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Running Time:
2 hours, 30 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
Despite its spectacular effects and huge explosions, this is an exhausting, extremely loud, old-fashioned movie that doesn't make much sense.

Additional Info:
DVD Features:
Disc 1 - Commentary by Director Michael Bay and Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman;
Disc 2 - The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge Of The Fallen; ; This Exciting "making of" Documentary Takes You to the Shoot on the Great Pyramids for a behind-the-scenes look. Discover the secrets of the Film's visual special effects with its unprecedented military access. NEST: Transformer Data Hub (SD) Blu-ray Exclusive - The Allspark Experiment

CAST:
Shia LaBeouf ... Sam Witwicky
Megan Fox ... Mikaela Banes
Isabel Lucas ... Alice
Josh Duhamel ... Captain Lennox
John Turturro ... Agent Simmons
Rainn Wilson ... Professor Colan
Josh Duhamel ... Captain Lennox
John Turturro ... Agent Simmons
Rainn Wilson ... Professor Colan
and the voices of:
Hugo Weaving ... Megatron
Anthony Anderson ... Jolt
Robert Foxworth ... Ratchet



Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
In this sequel, Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf "Disturbia") prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers and he's soon off on an endless chase across the desert in pursuit of we donít really know what, to stop some vague, ancient, evil Autobot. He brings his girlfriend Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox "Transformers") along with him, for no particular reason at all.

The filmís robot characters get scarcely better treatment than their human counterparts although Jetfire does get a fully fleshed out plot, but with the exception of Optimus
(voice of Peter Cullen) and Bumblebee (voice of Mark Ryan) most of the other bots are merely background noise. Characters appear for a few minutes and then suddenly vanish for no particular reason, never to be seen again. Mostly Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is two and a half hours of non-stop, absolutely endless action. There are few moments that arenít filled with guns being fired, metal colliding with metal, and buildings being blown to smithereens. Unfortunately at no point in this violence is it ever entirely clear whatís going on. Thereís a decent sequence towards the middle of the film in which Optimus single-handedly takes on three Decepticons, and that is entertaining, but thatís the last fun to be had in the movie as it quickly devolves into characters, both human and alien, standing around in the desert and shooting endlessly at each other.

Youíve got robots grappling, blasting, screaming, but most of the time you wonít know which ones are screaming or shooting or
dying. Director Michael Bay ("Pearl Harbor") choses to treat all the robots as if theyíre all basically the same, or as if we already know who each one is, so he wastes little time differentiating one from another. Theyíre all shiny metal and noisy gears and constantly tansforming parts. And when they change into their vehicle forms you can sometimes figure out who they are supposed to be.....or not.  It hardly matters. But their designs  are all extremely complicated and wonderful to watch, for a minute or two.

The problem is that the film runs over two and a half hours and is unforgivably long and extremely unrewarding. While itís hard not to be at least a little impressed with the sheer volume of effects wizardry going on here, and while fans will almost certainly still find something to like simply in seeing some of their favorite characters again, itís hard to consider Revenge of the Fallen anything more than an extremely loud, old-fashioned movie.


                                     
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with Shia LaBeouf: Blu-ray Cover                                               






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