Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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Despite the sequel’s plethora of shortcomings, Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen exceeds it’s predecessor in terms of incorporating more robots, movement and action. The viewers exposure to the eye-filling, rapid fire images involving an onslaught of explosions and fighting robots creates an unusual yet fascinating beauty. It is literally a visual assault on the optic nerves. The movie’s quick pace, tone and production mirror many of today’s commercials with a similar information overload: quick edits, and a considerate amount of motion.

The film’s look is the main component of its achievement and notability, as the visual effects uphold the weak, lackluster plot. Beside the action-packed, CG filled images, Bay and cinematographer Ben Serensin utilize anamorphic lens flares, sun/key light intensive lighting and rich saturated blues and oranges to create a standout, yet overused, look for the film. Perhaps the overall. Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is both exhausting, and exhilarating.

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Posted on January 9, 2010 at 1:11am

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