Wednesday, July 01, 2009

TRANSFORMERS - REVENGE OF THE FALLEN - Michael Bay on the illusory nature of plot

Michael Bay should be hung from crimes against cinema, so I am not planning to watch the new TRANSFORMERS flick, much less review it. That is, you see, the advantage of being a blogger rather than a respectable paid-up critic. I can bow to sheer prejudice. Clearly, I could be wrong. TRANSFORMERS 2 could be genius. If so, dear readers, do let me know. Till then, the following satire is, I am convinced, far more entertaining than watching unrelenting CGI bangs and crashes.....

Critical consensus on Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is overwhelmingly negative. But the critics are wrong. Michael Bay used a squillion dollars and a hundred supercomputers' worth of CG for a brilliant art movie about the illusory nature of plot......

(Thanks to Andreas von Ohlsdorf for the tip.)


  1. I agree that Michael Bay should be hung! He wouldn't make the movies he does if he indeed were hung.

    btw along these general lines

  2. oh Bina... you're denying yourself a movie of great beauty, subtle human emotion and deep level metaphysical pondering of the soul...


    But I loved it for what it was - stupid glossy robot action, sexist lingering shots of babes and a retaaaarded sense of humour - you're going to tell me that's not your 'cup of tea'?

    8/10 from Darkmatters!!

  3. Hey Matt, I will concede that TRANSFORMERS 2 is a movie nakedly aimed at its target demographic and I'm simply not part of that demographic. Now if, for instance, you substituted Megan Fox posing atop a fast car with, say, Channing Tatum, posing in a Prada store, I'd be there! I have nothing against balls-out superficial entertainment - I just happen to think you can do that and have half a brain and a sense of humour too e.g. LOCK STOCK, KILL BILL, CRANK.....You get the feeling that Michael Bay doesn't see the inherent ridiculousness in his own movies.