Escape to the Movies: Transformers Revenge

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Transformers Revenge

MovieBob takes a look at Michael Bay's latest masterpiece: Transformers Revenge.

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Thank you MovieBob thank you sooooo much! the film sucks so much and Soundwave was such a let down.

Hope this thread doesnt go the same way the Star Trek one did. Wasnt going to see this film, but is nice to have my own conviction renforced in such a...explicit manner :D

Great review, made me laugh pretty hard. But also cry at the fact that the movie was terrible.

Transformers = avoid. gotcha.

also, is it just me or is Moviebob becomming more and more like Yahtzee with a red background? oh wells, it isn't a bad thing :P

I never understood the rage against human characters in transformers. I strangely like Shia I think he's a good actor. I couldn't make it though the review cause it seem hate for hates sake. My personal opinion was it was the most fun movie i've seen this summer. But i'm not a critic or cynic....

I knew this one was coming and once again I mostly agree. As I was watching this I was thinking to myself that I didn't want to watch a movie about that kid and his girlfriend. I came to see a movie about Transformers and they didn't even do much. The effects were great, but they should have made at least a halfway interesting movie with the huge budget and effects that they had.

I really regretted seeing that film.

And I thought the first one was bad, you basically summed up everything I hated in this movie. But what I hated the most was all that dirty humor. The Twins were annoying as hell and basically served cheap immature jokes for everyone to laugh at. I didn't need to see a robot's genitals, I didn't need to see a mans bare ass, and I didn't need to see dogs and tiny robots humping each other.

And don't get me stared on the unnecessary love plot.

Point Taken.

Megan Fox is really nothing more than an overpublicized sex symbol. I've known that for a while.

So basically the movie Transformers isn't about the transformers. In that case, I'm definately not going to see this.

You lost me at "The Godfather wasn't a very good book".

That annoying satellite thing was Soundwave? I now hate this movie more than I did 5 minutes ago.

But...but...Michael Bay blows mad shit up.

*weeps into his Transformer's sheets that he's owned since 1991*

sneakypenguin:
I never understood the rage against human characters in transformers. I strangely like Shia I think he's a good actor. I couldn't make it though the review cause it seem hate for hates sake. My personal opinion was it was the most fun movie i've seen this summer. But i'm not a critic or cynic....

Do you want to know why people don't like the human characters in a TRANSFORMERS movie? Really you can't figure out why people don't like the fact that the TRANSFORMERS are only in part of their own TRANSFORMER movie, and the rest is filled with a stupid romantic comedy cliche bullshit. I seriously can't figure out why you can't figure out why people dislike people in the TRANSFORMER movie. Anyway...TRANSFORMER!!! Have a nice day.

Wow, a little angry there, huh Bob? I haven't seen this movie yet, nor did I plan to even before this review, especially considering I still haven't seen Up! (is Up! even still out?).

Dear GOD that was a lot of anger.

Then again, after watching 20 minutes of the first Transformers movie (that's as far as I could go before my eyes retreated into my liver), I can understand why MovieBob would be angry.

Amen, thank you for saving me $20.

Thank you Movie Bob, Megan Fox is less real than the CGI and you are my hero for saying it how it is. I was going to see this because I figured at least the theaters are air conditioned but I'll stay at home and sweat.

Haven't seen any of the movies so I don't know whether or not I agree with you, but your reviews/comments/opinions/whatever they are are always fun to watch. Routing for you on Screw Attack ^^

Bit of a critique of a critique here...

Suddenly he's a fixture on the Escapist and he's TALKING MUCH FASTER. Now I like MovieBob a LOT, and I was just waiting for him to get a proper regular position, but still. He flashes up text while he's talking like Yahtzee does, except (very similar to Yahtzee's quicktime event rant here) when Yahtzee does it it's at least reasonable to read them as you're going. With the ones in this, I had to go back and pause it to actually read all of it. Yes it's funny stuff, but all that it served to do because it was on screen for such a painfully short time was serve to break up his review and make it more disjointed.

This whole thing has given me an idea... to the microphone!

But still. I quite enjoyed both the new Transformers movies, and I am a HUGE fan of the original source material. Considering who Michael Bay IS, I think we have got off exceptionally lightly.

phrawger:
You lost me at "The Godfather wasn't a very good book".

Its not really that great. Its one of those odd ocasions that the movie is superior to the book. The book is still good. But the movie is better.

