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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (12A)

PUBLISHED: 13:19 22 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:36 24 August 2010

by Sacha McCormack www.transformersmovie.com The plundering of 30-somethings youth continues apace with the sequel to the 2007 hit film Transformers. For the uninitiated, the film revolves around a war between two robotic fact

by Sacha McCormack

www.transformersmovie.com

The plundering of 30-somethings youth continues apace with the sequel to the 2007 hit film Transformers.

For the uninitiated, the film revolves around a war between two robotic factions that has left their own planet and come to earth.

The first movie was released to a huge reception and fans could not quite get enough of the film that was a cartoon that was also a toy.

The follow-up to the blockbuster movie, the real-life adaptation of the hit cartoon series, had a lot to live up to and it didn't fail to disappoint.

Carrying on from the first movie where the war between the Autobots (the goodies) and the Decepticons (the baddies) was first introduced, the second movie goes deeper into the real cause and reason for the war.

Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) strives to have a normal life at college while maintaining a relationship with Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox) and having a car that transforms into a larger than life robot in his parents garage. Of course, life isn't that simple.

The Autobots are now in an alliance with the human race, however, there existence is still kept low key.

Decepticons are still on the loose and with a fallen one arising; the existence of the earth itself is at stake.

The sequel still has the original characters from the first movie and a few more additions to each side.

Unlike the first film where there was a break from action to explain the story, this film is action packed through out and there is not a dull moment from beginning to end.

Metal crunches and clangs as gigantic robots thump each other and land haymakers on metallic chins.

Teens will marvel at the special effects which are suitably top drawer and an improvement on the first film.

Those fearing lulls between the bouts need not worry however, as any moment without conflict between the transformers is filled with witty humour and well embedded comedy.

Action packed throughout, plenty of humour as well as a little romance, Transformers; Revenge of The Fallen is definitely not a disappointment.

Rating: 4/5 stars


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