Transformers 2 Good/Bad
Someone bought me popcorn.
It was more entertaining than the Echelon Conspiracy.
It made me rewatch the original Transformers movie, which is awesome. In fact, they should have simply done a live action version of that and dubbed the original audio over the top.
The Twins: skirting the edge of being blatantly racist, to the extent people related to the film have had to do a defensive action attempting to diffuse the situation. It was humour at its lowest level and deeply uncomfortable.
Devestator's Testicles: Why? What possible need is for them? Add in all the other bodily functions used for toilet humor. Really not needed.
Action Scenes: While a marginal improvement on the first, Bay still feels a need to have the camera spin round, flash up and down and jitter left to right seemingly at random, obscuring what is actually going on. Half the time the explosions seem to occur for no reason and in general action scenes end with you having to go onto the internet to find out exactly what happened.
Fox: Yes, she's attractive. But no, she cannot act. At all. There are a lot of hot women out there who can act... she is sadly not one of them. She did manage the remarkable achievement of making Shia (who's repertoire consists almost entirely of screaming "Optimusssssssss!!!") look like a good actor.
Slutty Decepticon Fembot: Wait what? And exactly why did she try to kill him?
The Plot: Connected to above. Oh god. There are plotholes you could drive Devestator through... it makes the original look like a coherent movie... and that was a film that started with a robot who could fly through space just fine getting frozen in the artic... (
), and made my personal pet hate Fallout 3 look like an epic work. I don't expect a popcorn flick to have the world's greatest plot, but I expect it to make at least a little sense... especially when you have as much great source material as Bay had to play with.
There's even more beyond that, but I could rant all day