RT on DVD

RT on DVD: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Plus, new films with Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo

by | November 3, 2009 | Comments


[tomatometer]MuzeID=1188000[/tomatometer]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

This is the second film in director Michael Bay’s live action adaptation of the toy franchise, and somehow he’s made it even bigger and more spectacular than the first.

It must be said that if you loved the first one, you are right in the target market for this explosive extravaganza. The war between the Autobots and Decepticons continues to rage, Shia LaBeouf is still looking terribly earnest and Megan Fox is still really hot. Other stuff happens, a lot of stuff, but let’s face it: how important is plot in a film like this?

This is a movie about the CGI and it is seriously upsized. It is loud, shiny and positively mesmerising.

It’s no secret that the critics panned this one — you only have to look at the Tomatometer to see that — however, it kicked some serious butt at the box office, amassing in excess of $AU925 million worldwide. No doubt the howling fans are demanding more.


[tomatometer]MuzeID=1201723[/tomatometer]

What Doesn’t Kill You

Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke give strong performances as two childhood friends who have grown up rough and created a co-dependent life of petty crime to survive. Amanda Peet also shines as Brian (Ruffalo’s) hard-done-by wife.

The story is fairly straightforward but it is the quality of the acting that resonates to make this a gritty and memorable film. More than just a movie about failings and indiscretions, it examines the challenge of self-reinvention in a way that is surprisingly relatable, even without the jail time.

Written and directed by actor Brian Goodman, the movie is based loosely on his own experiences. His co-writer, New Kid on the Block and Wahlberg brother, Donnie Wahlberg, also stars as the local cop who sends the delinquent buddies to jail.


[tomatometer]MuzeID= 1195589[/tomatometer]

Management

While this film may be a little bit on the stalkerish side of the rom-com genre, there is something delightful here. Jennifer Aniston is her likeable self as the up-and-coming sales woman adored, and Steve Zahn plays the guy willing to cross state lines to do the adoring.

Steve Zahn has long been cast as the loveable, stoned, oddball sidekick. Here he is still stoned and oddball but he most definitely has stepped out of the ‘best-friend’ role and straight into underdog leading man. He makes the movie.


[tomatometer]MuzeID= 1185132[/tomatometer]

Crossing Over

This is a collection of stories about illegal immigrants in America fighting for new lives and the mighty green card. At the centre of these entwined tales stands Max Brogan, a weary immigration law enforcement officer, played by Harrison Ford. For all of Brogan’s heart and good intentions, this is a dark and deceptive world, personified by corrupt immigration official Cole Frankel (Ray Liotta).

There are some big-name heavyweights attached to this film, but what brought the movie its attention prior to release was the inclusion of an honour killing of an Iranian character. The storyline caused such offence throughout the Iranian American community that it was re-edited. It was too late, however, to prevent Sean Penn from insisting that he be dropped to the cutting room floor and released from the project.

