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I heard that Transformers 2 sucked

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ChargerRay, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Anyone watch it yet? Heard that the plot sucked, there was too much focus on the humans with no character development, not enough Transformer time, and that it felt rushed.

    Growing up watching the cartoon, we saw a story based on the war between Autobots and Decepticons. But I guess that Michael Bay felt that special effects and Megan Fox shots were good enough for the fans. Rotten Tomates even gave it a low 22%. Anyways I'm still going to watch it, but with no elevated expectations.

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tra...rtby=date&name_order=asc&view=#contentReviews
     
  2. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    I saw it. If you liked the first one, you'll like the second one. Everyone in the IMAX theater I saw it with was laughing and cheering.

    My family loved the first and we loved the second more. The plot is thin and if not paying attention you might miss a few things, but if my 13 yo can understand what's going on and why, I think most everyone should (except for little, little kids). It's GIANT ****ING ROBOTS FIGHTING EACH OTHER, not Shakespeare.

    From Yahoo:
    Critics: C-
    Users: A-


    Don't trust the critics, they HATED the first one too.
     
  3. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Critics hated star wars one.

    It was one of the best, ground breaking movies of all time.

    See it and decide for yourself, be it in the theater or at home...
     
  4. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Ray, if you can, see it in IMAX @ the Palm Promenade or Plaza Bonita.
     
  5. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Is that like the best place to see movies...
     
  6. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Only if you want IMAX, and for this, you do. More GIANT ****ING ROBOT asskickery.
     
  7. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    I'll going to check it out...
     
  8. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I'm going to end up seeing it twice this weekend, so I'll let you know sunday
     
  9. Showmeyourbolt

    Showmeyourbolt Well-Known Member

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    I really didn't like the first one, so I doubt that I'll be seeing the second.
     
  10. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    You heard wrong
     
  11. AnteaterCharger

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    I've now seen it twice

    It's a decent movie, lots of action, some very good special effects. They don't flush out much of a story, even by these kinds of movies' standards. some of the characters can be pretty dumb (or are pretty dumb) and the humor's pretty moronic most of the time. Still the big characters are fairly well done.

    I'd see it, but I'm done seeing it.
     
  12. Boltjolt

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    Movie Critics = waste of a job title and money

    I NEVER try to find what a movie critic says about any movie.

    The first Transformers was great, the 2nd was good too. Lots of action. Wasnt as good as the first imo, but i liked it.
     
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  13. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    Here's the deal - yes the action rocks, Optimus Prime is an *** kicker...the story (however thin) is driven 80% by humans, so there is still a lot of human screen time.

    Nothing at all like the OG cartoon, where the story was 100% driven by autobots and decepticons and the humans were just there to be saved.

    They could have made the movie without shia leboof being the protagonist, and made me a happy moviegoer, but they still got my money.
     
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    Thanks, eHarmony!
     

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