Wednesday, June 24, 2009
They are back! Those giant effing robots are here again. That's right. Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen is finally out in the cinemas. The movie opened yesterday here in Singapore but I was able to catch it on Monday at its Gala Premiere held at Cathay Cineplex.
Ok. Here's something you should know. Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen does not suck. Really! Don't listen to those bloody film critics. In fact, there were plenty of cheers and claps at the Gala Premiere. And me, well I was probably the noisiest. So noisy that I was surprised nobody tried to kick me out of the cinema. And yes, I did shout "I love you Michael Bay" at the end.
So what's Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen all about? It takes place two years after the events in the first Transformers movie. Autobots are now working with the US military to wipe out the remaining Decepticons on Earth. Megatron gets a second chance at life, flies out of the sea where he was dead for the past 2 years to somewhere in outer space. He meets Starscream and The Fallen, who surprise, surprise is Megatron's master. The Fallen is one of the original Primes who betrayed his fellow robot brothers millions of years ago. The Fallen wants Optimus Prime dead so he gets the Decepticons to kill him. Yes, Optimus Prime dies! But Prime being Prime cannot stay dead forever so he returns towards the later part of the movie after being revived to give both Megatron and The Fallen a major ass whopping and save Earth in the process. The end.
So do I really like Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen? You bet! It's one hell of an entertaining movie from start to the end with lots of action packed into the 2 1/2 hours long film. The first Transformers movie was superb and this sequel is just as good. The Transformers and their transformation scenes are exhilarating to watch and so are all their fight scenes especially the one where Optimus was fatally wounded.
There are plenty of Transformers in the film and fans of Autobots and Decepticons should be satisfied. I thought the Constructicons were amazing. They looked menacing even in their vehicle mode. And when they transformed and combined into the giant Devastator, I was like WOW. That thing is scary! Both Megatron and Starscream got lots more screen time together which is great to watch.
Autobots being Autobots are pussies just like in the first film but in Revenge of The Fallen, Optimus Prime really stood out and showed us what a kick-ass Autobot he really is. Bumblebee is super cool but Optimus, he's someone I would want on my side when I face evil robots. Hear that, Optimus?
The humans in Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen are enjoyable to watch too. Shia LaBeouf once more did well in his role as Sam. This guy is really destined for big things. Sam's parents are funny as usual but his mum was just way too irritating in this movie. I was hoping Optimus or some other Transformer would just step on her. I give full marks to John Turturro who plays the Sector 7 agent. Yes, he makes a return in the sequel and shines. And what about Megan Fox? Well, pictures tell a thousand words so here's one.
Aren't those beautiful? I meant she! Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen gets a 8 out of 10 from me and yes, I'm a fanboy.
Now, bring on the third, hopefully with more Transformers, Unicron, Hotrod/Rodimus Prime and more Megan Fox!
Previously: Singapore Gala Premiere of Transformers (the first movie)
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 11:24 PM
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