Michael Bay has resurrected the Transformers franchise with his mega-blockbuster hit in 2007. Two years later that success has remained the same, except the sequel Revenge of the Fallen was not so critically well-received. Years after the first movie, Sam (Shia LaBoeuf) gains visions of Cybertronian codes from a tiny AllSpark shard and is pursued by the Decepticons, under the command of The Fallen. During one battle, Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) dies, leaving it up to Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela (Megan Fox), his college roommate Leo (Ramon Rodriguez), and former agent Seymour Simmons (John Turturro) to retrieve the Matrix of Leadership in Egypt to revive the last living Prime Autobot. Transformers fans pick on Revenge of the Fallen for the tremendous amount of continuity errors, plot holes, and dumb stereotypes. I say that’s true, except this is a movie based on a line of Hasbro toys directed by a man less concerned with story and more with spectacle. With that said, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a noisy technical exercise with an overly complicated story, annoyingly stupid characters like Sam’s bipolar mother (Julie White), and way too much bathroom humor even for a film aimed at teenagers. On a positive note, the visual effects are the best parts in it, not just from the pyrotechnics, dust bombs, and explosions, but the mathematics on the light and shadows on the giant robots. Beyond that, you know how P.T. Barnum coined the phrase, “a sucker is born every minute?” Well, Michael is the modern day equivalent of that because Revenge of the Fallen and the other Transformers movies that followed get worse and worse, yet they keep shaving more green skins.
(2 Dogs Humping out of 5)