Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Movie Worth Skipping Completely: Transformers 2

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
and their famous line: "Autobots, Roll out!" Please go to a critic like: Yahoo Summer Movie Review and see a conservative view on how bad this movie is and basically everyone I know, agrees with him and others. Especially, my husband and I. Too bad we were jammed in tight, or we would have left. I kept thinking of the little 3 or 4 year-old boy in line before us and how was he taking all this in. Nightmares for sure!

The best part of the Yahoo review is by the knowledgeable Transformer Comic Book reader and he gave the movie, a frank... "thumbs down!" Okay...let's see, the old fairy tales stories.... I'm not against fairy tales if they have a message, like Wizard of Oz. (sadly, that was scary to me when I was young) We enjoy the "Cinderella-type" movie, "Ever After," I loved, Princess Bride, "Neverending Story, and I loved, loved, "Peter Pan" with Robin Williams. I loved them! We watch Popeye, too. Very cute and entertaining. Why is this mess of a movie getting so big and making so much money? This Transformers didn't even have a real plot, besides every other bad idea that was portrayed on big screen and huge big screen. Overload And...really....I know why.

Okay Google! Quit underlining my fairy tales and making this blog an advertisement! I advertise what I want! AAACCCCKKK The Google Blogger did it. I can't even get into the HTML where it says "Edit" and delete that underline-link, don't go to the Disney cartoon sale on the movie. Head-flush!

Don't read the following if you are going to this MOVIE anyway, but I beg you to not take little kids or even teenagers. It made my heart flutter, and not because I was "taken away" by the lead character, Optimus Prime.

My biggest beef with it all, is the star, Sam Witwicky, a former Disney actor, goes to heaven and guess what? Transformers are the Gods and he was chosen before he came to earth to do this mission. Gasp! Did I hear that right? Are they showing heaven??? Sam goes toward the light and old dead Primes were there, restored! Sam does come back into his body, of course. So sick. How did the Primes have generations of Primes. The writers made the Primes Gods. Didn't anyone see that? There's live Robots in heaven? Nice try, but kids don't know. All of the computer stuff makes it look real. Scary real.I hated the writing for the seductive girls and how awful is that in a few scenes, one in particular is where the Decepticon transforms into this "seducing babe-person" and a weird metal thing comes out of her hind-end (?) like a tail and goes down the star, Sam's throat to get "this code" out of his brain. It was just sick.

There is no let-up on the action. And no set-up on each scene. It was gooey metal-like guts flying all over and constant. People died over and over by the thousands and Autobots did their share. Oh, I forgot, it's called collateral damage. Two small cars were the comic relief and weren't given the chance to let us even smile. What a mess.

Oh, I didn't even say it was too loud. My kids wear ear-cover at the races. You think that kids are going to wear them in the movie? It was 5x louder than drag races and constant. What are the people thinking that made the movie? I couldn't even hear as I exited the theater after it was over.

Here's the rating:
PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material

I wouldn't have let my 20 year old go if I'd known about the "online" date, bad taste in clothing for the girls, and how deceptive (nice word) the whole event became. Let's see....a 2 1/2 hour car commercial for Chevy and a "BIG" toy commercial for Hasbro Toy Company.

A pet peeve of mine is never wear a shirt of pants that advertises a brand of clothing. Like, "That's cute. I have to have one, too." Not cute. Walking billboards and now we're seeing blatant movie-long commercials. It might turn this economy around for Christmas...you think?

No one came out of this movie yakking and saying anything. No happy jumping around, or chatter about the movie at all. We were all stunned.

This part is a really major beef: The parents were "bumbling idiots" and the "boy" was "all knowing" with his great wisdom. The girlfriend was even disrespectful to her father and both were toward the government. The government too, was made to look so inept and downright stupid.

Yes, it honored our troops and waved the flag. Movie people, do you have no pride in our country at all. Why do you send this message in a movie like this over and over? We get it. I know.... It's the "last days" and things like this show that portrays good and evil as black and white sorry--the movie was was fuzzy gray and really black! I couldn't help remembering talks by our General Authorities about the Last Days. Think on these quotes by Neal A. Maxwell: Behold, the Enemy Is Combined Doctrine and Covenants 38:12

"Evil even calls itself good and often gets away with it! Just as foretold, our days actually are fast resembling the days of Noah, especially notable for their pattern of corruption and violence." "

"In a “wheat and tares” world, how unusually blessed faithful members are to have the precious and constant gift of the Holy Ghost with reminders of what is right and of the covenants we have made. “For behold, … the Holy Ghost … will show unto you all things what ye should do.” (2 Ne. 32:5.) Whatever the decibels of decadence, these need not overwhelm the still, small voice!"
Wheat and Tares...and can you tell the difference?


There you go--still wanna' see the movie. It was a waste of money. I liked the critic because he just says, "Burning Questions: The 10 Most Confusing Things in 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

Do I sound mad? Yeah, I am. I get madder writing about it, so I better quit.

BTW if you're 10-25 you'll love the movie, especially if your a boy. Use real wisdom....Try and respect yourself and not go.

I'm grateful for:

  1. My dear family that understands my strong opinions.
  2. Guidance from our dear Church leadership.
  3. The Scriptures that helps clear the fog from my thoughts and show me the way.
  4. Swimming to relieve stress.
  5. My Mp3 player that I listen to at night and keep my dreams sweet


Breeda said...

I am sorry that it turned out so bad. I with that you could have seen UP. It is a total opposite to transformers. Chip and I will not be seeing it. He was a little disappointed but he understands. I think the movie prople do that (put CRAP in it) because they know there are so many people that loved the 1st one and they would go to see the 2nd no matter what...well not us. I am sorry.

Breeda said...

Thank you for the warning

The Knappy Crew said...

I am taking Kiely's advice and plan on seeing the movie. Most critics are wrong and I know you are my mother, but maybe your appreciation for the movie is dampened because you don't like transformers period.
I like the action I already get the story leading up to this one and I'll let you know what my opinion is after I watch it today.
I am such a rebel!!!!!!

P.S. Dave says, "Twilight glamorizes blood sucking devils, that is my official review." Lol

The Knappy Crew said...

I loved the movie!!!! Sorry mom. I know you are prejudice to any movie with out blood suckers. lol have fun on your trip. Love you!

Susan said...

I knew you would love the because you are under 25 and technologically...even though you are not a boy, yeah very technically! My Prego daughter... you are out numbered by "tranformer-addicts, namely your obsessed machine,"Rah,rah,ah,ah,ah!" Toolman, truck-driving, Bigfoot, husband and equally obsessed sons! Splangs alot, huh? I got boxing gloves...wanna' duke-it-out?