I totally enjoyed this movie. Of course, Transformers 2 did not have the oh-my-gosh my-jaw-dropped just like when I saw Transformers 1. The first movie was like the first experience seeing my childhood toys in real action, so this is kind of understandable. But Transformers 2 is awesomely far out than the first movie, the first time I saw the twins Skids and Mudflap compacted into one crappy looking car before they were converted into two separate new vehicles.
Transformers 2 were filled with exciting action sequence and it was easier to identify the bots from another during the fight scenes. There weren’t lull scenes as far as I’m concern, the inclusion of some humorous moments kept the excitement going for the whole duration of the movie. Well, maybe the popcorn was too salty.
Anyways, I love the sleek, pharaoh like head gear designs of the Evil decepticon “Fallen” and was awfully glad to see the Constructicons and Devastator. Man, I like Soundwave when he used to be a micro cassette deck with laser beak, buzzsaw and rumble in it. But I guess everything else has to evolve.
I noticed how they showed more decepticons in their original cybertronian forms, no wonder they all seem apparently the same but distinguishable. Well, I didn’t mind that because I was so swallowed by the excitement. But in general, I found all the bots easy to recognize. My girlfriend did, too, and for someone who was never fond about Transformers until movie number one, GF fell in love with the movie number 2 as well.
The sad part is that my GF cannot seem to stop talking about her favorite character, and during the drive home she was like animatedly talking about Jetfire who sacrificed himself to reinforce Optimus Prime’s armor against the great decepticon “Fallen” in a fight sequence that she took by heart. Of course, seeing Scorpinok working his expertise on Sam Witwicky’s brain made her almost scream and she was like “oh no noooo”!
Well, the two hours and thirty minutes went by swiftly inside the movie house. I wanted another show time after the credits were done; as I’m still exhilarated I sat for a few more minutes when everyone has gone out noisily.
I also found out that there have been bad reviews about Transformers 2. I feel sorry for those folks who do not understand what this movie is and was made to be. But I guess their expectations were different from mine. I am paying a bit more to go check Transformers 2 on IMAX, maybe one or a couple times? Not sure, well maybe twice so that the wait for Transformers 3 gets less boring…