(Image h/t Fisk)
I heard so many negative reviews of Transformers: ROTF (which looks like it ought to stand for “rolling on the floor,” not “revenge of the fallen”) when it first came out. The one person who stood by his positive impression was my man Fisk, who gave it three enthusiastic thumbs up.
Then I read a review of the film that made good sense to me, not the least of which because it’s written by a gal with my same name:
The only thing I have to say to critics who panned this movie is:
When you go to an amusement park to ride the biggest and fastest roller coaster you can find; do you leave your seat saying to yourself, “Gee, yah, that sucked. It had no story what-so-ever. There was no depth! Wahhhhh.”
Ever since I read that, I’ve heard more and more positive reviews (if by “reviews” I mean “casual conversations overheard around town or glanced at online”). Not in the “great work of cinematic literature” sense, but definitely in the biggest-fastest-roller-coaster sense.
Money’s tight, so I haven’t gone to see it yet. I’ve been wanting to, though, if only for the crazy sound effects they use for the transformation process. Love it.
So, if anyone out there is actually reading this… have you seen the Transformers sequel? What did you think? Leave a comment and let me know.
(Fisk evidently wishes his mallet would transform into a cookie.)