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Transformers 2: I can has explosion?!?

I don’t know if it was just me, but one of the things I noticed is that the robots in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen had learned a few new words. It’s almost as if they forgot swearwords in the first movie, and felt that they had to make up for it in the sequel. I guess it’s fine, since all the boys who fell in love with the Transformers during the first movie are now old enough to understand what ‘ass’ means. Even if they didn’t, Megan Fox (and John Turturro too!) is all to happy to show them.

All in all, if you liked the first movie, you’ll like the second one. It’s the same kind of plot (or lack thereof- I’ve heard people complain) and plenty of metal-clanging robot gut-ripping explosive CG. You will get the same kind of satisfaction you got when you saw the first Transformers crashing down through buildings and then the slow motion matrix maneuvers with that low frequency metallic droning as they fire lasers or whatever at other robots doing roughly the exact same thing. Speaking of matrix- there are a few confusing parts where the Autobots are fighting the Decepticons for control over the matrix. Another scene, with a sinking aircraft carrier, is all too Titannicky…

Transformers LogosAlso apparent is that the human actors are now less responsible for the action and humor. You get dumb and dumber robots and little leg humper robot, and even an old irish Decepticon turned Autobot (yes, they can now change sides- the logos mean nothing now), but if you can filter them out a little, Transformers 2 becomes another great movie. 5 minutes after watching it and I’m already eager for part 3. You know they’ll make a part 3 because there’s still so much money to be made!!