Revenge is Coming Tomorrow… ROTF Preview

22 06 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen PosterAs some of my readers are saying that my blog is too technical, I have decided to talk about something more general. Since I am a huge fan of cinema and a Transformers freak I will just write a simple preview for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, a Michael Bay film which will be out on June 24th 2009. Transformers have been a cartoon that have a special attachment to me ever since I was a kid. I still kept most of the toys that my parents bought for me then (Thanks mum & dad!) and now, I am still collecting some of newer ones which are out it the market.

Now who wouldn’t want to watch the Autobots and Decepticons slug it out once again on the silver screen!? Tomorrow, I will get the chance to watch it a day before the actual release date with my friends. Even though the reviews are not really good (38% on RottenTomatoes so far), its going to be a film which is hard to miss. Tickets for this movie has been almost sold out in most cinemas here in KL.

This is the synopsis for the movie from IMDB:

Bumblebee vs Rampage in Transformers: ROTF

Bumblebee vs Rampage in Transformers: ROTF

The battle for Earth has ended but the battle for the universe has just begun. After returning to Cybertron, Starscream assumes command of the Decepticons, and has decided to return to Earth with force. The Autobots believing that peace was possible finds out that Megatron’s dead body has been stolen from the US Military by Skorpinox and revives him using his own spark. Now Megatron is back seeking revenge and with Starscream and more Decepticon reinforcements on the way, the Autobots with reinforcements of their own, may have more to deal with then meets the eye.

Here are some excerpts from some reviews that have already been made. The movie have already been screened in Europe, Australia and Japan by the way:

The good reviews:

  • In terms of explosions, firepower and sheer shrill, all-action, popcorn entertainment it is hard to see how this big’n’bold sequel can be topped this year. Mark Adams – Sunday Mirror [UK]
  • This thunderously noisy celebration of the Hasbro toy ticks all the right boxes with the fanboys…the rest of us might suffer metal fatigue. Tim Evans – Sky Movies
  • Like the original, the film is a giant frenetic spectacle that worships excess. Louise Keller – Urban Cinefile
  • While it would be hard to make a case for ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ as ‘good’ in any normal sense of the word, it possesses such brute force that the viewer is left with two options: surrender, or suffer in silence. Tom Huddlestone – Time Out

The bad reviews:

  • A lot of people put a great deal of effort into this movie to create great effects and exciting action but the whole thing is led by a man who directs by numbers. Paul Byrnes – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Revenge Of The Fallen isn’t only louder than Transformers, however. It’s longer, it’s more explosive, it’s more directionless, it’s all the proof you’ll ever need that more really isn’t always more. Richard Luck – Channel 4 Film
  • Revenge of the Fallen is just like Transformers 1, only longer, and that makes it even more boring. Chris Laverty – Mansized
  • Spectacular and totally meaningless, like a video game transposed to the big screen and worked by a maniacal enthusiast. Derek Malcolm – This is London

So there you have it. If you have enjoyed the 1st Transformers movie and want MORE Transformers, looks like your wish have been granted. If you are a person who is expecting a good story, well who cares!? This is Transformers we are talking about! We just want transforming robots, cool cars, hot babes (Megan Fox) and never seen before action sequences! Will write a review on the movie tomorrow once I have watched it. 😀

Roll out~!


Robot Attacked Factory Worker! Judgement Day Coming Soon?

29 04 2009

Terminator Salvation PosterIn one of the most true to life Terminator experience ever, this guy almost got killed by a rock lifting machine! Here is a quote from the news article:

The incident took place in June 2007 at a factory in Bålsta, north of Stockholm, when the industrial worker was trying to carry out maintenance on a defective machine generally used to lift heavy rocks. Thinking he had cut off the power supply, the man approached the robot with no sense of trepidation.

But the robot suddenly came to life and grabbed a tight hold of the victim’s head. The man succeeded in defending himself but not before suffering serious injuries.

“The man was very lucky. He broke four ribs and came close to losing his life,” said Leif Johansson.

To read more regarding this robot attacking news, click here.

Don’t you think this news seems to be written in anticipation of the next Terminator movie, entitled Terminator Salvation, due to be released next month? The next news we might hear would be a gang of robots teaming up to attack humans soon.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Leaked!

2 04 2009

Just yesterday, the X-Men Origins – Wolverine movie which was originally slated for a 1st May 2009 release has already been leaked on the Internet. Best of all, this is NOT an April Fool joke! Though the leaked copy is a workprint copy, which means that some scenes are still incomplete in terms of CG editing (you can also see green screens and wires attached to the actors), the entire movie is complete and has every scene in it. It was rumored that one of the employees in FOX leaked it due to dissatisfaction after getting laid off!

X-Men Origins - Wolverine Poster

Which @$$hole released my Claws on the Net!?

Its been a while since we’ve got such an anticipated release being leaked so soon. Based on my research, about 10,000 people are sharing the file and another 50,000 more are waiting for their copy. So are you all going to download the copy from ‘you know where’ and watch it?