Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
is a movie about robots fighting each other. If that doesn't sound exciting to you, then don't watch it, because there isn't much else in the movie.
The characters are not so much stiff as non-existent; you could have switched Shia Le Beouf
for Morgan Freeman, or Megan Fox for Carol Channing, or Shia Le Beouf
for Megan Fox, and there would have been no difference. The events of the film are an Excuse Plot
used to string together more robot fights: something about a robot named The Fallen who, guess what, wants revenge. (He's the bad guy, donchakno.) And there's Those Two Guys
who, according to Word Of God
, are supposed to be white people pretending to be black, but, because they're robots and colored bright green and purple, we can't tell that, and they come across as racist stereotypes. Good try, but, didn't think this through.
Now, the robot fights are pretty freaking cool. The CGI is incredible, the robots look very convincing, and it's Michael Bay, so you know there are going to be some killer explosions. But, if you're not into that sort of thing, you won't care much... and, unfortunately, that's really the only thing the movie does. Well, that and the potty humor. If you're twelve, you'll enjoy it. But if you're older—say, thirteen—you'll probably roll your eyes.