While the movie was enjoyable it is one that is easily forgotten soon as the theater lights go up. Once the film was over you are left wondering what it was that you just watched and trying to remember all that happened in the film. While it is full of action, drama and suspense you really have to wonder what is going on even when you know what is going on. The first film was really great at leading you through the story and giving you bits and pieces of the whole to keep you revved up right till the end. This film, Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen from Michael Bay left this reviewer flat like a soda left out too long. While it tasted good it was missing the zest, the zing that would make me want to have more. Nothing wrong with the story itself but the execution of the story left much to be desired, like the rest of the film. You get the feeling that half or maybe even over half of the film might have been left on the cutting room floor. I don’t know what the writers, producers and director were thinking when they did this film but one thing is for sure their minds were not on this film while it was being made. I feel bad for the actors that got shoved through this one.
Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has the chance to go to college and he is going to take it, if he can get the Autobots out of his life. He wants a normal life, a life where he can be his own person and not just the person that found the ‘bots. He wants to go to school and continue with his relationship with Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox) who works with her now released father Cal (Michael Papajohn) in an auto body mechanic shop. Everything seems to be going as planned till he finds a shard from The Cube in his clothing. It causes the entire kitchen to come to life and start attacking anything and everything that moves. In a panic Sam calls out to Bumblebee to come and help, just one of the mistakes of the day. Fearing for Sam’s life the autobot starts blowing up the house trying to kill the new Decepticaons that were created from the shard. With the energy that comes out of the thing you would think that the beginning of life from the cube is always nothing but chaos. The energy from the shard will also changes Sam’s life forever even though he just doesn’t know it yet.
Mikaela is feeling alone and jealous of Sam’s relationship with Bumblebee and the rest of the Autobots. You can see that she wants something more, some commitment from Sam like the commitment that he has with the Autobots. She wants him to tell her that he loves her, that he is always going to stay with her but he just wont say it. It is these feelings that cause her to keep something that she shouldn’t but it also allows her to have something that she would never have had before. It is also this selfishness and desire that will save them all by giving them the information that they need later to save Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) when he needs help the most.
The film goes on and on with stuff like this, find something, lose something and find it again something. The something of a film was something to see and will leave you with something while wanting something more. You something get me? The chase scenes are great, the banter sort of witty and the drama is there but it feels as if there was no passion in the making of this film. It feels like it was just churned out because it had to be made, like they really didn’t care about it. It just needed so much more then what was there. Should you see it? Probably. Should you buy it? Maybe. Should you care about the film? Probably not. I will say this for the film, there are worse ways to spend 150 minutes of you life but I just can’t think of them at the moment. So enjoy it or not, that is totally up to you but I wont be giving up my Blu-Ray for you to find out.
I give this film a Musing review of