Movie Review #788: With crap writing to back up its brainless action, ‘Revenge of the Fallen”s reception more than speaks for itself.
By Red Stewart
|Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi|
|Rated PG-13 (contains sci-fi violence, drug content, sexual content, profanity, suggestive dialogue)|
I 100% supported the Writer’s Guild strike from 2007-2008, but even I acknowledge that it resulted in some terrible films, including: “Rush Hour 3”, “Terminator Salvation”, “G.I. Joe”, and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. Despite how bad some of these were, though, nothing can top the travesty that was “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”.
As Brian Tallerico said in his review of “A Million Ways to Die in the West”, “unexpected success often leads to creative disaster.” While I’m sure DreamWorks was expecting a box office hit given their large investment of over $150 million into the 2007 prequel, the fast-tracking of the sequel shows that they weren’t expecting such high numbers. Unfortunately, when you combine the exact same crew from the first “Transformers” with development hell the result is “Revenge of the Fallen”: a noisy, incoherent, pile of dog s%#t.
What’s the plot you ask? Well, basically a reiteration of the same one from before; there’s a MacGuffin the Autobots and Decepticons are fighting over that is somehow tied Sam Witwicky. It’s as simple as that, yet the bloated runtime takes what should be a 90 minute concept and expands it to 150 minutes, filling it with worthless embarrassing scenes from two dogs humping each other to Rainn Wilson flirting with his college students to Megan Fox PG-13 stripping.
I could go on about how horrible “Revenge of the Fallen” is, but its reception more than speaks for itself. The first entry hinted that this series was only going to get worse; I just didn’t expect it to be this awful. ✴