In Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, Shia LeBeouf reprises his role as Sam Witwicky. Apparently, Sam is sick of giant transforming robots because he tells his transforming car Bumblebee that he's not going to college with him. (Is it good when your main character is sick of that which is the crux of the film?) Anyway, before leaving Sam comes across a shard of the All Spark (from the first film) which downloads information to his brain. This information contains the key to saving...or destroying...the world. Eventually, this leads to giants robots fighting one another.
I could explain the plot further, but it starts losing a bit of sense...then robot heaven gets involved. Really, the reason to see this movie is for the eye candy. You've got a special effects bonanza with robots battling each other, big explosions, and various structures being destroyed by various weapons of doom. Also, when you say eye candy, Megan Fox certainly comes to mind.
Some battles were spectacular, however, I did feel that they also could get a bit confusing. Sometimes the scene was too close up on the robots as they fought and, since they were scaled to be giant, it was tough to get a feel for what was actually going on. But, in the end, I suppose the best way to review this movie is to say this:
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen is a movie about giant, transforming robots fighting each other.
You now know if you'll like this movie or not.
The Good: Great special effects. Some fun battles to watch. And Optimus Prime always rocks, no matter what form he's in.
The Bad: No nudity (of course). The battles can get confusing...and long. There's also a lot of comedy, some of it is genuinely funny, but other jokes are childish or just over the top. Also, there's a little thing called a plot that seems to get lost in the shuffle.
The Disappointing: Well, frankly, I always thought that if the Matrix of Leadership is involved, it's mandatory that Stan Bush's The Touch be played.
Drink to best accompany this movie:
Natural Light BeerJust sit back, relax, crack a beer, and enjoy the rid. Remember, don't try and use your brain or you'll ruin the experience.