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Old 06-26-2009, 12:16 AM
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I don't want to see Transformers 2 and I'll tell you why....it looks stupid and from everything I've heard, it is stupid.
Well, of course it is - that's the entire point of a film like that.
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I found the characters of the Twins to be a bit over the top and silly, but NOT racist. I could have done without the gold tooth!!

I felt the parents, especially the mom, were the best comic relief!!
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:09 AM
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I don't want to see Transformers 2 and I'll tell you why....it looks stupid and from everything I've heard, it is stupid. 151 minutes is too long to sit through a Transformers movie IMO.
Many, many action and comedy movies fall into this category. Movie critics judge based on different criteria than the rest of the world. Transformers 2 was an awesome movie. I grew up watching the cartoons and playing with the toys. I enjoyed watching my childhood heroes kick bad guy butt!!

I've NEVER gone to watch a movie based on critic reviews, nor have a avoided watching one based on them.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:27 AM
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I liked Julie White as the mother - a very good actress. I remember her years back on 'Grace under Fire' the Brett Butler sitcom.

She was great value!
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the twins reminded me of a pair of brothers who i used to know that where like that. hell im like that with my brothers
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You ever get the feeling that they're taking a film about giant robots who turn into cars, that's based off a 20+ year old toyline a shwee bit too seriously?
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:46 AM
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You ever get the feeling that they're taking a film about giant robots who turn into cars, that's based off a 20+ year old toyline a shwee bit too seriously?
From time to time.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:03 AM
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Shall one write conditional or unconditional reviews? That's a hard question, anyone who is familiar with the Transformer franchise will write the former while the typical movie critic will write the latter.
Both types of reviews could reveal something interesting.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:15 AM
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True, and that comes back to the old point that if you like something you'll defend it, and if you don't you'll criticise it.

But I think a film should be reviewed on the terms of what it actually is. IMO, a reviewer should not apply to Transformers 2 the exact same criteria that would apply to The Reader. It should be compared against other films of it's ilk.

Yet some would appear to try to do that.
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I'll watch it on DVD. Funny that one of the newspaper reviews I read likened it to the crash-bang fun time that kids do with their toys and little else. Yet they gave it a good review also.
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