Junkie 2, wtf was up with your review?! Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was awesome! I’ll respond to each of your points, but first let me say a few things: these movies are based toys from our youth, since when did playtime require anything more than fun? You know what I miss? The Hollywood hayday when people would go to a movie, allow themselves to be immersed in the story, and escape. For those of you that have seen UP, remember the opening scene where young Carl Fredericksen is vigorously reacting to what he’s watching. That is how I see a movie. I go not expecting the best acting, writing, etc. I go expecting to enjoy myself, and 99.9% of the time I do. If I am supposed to laugh, I laugh. If I am meant to cry, you bet your sweet bippy I’ll be weeping like a baby. If I go to a movie about two contingents of space robots staging their epic battle on Earth, I will sit on the edge of my seat, eager to see what happens next, and have some fun goddammit!
Sure, if you decide to kick back and analyze something you are going to find the faults. Although, I can rip something to shreds and still love it (like my retro review of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The things I am addicted to (movies, books, television, music, graphic novels, comic books, magazines, blogs, etc.) are meant to entertain, and sometimes they even make you think or emote (of course the best ones do all of the above). I’m not saying everything I see/read is brilliant. But I appreciate things for what they are meant to do. So what’s with all the “disappointment” with this movie?
Now, on with my rebuttal…::spoiler alert::