For the review...Oh yes I could the anger from this side! Awesome. ^^

And Transformers 1 is a bad movie.

The robot designs are ugly? Oh, here's an argument for you: IT'S NOT G1!
Yeah, G1 was great and all, but if I wanted to watch it, I'd buy the DVDs. The moment somebody tries to make the robots look less human, and more alien, every damn fan stands up and starts to cry.
Seriously. That's just immature. I liked this movie's Wheelie. He didn't rhyme like a douchebag. And as for Skids and Mudflap, I thought I'd hate them. I didn't. I liked them.

And what's this about it all being the humans? I can't think of one scene that wasn't interrupted by an obnoxious robot.

I'm sorry, did you even see this movie or just read a Transfan forum and look at some pictures? Yeah, they made Devastator do nothing but dig a hole. What were you wanting him to do? Go on a destructive rampage? IN A DESERT?

Sunset..? Where'd you get that idea from? Ok, so the entire first film was set in the sunset. The opening scene to this is at night. The college scenes and the desert are in broad daylight. Though, oddly Shanghai was in daylight before NEST got there.

And I thought the fight scenes were pretty damn clear. The one featuring Optimus Prime and the three Decepticons? That was clear. I saw everything. Bumblebee versus Rampage and Ravage - That was also clear.

And as for Soundwave, what did you expect a communications specialist to do? He did what his G1 job was. Even had the same voice actor. But nope, because he didn't stomp around all blue and cassette player-like, he's bad.

Oh yeah. I noticed the little dig at the flames. "Optimus Prime has flames! What are we going to do?!"
Grow up. Seriously. Somebody paints flames onto a big truck, and you get all upset. G1 was great and all, but once again, if I wanted to watch it, I WOULD.

And finally - The human characters. How do you relate to a plot about giant robots? It's like trying to empathise with the bloody penguins from Happy Feet. They emoted and spoke, but they were just penguins, and I don't think anybody here gave a damn whether Mumble could sing or not, or whether his dancing was a talent or a stylish seizure.

As has been mentioned, this sounds like a review hating for the sake of hating. Go ahead, hug your G1 DVDs and figures, tell them it'll be alright. That they'll come back one day.

They're not going to. Otherwise they wouldn't be worth so much, would they, Afterburner? He's my only G1 figure. :(

I'm sure this movie sucks after your review... but C'mon! worse than anything Uwe Boll has done? I think you need to watch his movies again.

So he didn't like it? I think that was the gist.

Broken Wings:

sneakypenguin:
I never understood the rage against human characters in transformers. I strangely like Shia I think he's a good actor. I couldn't make it though the review cause it seem hate for hates sake. My personal opinion was it was the most fun movie i've seen this summer. But i'm not a critic or cynic....

Do you want to know why people don't like the human characters in a TRANSFORMERS movie? Really you can't figure out why people don't like the fact that the TRANSFORMERS are only in part of their own TRANSFORMER movie, and the rest is filled with a stupid romantic comedy cliche bullshit. I seriously can't figure out why you can't figure out why people dislike people in the TRANSFORMER movie. Anyway...TRANSFORMER!!! Have a nice day.

Because we relate to humans a whole lot better than robots, and frankly I don't think anyone but the fans would like to see nothing but robots. And in this movie it was all about the transformers with shia and gang for the comedy and to advance the plot. O well to each their own.

I dare say 1 1/2 hours was nothing but robots...

Thyunda:
The robot designs are ugly? Oh, here's an argument for you: IT'S NOT G1!
Yeah, G1 was great and all, but if I wanted to watch it, I'd buy the DVDs. The moment somebody tries to make the robots look less human, and more alien, every damn fan stands up and starts to cry.
Seriously. That's just immature. I liked this movie's Wheelie. He didn't rhyme like a douchebag. And as for Skids and Mudflap, I thought I'd hate them. I didn't. I liked them.

And what's this about it all being the humans? I can't think of one scene that wasn't interrupted by an obnoxious robot.

I'm sorry, did you even see this movie or just read a Transfan forum and look at some pictures? Yeah, they made Devastator do nothing but dig a hole. What were you wanting him to do? Go on a destructive rampage? IN A DESERT?

Sunset..? Where'd you get that idea from? Ok, so the entire first film was set in the sunset. The opening scene to this is at night. The college scenes and the desert are in broad daylight. Though, oddly Shanghai was in daylight before NEST got there.

