Well here we go again. I'm fully prepared for a debate on this - but it looks like once again we're going to be treated to what could be a really cool uber-action flick punctuated by moments of annoying stupidity. I was willing to give Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen a chance... I really was. But I see that some of the more moronic aspects of the first film have not been left behind, but have instead latched a ride on Transformers 2 as well.
Before I go on, check out the brand spanking new Transformers 2 trailer yourself:
"What you are about to see is Top Secret. Don't tell my mother."
"I feel smarter already. Can you smell it?"
Just shoot me.
So we have John Turturro back as the moronic FBI agent, along with the vacuous parents of Shia LeBeouf's character. Ugh.
I don't have a problem with Megan Fox in the movie, and I certainly won't complain about that cheesecake shot in the trailer - although if you're one of those people making excuses for the retarded humor because "it's for kids," juxtapose that against what looks like a shot from a Maxim photo shoot. If you still defend that, it strikes me as disingenuous.
If I could somehow manage to block the dumb crap from my brain, the trailer actually looks pretty intense and awesome. I loved the locations and seeing those Transformers coming up from the depths of the ocean looked pretty intimidating and cool.
The word is that this one will be darker and more intense - that will make the "LOLs" stand out even in more stark contrast than the first. All I can hope is that maybe they decide to get all that out of the way early on and don't interrupt tense battle and action scenes with a first grader's one liners.
On the bright side it looks like Michael Bay may have fixed another annoyance from the first film: Unintelligible action scenes. From what is shown above it looks like the camera may actually have been pulled back a bit for a wider angle on the robot battles - it would be nice to actually be able to make out what's going on during these fight sequences.
You can find HD versions of the trailer over at Yahoo! Movies.
OK. I'm ready. Bring it.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens on June 24th.