TRANSFORMERS 2: DISAPOINTMENT OF THE FALLEN
When a sequel to a film is made the common assumption is that it will not be as good as the original. Even when sequels have the same cast and directors as the original they more often than not don’t change the mistakes made in the previous film. After a film is made, both die hard fans and critics of all kind come out of the wood-works to do exactly what I am; review the film. For some reason though the powers at be do nothing to heed the complaints given by people about the first film and therefore are destine to remake them in the sequel.
Transformers 2 is a great example of a bad sequel. The review I read on themovieblog.com made sure to separate itself into two sections, good and bad. I liked that he did that because when you watch this film that is exactly what happens. There are good parts and awful parts. When I talked about reviewing films I wanted to not only say that they are good or bad, but whether or not they exploit stereotypes that further hatred and misunderstanding in our society. In the new Transformers 2 film there are two Autobots that are the definition of stereotype. "I absolutely must start with this one. THE TWINS! Oh dear heavens the Twins. These two new Autobots are the new Jar Jar Binks. They absolutely ruin this movie. They are the most offensive and racist stereotypes I’ve seen on the screen in a LONG time on top of being unfunny and as annoying as hell." These two characters are the most racist thing I have seen in a movie in a long time. They are obviously supposed to be black and were put in the film as an attempt to get more of a diverse demographic. That being said the film made sure that every scene they are in has them fighting for no good reason, using foul language, and wearing gold capped teeth and did I mention that they are the only Autobots to not know how to read. AWFUL!
Transformers 2 had much more action and comedy then the first film, which is good, but the only reason why is because the story and dialog lacked sustenance. The dialog in this film really is poor especially for being a big time summer blockbuster. There are also so many gaps in the story line that you can’t help but think about them while you watch the film. Overall I would agree with what the review had to say and to put them in my own words; I liked the film and thought it was well worth the money, but, and this is a big but, the first one was better.