Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Posted: June 9, 2010 in Movie Reviews
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Director: Michael Bay

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a painstakingly long, over-the-top, noisy, and brainless sequel to the 2007 blockbuster Transformers. In his second outing on this franchise, Michael Bay (Armageddon) makes a film which is devoid of a story and inetersting plot developments.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen picks up two years after the first film. Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) is out of high school and heading off to college. After Optimus Prime destroyed the ‘All Spark’ in the previous movie, the Decepticons have to find the source of energy that will keep their race alive. The information about the location of the vital piece of this energy source is in Sam’s head, and Decepticons would have to kidnap him to get this information. Now Megatron and Starscream are coming back to Earth with force for another epic battle with humans, who forged an alliance with Optimus Prime and his team of Autobots. Now, it is in Sam and Optimus’s hands to save the planet. Miakela (Fox) and Agent Simmons (Turturro) join the Autobots and the US Marines in  the battle against the Decepticons.

LaBeouf delivers an average performance reprising his role as Sam. And it looks like Fox was casted in this film only as eye candy as there is not even an iota of acting portrayed by her. Even the robots look more expressive than her in the film. Turturro comes as a relief delivering a good performance as the obsessed Agent Simmons.

Bay has gone too far and is over indulgent this time around. Throughout the film, you will not question his ability to give you some top notch CGI action and gut wrenching explosions. But only that, does not give you a comprehensive movie. This film fails to deliver in an engaging manner, which makes it a failure. Yet, you will be blown by the CGI action, which makes it watchable, once.

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