“Adjust expectations and enjoy the big, dumb brawl.”
“Audiences are liable to be in a state of utter bewilderment.”
“Why did this consummate labor of love have to be so dumb - so clunky and hollow and poorly-acted? Why does it feel so incomplete?”
“Who cares about silly things like logic and sharp dialogue”
“A carnival of top-drawer special effects”
“knows what sort of film it wishes to be; it is that film, and much more.”
“Kids may just love this film. But for adults, there’s not much of a story.”
“If I were nine years old, I would see [it] 50 times.
“turns the volume up to 11 and the IQ to -1.”
“like going to one of those chain all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants: The potatoes may be overbaked, the green beans limp and the beef lukewarm, but no way are you walking out of there hungry.”
“Sensory overload is the order of the day, [it is] packing a punch with its bold and bright colour palette, sheer size and mega volume.
“No one presumes to apply artistic criteria to the sight of a high-rise being demolished.”
“The adult in me might wonder how beings from another universe don’t blink out of existence entering one with entirely different cosmic constants… but, then the kid in me says to myself, “Shut up, brain! Giant robots”
“Big, dumb and loud in all the very best ways.”
“a big-budget, effects heavy, feature film version of a Saturday morning cartoon.”
“True, epic filmmaking, but its enormity actually undermines its cumulative impact”
“No giant robots urinate on humans in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”
Pacific Rim: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14
Transformers: 2, 7, 12, 15
Transformers 2: 10, 17
Transformers 3: 5, 9, 16
(I have not seen Pacific Rim. But working at RiffTrax, I have seen Transformers a whole bunch though, and if you’re going to watch them, you should get our commentaries: Transformers, Transformers 2 & Transformers 3)
- Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has for the first time said that she backs proposals for a partial ban on burqas.
- The US Department of Justice will keep defending Muslims under Donald Trump, top Obama administration officials said Monday.
- The UK prison service is suppressing evidence of corruption among its guards which is fueling violence behind bars.
- Grammy nominations: Beyoncé has earned 9, including Album of the Year. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West each got 8 nods 💿🎶