Written June 24, 2009
Mon. June 22 - I just attended this 2hr 27minute NON-STOP ACTION-PACKED adrenaline-fueled MEGA-fun 2nd installment of the Transformers franchise.
Some shots/scenes were chaotic - overall, the movie delivered on PLENTY of SOLID action. The Transformers are the stars while the live-actors were relegated to secondary/supporting roles.
This movie is more meaty in plot than its predecessor - pay close attention to the condensed truncated history of the Transformers conflicts and background info. Loved the new bots - especially Jetfire!
Shia's performance was engaging while Megan Fox looked like she spent the entire movie suffering from bee-stings on the lips. At least she's consistent in the only one thing she does best - looking sultry.
Overall, CGI = superbly executed
Action sequences cathartic and INTENSELY chair-gripping.
Top-notch production values.
Director Michael Bay scored a MUST-SEE WINNER!
Actual Rating: Solid A - for Action!
Written July 05, 2009
Alright, this is going to be a little tricky to review without spoiling. So, Instead of a typical review I think I'm going to break this into a Pro/Con:
*The Action scenes (When they happened) were pretty nice.
*They managed to keep the majority of the cast intact.
*It had a fair amount of back-story, which was refreshing.
*Too little action. In fact, the majority of the movie was focused on people. They honestly should have renamed it "Humans".
*The movie was way too damn long. Some times I felt as if I were going to nod off.
*They used too much cussing for the movie. I've never seen Optimus Prime start dropping F-Bombs in the animated series, call a Decepticon a "Punk B*tch", or anything of the sort.
(Don't get me wrong, I'm not against cussing.. It's simply not Transformer's style..)
All in all, I'd say it was about a 5/10. Nothing amazing, Nothing too Terrible either. Catch the early shows, or rent it when it comes out to DvD.
Written July 27, 2008
The first one was bad*** lots of action. This one is going to have more. I can't wait till it comes out.
Written October 02, 2008
The first movie was the best movie of well ever.
Written January 13, 2009
i loved the 1st transformers, it has become a day and age where not all action movies have to be about kicking ***all the time and letting the artistry of the movie suffer (i.e. the dark knight). i cant wait to see how this one stacks up against the 1st loved how they ended it couldnt complain.