Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen can be summed up thusly: better action and CGI, more hot chicks, funnier jokes, and more grating, abhorrent dialog than its previous incarnation. There are moments in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen where human characters keep talking and talking and talking, almost as though they narcissists in love with their own voices. Characters blather on and on and in no way advance the film’s plot while doing so. I found this curious, even more so than in the first film. The humans in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are given some much dialog and the most interesting characters, the Transformers, are given so little. In a well thought out script, the opposite would be true.
The story to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is disposable and will not be repeated ad nauseam here. Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) are the best aspects of this film. Prime is stoic and upright as usual and Bumblebee is the quality, comedic relief. Both are fighters. Emil Blonsky would be proud. At the other end of the spectrum is Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf)’s college roommate, Leo Spitz (Ramon Rodriguez), who is a waste in the second and third act of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, much like Ruby Rod in the second and third act of The Fifth Element. He, Sam, and his parents, Ron Witwicky (Kevin Dunn) and Judy Witwicky (Julie White), are the biggest blatherskites in the entire film. A large percentage of their dialog is supposed to be humorous but most of the time it falls flat and is completely unnecessary.
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