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Usual, mechanistic and impersonal


In this battle of bots, which tests your endurance for well over two hours, even emotions are robotic


Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen (English)

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro

Director: Michael Bay

Hollywood continues to astonish us with CGI adventures and kaleidoscopes of machinery. Director Michael Bay has assembled yet another bloated, incomprehensible, non-stop battle of machines which grabs your eyeballs for a few minutes, but ultimately leaves you cold. Sam (Shia LaBeouf), who killed Megatron in the first instalment, now wants to invest his energy in academics.

Flashes begin

Leaving behind his ravishing girlfriend (Megan Fox), he joins college but soon begins to have flashes of some strange symbols about the energy on Earth. So the evil Decepticons are after him to get the information, as it will give them enormous power.

Fox returns and the two join an international team which includes Simmons (John Turturro), a former agent who is now running a butcher shop. He provides the much needed comic relief which is in short supply. The aim is to get the matrix to save mankind and the friendly alien robot, Optimus Prime, who is with the humans in the war against Decepticons.

In this battle of bots, which tests your endurance for well over two hours, even emotions are robotic and when they talk, it sounds meaningless in a perplexing accent. You don’t mind who is dying and who is winning because there is no human pain, no human triumph involved. Even technically the bots, who masquerade as cars and jets of different vintage, are too much of nuts and bolts that you fail to decipher, who is hitting whom.

As after a couple of blows, the metallic origami is reduced to a humungous trash.

Strictly for boys who love their toys!

A.K.

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