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Not that I have a lot to say, because I'm a pretty easy to please movie viewer and my dad was itching to watch this movie. How could I say no to my dad who really just likes to take me out? jamypye tagged along and bought a bag of popcorn, while I turned off my brain for a bit.
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Critics Sure Think It's Like Transformers
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Certainly better than "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." How so? Admittedly, it doesn't have as much cleavage. But the high-tech hardware is more fun to look at than the transforming robots, the plot is as preposterous, and although the noise is just as loud, it's more the deep bass rumbles of explosions than the ear-piercing bang of steel robots pounding on each other.Who knew my sister and Roger Ebert think alike? This is the first thing that Pamy tells me when we exit the cinema. That she liked it more than Transformers. And for some reason, I couldn't get myself to agree. Though it wasn't worse than Transformers, maybe I was biased by my like for Shia or the fact that I already had a backgrounder with Transformers. And since both of them are from the same Hasbro family, I guess they can't help but compare. But for me, they're kinda different for me to even compare them
The action is mostly brisk and bracing and the battleground, particularly Cobra's headquarters -- a vast network of tunnels under the polar ice cap -- are wonderfully imagined, as are the futuristic machines at the Joes' disposal. Basically, the Joes are not bad, it's just that they could have been much better with a little less conversation, a little more action.The script, I have to say isn't much, but I wasn't expecting thought provoking lines anyway. Perhaps the delivery came out a little cheesy at times and a bit contrived if anything, but I really wasn't expecting anything profound, so I'm not going to complain other than the deadpan delivery of some crazy ass lines that really made me laugh. I can't remember them now, but Pamy and I were definitely entertained.
While thesping is not the main game here, having a cast of bright young things certainly helps, and Quaid gets in a few nice John Wayne-like moments as the no-nonsense boss.And yes, the cast that wasn't covered up in scars or headgear, were really pretty to look at. This helped. This made me last through the movie just thinking about how good looking and how ripped everyone's bodies were. It also made me regret eating so much popcorn in the cinema.
I'm Just Here to Appreciate the Pretty
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