Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Media Type: Major Motion Picture
Date of Release: June 24, 2009
DVD Release: October 20, 2009
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Director: Michael Bay
Actors: Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel
Rating: PG-13
Age Level: 12+
Viewer’s Annotation: Optimus Prime must enlist Sam in an attempt to save the Earth when the Decepticons learn about an ancient power that could give them control on our planet.
Summary: The movie picks up two years after the first film with Sam going to college, and Optimus working with the US military to locate and destroy errant Decepticons. Apparently, Megatron is not the head of the Decepticons, instead he is servient to The Fallen; the first deceiver of the Primes. The plot gets lost at this point as Sam finds a sliver of the all-spark which imprints on his brain giving him the lost location of a great weapon that could be used for good or evil.
Evaluation: My husband called this film two hours of trailers, and I have to agree. The story did not really advance, and the whole film seemed more interested in playing on the sex theme than anything else. Language and crude humor dominate this film, ruining the good old fashioned fun of transformers and the first film in the franchise. A real shame. This is especially true since tweens are sure to watch this movie and parents will get much more than they expect.
Additional Info: Sequel to blockbuster Transformers.
Selection: I loved this first film and recently showed this one at the library.