Review: Transformers 2 – Revenge of the Fallen
Saw Transformers 2 last night – Not much of a story and a tad too long, but awesome CGI, and yes.. Megan Fox ! 😉
Just short of a three hour movie with mind numbing action sequences, gnashing machines and metal crunching against each other, and actors who were there to make up some semblance of a story. That is what Transformers 2 – Revenge of the Fallen is all about.
Directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia La Beouf and Megan Fox, this sequel to the 2007 movie is all about the power of digital effects and of course, the mandatory fight sequences and BIG explosions as the humans and Autobots seek to overcome the evil Decepticon robots.
The action shifts across countries and continents, from the US to France, Jordan and Egypt with mind numbing fatigue, and it all seems so easy to just hop across from one place to the other, battling the meanies along the way.
The other real star of the movie is of course, the big daddy, Optimus Prime, who engages Megatron, Grindor and Starscream as they attack Shia. Optimus kills Grindor and rips off Starscream’s arm, but is impaled through the chest by Megatron and ‘dies’. He is later brought back to life.
The best creations in the movie were the wisecracking bots, Arcee, Chromia, Elita One, Sideswipe, Jolt, and the twins Skids and Mudflap, the best one being the smallest of the lot, who even tries to make out with Megan’s leg !! 😀
Inspite of all it’s drawbacks, Revenge of the Fallen achieved the second-highest opening day gross of all time, behind only The Dark Knight’s $67.8 million. It is currently this year’s second highest-grossing film worldwide, second to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the highest grossing film this year in the US.
Watch it for the special effects, and only if you’re prepared to sit for that long !! :p