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Excellent 18 10.17%
Above Average 38 21.47%
Average 50 28.25%
Below Average 30 16.95%
Poor 41 23.16%
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Old June 25 2009, 03:56 PM   #121
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Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Grading & Discussion

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Optimus was too powerful and defeated the Fallen too easily.
I had the opposite reaction to the first movie and thought that they made Prime too weak when he fought Megatron. In the cartoons and comics Prime is often shown to be more powerful then Megatron, despite what Megatron might believe.
Good point. But to me...
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Old June 25 2009, 04:14 PM   #122
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http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/transformers2
ONLY A 37!

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tran...of_the_fallen/
ONLY 22!


Worst ratings of all the blockbusters this year.
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Old June 25 2009, 04:19 PM   #123
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I think Michael Bay's Give-A-Fuck-About-Metacritic-O-Meter stands at a big fat zero.
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Old June 25 2009, 04:33 PM   #124
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Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Grading & Discussion

Well, I don't care.

Some movies you just go see because you are a fan of certain characters or actors/actress's

For me it's Optimas Prime & Megan Fox, put those too together on screen together and I am so there, no matter how bad the movie sucks.
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Old June 25 2009, 04:42 PM   #125
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Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Grading & Discussion

I must be getting old, because I just don't get the rabid love for Megan Fox. She's pretty, yes, but if you stood in Hollywood and tossed a stone in a random direction I'm sure you'd get a cry of pain and a lawsuit from someone equally attractive and with as much (or more) acting ability.
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Old June 25 2009, 05:36 PM   #126
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Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Grading & Discussion

Saw it last night. I didn't think it was as good as the first, but it's perfectly fine as mindless entertainment. Turn off you brain, leave your expectations at the door, and enjoy all of the CGI and Megan Fox goodness. A pure popcorn summer action flick, nothing more, nothing less.

I'm not understanding those who absolutely hated it, but I can easily see all of the film's flaws. I was really frustrated at the lack of screen time for most of the autobots. Optimus Prime is the lead, so naturally he gets most of the focus. Bumblebee gets decent screen time, as do Jetfire and the twins (who weren't that bad, but definitely weren't needed). Ironhide was great in the opening scene, then disappeared. Ratchet was chillin' in the background for the entire film. I don't understand the concept of Arcee (3 bikes that transform into 3 robots? huh?) and I believe she had one line in the entire film. Volt (who was, cleverly enough, a Chevy Volt) got about 30 seconds of screen time. I mean, what's the point? Other than to sell more toys for Hasbro?
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Old June 25 2009, 06:39 PM   #127
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If Hasbro wanted to sell more toys, every Autobot that you knew would die in the first act and then we'd follow around Ultra Magnus, Kup and Hot Rod around for the rest of the movie, and all the Decepticons would get 100% facelifts with new names and new vechicle forms.
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Old June 25 2009, 06:45 PM   #128
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So... how come people are allowed to express whatever views they happen to have on this film without incident, when anyone seen to be disliking Star Trek on here was ceremoniously whinged at?
Hey, that's not fair, I whinged at ya for not liking it.
I think it's because people felt that, despite it's problems, Trek was still a fun and entertaining movie. TF2's problems are a LOT more pronounced and hard to ignore.

And I gotta ask. What is this "whinged" word I keep seeing on the internet? Is that a british spelling of "whine", or do people just not know the proper spelling?

It's driving me nuts. lol
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Old June 25 2009, 06:50 PM   #129
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Is that a british spelling of "whine", or do people just not know the proper spelling?
Neither. "whinge" is largely synonymous with "whine" on this island, but it implies a more snivelling, pathetic and pointless form of whining.

I'm not even going to get into the idea of Johnny Foreigner lecturing the British on the correct application of the Queen's English.
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Old June 25 2009, 07:13 PM   #130
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^Ok, you got me there.
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Old June 25 2009, 07:13 PM   #131
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I actually had a problem with the special effects: the colors of the robots were too bright, or the contracst with real objects stood out too much, expecially for new characters. Prime, and almost any charaster that appeared in the old flm looked ok, but there were things that bugged me all the tiny characters especially, they seemed to bright, the colors not muted enough. In the first film when we see Blackout transform quickly from the alley, it was seemlessly executed, and his colors were perfectly done, like he was lit by the actual light everyone else was light by. The new characters were too brightly lit
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Old June 25 2009, 07:22 PM   #132
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Trippy wrote: View Post
My review:

Meh. I just couldn't get even wound up enough to have my intelligence insulted (humping dogs and robots...are you serious?)

I have to ask, how would the dogs humping each other insult your intelligence?

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http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/transformers2
ONLY A 37!

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tran...of_the_fallen/
ONLY 22!


Worst ratings of all the blockbusters this year.
I've never understood why people care what a films rating is on rotten tomatoes.

It's either "yay its high" or "haha its low". If the film doesnt make money, a high rating wont get it a sequel, and if it makes money, a low one wont stop a sequel, and neither affect how you enjoyed or dislike the movie. Why care??
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Old June 25 2009, 07:28 PM   #133
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I wnet to see it with the need to leave the theater often (nature wasn't cooperating with me) but there were some things that puzzled me. First off I'm a huge fan of the franchise.

1. Megatron was a tank, but somehow he could still rocket around the city?
2. How exactly did the Matrix reform?
3. How does one activate a shard of the alspark to get it to bring machines to life?
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Old June 25 2009, 07:31 PM   #134
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I love how people in this thread post spoiler warnings and are hiding things in invisiotext, when the movie clearly doesnt have any kind of plot to spoil.
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Old June 25 2009, 07:45 PM   #135
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I mentioned before the annoyance of totally not focusing on the Autobots, and just to add to that I assumed the movie would shift to their focus after the death of Optimus- seeign how they deal with his death, maybe seeing Ironhide taking up the leadership mantle, etc
But no. We see sod all. Ratchet & Ironhide seemed to just dissapear (apart from getting angry at the soldiers in one scene), and those annoying twins continue to act like fuckwits as though nothing's happened.


Something like this would have been nice-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_ULg4RSy5Y
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