Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
6:30 PM, June 28, 2009
Cinema 2, Trinoma
Ate Van, Fritz
Watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was a stressful experience. Nevermind the personal issues that came along last week which may or may not have affected how I watched this movie. It’s just tht after the long waiting game and the fact that the first Transformers was just so mind-blowin’, it’s a sad afterthought to realize that this particular sequel had the Matrix Syndrome.
Yes, we all know what happened to that other mind-blowin’ CG-filled movie which topbilled Keannu Reeves. This is why I found it funny that in the midst of it all, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) had to find * wait for it * the Matrix. Can anything be more funnier than that? It’s like Michael Bay already had a Wachowski-Brothers-Premonition and sadly accepted defeat. He could have called it by a gadzillion other names but why oh why did they decide to call it the Matrix?
Anyway, just like the Matrix, Transformers 2 was killed with expectations. I, like most people over Facebook, expected a lot from this movie which is why after spending more than 2 hours watching it over last weekend, you just knew it wasn’t as good as the first one (or at least as good as what you’ve expected).
Second, there were too many insignifcant scenes. To counter what a friend ranted about, I don’t think the script suffered from ADHD. I think Michael Bay – or whoever the scriptwriter is – felt obliged to jampack the movie with all Transformers characters and so there were a lot of nostalgic action sequences that the movie could have lived without. Honestly, would the movie felt just as bad without the lame “twin” cars? I really, really hate those guys.
But anyway, it was still a spectacular sensory feast. The graphics and sounds were still believable and had the expected Linkin Part music at the end. Let’s just hope Transformers won’t really go the way of the Matrix and decide to come up with a lousy third installment. Or, let’s just hope Michael Bay would find the dismal ratings a big challenge and come up with something * wait for it * spectacular by 2012 and beyond.