25 June 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (a review)

This movie was awesome. I can't stop thinking about it, and I'm debating going back to watch it. Just like I went back (not really) to see Star Trek and Terminator Salvation.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is just like its prequel. Explosions and action up the kazoo, a laugh in every scene, and the occasional corny joke for those who saw or know the old television show. And just like its prequel, this movie shall be overplayed and still highly enjoyed. I can't wait until it's on DVD, personally.

The movie takes place two years after the first movie. Captain Lennox and his team lead a government division known as NEST. In league with the Autobots, NEST hunts down the Decepticons still running around Earth.

Meanwhile, Sam and Makaela are still together. Sam is leaving for college when we first see him. Shortly after his arrival, fellow freshman Allison sets her eyes on Our Hero to his displeasures. And Leo, Sam's roommate, is a conspiracy theorist running a website up-to-date on all the alien stuff happening throughout the world.

And while trouble brews in our young hero's life, the Decepticons are on the move. Optimus Prime receives an ominous message saying "The Fallen shall rise again." Now NEST must try to stay ahead of the Decepticons, a feat easily said than done. Who are the Decepticons after? Sam Witwicky, who started seeing the symbols of the Cybertron language.

This isn't the best movie in the world, I admit, but it's damn well interesting enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. And Michael Bay finally made it to the Guiness Book of World Records for Largest Explosion in a Movie with Actors Present. We knew he could do it eventually.

When I saw this movie, the theater was packed, we waited an hour before it started, and I walked out thrilled and excited and wanting more. Great movie. Go see it. Highly recommended if you need something to spike your fun level. But don't expect a great drama to play out. This movie is more fun than anything.

I have to say, I fell in love with the title song: New Divide by Linkin Park.

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