So, we watched Transformers 2: More Big Explodey Robots last night. Seeing as it arrived from Netflix at the same time as The Madness of King George, I wondered aloud whether Netflix had any misgivings that they had sent us the wrong movies.
Brian said, “Maybe they just figure we have children.” Touche.
In any event, I’m pretty sure the running time of Transformers 2 was approximately 398 minutes. As Brian noted, Megan Fox, who was cute in the first Transformers, kind of looked like a weird tranny muppet in this one. And I know it is ridiculous to even point this out, but the dialogue was TERRIBLE. Seriously. I think it would be a huge improvement for the film to be dubbed over thusly:
The spectacle and the sound effects would remain the same (Bang boom explode crash shrieking metal bang boom BOOM BOOM smash scream), since they are really the point. But instead of the dialogue, every time each character opened its mouth, you would hear me say, ‘Meh’. I would say it in slightly different tones and durations for the different characters. But it would be all you’d hear instead of any of the speaking parts.
I would have enjoyed that version of Transformers 2: Tranny Muppet Continues to Date Wussy Emo Boy For No Justifiable Reason, much more!
At least tonight we are going to watch MY movies: The Murder of King George and Labyrinth. YESSS.
October 25, 2009 at 3:10 am
I don’t understand Megan Fox. I’m told she’s attractive, but I don’t get it. You’re right, she just reminds me of a brunette Janice from the Muppet Show “http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Janice”
October 26, 2009 at 11:19 pm
I also recently watched Transformers 2: Hardest Movie to Follow EVER. While I have a deep, deep love of incomprehensible action movies that feature impossibly beautiful people doing more impossibly daring and sexy things AND have a high tolerance for gaping plot holes… this topped them all. Fast and the Furious 4 (yes, I saw that in the theater) looked like The Murder of King George compared to Transformers 2: A Vaguely Adrenaline Inducing Waste-o-Time.
October 27, 2009 at 12:03 am
What’s really funny is that while watching it, a couple of times I thought, “You know, Eve likes big silly action movies, but I still don’t think she’d get behind this one.”
November 1, 2009 at 7:47 pm
I think I want a shirt that says, “Meh” on it.