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.