Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Grading & Discussion

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


Grade the movie...

  1. Excellent

  2. Above Average

  3. Average

  4. Below Average

  5. Poor

  1. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2003

    My time has been tight and I can't read through the opinions so sorry if I repeat some other points.

    I really loved the first one. I've watched my DVD countless times. I grew up on the stuff and was prepared to be let down when TF1 came out but was pleasantly surprised. With Fallen I finally was let down. I grade it 'average' cause in the grand scope I've seen much worse. Knowing how they made the first one good this one is pale in comparison.

    My gripes:
    - Where were all my Autobots? Ratchet and Ironhide were barely there. Bumblebee can't talk, come on. It was a good one off thing in the first one but he needs to talk.

    - The Autobots I do get are foul mouthed assholes. Mudflap and Skids got the lions share of 'bot time and I felt like it was JarJar times two but with cursing. Hey Michael Bay parents can't take their kids to this, or they wont when word gets out. Pussy, you really had them say that. :rolleyes:

    - Momma Witwicky. Nice to know her character became NOTHING but comic relief. Way over the top. Waaaay over.

    - Wheelie humping Mikela's leg. Really? WTF?

    - Devastator - thanks I saw the trailer. For such a BIG aspect of what could've been he not only was underutilzed and shown 98% in the trailer but was beaten rather easily. What a waste.

    The good.
    - Megatron and Starscream has bickering 'cons was increased and was good.

    - Primes forrest battle.

    - Mikela + leather

    - Liked how the army was used but this time I feel like they were crammed into the movie.

    I demand I better TF:3, thats all for now.
  2. God Magnus

    God Magnus Commodore Commodore

    Jul 10, 2001
    A world where criminals operate above the law...
    Yes, but ultimately he is a warrior, however noble. This is war, and letting Demolishor go rolling around China would have meant more humans hurt/killed and that was unacceptable. In war, you make harsh choices and killing your enemy is among them. And it's not like he just tied the guy up and blew his head off. Demolishor did a fair bit of killing and smashing himself before they caught up to him.

    This is also consistent with his portrayal in the original series. Never mind the series (where few consequences of battles were ever shown) but in the 1986 movie Prime was ready to execute Megatron despite his pleas for mercy.
  3. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

    Apr 29, 2005
    yeah, and there's no mountains in frigging Qatar either...and when the USAF flies to Diego Garcia, they fly westward across the Pacific and don't go near Egypt...
  4. DevilEyes

    DevilEyes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 9, 2009
    basking in the warmth of the Fire Caves
  5. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    I don't know anything about Middle Eastern geography, but if this is all true, then it makes this movie that much more hilarious.
  6. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 6, 2001
    Sac, Ca
    The thing I find hilarious, is that Micaela could fly to Sam's school in a matter of minutes, and Sam and Bumblebee could drive to Petra in minutes..... yet it took seemingly FOREVER for Sam and Micaela to make their way to Prime with the magic Matrix dust at the end! lol

    Just one more example of how incredibly sloppy and haphazard the plotting in this movie was. I don't mind mindless action, but there at least has to be SOME kind of internal logic underneath it all. Once a movie starts jumping around randomly for no reason, that's when I start tuning out.
  7. Admiral Bear

    Admiral Bear Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 23, 2005
    Permanent away mission with the fairies
    I've just gone to Box Office Mojo and seen the worldwide gross for this movie after a little over 10 days of release.

    HOLY SHIT! :drool:

    $1bn anyone?
  8. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Kansas City
    "[Shia LeBouf] babbling like a tumor removed from Woddy Allen's prostate that somehow achieved sentience."

    :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw:
  9. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    Re: Grindor -- isn't it just Blackout? According to Hasbro, there is no "Grindor," it was simply a name they used to prevent the public from learning that Blackout was returning. So is Blackout in the movie or is it clearly a different robot?
  10. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    It's not Blackout. Grindor is a different character. Linky
  11. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 1999
    419 million in SIX DAYS! Yowza! It's astonishing how much better this is doing than the first movie!
  12. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Jun 9, 2001
    Mr. Adventure
  13. Blue_Trek

    Blue_Trek Captain Captain

    Mar 7, 2009
    Has any movie ever rated so poorly with critics and done so well with cash coming in?

    18 score, let me repeat that 18 at RT, one of the worst possible ratings ever for a blockbuster movie.

    compare that to the first one at 68

    35 at metacritic

    Terrible terrible ratings, yet this movie could be the number one movie for 2009.
  14. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

    Jan 2, 2003
    And mark my words, next weekend it drops like a rock.
  15. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 1999
    On a Monday, after opening the previous Wednesday, it made $15 million domestic.
  16. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

    At this point, it makes no difference. Everyone who goes next week could all demand their money back and the studio will still laugh all the way to the bank.
  17. Plain Simple

    Plain Simple Commodore Commodore

    Feb 14, 2001
    What would it matter if the public found out beforehand? It's not like any of the secondary characters have enough personality that it actually means something whether either character A or B appears in the movie. It doesn't matter one bit whether Blackout appears in the movie or another Transformer that just looks like him.
  18. Plain Simple

    Plain Simple Commodore Commodore

    Feb 14, 2001
  19. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft Premium Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    Bob The Skutter
    Number 1 for the second week running in the UK. £4m down from £8m last week.
  20. DarthPipes

    DarthPipes Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 3, 2006
    They had an article about ten big plot holes in this movie. There was a bunch of them but the one that sticks out to me is the fact that despite a massive Autobot/Deceptacon battle in a major American city, the government was somehow able to cover the whole thing up. Another good one is how when they exit the Smithsonian, they suddenly are in a desert area.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2009