Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen Thread [Possible Spoilers]

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  1. OmegaRED

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    Who's going to see it?

    Expectations?

    What did you think of it?


    I'm gonna see it on opening day in IMAX (it has Imax filmed scenes like Dark Knight did). My expectations are low, by that I mean I expect to see 3 things:

    1)Megan Fox showing off her body as much as possible...maybe even transforming for all I know :duh:

    2)Lots of freakin' robots beating each other up and crashing into stuff. Most of the time I won't know what is going on.

    3)Hopefully just a few good moments for the die hard fans who used to worship Transformers as a kid. I want something cool to happen that makes me feel like a kid again :cool:
     
  2. HardwareHeaven

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    well im sure it will be much like the first one, big, brash, loaded with even more effects and a pretty nonsense story line :)

    I will assuredly get it on bluray for the plasma screen test !
     
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    Ditto... gotta love the first film (as long as you completely ignore the 'story')
     
  4. OmegaRED

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    I'm easy to please, if Soundwave talks with the same voice as he did in the cartoon that would be $13.50 well spent.

    YouTube - Clips of Soundwave
     
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    haha i've been watching the original series the last few days, getting pumped
     
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    will be curious to hear what you guys think of it. These are the kind of movies which are perfect screen/system tests.

    I watched the whole matrix trilogy on bluray over the weekend on the new plasma and it was a great experience. granted they are nonsense films too, but there is a time and a place for them :)
     
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    Zardon, always the techie... I bet when you pop in a porn bluray the edge enhancement drives you nuts :D
     
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    you know me well ;)
     
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    True - the desert fight scene in Transformers is my 'demo' whenever I want to show anyone my screen / sound system.

    What new plasma have you got Allan?

    I picked up a 50" Kuro just over a month ago - couldn't be happier! The black level improvement makes a much bigger difference than I was expecting.
     
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    Come on Z , so you dont like the matrix...
     
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    Nice screens those Kuro - good choice. I picked up a Panasonic Viera NeoPDP 600hz plasma. 42inch for the bedroom. great screen - really rate it. Panasonic VIERA NeoPDP
     
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    This is the exact scene i play when i'm showing off a tv or sound system.... The sand, smoke, and explosions plus the contrast/lighting is incredible.... the sound.... excellent.

    Any tv with motion interpolation REALLY shows it's power in that scene to as there is so much fast motion that on normal tv's.. you simply are missing half of the stuff in it.

    I couldn't imagine what it would look like on a 600hz plasma
     
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    I never saw the first movie but saw the trailer at the beginning of Star Trek a few weeks ago for this one. Might check it out for the heck of it you only live once ;)
     
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    Transformers 2 was the most racist movie I have ever seen.

    There's an unwritten rule in Hollywood that you can get away with stereotyping Mexicans, Asians, Arabs and Hindu's and basically any group of foreigners...but you don't make fun of black people. Revenge of the Fallen goes so far off the charts of racism that it is impossible not to notice. I thought Jazz breakdancing in Transformers was cringe worthy enough but now you've got two gangsta Autobots (one of whom has a gold tooth!) talking trash and doing everything a stereotypical black person does and they look like monkeys. You'd think it would end there but then there's a black character with no teeth who is working to get money for his teeth! Ugh...Michael Bay would do well to stay far away from any black people for a while. Hell, he should just go into hiding because just about everyone wants to kick his ass :D I'd do it just for ruining Soundwave's voice!

    ...anyway the movie was basically the same as the first but waaaay too long and even in IMAX I could not tell the difference between the robots during the fights. Was that a head or a gun? Strangely, robot testicals are easy to spot (even if you miss it a character points it out).There's precious few slo mo shots but they come as a godsend since that's the only time you can see what is happening.

    There's not too much I could say about this movie except that as bad as it is I still think GI JOE the movie will be 10 times as bad.

    5/10

    PS I'd give Transformers 7/10
     
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    On the plus side, the BluRay will be kick ass. New reference quality sound on this one. Even the opening studio logos have some decent positional sound. As for Megan Fox...I don't think HD will be as kind to her. She doesn't look nearly as good as in other movies despite having at least 5 minutes total runtime devoted simply to her stripping, posing or boobs bouncing in slow mo as she runs towards the camera.

    Anyway, I guess I'm just too old for these kind of movies. When I saw Armageddon I thought it was awesome but it's been all downhill since then when I watch Michael Bay movies :(
     
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    I think its a problem as I am exactly the same, i have watched so many movies for 20+ years that I feel a little jaded with action films lately.

    As you say, I think this will make a killer home cinema test and i know a lot of people thought the first one sucked too but bought it just to test their new HD plasma/LCD.

    In regards to the "racist" stuff - was it not handled in an amusing way? I mean im white and I find it funny when we are made fun off for not being able to dance etc. I think if its handled in a way its laughing more at a specific culture of a race rather than cold hearted attacks it can be funny. I am quite surprised you said it was a racist film as I would never have expected a transformers film would come across like that.
     
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    That's one of the most rediculous things I've ever read.

    It's people like you who make the entire "PC" culture today almost unbearable.

    Everything depends on how it is interpreted and in what context it is portrayed/intended, do you honestly believe Michael Bay was making an attack on a certain group of people simply by having a break dancing Jaz? Or by having some gangsta robots in this movie?

    The reason these stereotypes exist is because people like that exist... I think it's much more likely he was either exploiting the stereotype or simply attempting to include as much diversity as possible or just an attempt at humour.

    As it was stated in the first film, they simply analysed the internet for common speech patterns in order to learn the language / speak normally.

    Your interpretation of a fictional character is ludicrous!

    The way you pick up on it is racist, not the way it was portrayed.
     
  19. Falstaff

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    Its just entertainment...
    I heard that the movie has a real plot now, and who knows be more entertaining to adults.
    As for me....
    I will pass.
    CGI or no CGI, if it doesnt have any real depth or a plot, its all eye candy.
    Definitely one for the Plasma screen demo at your local store.
     
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    usually it's the racists that point out the racism...

    i thought it was as good as the first... quite impressed with it....
     

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