Yours truly is under the weather bros, so instead of doing Twitter in Focus today I went to the movies.  We saw Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.  You gotta take my review with a grain of salt, as I am a Transformer nerd from way back.  I even had the standee from the original animated movie.

T2 raises the stakes by introducing the best part of the Transformers origin, that they’ve been to Earth before.  The movie is a little long (almost three hours), but Michael Bey’s attention deficient

directing style keeps things moving along.  There’s scenes of Sam’s parents trying food in Paris with Decepticons landing on an aircraft carrier and taking it apart.

Now here’s where I go all nerd on you.  First, anyone that knows anything about today’s modern military knows that aircraft carriers are virtually obsolete.  The missiles and tanks we have today can litterally shoot things they can’t even see via satellites.  That’s addressed somewhat, as Soundwave becomes the decepticon that hijacks a satellite.  As usual, there all these important autobot/decepticon artifacts, but they are too easily destroyed during some of the crucial moments.  Also, you’ve got these two racist stereotype autobots, clearly the dumb ones, and they end up with Sam for most of the movie.

That all being said, the effects and the action are cool as shit.  Megan Fox is hot.  So pass the popcorn and shut the fuck up.  It’s an orgy for the eyes, but empty calories for the brain.  It is a live action cartoon and calling the characters 2-dimensional is giving them way too much credit.  You were expecting something else?  I think the movie could’ve been 20 minutes shorter, but other than that, I have to say I enjoyed it.

I give Transformers 2, 6 out of 10 keggers.  If you’re a fan, you’ll probably love it.  If you’re not, not so much.