Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Can one suffer sensory overload from a senseless movie?

I don't blame the actors:
  • Shia LaBeouf ("Disturbia" and "Indiana Jones" - 2008) remains one of the most talented and appealing of our up-and-coming generation of young actors. I hope he cleans up his act!
  • Megan Fox ("How To Lose Friends And Alienate People") is still gorgeous.
  • Josh Duhamel ("Las Vegas" on TV) will always be "Tad Hamilton" to me!
  • John Turturro ("The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3") is one of the busiest utility players in Hollywood.
  • Tyrese Gibson ("Death Race") has the only two funny lines in this boring, wearying endurance test.
  • Ramon Rodriguez ("Pride and Glory") is inching his way into the big time!

I blame the three writers (maybe each one wrote about 45 minutes worth of script, ya think?) but more particularly, I blame the director, Michael Bay ("Transformers" - 2007, "Pearl Harbor" and "The Island"). In my opinion, stories aren't Bay's long suit, but rather his blowie uppie stuff ....and Boy oh Boy! Is there a LOT of blowie uppie stuff! Endless battles, endless CGI, endless muddled scenes where you haven't a clue what just happened, nor do you care! The humor is sparse and thin... The love scenes are few and far between... The supposedly funny characters are overdrawn and insulting... DreamWorks was involved again, but I couldn't detect Steven Spielberg's deft touch anywhere on this one.

Did I like it? Nah... But the box office will be HUGE because fanboys don't give a rip about anything but blowie uppie stuff!!!