And I thought the fight scenes were pretty damn clear. The one featuring Optimus Prime and the three Decepticons? That was clear. I saw everything. Bumblebee versus Rampage and Ravage - That was also clear.

And as for Soundwave, what did you expect a communications specialist to do? He did what his G1 job was. Even had the same voice actor. But nope, because he didn't stomp around all blue and cassette player-like, he's bad.

Oh yeah. I noticed the little dig at the flames. "Optimus Prime has flames! What are we going to do?!"
Grow up. Seriously. Somebody paints flames onto a big truck, and you get all upset. G1 was great and all, but once again, if I wanted to watch it, I WOULD.

And finally - The human characters. How do you relate to a plot about giant robots? It's like trying to empathise with the bloody penguins from Happy Feet. They emoted and spoke, but they were just penguins, and I don't think anybody here gave a damn whether Mumble could sing or not, or whether his dancing was a talent or a stylish seizure.

As has been mentioned, this sounds like a review hating for the sake of hating. Go ahead, hug your G1 DVDs and figures, tell them it'll be alright. That they'll come back one day.

They're not going to. Otherwise they wouldn't be worth so much, would they, Afterburner? He's my only G1 figure. :(

Hey thank you for clarifying my thoughts lol. That's almost exactly what I was thinking.

Sorry if this was a double post.

Circus Ascendant:
Bit of a critique of a critique here...

Suddenly he's a fixture on the Escapist and he's TALKING MUCH FASTER. Now I like MovieBob a LOT, and I was just waiting for him to get a proper regular position, but still. He flashes up text while he's talking like Yahtzee does, except (very similar to Yahtzee's quicktime event rant here) when Yahtzee does it it's at least reasonable to read them as you're going. With the ones in this, I had to go back and pause it to actually read all of it. Yes it's funny stuff, but all that it served to do because it was on screen for such a painfully short time was serve to break up his review and make it more disjointed.

This whole thing has given me an idea... to the microphone!

But still. I quite enjoyed both the new Transformers movies, and I am a HUGE fan of the original source material. Considering who Michael Bay IS, I think we have got off exceptionally lightly.

Everything this poster said. The paragraphs of text appearing on screen for a second, and the complex images appearing on screen for a tenth of a second had me constantly pausing the video so that when you referenced an image or text, I could actually figure out *what* you were referencing.

Anyway, I haven't seen the movie, but I know he speaks the truth. When the freakin' trailer starts with Bumblebee being treated like a pet dog, and doing some stupid little dance, you know the movie isn't going to be good. Seriously, the first time my friend and I saw the trailer, we thought it was some kind of joke.

Dont sugar coat it Bob. Tell us how you REALLY feel. LOL :)

I posted a review (or rant as they where very keen to point out) on here at 4am yesterday and most every one who commented said I was wrong and the movie was "Very good" and "Awesome".
at least Moviebob and Spoony where more sensible.

Then again he gets MAJOR props for opening with "bah weep grah nah weep ninibon."

Spectacular review, Bob. Michael Bay DOEs indeed suck, they should give him the boot and get somebody more competent to diect next time.

Oh, and if you guys want to hear more bitching about the Transformers movie here's another excellent review don by The Spoony One: http://www.spoonyexperiment.com/2009/06/25/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-review/

Is it ok if I want to watch the movie just to see ho bad it is?

As much as I love your stuff, I could definitely see the sheer anger of the rant affecting the sheer quality of the video. I know we'll be back to normal great reviews whenever something good or just 'bad' comes on, but should you ever rant so hard again, please for the love of God, speak a little bit slower and don't spam pictures at the rate of one per second.

Saying that, great review.

Well i dont see whats wrong with robot designs. They look good, and move realisticly.

Y'know, Movie bobs opinions are becoming less and less valued by me. EVERYONE I know liked the Transformers movie and I've been told that the second is even better.

Some spoilers!
I agreed on every account, but I'd like to add the notion that for some reason every single decepticon in the ENTIRE MOVIE (yes even megatron, AND satan/the fallen) is a TOTAL PUSSY. I mean seriously they got beat up by tanks, as well as Optimus fighting off three people (Two of which are Megatron and Starscream) at the same time? And then at the end it has a super climactic end of a one minute fight after an hour and a half of build up. That is what made me lay down and cry. I was also sad to not hear about the gaping plot-hole of where during half the movie the decepticons sit around like fucking morons, even after they got everything they needed to go and blow up the sun.

For all you people out there who say we need to connect to people I have one thing to say.

Beast Wars.

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