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    June 23, 2009

    TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

    ENGLISH - (PG13) - 24 June 2009 - Action/Adventure/Science Fiction
    Distributor: Dreamworks/ Paramount Pictures
    Running time: about 147 mins.
    Director: Michael Bay
    Producers: Steven Spielberg, Lorenzo diBonaventura, Inn Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy
    Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Ehren Kruger
    Casts: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturo, Voice: Peter Cullen, Hugo weaving, Mark Ryan, Jess Harnell
    Plot: Michael Bay returns to helm the sequel to the highly successful big-screen adaptation of the Transformers toy line for DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures. Much of the original cast returns for the second installment, including Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro, with Rainn Wilson joining in the fun as a college professor.

    THE VERDICT:

    Green Tea Bern says:

    WARNING FOR SPOILER! Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, a highly anticipated sequel to the first Transformers movie franchise, has finally land on our shore. There are few words to describe it - Amazing, Spectacular and Breathtaking. Michael Bay's art of testosterone combined with the genius trio of writers do make the story works very well while the neglecting a highly action-packed thrills with fair execution of story are not ignored.

    The sequel tells about the return of the Decepticons to the Earth to search for their source of energy called Energon, which is used to harvest their power. On the other hand, Sam Witwicky, a human whom had bonds with the Autobots choose to head for a normal life; while the Autobots under the command of Optimus Prime join forces with the human to form NEST to combat the remaining Decepticons on the Earth. With the search for the Energon becomes intense, autobots with human forged an epic tussle against Decepticons to gain their first hand on the Energon.



    Storywise, it is a solid, highly action and intense screenplay but an issue of complexity may arises here. Started from a mere tale about a speck of the Allsparks, it lead us to something bigger, something more complex. Fan boys will nevertheless enjoy it but it can get a little to catch-up for those who are not.

    Although there are several plots to follow, they however interwind perfectly into the final battle scene. Thus, you have to be alert on the earlier part of story as you need to focus yourself on several paths of story. I also notice quite a number of unnecessary scenes to back up this story, perhaps, the movie should have a shorter running time than 147 minutes.

    Fortunately, a big praise for the teams of Orci, Kutzman and Kruger for bringing in a great story-telling - been fun, enjoyable and hilarious. Although there are some scenes may not make any sense, but things in Hollywood are easily forgivable, with a complex take on a story comes a witty and enjoyable moment. The dialogue is very much slaps on humour while balancing the mood of laughter and seriousness - not too heavy. Intensity and more emotions are writen in it this time, tickling most on the personal inner depth of hearts.

    The casts are as wicky as the first movie too. Each character has a moment of seriousness and an equal moment of laughter. Performance is lively and bubbly as always. Highly praisable to John Turturo who is as wacky as always. Ramon Rodriquez may be a bit too over-reacted but still ignites on his silly-ness. Shia and Megan are great couple as always.

    Best of all, this time expect more action sequence and on scene giant robotic battle that really make you feel blown-away. Also, more dialogues to deal with in among the robots themselves. Cinematographic features are breathtaking with great detailed movement of the robots capture it the most. The centre of attention in many minds is how transforming and combining several robots into single unit can be dealt with? One word - Awesome.

    The battle as mentioned earlier, are intense, detailed and energetic as always, couple with some spectacular special effects that is breath-taking enough. Action rocks and continues towards the end, while bomb shells never stop raining.

    In a nutshell, if you expect much from this sequel, well it did. Although the mood and feeling are not the same as watching as the first one, this sequel is definitely different from its predecessor - let alone standout. It won't be fair to judge two different premises of story but I bet you will feel the same sense of entertained when leaving the theater. Do enjoy and get blown-off!

    Autobots, transform and roll out! Decepticons attack!

    THE RATINGS.....
    CAST
    - 3.5 stars

    STORY
    - 3.0 stars

    CINEMATOGRAPHY - 4.5 stars
    EFFECTS - 4.5 stars
    an overall>> 3.5 stars
    GreenTea-O-Meter: 15.0


    1 comment:

    1. i don't understand. this is a review with no review?

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