While the movie was enjoyable it is one that is easily forgotten soon as the theater lights go up. Once the film was over you are left wondering what it was that you just watched and trying to remember all that happened in the film. While it is full of action, drama and suspense you really have to wonder what is going on even when you know what is going on. The first film was really great at leading you through the story and giving you bits and pieces of the whole to keep you revved up right till the end. This film, Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen from Michael Bay left this reviewer flat like a soda left out too long. While it tasted good it was missing the zest, the zing that would make me want to have more. Nothing wrong with the story itself but the execution of the story left much to be desired, like the rest of the film. You get the feeling that half or maybe even over half of the film might have been left on the cutting room floor. I don’t know what the writers, producers and director were thinking when they did this film but one thing is for sure their minds were not on this film while it was being made. I feel bad for the actors that got shoved through this one.
Anyone who loves a good action film is not going to be disappointed by this film from Michael Bay. It has all the elements for a great Sci-Fi action thriller that should please everyone, unfortunately not everyone. Having watched the cartoon since it first aired on TV in 1984 and several of the incarnations since then I personally feel that the film indeed captures the essence of when Hasbro and Marvel first did the shows and comics. While purists hate anything Michael Bay may make this reviewer feels that he did the name of Transformers true justice. The film is about autonomous robots that are seeing something on earth, just as in the old series. While the first movie doesn’t deal with the search for Energon but it does make hints at it with them showing that there are a group of transformers on the surface of Mars. This film deals with the search for the All Spark, the Cube, their maker. The show also has the interactions between the humans and the transformers with the interaction with the teens that ultimately become their spokesmen on earth. With so much coming from the old series there is no way that you can not mistake this as not being a full authentic transformers film.