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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Awesome!

I would have to say that I still like the first Transformers movie a little better, but this one was still not too far off. The action and special effects in this were still amazing, and I enjoyed the humor in it as well. I didn't really know what to make up the twins...
I would have to say that I still like the first Transformers movie a little better, but this one was still not too far off. The action and special effects in this were still amazing, and I enjoyed the humor in it as well. I didn't really know what to make up the twins, but if nothing else, they added a decent comedic factor to the movie. The actor performances were still just as good as the previous movie, and the voice work remained tried and true. There were people saying that they didn't quite understand the jist of the story, but I suppose if you weren't all that familiar with Transformers previously, or if you had not yet seen the 1st one, I suppose I could understand. Still, this is a great, witty action flick with awesome special effects on decent acting, so even if you're not all that into or familiar with Transformers, there is still something great to be seen here for action and sci fi fans alike. I would of course recommend that anyone who has not seen the first Transformers movie watch that first before watching this one. It would make a great marathon, but if you go that route, be sure to set aside about 5 hours, because both movies are close to around 2 and a half hours each. Great movies though! No one knows action now a days quite like Michael Bay, and I think he has done a great job bringing Transformers to live action. Check it out friends! Listed below are some other great Michael Bay movies. He is one of my favorite directors.

posted by Heavy_Metal_Sushi on October 1, 2010

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

CINEMATIC ROOT CANAL

Let me start by saying I really enjoyed the first film. I was acutally quite impressed that Michael Bay was able to subdue his outlandish tendancies long enough to turn one of my favorite cartoons into fun big-
screen fare. However, it seems he was only able to hide t...
Let me start by saying I really enjoyed the first film. I was acutally quite impressed that Michael Bay was able to subdue his outlandish tendancies long enough to turn one of my favorite cartoons into fun big-
screen fare. However, it seems he was only able to hide the real Michael Bay for so long. TROTF is a complete disaster from top to bottom. It is the cinematic equivalent of sticking firecrackers in each ear and repeatedly bashing oneself in the face with a sledgehammer. The thread bare plot is absurd, the performances atrocious, and the editing was seizure inducing. He actually manages to turn his usual garish/juvenille trappings up to 11, in turn making one of the biggest sequel disappoinments of all time. He took everything that was exciting and charming about the first film and spent 2 hours and 45 minutes systematically destroying any good that was ever there. You liked the slo-mo shots of a scantily clad Megan Fox in the first one? Great, here's a whole half hour! Liked the blurry robots battles that went a little long? Awesome, here they are twice as blurry and twice as long! And wait, we even have ghetto-bots in this one, just in case everyone hasn't been offended yet! I was so excited see to what this film had in store for me after having such a great time at the first one. But half way through this piece of garbage, I couldn't wait for it to end. Tremendous failure in all respects. This was truly an endurancce test for the tasteless. Thanks for nothing Bay, I'll never again doubt your powers as the worst blockbuster director in hollywood working today... Lesson learned.

posted by Liberal_Shmuck on October 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    CINEMATIC ROOT CANAL

    Let me start by saying I really enjoyed the first film. I was acutally quite impressed that Michael Bay was able to subdue his outlandish tendancies long enough to turn one of my favorite cartoons into fun big-
    screen fare. However, it seems he was only able to hide the real Michael Bay for so long. TROTF is a complete disaster from top to bottom. It is the cinematic equivalent of sticking firecrackers in each ear and repeatedly bashing oneself in the face with a sledgehammer. The thread bare plot is absurd, the performances atrocious, and the editing was seizure inducing. He actually manages to turn his usual garish/juvenille trappings up to 11, in turn making one of the biggest sequel disappoinments of all time. He took everything that was exciting and charming about the first film and spent 2 hours and 45 minutes systematically destroying any good that was ever there. You liked the slo-mo shots of a scantily clad Megan Fox in the first one? Great, here's a whole half hour! Liked the blurry robots battles that went a little long? Awesome, here they are twice as blurry and twice as long! And wait, we even have ghetto-bots in this one, just in case everyone hasn't been offended yet! I was so excited see to what this film had in store for me after having such a great time at the first one. But half way through this piece of garbage, I couldn't wait for it to end. Tremendous failure in all respects. This was truly an endurancce test for the tasteless. Thanks for nothing Bay, I'll never again doubt your powers as the worst blockbuster director in hollywood working today... Lesson learned.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Movie Should Be More Than This

    To say that I was disappointed in this movie wouldn't be accurate, because it implies that certain expectations weren't met. In this case, I have to say it's quite the opposite: This movie lived down to my expectations, and pushed them even lower as time went on.

    As with the first film in this series, this was nothing but a special effects extravaganza. The problem with this comes from the fact that such a movie doesn't have a story, a plot, or any character development. Like the first movie, I didn't care, at all, about the outcome. I didn't care at all about who lived or died, and in many cases couldn't even tell the robots apart well enough to tell who lived or died.

    Anytime a movie fails to have a compelling story or characters I can care about, I find myself paying little to no attention to it, and this movie was no different. The action was there purely for the sake of being there, and for that's not entertaining, that's boring. In a movie like that, where the actors could almost be replaced by trained chimps, you wouldn't expect the acting itself to make a difference. Unfortunately, this is not something this movie makes it possible to find out, as the acting was as bad as the story. Maybe it was the lack of material for them to work with, or maybe it was just that the actors weren't very good, something I find hard to believe in some cases, but they did their jobs about as well as the writers did theirs.

    The only redeeming quality this movie had was the quality of the CGI work. It was, if possible, even better than the work on the previous movie in this series. The only downside, again, was the design of the robots, something ILM probably doesn't have much say in.

    Overall, this movie was horrible, and I'd say the critics have been exceedingly generous with their mediocre reviews. Movies should have more going for them than this one does.

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