Yeah, I’m jumping on the Transformers 2 blog bandwagon, sue me

Yesterday was Manila Day, so we didn’t have work. It was a welcome reprieve from the hectic workweek, and it was right in the middle of it too.

Drew and I watched “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” early in the morning (the drawbacks of night shift haha, or is it advantage? We had our pick of the theaters and there were no lines). Verdict? Well, it wasn’t bad for me, but it wasn’t good either. If last year I was raving about it, now… I’d say it was more of a so-so movie, with a storyline that makes sense — but it was the little things in between that make you go “Huh?”

I’m not even sure if everything was resolved, and I don’t even want to think about it. Granted there were plenty of funny scenes, and the action wasn’t something you could complain about much (Drew called the fight scenes “robot ballet”), but somehow the entire movie was missing something.

I had a hard time distinguishing the the Autobots and Decepticons in most of the fight scenes, despite the color in most of the former. I feel like the Autobots were underplayed in the movie, focusing mostly on Prime and Sam… and Mikaela haha.

Overall, I’d watch it again, but it’ll get old really fast. I wouldn’t even recommend you let your kid watch it. They’d be better off watching the original cartoons (which always springs to mind every time Optimus speaks).

Ah well.

3 comments

  1. I'm thankful that they still go Peter Cullen to do Optimus Prime again but the script for him was a bit off. Well, for me that is. He was all trash talking during the fight, that made think. Someone's pissed off. 😛 Yet, still a good fun watch. 🙂

  2. ok na sana, kaso same formula yung ginawa nila sa first movie. some lousy lines, worse attempt on comedy, blurry fight scenes.and shia talking to the primes on his "death"?! anu yun?!haha

  3. Medyo ma-drama nga na hindi maintindihan, and if you do try to analyze it, the story was really off.Agree that the fight scenes were blurry. The ones in the first movie was better. Here, di ko alam who's who and parang the Autobots were just there. Pretty disappointed with the initial treatment of the Constructicons, and that was the only animal bot? :(I suppose growing up watching the entire series, mataas masyado expectations ko. :pOh yeah, the joke of hitting the guy in the balls repeatedly was too much.

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