Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is everything I expected it to be… A giant robot action film and a rip roaring wild ride. I particularly enjoyed how the story focused on the robots while Sam Witwicky’s story takes on the role of supporting story line. It's an owner for me.
Blood: The Last Vampire: The trailer for this movie looks awesome! There is a kind of Blade feel to it. Vampires and martial arts in one movie… this looks like a must see for fans of vampires and wuxia films. Definitely a renter.
Blood+: Part Two is a series based on the 2000 anime film Blood: The Last Vampire about a little girl vampire hunter. The 2000 animated film of Blood didn't spark my interest but the new movie that came out this year looked interesting and is a renter. My interest in the movie is why this is a renter. It will sit low on my rental list though I'm still unsure about it and will wait to watch the movie first. If you have any comments on the Blood movie's or this series please let me know.
Review of: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
Overall Rating: 10
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is everything I expected it to be… A giant robot action film and a rip roaring wild ride. I particularly enjoyed how the story focused on the robots while Sam Witwicky’s story takes on the role of supporting story line. The pacing is swift and the immaculate reality is maintained throughout the movie to the point that it feels like a short movie even though it runs for almost three hours.
The effects looks great, they continued and improved upon all of those wonderful little moving parts that thrilled us in the 2007 Transformers movie. There are many intense fight scenes that not only featured the spectacle of the fight but also demonstrated style and strategy which gave more depth.
The Plot / Story: Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about an energon source. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.
[reus name="Transformers revenge of fallen iFrame"]The story focuses on the robots not the people
The pacing is swift, follow able, and without sags
Maintains immaculate reality
The effects looks great
I really enjoyed the comedic antics from Wheelie and the twins: Mudflap and Skids
how the fight scenes also showed different fighting style and strategy
Some nice emotional twists
at several points in the story the writers avoided taking the obvious path with Sam’s Allspark shard.
A must see in the theaters for me mostly for the giant killer robots. I really liked the first Transformers movie, read my review here, and with this one promising to have even more robots it can only get better.
Theater or Renter: June 2009 includes five SF movies Land of the Lost, Imagine That, Year One, Dead Snow: (Død snø), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care?
Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?
Land of the Lost:
Release Date: JUNE 5th
Listed as: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Brad Silberling
Produced by: Sid and Marty Krofft, Jimmy Miller
Written by: Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas, Television Series:
Sid and Marty Krofft
Stars: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone
The Plot / Story: A disgraced paleontologist, his assistant, and a macho tour guide who find themselves in a strange, alternate world inhabited by dinosaurs, monkey people and reptilian Sleestaks. Land of the Lost is a parody retelling of the original 1974 TV series Land of the Lost. They changed the Holly character into a research assistant to allow for more risque humor and Will becomes an unrelated survivalist.(Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Produced by: Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend, Nicholas Weinstock
Written by: Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg
Stars: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Hank Azaria
The Plot / Story: When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they embark on a journey through their ancient world. Along the way, they encounter Adam and Eve, Cain and Abe, and Abraham. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Dead Snow: (Død snø)
Release Date: JUNE 19th [limited]
Listed as: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Studio: IFC Films
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Produced by: Harald Zwart
Stars: Jeppe Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan
The Plot / Story: A group of Norwegian medical students go to a cabin up in the mountains for an Easter vacation. Unfortunately, the area they are staying in was used by the Nazis in the German occupation of Norway during World War II. The Nazis raped and pillaged the locals and stole all their gold, until the locals chased the Nazis up the mountains, where they supposedly froze to death. The medical students find a box of gold in the cabin they are staying in, which had belonged to the Nazis. As a result, Nazi zombies come back to reclaim their gold, with a deadly result.(Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
The Plot / Story: Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Michael Bay added 3 new TV spots to the web to wet our appetites for the next Transformer movie. A lot of the footage is included in previously movies but each one does have a little treat in it, that and the quality of the players is really nice.
The first video features some new transformers not previously shown in other clips: what looks like a train transformer and a swarm of micro transformers but my favorite part is watching Devastator put himself together!
Yet another trailer for Transofrmers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Most of the clips have already been featured in previous trailers, what sets this one apart is this trailer gives us more of a look at Devastator. I'm really excited to see how he looks in the movie but the little teaser bits here have me hopeful.
Devastator also known as the Constructicons is a 120 foot tall robot warrior formed by combining construction vehicles. The Constructicons are:
Scavenger a Terex O&K RH 400 hydraulic mining excavator. He forms Devastator's torso.
Hightower a yellow Kobelco CK2500 crawler crane and forms the left arm.
Long Haul a green Caterpillar dump truck, which forms the right leg.
Mixmaster a black and silver Mack concrete mixer truck. He forms the head.
Rampage a yellow Caterpillar D9 bulldozer who forms the left leg.
Scrapper a yellow Caterpillar 992G scoop loader who forms the right arm.
I really like the new trailer for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. This one really demonstrates some of the potential this next movie and helps to quash some concerns that were left after the Superbowl trailer.
The Superbowl trailer left me worried with it’s lack of giant robots and over focus on the human characters being chased. It really looked like there was going to be little to no difference between Transformers and the Terminator movie.
Michael Bay did tell us in earlier interviews that this movie is going to have more robots in it. This claim is backed up now Now after watching this trailer. Now I’m getting excited about this movie
I love the look of Devastator…
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen is due out June 24, 2009.
Early pictures for Transformers Revenge of the Fallen are out! I loved the first movie and can’t wait for the sequel due out July 3rd 2009.
USA Today put up a nice series of six pictures in large format. The captions include some nice information associated with the picture. The images looks interesting though I wished there were more Transformers in them. See all six pictures here.
Revenge of the fallen is about how Sam Witwicky discovers something about the origins of the Transformers and their history on Earth. The evil Decepticons need to capture him for information.
IMDB presented their top 25 searched for films of 2008. They wanted to go for a ranking that was not based on box-office performance or critical assessments. I was pleasantly surprised to see how many speculative fiction movies were on the list.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
TR2N (2011) Tron 2, I still don’t really care for the name
The Expendables (2010)
Iron Man (2008)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Sex and the City (2008)
Into the Wild (2007)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
The Departed (2006)
Star Trek (2009) This is J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek
The Godfather (1972)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
SF moves took up 60% of the chart with only 1/3 of those movies being ones that have not been released yet.
I find these search reports to be fascinating like a snap shot of what is on peoples minds and what they are curious about.