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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Review)

Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf reprise their roles in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Photo: Supplied

Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf reprise their roles in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Photo: Supplied

DO NOT WATCH THIS FILM!!!

I can’t stress this enough and certainly will not apologise for abusing the exclamations on my keyboard. You see, I made the mistake of spending money on this film and am here to help others learn from my embarrassing folly.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen suffers from many, many problems. The first and foremost being the heavy-handed direction by a filmmaker guilty of extreme indulgence (or extreme belief that audiences are stupid).

The film suffers from the typical sequel problem: it needs to be longer, larger, ‘better’ and bigger than its predecessor. It certainly seems like 99% of the film’s US$200 million budget was spent on helicopter shots, pyrotechnics (there’s an explosion in every other scene) and CGI of generic robots firing laser weapons and getting blown up.

Add to that the lame “ooohhh, the audience is wincing again” scripting, and a convoluted story that requires a PhD to decipher, and you have the mess that is this film.

There is not a single saving grace to the movie. Scarily, there is a third movie in the works. Me? I’d rather be strapped to a chair and forced to watch reruns of Days of our Lives than be put through another Michael Bay “summer extravaganza”.

You have been warned.

Now thank me for saving you $15.

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