Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review, and my TF2 Wish List

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Megan Fox and Shia LeBeoufI still need to decompress what I’ve just witnessed.  While I don’t appreciate, or approve of, Michael Bay’s sense of humor, I do think he finally got something right: he let the Transformers hold actual conversations with each other.  The Autobots spoke more, and the Decepticons definitely spoke a lot more this time around.

I would shave a bit off of the beginning of the movie.  Anyone that’s seen it will probably agree: the Pretender, and the first conversation between Sam and Mikaela weren’t really necessary.

Anyway, there are a lot of things that I would like to say about the movie, but I want to bring up something I wrote in 2007: My wishlist for Transformers 2.

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My Most Anticipated Movies of June 2009: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Land of the Lost

This month features my choice for my potential favorite film of the year. With Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hitting on the 24th, it’s the date that I am looking forward to the most. Land of the Lost also launches this month, but it’s only a side trip on the way toward the biggest movie release of the year.
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Robot List, IMAX scenes, and Megan Fox

I’ve just found the list of the robots that will be in the film on both sides of the war. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read it. For the rest of us that could care less about who appears in it, and just would like to know, read on. I think there are some pretty great ones.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Robot List

Autobots – Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Ratchet, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Arcee, Jetfire, Jolt, Skids & Mudflap (The Twins)

Decepticons – Starscream, Sideways, The Fallen, Scorponok, Soundwave, Ravage, The Doctor, Wheelie, Demolishor, Devastator (Scavenger, Scrapper, Hightower, Longhaul, Rampage, Overload, Mixmaster)

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First Images from Transformers 2 reveal: more of the same?

Well, the first images have been released for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. It is due for release at the end of June, 2009. That will be two years since the first one, and I am extremely excited for it. It’s rumored to, this time, be a good fifty-fifty mix of robot-human screentime. Hopefully the third one is then 75/25 robot/human.

Anyway, today, Empire Online has released three pictures from the set. One of those features Megan Fox and Shia LeBeouf running away from danger, another features an action sequence with a van either flying through the sky, or it could be an unfinished shot with a decepticon holding onto it. The third is in Egypt, with a pyramid.

For now, it leaves me wondering if the scenes in Egypt are going to mirror the ones from the first film. They were my least favorite sequences that time around. But if it features the establishment of a base for either side, where they actually gather to form plans: that is all the better and will surprise me in a good way.

Lookin’ forward to this one!

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Shooting IMAX sequences

This is one of the most exciting things that I have heard in some time. My favorite movie of 2007 was Transformers, primarily because I grew up watching Transformers. That and Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, returned to reprise his role.

The movie was fun and, every time the Transformers appeared, I was blown away. There just wasn’t enough time with the Transformers. They were only on screen for about 25% of the film, if that.

For movie 2, I created a want list for the sequel that I’ll be posting again after seeing the sequel, along with my analysis of how I feel they did, and how much they may have met my expectations or not.

Now, thanks to the inspiration of The Dark Knight, Michael Bay is joining the crowd of those that are filming sequences with IMAX cameras. These are films that deserve to be seen on IMAX, and Michael Bay is the right man for the job.

Read the full press release after the break.

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