Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Grading & Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Agent Richard07, Jun 17, 2009.

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Grade the movie...

  1. Excellent

    10.2%
  2. Above Average

    21.6%
  3. Average

    28.4%
  4. Below Average

    17.0%
  5. Poor

    22.7%
  1. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft Premium Member

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    Could be why I enjoyed it more... paid nothing, well £13.50 a month, and I've seen about 8 films this month, so next to nothing. :lol: Hurrah for Cineworld...
     
  2. Jim Steele

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  3. Reverend

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    Small point, but was anyone else surprised to see a bunch of British squaddies on the special forces team?
    In these sorts of films Brits usually play the baddies and I've gotten so used to us being totally ignored in war films that this just really threw me.
     
  4. captcalhoun

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    i thought it was awesome. i did wonder though, why it was US/UK and no one else, but then i remembered, it's cuz we're so awesome the Americans didn't need anyone else.
     
  5. God Magnus

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    Just saw this last night and I have to say that the film really has some great story ideas, but unfortunately they're undermined by a lot of out-of-place humor bits. After the lights came up, two of my friends said they enjoyed it, but they wish they had introduced the characters and I agree. The robots generally just appeared and did a scene and then did little cameos later. Only the "big players" such as The Fallen, Jetfire and Optimus really got good screen time. I think giving the robots a bit more identity would have helped the story immensely.

    That said, visually this movie was amazing. Bay really knows what he's doing with battles and explosions. The sheer amount of military hardware should make any geek happy and the CGI on the robots was spectacular. Devastator was just an amazing sight to behold and Sideswipe is pure awesomeness. I was happy to see a lot more daylight interaction between the robots, giving us a much clearer look at them.

    Overall I gave it an "Above Average" thanks to the stunning visuals and the core story, which I think does a good job of deepening the Transformers movie mythos.
     
  6. Aragorn

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    ^ So this movie treats many of the transformers like the Wolverine movies treat any mutant that aren't Wolverine? :p
     
  7. Ethros

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    Just saw it this afternoon.
    Just boring really. No soul, no heart, no story, no point. Just felt like a remake of the first one
    Shia shennagins, army guys shouting and firing guns a lot, planes whooping about, incredibly unfunny pratfalls, actors hamming it up, complete CGI mess, no clue what the hells going in the battle with who's fighting who or why I should care, it ending all of a sudden, Prime giving some final speech, ending with a Linkin Park song, etc

    The whole part of Sam's mum accidentally taking drugs at college and doing some shit shtick... god I almost had to close my eyes, and thought about walking out. Just awful

    Also when the films called Transformers, I'd like to see some Transformers please. What was the point of having these new Autobots like Arcee when they appear on screen for about 4 seconds? You might as well not even have the Autobots in the films at all, and just have it be soldiers vs Decepticons, because that's all it was


    Overall it wasn't terrible, there were some good bits, but in the end I just didn't care really
     
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  8. Admiral Bear

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    It wasn't a great film by any stretch, and despite how irritating he was in the first film, John Turturro pretty much saved it, especially with his killer line I am now beneath the Decepticon scrotum.

    Oh, and lots of shots of Megan Fox running in slow motion in front of a dark orange sunset pretty much kept me awake.

    I enjoyed Star Trek an awful lot more. I think Bay needs to hand over the reins to another director as he seems fresh out of ideas. Many of the scenes were just rehashed from the first film.
     
  9. Reverend

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    Did anyone else noticed that they actually reused a couple shots from the first film? I haven't noticed a big budget film do that in a while.
     
  10. Bishbot

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    I noticed they reused the shot of the predator aerial drone from behind. What else was there?
     
  11. USS KG5

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    The SAS no yes - I believe I saw the regimental badge there.

    SAS are renowned worldwide as badasses, good for Michael Bay!!
     
  12. captcalhoun

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    yes, Graeme, the Matthew Marsden character wore a sand beret and an SAS badge.
     
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  14. Brent

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    I'm going to go see it on opening night tomorrow night here :)

    Did you know run time is 2hrs 24min :o
     
  15. Aragorn

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    You don't want to go to tonight's midnight showings? :p
     
  16. Aragorn

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

    He also mistakes Jetfire for Starscream.
     
  17. Brent

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    '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 :)
     
  18. Aragorn

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    ^ Well technically the midnight showing IS tomorrow.
     
  19. FemurBone

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  20. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Best line:

    God bless Roger Ebert. :lol: