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This week's reviewed movie is:
Transformers 2




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber


Transformers 2 is back with bigger robots, loud explosions, and a lot more fast non-stop action scenes, with not very good humor.

I'll give it credit for the effects turning everything in sight into robots.

Here are the big questions:

Will the kids like it? Yes

Will the adults like it? Not many

Is it too long? Yes

Did it make money? Yes

Did it make any sense? No

Was it hard to follow? Yes

Did I like it? Scissors down

It has a plot so complicated, no human can follow it (which explains why a transformer is narrating).

It has actors so wooden that the CGI robots seem like experienced thespians.

It has rock-em sock-em robot battle scenes that seem to last an eternity.

In other words, it's a typical summer blockbuster movie -- loud, long, full of CGI chase scenes and explosions, with very little pay off.

But it does have Megan Fox as the eye candy running in slow motion. So if anyone tells you this is a good movie, they must be a Decepticon.

The problems I had with this second Transformers sequel are: there's not much plot and character development to follow along with the very big, loud special effects, which go on for a total of two hours and 30 minutes.

The story is senseless, the characters are irritating, the action is pointless and repetitive, and during the supersize machine action violence, it's hard to figure out who the good guys are.

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