I don’t think this was a real poster for the movie… but it made me laugh!
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, a bunch of robots
Currently available to rent
It’s not the excellent dialogue, script or character building that will get you to rent Transformers. Quite simply, I rented Transformers because it
- Has Megan Fox in it.
- Made the most money at the box office last summer.
- Has giant explosions.
- Has Megan Fox in it.
- Has awesome special effects that would have caused brain hemorrhages to viewers 100 years ago.
- Has giant robots that somehow transform into much smaller, sleek looking cars, jet planes, bulldozers, remote control cars, semis and (didn’t see this one coming) college students (?).
- What else… oh yeah… it has Megan Fox in it.
There are quite simply those movies out there that you go see strictly for entertainment value. At certain points in the movie I would catch myself going, “Now… how did that happen? They just transported halfway across the world? The Autobots and Decepticons just destroyed half that cities highway system… how does the government cover that up? How did… oh wait… I forgot that I’m watching Transformers. Not ‘Gone With the Wind’.”
T2 jumps down so many rabbit holes you come away from it with a lot of unanswered questions. Too many in fact for a 2 ½ hour movie.
“But what’s wrong with that?” you might ask me.
“Absolutely nothing.” I would reply.
There is a reason that this movie made eight trillion dollars at the box office (see above). If you want to think, reflect or cry… rent movies like Memento, Flight 93, or Marley and Me respectively. If you want to sink into the couch with a sack of popcorn and relax all the muscles in your body to a point where drool uncontrollably spills from the corners of your mouth… then rent Transformers 2.
Even though the Transformers movies main draw are the fantastic special effects… the actors aren’t horrible… they simply don’t have enough lines to bust their acting chops.
Shia LaBeouf is one again the funny and fast talking Sam Witwicky (coolest fake last name ever). I like Shia (dumbest real name ever). He has proven to me that he can act in movies like “Eagle Eye” and “Disturbia”. I like his acting style and although he seems like he could probably be a tremendous douchbag in real life… I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.
Megan Fox reprises her role as Mikaela Banes… the role that made her super famous. Despite all the negativity that she gets in the media for her smart mouth and stuck-upivness (yes mom… I know that’s not a word) she is quickly ascending the ranks as my favorite “it” girl… replacing the highly intelligent Kim Kardashian (although the rest of her family can be shot into space for all I care). She’s not a bad actor… but she’s not going to be winning an Oscar any time soon. She sure is nice to look at though.
Megan Fox… good actor or pretty much the whole reason T2 made 8 trillion dollars? I’m going with the latter.
Next to the computer generated robots… all the other actors are pretty secondary seeing that most of their lines are either said for comic relief or screamed over the sound of a bomb going off, entire cities screaming in horror or that weird “Wei ah wei eh ah” noise that happens every time a robot changes into car/semi/jet plane/motorcycle/remote control big wheel or vice versa.
So, weighing everything that I’ve said here and because I too like explosions, robots, special effects and Megan Fox… I give T2 a handsome 4 out of 5 total raging idiots: