Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review (Updated)












Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


Release Date: 24th June 2009 – Australia


Production Companies
Dreamworks SKG (presents)
Paramount Pictures (presents)
Hasbro (in association with)
Di Bonaventura Pictures
Amblin Entertainment (uncredited)
Platinum Dunes (uncredited)

Distribution
Paramount Pictures Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 149 minutes
               144 minutes (DVD)


Budget: $200,000,000 

Box Office Gross: $836,303,693
(Worldwide)

 
Plot Summary
When college-bound Sam 
Witwicky learns the truth 
about the ancient origins 
of the Transformers, he 
must accept his destiny 
and join Optimus Prime 
and Bumblebee in their 
epic battle against the 
Decepticons, who have 
returned stronger than 
ever with a plan to destroy 
our world.


Cast

Humans
Shia LaBeouf - Sam Witwicky
Megan Fox - Mikaela Banes
John Turturro - Seymour Simmons
Ramon Rodriguez - Leo Spitz
Josh Duhamel - U.S. Army 
Major William Lennox
Tyrese Gibson - USAF 
Master Sergeant Robert Epps
Kevin Dunn - Ron Witwicky
Julie White - Judy Witwicky
John Benjamin Hickey - Theodore Galloway
Glenn Morshower - General Morshower
Deep Roy - Egyptian Guard (Cameo)

Autobots
Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime (Voice)
Mark Ryan - Jetfire (Voice)
Tom Kenny & Reno Wilson - 
Skids & Mudflap (Voices)
Jess Harnell - Ironhide (Voice)
Robert Foxworth - Ratchet (Voice)
Grey DeLisle - Arcee/
Chromia/Elita One (Voices)
Andre Sogliuzzo - Sideswipe (Voice)

Decepticons
Tony Todd - The Fallen (Voice)
Hugo Weaving - Megatron 
(Voice)
Charles Adler - Starscream 
(Voice)
Frank Welker - Soundwave/
Reedman/Devastator (Voices)
Tom Kenny - Wheelie (Voice) 


Crew 

Executive Producer/Director - 
Michael Bay
Writers - Ehren Kruger, 

Roberto Orci & Alex 
Kurtzman 
Executive Producers - Steven  
Spielberg, Brian Goldner & Mark Vahradian 
Producers - Ian Bryce, Tom 
DeSanto, Lorenzo di 
Bonaventura & Don Murphy 
Co-Producer/Unit Production 
Manager - Allegra Clegg
Co-Producer/Second Unit 
Director (Uncredited)/Stunt Coordinator - Kenny Bates
Production Designer - Nigel Phelps
Costume Designer - Deborah Lynn Scott
Director of Photography - Ben Seresin 
Special Effects Supervisor John Frazier
Visual Effects Supervisors - 
Scott Farrar & 
Richard Kidd 
Animation Director Scott Benza
Film Editors - Roger Barton, Tom Muldoon, 
Joel Negron & Paul Rubell 
Composer: Additional Music - Hans Zimmer
Music - Steve Jablonsky


Awards

2010 Academy Awards
Best Sound Mixing - Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers 
& Geoffrey Patterson (Nominated)


Review 
Michael Bay's sequel TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN has great action and terrific CGI effects from Industrial Light & Magic, but it has more good Transformers. I thought the plot was lousy that weakens the entire movie, it's actually pretty cheesy. Probably it's due to the writers' strike that led to the crew to try and complete the sequel as the best they can. Though this instalment ended being widely savaged by many critics who weren't too fond of how it was loud, illogical and childish. The five things that were not quite right in this film include too much adult comedy. The other Transformers such as the Arcee triplets weren't given enough focus. The Fallen was an uninteresting foe who is unnecessary and it should have been our favourite Decepticon leader Megatron. Devastator's two wrecking balls looked like a private body part and the Autobot twins Skids and Mudflap who both sounded and acted like two rapping African-American teenagers that I find them as bad racial-stereotypes.

I'm glad that the original G1 voice actor Frank Welker has returned to voice Soundwave but no Megatron which the character is still vocally played by Hugo Weaving. 

To me and the other fans of the franchise, REVENGE OF THE FALLEN is mildly enjoyable than the first movie (click here), but would have had less humour and the twins wouldn't be there in the first place. 

Star rating: (3/5) Average


1 comment:

  1. It was a great movie i liked the the end part in egypt where there was a huge monster that sucked up the machines and took the power

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