My Thoughts on Transformers 2

My Thoughts on Transformers 2

Yesterday I went to see Transformers 2.

It’s cheaper here to go on Wednesday. It cost me 40 pesos (about $3 US) to go to see the show. In fact, thanks to the length of the movie (see below), it almost cost me more to park the car (30 pesos) than it did to enter the movie.

Here are a few quick thoughts on Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.

  1. It’s long. Two hours and thirty minutes is a long movie. There were times when I felt like I was just waiting for the action to start again. It seemed long to me. I went into it knowing that it was 150 minutes (thanks to the Internet Movie Database), but I had no idea it would feel as long as it did. This makes it hard for me to think about taking my 4 year old son to see it (even though he LOVES transformers).
  2. Sometimes it’s hard to follow the action. The fight scenes are cool, but sometimes I found myself trying to figure out who was an autobot and who was a decepticon. It all looked like a big heap of metal fighting sometimes.
  3. Is it a family movie or not? It almost felt like they tried to add in some “adult humor” that didn’t really fit. There were times when I was thinking, “Do we really need to watch the mom get high off of marihuana filled brownies?”
  4. The action and graphics are pretty cool. I especially like it when you see one of the transformers actually “transform.”

Overall, it was average. Not great. Not horrible. Just good. But that’s my opinion.

Those are my thoughts. If you’ve seen it, what do you think?

(image by: zonalpony on flickr)

By the way, did you know that the guy who does the voice of Optimus Prime also does the voice of Eeyore on Tigger and Pooh?

My Top 10 Favorite Films

My Top 10 Favorite Films

I got tagged by Adam McLane, and I really have no excuse not to post my top 10 films.

So, even though I’m teaching in Cuba (I’ll be there when this posts), I give you my list of favorite films.

My List:

  1. Napoleon Dynamite: Brilliantly silly
  2. Dumb and Dumber: I still quote lines from this movie. It brings me back to “the good old days.”
  3. Antitrust: Geeky Suspense
  4. The Game: You never know what’s going to happen next
  5. Shooter: Twists and turns and highly skilled marksman.
  6. Back to the Future Trilogy: It’s really one movie in three.
  7. Hoosiers: I heart basketball.
  8. Rudy: The little guy everyone roots for.
  9. Mr. Holland’s Opus: I want to have that kind of impact.
  10. Hitch: Just plain funny.

The rules:

  1. List your top ten favorite films (in no particular order).
  2. If you’re tagged, you’ve got to post and tag 3-5 other people.
  3. Give a tag back (some link love) to the one who tagged you in your post
  4. Give a hat tip (HT) to Dan

I’m tagging:

  1. Tony
  2. Jim
  3. Brent
  4. Mike
  5. Sara