Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


They'll be back! Whoopee! Long live serialism and big-budget block busters. If this one is anything as good as the first, that alone will make 2009 into a good year movie-wise. And since it's being directed, again, by Michael Bay, my personal favorite among 'action' movie directors, how could I—and you and you; yes, you!—do anything but await the sequel with impatience and breathless anticipation.

Here's the synopsis from IMDb. Don't know how accurate it is, but it sounds promising:

The battle for Earth has ended but the battle for the universe has just begun. After returning to Cybertron, Starscream assumes command of the Decepticons, and has decided to return to Earth with force. The Autobots believing that peace was possible finds out that Megatron's dead body has been stolen from the US Military by Skorpinox and revives him using his own spark. Now Megatron is back seeking revenge and with Starscream and more Decepticon reinforcements on the way, the Autobots with reinforcements of their own, may have more to deal with then meets the eye.

I know all this enthusiasm may sound pathetic to the crowd of arterati, but, let's face it and when all is said and done and at the end of the day—to use as many platitudes as I can lay my tongue on; an metaphor that must surely make people cringe—Transformers was the most enjoyable flick of 2007, hands down and tied behind the back. For me it replaces my old standbys The Mummy and The Mummy Returns as the flick that I'd watch if I really had no clue about what to watch, and still could be sure that I'd enjoy it.

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