Critics are howling at the sequel to Transformers. And yet, I can’t see why. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is one heck of a roller coaster ride, providing thrills from beggining to end and concluding in a very satisfying climax.
Shia Labeuf once again returns as Sam Witwicky, who is now departing for college. And it is in a small allspark shard encrusted in his old jacket that sets in motion the storyline and catapults Sam and Mikaela (Megan Fox) into a spectacular adventure across the world. Two years after the events of the first film, Optimus Prime and several other autobots are working together with the military in seeking out any remaining Decepticons hiding out on earth. The Decepticons however gain a foothold when an ancient enemy dubbed “the Fallen” comes to earth to retrieve dominion and destroy the existence of humanity.
Cutting through the chase here, ILM is the real star of the show. The visuals are amazing, the sound is mesmerizing, more than enough to cover up the few mistakes director Michael Bay employs to tell his story. Still underneath, the new film does posses a strong story and theme if you look closely enough. There is a strong theme of destiny that can be seen throughout here.
A most important and pivotal component to Transformers is the character of Optimus Prime, wonderfully animated once again by the wizards of ILM and powerfully voiced by Peter Cullen. There are dozens of robots in disguise in this film, more than enough to dream of metal.
The downside of this film comes in the form of crude jokes and unnecessary foul lenguage (parents beware here) Still the film brings enough punch to elevate it amongst the top action flicks of the year, it deserves much more credit than it was due. It really brings out the kid inside of you, a very surprising film considering I did not expect much going into the theatre.