Before we begin, I’ll apologize for the hiatus. Moving to Australia takes up quite a lot of one’s time, you see. I would also like to take a moment to acknowledge the loss of my movie-going partner. The team has split up, the glory days are over. There are enough notes for a few more reviews, and then I’ll have to start calling these reviews by another name, I suppose. But Kellie, they’ll never be the same without you.
On To The Review!
After the mediocrity of Transformers 1 destroyed the halcyon memories of my childhood days, I decided to set the bar low for this one. Very low. Upon entering the theater my expectations were that I was going watch 2+ hours of robots beating each other up. I was not disappointed.
However, if I’d had any other standards at all, like… oh, say a coherent plot, intelligible narrative structure, or even the tendency for a series of events to obey the natural laws of cause and effect, I would have been sorely disappointed. The action of Transformers 2 is (for a PG-13 rated film) of a disturbingly adult nature while the dialogue treats you like a child, and the plot treats you like a drooling imbecile. Read the rest of this entry »