Monday, July 13, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen IMAX

Wow. Talk about eye candy...and, no, I'm not talking about Megan Fox.

To be honest, I'm not sure eye candy even works...It was more like eye frappe! Once the previews were over, Transformers never stopped moving. I'm fairly sure the entire movie was shot by a cocaine addict. From the actual camera angles moving constantly, to the lack of a central focusing point, the screen was buzzing with motion.

A few points that struck me in this movie:
  1. Doing the right thing is often costly, but always is the best thing. From Optimus' sacrifice to Sam's choices, it was good to see a movie advocating that we choose the better option for others.
  2. The Pyramids are still one of the greatest engineering feats of human history. So much so that we moderns want to believe that aliens did it to make us feel better about building crappy stuff with all the technology and power equipment we have.
  3. There are way too many wimpy "boy" male lead-roles in Hollywood. Come one Shia, get some chest hair and be a man!
  4. I'll never look at wrecking balls the same way ever again...
  5. While denouncing violence, the movie spends over two hours using violence to rake in a critic said, "There was enough firepower used in the special effects to take over a small country."
  6. Overall, it was OK. It was incredibly shallow in thought, coherence, and plot. I'm not sure there was any character development, but, wow, the special effects were spectacular.


Todd said...

So, did you like it or dislike it? It sounds like if what you want is a popcorn summer blockbuster this is it - is that accurate?

Mark said...

Yeah, I guess I did enjoy the experience, but it was an IMAX theatre with a hot babe beside me...

Steph and I celebrated 9 years by seeing this...HER idea!

Your assumption is correct, though if you're looking for a shallow, but action packed movie...this is definitely worth seeing.