 for me.
You trash the film and then give it a 7/10?

A bad movie should get 2/10 or3/10.

A 7/10 implies the movie was good.

7 would denote a recommendation not "Do not watch this film if you like the first one" To funny.
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Old June 24 2009, 04:33 PM   #89
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Even though I have not and will not see this movie, I still thought I should post here and commend this film for the entertainment value. I've been reading some of the reviews including Ebert's and I've been laughing my ass off. Thanks Michael Bay, you made my morning.
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Old June 24 2009, 06:17 PM   #90
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Let me start off my review by stating that I am not a Transformers fan, at least a big one. I played with the toys when I was younger, saw a few episodes, but those are vague memories. Basically, when the first film came out, I had nothing emotionally invested in it.

The first film had its faults, but I thought for what it was worth it was a respectable film. When the sequel was announced, I was actually excited for it, unlike the first film. I hoped that the flaws that plagued the first film would be eliminated or at least downplayed, and we get more Transformers (meaning we got mroe of a focus on them).

Alas, it was not to be.


In the end, not the worst I've seen, but very underwhelming. I hope the third is better. A 4/10.
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