Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2009

Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Ramon Rodriguez, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Isabel Lucas

Two years after the original, the Autobots work alongside the U.S. military. The Decepticons, on the other hand, attempt to regroup and unearth the Matrix of Leadership in order to activate the Sun Harvester which they hope will destroy the world. The plot, or whatever you want to call it, is ridiculously complicated, especially when it’s all just padding. This franchise is about gigantic robots who bash each other to bits and about humans who try to steer clear of the destruction. Michael Bay ended Transformers in an unintelligible action spectacle; this time he gives us 2½ hours of the same. The Autobots appear to have a better coat of paint, otherwise I am not able to tell or care who is hitting who. This deeply offensive and mindnumbingly boring film derives its view of the world from the shoot’em up computer games and its view of the female gender from the porn movies. Followed by Transformers: Dark of the Moon.