Friday, June 26, 2009

And starring Roger Ebert as Venombot

Some choice nuggets from Roger Ebert's one star review of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen:
If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.

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The movie has been signed by Michael Bay. This is the same man who directed The Rock in 1996. Now he has made Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Faust made a better deal.

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I find it amusing that creatures that can unfold out of a Camaro and stand four stories high do most of their fighting with...fists. Like I say, dumber than a box of staples.
Wow. There are lots of unimpressed critics out there. I'm morbidly curious to see if it's as bad as everyone says (I'm usually pretty forgiving of Big Dumb Action Movies). But then again, I'm not going to pay for a ticket, since I thought the first Transformers was absolutely terrible. Unless someone else springs for my admission, I'll likely end up catching this on cable, where the small screen will no doubt make it even more of a jumbled mess.

4 comments:

paul_h said...

I think you should go. I heard this one is twice as good as the last one.

spydrz said...

Two times zero, is still zero.

SBN1 said...

hahahaha! yeah, Ebert got raw in this review. A friend sent it to me on Wednesday morning and all I said was, "damn."

cw said...

ha, thats a great review. i took a vow a few years ago to actively avoid ever seeing another michael bay movie, i dont care what it is or who is in it. man i HATE that guy.