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This movie is a prime example of how society is declining. People actually don't give a toss for acting, dialogue, or plot anymore. As long as there's plenty of eye candy on the screen. And yes there is a lot of eye candy in the second Transformers movie. Megan Fox (I think she's overrated personally), explosions, giant robots beating the tar out of each other just like some gigantic version of WWE, I see lots of eye candy here. However the story is just plain unbelievable and stupid, the dialogue is insipid and juvenile and the acting is pathetically bad. I just saw another eye candy movie called Avatar and while it wasn't even close to being a great movie, it sure was a lot better than this crap. At least it has a story and an allegory. This has nothing, part of the plot was in fact ripped off from an earlier movie called Alien Vs. Predator. (An even dumber movie at that.) The thing is that I used to like the Transformers cartoon when I was little but this movie doesn't even attempt to make Transformers anything more than a cartoon or a toy movie. All the characters are stereotypes, every single one of them, no kidding, go watch and see for yourself. Also I'd like to know why Bumblebee can't talk all of a sudden.
I guess to sum up, I want to know why people watch stuff like this AND consider it "good" or "great" or whatever the comments here say. Do people not know how to think critically anymore? Are we that brainwashed by TV that we actually want to just "turn our brains off" and watch images on a screen? Think about that for a second! Just give that thought one second of your time, please!
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Transformers Two is one of the worst sequels in recent memory and remains as one of the worst pictures I have ever had the misfortune of sitting through.Spielberg,Bay and company should be ashamed of this overly complicated,long and generally shoddy product they hoisted on an eagerly awaiting public.The first movie in this franchise was superb;the right amount of action with a very credible plot and great special effects.This movie takes all that that was built on and essentially trashes it. Shia Lebeouf returns as Sam,as his friend Optimus Prime continues his fight to eliminate the Decpeticon threat throughout the world(and in space).Sam discovers a piece of the Allspark in his house which melts through the floor to bring to life all the appliances in his house,wreaking alot of unwanted havoc.Optimus approaches Sam saying that the Decepticons are amassing again and the time has come that he needs his help.Sam,incredulously considering all that has past in the first movie,refuses to help!!He's off to college and can't be bothered??? Sam,in keeping with all that has gone on,should have been right there,no questions.This illogical plot thread creates a rift from which the movie never recovers. Sam goes to college but the inevitable conflict follows him,much to his chagrin(what did he really expect?).In fact he does everything to avoid getting involved.His roommates we discover even run an internet alien conspiracy theory site;how convenient!The fight eventually engulfs Sam and his girlfriend who have no choice but to join Optimus and company in their fight against the Decepticons.Their journey goes worldwide and Megatron is(of course) released and in turn releases the Fallen,the evil head of the Decepticons.Read more ›
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LeBrainHALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on Oct. 21 2009
First, let me preface this review by saying that I am a Transformers fan and have been for 25 years. Contrary to what another reviewer has said, I don't believe that anyone who going into Transformers 2 expecting a decent script has a "serious malfunction". Orci and Kurtzman wrote this, and also wrote Star Trek. Obviously they are capable of a good script. For a movie with this much budget, you'd think they could come up with a plot that makes sense.
This is a movie to make you say "wow". Not because it's great, or the special effects are any good (they're not) -- just because Transformers 2 messes things up even more than the first one did.
For example, the dialogue is geared towards kiddies, just like the old cartoon was. Then, mixed in the middle of all that kiddie dialogue, is Megan Fox wearing a tank top, then Megan Fox wearing leather chaps, then Megan Fox stripping off those chaps...just who is this movie for? It's either geared for kids with no consideration at all for throwing all this sexual imagery at you, or it's geared for adults (males) and really dumbed down.
All that would be forgivable if this movie had a plot, or characters, or even decent CG effects. The effects were so bad, clearly the crew only had so much time and budget to finish. So when you see a robot called "The Doctor" manipulate Sam's (Shia Labouf) face, it looks like something out of Roger Rabbit, or Star Wars Episode I. When robots are getting blown apart, you see little pieces of junk flying off them, but they don't look real at all -- it looks like little cartoon pieces of junk. Everything just looks fake, completely fake. Except the explosions. Those look real (because they were real) and there's a lot of them.