Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition)

One of the most popular, thrill-packed, franchises of all time is back with even more action and more Autobots and Decepticons! In the highly anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to product humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.

Pure. Popcorn. Entertainment. That’s an exact classification of director Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Think of Transformers 1 on crack. In other words, this sequel took all of the extreme elements that made fans love the first movie and increased them exponentially. The action is nonstop, with battles and explosions from start to finish. The camera (without any subtlety) exploits Megan Fox’s hotness to the max. As if she weren’t enough, a new sex kitten (Isabel Lucas) is thrown into the equation. Shia LaBeouf is as charismatic as ever, and fills the starring role with ease. And then there’s the humor. Sam’s parents (Kevin Dunn and Julie White)provided some semi-raunchy laugh-out-loud moments in the first movie, but now they take it to the next level. Sometimes it seems like they are trying a little too hard, but it is still hilarious.

As far as the “plot” goes, the writers didn’t waste much time–it’s really just a context for the giant-robot death matches and dramatic slow-mo sequences. The movie kicks off two years later where the Autobots have formed an alliance with the U.S. government, creating an elite team led by Major Lennox (Josh Duhamel), in an effort to snuff out any remaining Decepticons that show up. The bad guys keep coming, and it turns out that a much more menacing force than Megatron is out there–and it is looking for something on Earth that is tied to the very origin of the Transformers race. Fans of the franchise will be delighted by the addition of many new robot characters (there are well over 40 in the sequel, versus only 13 in the first). The second Transformers has shaped up to be one of the worst reviewed and most successful movies of all time. This strange pairing is really just an indication that this movie has one purpose: to entertain. The creators didn’t want to waste time bogging down the action and drama with substance–which was arguably a good decision. –Jordan Thompson

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3 Responses to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition)

  1. A. Salazar says:
    34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Big Screen Version, December 4, 2009
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    A. Salazar (Houston, TX United States) –
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    This is the IMAX version of the movie. This is similar to the Batman ‘Dark Knight’ blu-ray where the IMax scenes are shown bigger than the rest of the movie. Bare in mind the whole movie is not like this, it is standard size 16:9 except for the fight scene’s in the middle and end of the movie. But, on both dvd and blu-ray. This version also boasts a slightly different cover. The cardboard slipcover is totally different, the inside cover is very similar except it has Bumble-Bee instead of Megatron.

    The movie itself kick’s ass if you’re into giant robot’s duking it out over control of the Earth (and Universe!). Don’t expect much in the way of plot, but you’ve read all that in the other reviews. I would recommend this if want to see Transformers 2 IMax version, plus it contains a few extra seconds of bonus scenes during the fight scene’s. I couldn’t tell you exactly what or where (I saw this in IMax at the theaters, then bought this version upon release). If you live in the U.S., pick this up at your local Wal-Mart, or ask a buddy stateside to pick one up for you. If you got a blu-ray player, even better!!!

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  2. Michael1124 says:
    27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    If you loved transformers as a kid you will love this, December 27, 2010
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    I hear a lot of flack against this movie. So many people complain about sequels these days. Of course the second one is never as good as the first. When you see the first movie of a series, everything is new and exciting, the characters are larger than life and its everything and more than you expected because you never expected it. For god’s sakes, the movie was created from cartoon characters. If you watch the old shows, the plotlines of the “Transformers” cartoon were cheesy, the animation was sub-par and the action was canned; And we loved every bit of it. The fact is; the show was about robots from another planet that can change into ordinary vehicles fight other robots that can change into other vehicles. There was no real story, that’s not why we loved the “transformers”. We loved them because they were cool. The movie is just that. “Cool” Micheal Bay didn’t set out to solve world dilemmas with this movie. His focus was not to create a love story that trumps “The Notebook” or a robot version of “Willy”. No, he set out to make movie of a cartoon of robot that fight other robots and that’s what he did and he did it larger than life. This is not the Green Mile, or the Shawshank Redemption. And all the trendy sheep who insult this movie and pick it apart just to make themselves sound smart have no concept of action films for the sake of action. If you loved the cartoon, go see the movie. If you didn’t, then don’t. Simple as that.

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  3. J. McGinn "HUNTSMAN" says:
    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    If your looking for a Oscar caliber film, this isn’t it, March 8, 2012
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    J. McGinn “HUNTSMAN” (Portland, OR) –
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    This review is from: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition) (DVD)

    If your looking for a Oscar caliber film, this isn’t it. But if your looking for a fun entertaining time with, hot women, great action and special effects Transformers 2 is the movie for you.

    Unlike the reviewers out there I knew what I was getting from this movie. I wasn’t expecting wonderful acting or a great story. I was expecting a entertaining fun time and of course Megan Fox.

    The Things I liked: 1. The chemistry between all the old actors from the first movie was great. You could tell they were having a good time filming the movie. You could tell by how good a acting job everyone did. I was surprised.

    2. The action/special effects: The were both great. I’m glad they got the help of the military again for this movie it added to both the feel and action of the film. All the actors/stunt men did a great job.

    Then there was ILM and their special effects of the action and Transformers was superb.

    3. Megan Fox: Damn she is hot. What ever flaws this film had she did a great job of distracting me during the movie. I think I might have given this film 4 stars of less if it weren’t for her.

    The things I didn’t like.

    1. The Story: This was the worst part of the film. It just made almost no sense. Especially the part about there being a source of energon on Earth, but there was none, so what was the point of building the weapon on Earth when I’m sure they could have done it on any of the other planets.

    2. The Transformers: The special effects were great, but there were just way to many characters. The only ones that had any impact for me was Optimas Prime, Bumble Bee, Soundwave(one of my favorite characters for the old show.), Star Scream, Megatron, and Jet Fire(Who I thought was a great character.), the rest were cannon fodder.

    Overall: A really good movie worth seeing, but again this is a Michal Bay movie. They same guy who directed Bad Boys 1 and 2, Pearl Harbor, and Armageddon so don’t expect a amazing story and great acting worthy of Oscars. Expect a fun time with a bad story, decent to good acting, and great action and special effects.

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