Seriously, how could such a great movie get such abysmally low ratings, it's like i've entered some parrallel universe where good = bad and bad = good, what the hell is going on?!?! Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen reviews at Metacritic.com At first i thought the job of a Critic wasn't an essential one but instead, a helpful one, now i wonder why the hell they even exist?!
The Carbon Comrade
14th July 2004
To be honest, I'm not surprised by this. Whilst there was more CGI and Robot-Action in this film, I don't think the plot was very strong, nor do I believe they really thought about what they were doing, at least, not entirely. I think they tried to 'blow it up' a bit too much, thus missing some of the key events from the first one. It was a good movie, and (regardless as to what others say), I loved the humour in it. I do think though, that they should have took a step back and thought to themselves 'ok, so this is what we did for the first one, this is what we should do to improve upon the first one'. One of the key features in the first movie, was that the Autobots got introduced. We saw three new Autobots in this movie, and one of them was only ever in one of the last scenes, and never actually spoke. In addition to this, various Decepticons either had too little a role, or they were re-used. Various Decepticons which were the makings of Devastator, were also in the desert scene, fighting our marines and the Autobots. Unless they can be in two places at the same time..? In addition to that, didn't the Green one get ripped apart to heal Megatron; who, as it happens, was all nice and shiny after they 'revived' him. I'm sorry, but he should have been battle-warn. Also, Barricade, where we he? Unless I am mistaken, he survived the first film. Also, what the heck were Bonecrusher and Blackout doing in this second movie? They were killed in the first, but both show up in the second... I give the film merit for what it has achieved, but all things considered, I think they rushed it a little bit, and didn't think (so much) about what they were doing.
15th October 2005
I for one think that they did improve the movie in everyway say some small nuances I had with the narrative itself, and the humor. (It kicked rocks, too many innuendos. They wrecking ball thing was funny though.)
And essentially, the critics don't matter because while they hit the movie where it hurt, the people themselves who went to see the movie all loved it, and that's why they made so much money.
I'm not surprised. It was pretty god-awful.
Serious business brigade
4th September 2004
It wasn't a good movie.
-The new transformers had no introduction and fell like flies
-The army sending in guys with M4's to fight 4 story tall robots so they can get crushed like the bugs they are.
-Combat scenes were too chaotic, wut, who shot who, what the fuck is going on!?
-Only a prime can defeat the fallen! Yeah, in one minute flat, what an anticlimax.
-A sun destroying machine just below the surface of a great pyramid? Of course, its not like we haven't been swarming all over those things with probes and echo imagers for the past 50 years.
It had redeeming qualities, but it wasn't a good movie, it was mediocre at best.
Tas;4952068It wasn't a good movie. -The new transformers had no introduction and fell like flies
"We've got to get you to Optimu-*BOOM*"
It wasn't supposed to be an oscar winning nominee but it was an incredibly amazing action movie and had 91% of the audience giving it a B+ B- rating.
The action wasn't even that good. Anyone can blow shit up and smash things together. Action scenes are supposed to create a sense of tension and excitement. It's more than just throwing a bunch of pretty lights and colorful CG on screen. You're also supposed to be able to see what the hell is going on. There were so many quick cuts and moving parts that I couldn't tell a robot's hand from their scrotum (despite there being an actual still shot of a robot scrotum).
Faktrl is Best Pony
10th September 2007
Aerilon;4950872To be honest, I'm not surprised by this. Whilst there was more CGI and Robot-Action in this film, I don't think the plot was very strong, nor do I believe they really thought about what they were doing, at least, not entirely. I think they tried to 'blow it up' a bit too much, thus missing some of the key events from the first one.
Yeah that's what I heard too, that basically it was just a robot-smashing movie with no actual story.
"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.
DEUS LO VULT
17th December 2005
Why would you see that movie for the story?