Tag Cloud

Chernobyl what to watch TNT The Arrangement Grammys hist El Rey summer TV preview Music Fantasy monster movies teaser binge Hulu die hard rom-coms Universal Pictures Crunchyroll quibi San Diego Comic-Con Heroines anime mission: impossible Cartoon Network Western boxoffice Freeform thriller stoner Marathons dogs Writers Guild of America WarnerMedia lord of the rings new star wars movies critic resources Awards APB venice war zombie Spike facebook Fargo TV movies Winners GoT Holidays action-comedy HBO game of thrones Set visit scene in color series dexter laika NBA crime drama streamig Countdown Classic Film halloween tv Baby Yoda strong female leads The Witch SDCC ABC jamie lee curtis harry potter revenge Marvel NBC summer preview Star Wars Celebration mockumentary TCA Sundance TV summer TV Syfy Native rt labs rotten movies we love international popular singing competition CBS All Access biography SXSW dramedy Sundance Now Lifetime blockbuster DGA cartoon Marvel Studios cops Oscars indiana jones TLC HFPA BET Awards CBS Polls and Games versus dceu First Look Video Games Amazon Studios Marvel Television south america E3 news Hallmark TV Land obi wan Binge Guide Netflix Christmas movies sag awards hispanic Musical Best Actress CMT comedies target scene in color Song of Ice and Fire Focus Features TBS Shondaland feel good Turner Sundance Tarantino indie 007 AMC Plus Captain marvel Netflix kids rotten worst mutant cancelled TV series video marvel comics cancelled Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt romantic comedy mcc suspense Disney+ Disney Plus Emmy Nominations Super Bowl VICE werewolf Calendar Rocky TCA 2017 Esquire TCA Winter 2020 Pacific Islander TV One 45 Turner Classic Movies Warner Bros. FXX Masterpiece Prime Video emmy awards Summer crossover Women's History Month The Walt Disney Company rt labs critics edition Photos cars cooking TV renewals VOD Martial Arts children's TV Nat Geo Nickelodeon Pride Month razzies Mudbound basketball Rom-Com Opinion LGBT breaking bad History 4/20 Best and Worst Holiday DC Comics CNN 93rd Oscars italian criterion Logo Election dragons Kids & Family Premiere Dates First Reviews SXSW 2022 name the review Mary poppins YouTube Red aapi 2019 Acorn TV YA Rocketman The CW Lifetime Christmas movies ghosts AMC Adult Swim Bravo political drama book Food Network historical drama scary spanish police drama Vudu king arthur Apple TV Plus Ovation Schedule 2016 Reality movie spinoff movies Wes Anderson politics RT History adaptation 1990s South by Southwest Film Festival Certified Fresh 73rd Emmy Awards Tags: Comedy VH1 Horror french satire 90s Alien Film TCM Rock Apple TV+ Mary Poppins Returns superman Geeked Week sopranos MCU streaming Indigenous Black History Month cancelled TV shows football 20th Century Fox Musicals women Showtime composers Reality Competition PaleyFest concert game show MSNBC Superheroe finale period drama Anna Paquin Image Comics Paramount Plus child's play Nominations justice league BET Britbox series all-time Mystery japanese independent MTV 2021 heist movie Mary Tyler Moore Arrowverse Universal Teen chucky worst movies true crime TV Sony Comedy Central cancelled television Starz See It Skip It Sony Pictures Trivia natural history Cosplay streaming movies toy story witnail TruTV Peacock live action HBO Go saw Cannes a nightmare on elm street award winner Christmas IFC 21st Century Fox kong Trophy Talk Watching Series Emmys discovery crime SundanceTV Interview kaiju Comedy Pop critics superhero Elton John sitcom golden globe awards IFC Films Best Actor TCA Awards debate dreamworks richard e. Grant Ghostbusters christmas movies comiccon ViacomCBS Paramount Pictures Broadway BAFTA scene in color Pirates zero dark thirty ABC Family Academy Awards Best Picture scary movies USA Network directors batman Lucasfilm tv talk TIFF Country slashers President gangster jurassic park elevated horror Action DirecTV legend 94th Oscars Film Festival ABC Signature joker Hallmark Christmas movies spanish language Legendary live event vs. Toys screenings target diversity Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tokyo Olympics art house Tubi anthology Television Critics Association remakes Sneak Peek Thanksgiving FX Television Academy twilight cinemax X-Men interviews serial killer marvel cinematic universe DC Universe FOX 71st Emmy Awards New York Comic Con CW Seed Drama disaster wonder woman Pixar Stephen King deadpool 2018 The Academy Superheroes aliens BBC comic GLAAD biopic documentary USA trailers Pop TV Avengers asian-american Awards Tour Red Carpet spider-verse Star Trek new york medical drama HBO Max parents Instagram Live Funimation scene in color film series theme song docuseries ITV olympics talk show BBC One Discovery Channel supernatural scorecard 24 frames technology NYCC genre psychological thriller Disney nbcuniversal Neflix Chilling Adventures of Sabrina adenture stop motion Animation based on movie The Walking Dead festivals robots BBC America hispanic heritage month fresh dark mob renewed TV shows posters Shudder 72 Emmy Awards spain canceled Star Wars comic book movies Pet Sematary Ellie Kemper YouTube Comic Book godzilla Dark Horse Comics Comic-Con@Home 2021 Character Guide American Society of Cinematographers leaderboard Amazon Prime telelvision hidden camera 99% Fall TV Travel Channel comics Best Director Comics on TV sequels stand-up comedy Spring TV blaxploitation OWN trophy japan spider-man toronto green book best Valentine's Day Walt Disney Pictures A24 LGBTQ archives halloween latino doctor who Sci-Fi Brie Larson PBS festival australia romance ID National Geographic Extras animated Epix reviews video on demand space black Infographic Black Mirror Spectrum Originals Podcast psycho dc comic books foreign 2020 king kong cats Lionsgate Fox Searchlight films RT21 Quiz young adult Disney streaming service WGN Crackle Tumblr Hear Us Out Columbia Pictures universal monsters nature 79th Golden Globes Awards Mindy Kaling ESPN OneApp screen actors guild Fox News travel Creative Arts Emmys spy thriller Trailer Endgame television vampires hollywood docudrama know your critic zombies cults IMDb TV documentaries Tomatazos Exclusive Video golden globes 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards sequel fast and furious Paramount franchise FX on Hulu A&E Box Office reboot DC streaming service Paramount Network royal family E! The Purge Oscar comic book movie prank james bond Family black comedy Disney Plus slasher book adaptation nfl miniseries canceled TV shows unscripted social media 2017 pirates of the caribbean casting classics crime thriller blockbusters PlayStation Disney Channel Apple Amazon boxing Amazon Prime Video new zealand rt archives sports transformers obituary ratings GIFs Winter TV 2015 free movies Year in Review adventure MGM science fiction high school Biopics YouTube Premium broadcast