This may be the laziest big-budget movie I have ever seen. I cannot think of a film that did so little in so much running time; at two and a half hours we get no character development, no plot that... Read more makes any semblance of sense; just noise; lots and lots of noise.
The most distressing part of the whole enterprise is that someone, an adult, in charge of millions of dollars, thought that we the masses would eat this up; and, looking at the film’s current grosses we did (again, the irony is not lost). This same adult thought that dogs f@%&ing and extreme racial slurs by way of three characters (see two at the head of this review) were suitable for what is ultimately a children’s film. I have no qualms with something being un-PC; but build some social commentary into it; or heaven forbid, make it actually funny! This was just blatantly lazy and offensive.
I don’t take pleasure in giving Transformers 2 a bad review (I do like dissing Michael Bay a little though); for all of its flaws I enjoyed the first film and this one could have, no, should have, been even better.
It is not all bad; one early sequence reminded me of an earlier Speilberg produced flick close to my heart, Gremlins; that is before the afore-mentioned dogs f@%&ing popped up. And, no matter how inadequate Bay is even he cannot ruin how blindingly awesome Optimus Prime is; casting Peter Cullen in that role may be the only genius move Bay has ever made; but, let us not forget that he was only following the choice of a casting director from so many years ago (Cullen voiced Optimus in the original cartoon).
So, in summary; Transformers 2 blows. I was never bored, but I was almost always in a state of incredulousness. The only folks that should be patting themselves on the back about this is the marketing team; they sold their souls to Satan and it paid off in spades. It is their success, along with the nostalgia for the Transformers franchise that is oiling the wheels of this gargantuan beast. May they never sleep another peaceful night.
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