Last night, I went to see Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen in IMAX! I was so excited to see the ever so sexy Shia Labeouf reprise his role as Sam Witwicky and the epic battle of the autobots and decepticons once again. However, at the end of the film, I left the movie with an opposite reaction, disappointment.
A very quick summary of the film:
After the allspark is destroyed and Megatron is sent to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, we realize that the battle between the autobots and decepticons has just begun. As Sam Witwicky prepares for college at Princeton University, he finds a shard of the Allspark in his room (from the jacket he wore in the first film). Once Sam touches the piece of Allspark, it shocks him and he immediately begins to see in Cybertonian (robot language). This proves to be extremely unfortunate for Sam because he is now the Decepticons main target. Sam is the source needed to find this thing called the Matrix of Leadership, which the master of the Decepticons, aptly titled the Fallen (get the title?) needs to destroy the sun and earth in order to create more energy needed to create more Decepticons.
Optimus Prime and the autobots create an alliance, called NEST, with the US military in order to maintain peace and to fight off any remaining Decepticons on earth. While the military believes that all is good and well, they soon learn that they are in for a full on battle once the evil Megatron comes back to life, revitalized by stolen shard of the Allspark! Who will win? Will it be the end of human civilization as we know it? Well, watch the movie to find out!
Okay, I wasn't expecting my short summary to be that long, but I didn't know how else to describe it. There are still many pieces of the plot missing. Honestly, I barely understood the film myself seeing as how an entirely new character and history of the Decepticons was revealed. I think that was why I was disappointed. The sequel didn't seem like a sequel but more like a extension of all the stuff that wasn't described and explained in the first film. The way the film was directed was very confusing and wasn't explained well. For a movie over 2 hours, which I assumed to be an efficient amount of time to build up the plot and create an intense, at the edge of your seat, epic experience, I ended up being let down. To me, the first movie was so much better and I had such high expectations for Michael Bay for the sequel, but I guess we can't win at everything.
No doubt this movie will be a blockbuster hit despite my opinions. I mean, I was just discussing my disappointment in the plot. The special effects, fighting scenes, and comic relief are totally worth it if that is what you're looking for. This movie was hilarious, I was dying of laughter in my seat. Megan Fox won't disappoint you either, if she is your kinda girl. I always get super excited when I hear the narration of Optimus Prime! It just gets me every single time and I get that tingly feeling! Also, there is this sweet scene where Bumblebee fights two decepticons in Egypt and it is epic indeed. Bumblebee may not be able to talk, but it's made up with his awesome fighting skills. He literally tore them apart.
So I say, watch the movie, if you please, but don't expect it to be like the first Transformers.