Amy and I snuck out yesterday to see Transformers 2 while the kids were at their cousins’ place. (Please note – this was Amy’s suggestion, not mine. Because my wife is that cool.) Currently, the movie is getting trashed in the reviews. 21% at Rotten Tomatoes as of this morning.
But you know what? I liked it. It’s silly, over-the-top, with problems ranging from a cartoon plot to Prime’s face fetish, but like the first movie, that’s not the point. You go in with low expectations, turn off your brain, and enjoy the spectacle of giant robots pounding the crap out of each other. I thought some things worked better this time around. It was nice to actually get some personality from Starscream. On the other hand, sometimes Michael Bay’s idea of “personality” is problematic in the extreme.
Next up: the spoilers, including points that worked and didn’t, and a deeper look at Mudflap and Skids.