Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
(USA, 2009, 149 minutes)
When the evil Decepticon aliens find a way to have their revenge on the kind Autobots, the fate of the Earth lies again on the shoulders of Sam Witwicky, who has just enrolled in college. More of the same as the first picture starring the children's toys brought to live action, only far too much of it, louder, longer and less enjoyable. Pass.
Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present, in association with Hasbro, a Don Murphy—Tom de Santo/Di Bonaventura Pictures/Ian Bryce production. Starring Shia Labeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White; and John Turturro. Directed by Michael Bay; produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom de Santo, Don Murphy, Ian Bryce; screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, based on the Hasbro action figures; music by Steve Jablonsky with Linkin Park; director of photography (DeLuxe prints, Panavision), Ben Seresin; production designer, Nigel Phelps; costume designer, Deborah L. Scott; film editors, Roger Barton, Paul Rubell, Joel Negron, Thomas Muldoon; visual effects supervisor, Scott Farrar.