Transformers 2 reviews are useless because no Transformers 2 review will stop people from seeing Revenge of the Fallen. A Transformers 2 review truly means nothing, for if Transformers 2 reviews could stop big box office, Michael Bay would be out of work. Michael Bay lives on his movies being critic-proof, and Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen reviews are no exception. But that hasn’t stopped critics from decrying in their Transformers 2 review that Bay may have gone to the bottom of the barrel again.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is pretty much a remake of the first movie, for all intents. Shia LaBeouf’s Sam and Megan Fox’s Mikaela are on the run from evil Transformers for two and a half hours. The good Transformers, led by Optimus Prime, are again out to defend them and all humans from Megatron, and his new master, The Fallen.
The Transformers reviews for the first movie weren’t that great, but they were about down the middle. That is extremely rare for a Michael Bay film, as he hadn’t come close to getting half-positive reviews for his movies since The Rock in 1996. Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys II and The Island had helped make Bay the anti-Christ for critics.
The first Transformers let Bay off the hook a bit – especially since he introduced Megan Fox to the world. But Transformers 2 reviews are back to slamming Bay as the devil.
The expected complaints in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen reviews are that it is empty, hollow, an assault on the senseless, and brainless. That’s no surprise – but many a review also calls Transformers 2 even more brainless than usual, and even downright racism with a couple of ethic stereotype robots.
Pretty much no review has anything to praise Transformers 2 for except the technology and robot battles. Since they are even bigger than ever, and will be viewed on IMAX, that’s more than enough for Revenge of the Fallen.
The hope in Hollywood is that Transformers will be the biggest opening of the summer, with an opening of over $100 million expected. Previous big summer hits like Star Trek, Up, and The Hangover also had very good reviews, but Transformers 2 will outdo them all without them.
Whereas reviews were at a fair 57% for the original on Rotten Tomatoes, the Transformers 2 reviews are at a piddling 21% on Rotten Tomatoes so far, with a rating of 4 out of 10. The Rotten Tomatoes consensus reads that “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a noisy, underplotted, and overlong special-effects extravaganza that lacks a human touch.”
But if Michael Bay really needed to provide that to survive, he would have been out of the business a decade ago. So a Transformers 2 review gets doomed to relative obscurity while the millions get made this weekend.
Rotten Tomatoes- “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” www.rottentomatoes.com/m/transformers_revenge_of_the_fallen/
IMDb.com- “Studio Briefing: Will Transformers Transform A Losing Box Office” www.imdb.com/news/ns0000003/#ni0847220