Saturday, June 27, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Today SP and I met my friend T and we saw the new Transformers movie. I wasn't expecting much after seeing a 21% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. EW gave it a B and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gave it 3/4 stars. I'm not sure what I'd give it, but I do know this: I didn't get bored during the movie and start to wonder how much more time remained. And this is a 2.5 hour movie.

Of course, I do enjoy action movies. A lot. It was fun to see things get blown up and to see the robots fighting and to escape into a silly, make believe world for an afternoon. Especially after the serious & somewhat depressing movies I've watched lately, all of which I would give 4/5 stars, all of which I highly recommend, but all of which were not uplifting happy films (Revolutionary Road, Defiance, The Secret, The Reader, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas).

Transformers? A perfectly good, entertaining, mindless, not serious, action filled summer flick.

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