Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Transformers 2

So, last week I made the mistake/choice of watching Transformers 2 - I *am* glad to say that there was no forking over of money on my part, thankfully. I thought I'd post my review/experience.

From the minute the opening credits rolled, the experience that was Transformers2 began. My life would never be the same.

Akin to the astronaut Dave from one of my favourite films 2001: A Space Odyssey, I may have seen Beyond the Infinite, I'm not entirely sure - as one never really can be.

I felt as though Director Extraordinaire Michael "KABOOM" Bay was actually physically inside my head, punching the very knowledge and being out of my brain for the 9 hour long duration of the movie.

I can't really remember when/how I stumbled out of the theater, it's all such a blur...this is the best rendition I can come up with based on the information I've pieced together.

It's not a blur for Michael "KABOOM" Bay though! He's laughing in his giant mac truck, painted like Optimus Prime, all the way to the bank.

I'm sorry that there aren't more details about the plot - or spoilers - as I can't really tell you what happened. There were explosions, loud colors, even louder noises. The entire movie looked like this to me:

I was reading up on the psyche of Michael "KABOOM" Bay, and I think this quote was amazing:

Visual-effects supervisor Scott Farrar was in charge of turning Industrial Light & Magic’s computers up to 11 to create the new characters and told reporters that the sequel features 40 new characters. That and the increased resolution of the characters for new IMAX footage nearly exhausted ILM’s render farms: After one hard night of rendering computer-generated footage, some of the hardware actually exploded.

Even the computers of ILM couldn't take the AWESOME that he was about to put on screen. He overcame, you guys.

I think this is the best movie review I've ever read

In short, you can clearly see that I really think you should go see the movie. It's a cinematic masterp...aw hell...It's the loudest, longest, eye-ringing, head-smacking movie I've ever seen, shock after shock of you wondering, "wow, how could this make any LESS sense?" and the question being answered over, and over, and over again.

If you do see it, don't resist it, don't try and make sense of it, let it take you. Whatever you think meets your eye, it's more than that.



Tom E. J. Twolan said...

yep...and a lot of other things that could be said...I just don't have the strength to live through it again...

Kt Shy said...

That is an AWESOME COMIC! Mr Bay in the money truck cracked me up at the end there :D

Augh you poor guy, I felt something similar watching the first one which is why I'm making damn sure I avoid the sequel. -__-

agent ouchie said...

this is hilarious, best movie review i've ever seen.

morphix said...

I'd just like to say that this is the first thing you've ever produced that I enjoy.

Keelamari said...

ILU harder now. After these reviews, I feel like I don't even need to see the movie now. And yet there's this sickening, masochistic compulsion...

jon crowley said...

is it just me, or am i the guy beside you in the first panel, who looks angry rather than horrified?

Matthew Kalinauskas said...

pure awesome. I'd say, "that by reading tht review I flt like I was there." But I know you'd just say that on the quest to find the holy grail thee are many trials and tribulations one must overcome... but that you havn't even gotten as far as that gay "knights of the round tabe" song thay all sing before that leave... that was a bad metaphore... i'm tired of typing and misspelling words. Later dude, good stuff

Annearky said...

Hahaha! Awesome drawings.

Juan de Santiago said...

Hahaha, now I want to go see this movie!! For all the wrong reasons!...maybe I'll wait for the DVD to come out.

Really nice drawings by the way! simple and clear.

Floyd Norman said...

Great drawing of Michael Bay driving the money truck.

We saw a Michael Bay movie here at Disney some years ago. Our heads exploded too.

Finally, I love how ILM's hardware melted down rendering the effects for the movie. Now, if only we could get Michael Bay to explode as well.

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