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~!


Me Grimlock is MP-08!

6 04 2009

After stressing myself out on work, I have decided to go over to Graffiti Toys to get myself a Master Piece Transformer. This is the very first time that I have got myself a Transformer which is of masterpiece quality. The MP that I got was none other than Dinobot Commander, Grimlock which was just release in Japan about 2 weeks ago! I was pretty lucky to get it for just RM360 (Original retail price: RM400).Below are some snapshots of the toy in robot mode and alternate mode.

MP08 Grimlock has quite a number of interesting features and tricks. By pushing his arm, you can get the gun/sword that he is holding to blink. Besides that, he also comes with a apron and drink tray to serve, a la the 1st generation Transformers cartoon! What an interesting toy… Now I am poisoned to get MP01 Optimus Prime… HELP!

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12 03 2009
Alternity Prime on Dell Lappy

TF Fever: The All New Transformers Alternity Prime Posing with the Newly Designed Blog

Hello everyone! My name is Derek Chan and I am a system developer specializing in Microsoft .NET technologies such as WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET and Windows Mobile Development. I  also do presentations mainly on topics covering Silverlight, WPF and Mobile Application Development during Microsoft® Malaysia’s Innovation Day event.

After being pursued for quite some time by my peers, I have decided to take some time off to create a blog on WordPress and insert my inaugural post here on March the 12th 2009 (History in the making I’d say). I hope to use this space to blog mainly regarding software development, latest technologies and maybe a little on Video Games and Transformers!

Designing this blog is pretty simple. All I got was a theme which is already available in WordPress and by using some simple Photoshop, I’ve managed to unveil the interface that you are looking at right now. I am sure that some enhancements could be done soon with some more in-depth research. Keep staying tuned for that to happen…

As for now, just sit back, relax and admire the blog which I have setup so far. 🙂