From the Editor – When we started thinking about Worst Film Week here at the Fernby Films offices, we decided to offer a guest spot to several of our friends, one of whom is a fellow Aussie, part-time actor and great wordsmith, Jamie Wright. Jamie scribes for his own blog, suitably titled Jamiewrites, so go check out more of his stuff after you’ve finished here! According to Jamie, there’s almost nothing he likes more than to rip into a film he hates, so we offered him the chance to do so on our pages and he agreed – in fact, he was the first to jump on board for this years WFW. Our thanks to Jamie for his efforts, and we hope you all enjoy reading his stuff!
– Summary –
Director : Michael Bay
Year Of Release : 2009
Principal Cast : Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Kevin Dunn, Ramon Rodriguez, Peter Cullen, Jess Harnell, Robert Foxworth, Hugo Weaving, Tony Todd.
Approx Running Time : 149 Minutes
Synopsis: The Autobots once more battle the Decepticons, only this time with less grace and more explosions.
What we think : This films reputation precedes it. It’s pretty crappy.
If seeing a bad film is like being punched in the face – which it really isn’t, but just go with it for now – seeing the bad sequel to a good film is like being punched in the face by someone you know and like. And when Michael Bay is orchestrating that punch in the face, you know it’s going to hurt; when he gets it right it’s great, but when he gets it wrong it’s awful.
After seeing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen I summed it up on Twitter, and it went something like: “I wish that, instead of paying $10 for a ticket, I’d given Michael Bay $10 to set me on fire and then piss out the flames.” So, yeah. It’s safe to assume that I hated it.