Thursday, June 25, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

So, William and Juliana and I went to see Transformers 2 on opening night. I have to call this one another big win. As with the first film, the humor gets more sitcommy than I like at times, and this time it really pushed the limits of my tolerance, but the pace of the movie is still fast enough for me to get over that pretty quickly. There are also times when Michael Bay and the writing staff are clearly channeling George Lucas and James Cameron.

Please don’t be fooled into thinking this is a kids’ movie. You probably wouldn’t want your kids using some of this language in school, Megan Fox is definitely “Miss Fanservice” (with a little additional help, too), and the violence is intense. Incidentally, this movie is over two hours long, and probably the last half is a protracted battle, so expect to be very wired when you leave the theatre.

On the other hand, this movie is extremely pro-military. The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines must see Michael Bay as their number one advertising assistant, and the Coast Guard is probably wondering why they get left out.

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