Rating: 1.25 of 5
I had high hopes for Transformers 2, I’ll admit. The trailer promised sharp, breath taking action, a little humor, robot fights, guy and girl running hand in hand, a bit of a deeper mythology and the expectation of a happy ending.
I think it was probably too much to expect any sort of deeper mythology, but with a good writer it could have happened. What actually happened was a muddled story with no cohesion and some really lame, inappropriate jokes. The impetus for cool new robots created this completely ridiculous sequence with a human-form transformer that made no sense. There were actually a few ridiculous moments.
But the action scenes were great looking. And there were elements in the story that could have worked and even been interesting if it were just a little bit logical and held together better.