>I managed to make it out to see one of the summer’s most anticipated films – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The movie picks up a couple years following the end of the first Transformers movie. The Autobots have increased in number and have joined together with an elite and covert team know as NEST. The Decepticons have been scattered all over the world searching for a piece of the Allspark that remained following the first movie. Without giving too much away, they find it and use it to revive Megatron, who then continues to bring about his own special brand of havoc in searching for something known as the Leadership Matrix.

My assessment: While I enjoyed the movie, it wasn’t as good as the original. There is a lot of action all throughout, and you certainly never get bored. The relationship between Sam and Mikayla is still going on, and there are some parts that focus specifically on their relationship, which provide about the only break from the action throughout the movie. Sam’s parents are, once again, hilarious; providing great comedic relief alongside John Turturro’s Agent Simmons. There were a couple of twin Autobots who were also supposed to provide some comedic relief, but aren’t terribly funny.
My recommendation: I’ll buy it, and I’ll watch it again, but as I said above, it’s not as good as the original. Obviously this is not one that is going to revolve around the acting, which is good because the acting isn’t all that great. The action makes it worth seeing, but I wouldn’t pay full price at the theater to see it again. Wait for a matinee or for it to arrive at the local dollar theater.