it is finally so absorbing because it plays like a lyrical road odyssey that’s also a detective story.
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I didn’t really have many expectations going into the movie (good or bad), but I actually really enjoyed it. I really liked the characters and the banter between them.
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It's actually a good robot movie. It does have flaws but it's fun. The one this is you don't know why the fallen really wants revenge
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OK. My biggest complaint is this - the alien robots can choose really to transform into any type of machine they want to.
So how come the decepticons choose fighter jets and the idioticons, errr, the good robots choose to be cars. Now a yellow camaro is cool and all but since this is really a war, why continuously and idiotically keep choosing a vehicle that is 15 times slower than your enemy.
And they repeatedly over and over again against all logic make this absurd choice.And the stupid writers of this movie just keep punishing us, the viewers with this moronic decision every chance they get.So the decepticons are chasing you in the desert of egypt and you need to get to where the body of Optimus Prime is 50 miles away? Well let's drive there! So you can get stopped at the border.
And of course the bad robots know where you're going to so they fly there and in the plot take pot shots at you as you lug along at sub-100 MPH speeds.
Truly a bizarre movie. Very bad.Oh and who can tell what is going on when the robots are fighting. It's just dumb.
The Transformers return for a lackluster, poorly written sequel that still has some stunning visuals. The Michael Bay-directed film operates off the premise that the Transformers had come to Earth long ago. In the present, an elite military squad called NEST led by Major Lennox (Josh Duhamel) and Sargeant Epps (Tyrese Gibson) works with the Autobots to hunt Decepticons. In a destructive battle in Shanghai, Optimus Prime takes down a Decepticon but receives a warning of the Fallen. As Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) readies for college, he discovers a sliver of the Allspark cube that brings household appliance to life and destroys his parents', Ron (Kevin Dunn) and Judy (Julie White), house. Sam has to leave his transformer car Bumblebee behind and say goodbye to Mikaela (Megan Fox) as they start a long distance relationship. He gives her the cube sliver as he departs. The government wants to shut down the Autobots just as the Decepticons plan to revive Megatron. At college, Sam tries to cover up his strange past as he meets his crazy roommate Leo (Ramon Rodriguez). Judy gets high on pot brownies in a moment of humor. Sam starts seeing symbols, an effect from handling the sliver and finds a girl Alice (Isabel Lucas) has taken an interest in him. Bumblebee shows up to take him to Optimus who warns him of a coming war. Sam continues to have strange visions and discovers Alice is a Decepticon just as Mikaela shows up to see him making out with her. Resurrected, Megatron confers with the Fallen and catches Sam to have a microscope transformer probe his brain in search of a source of Energon.Check out more of this review and others at swilliky.com