Aug 15, 2019
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) (part 3 of 6)
Now we come to one of the few cool parts of the movie, as Soundwave, a Decepticon that’s a satellite in orbit (and is voiced by Frank Welker, who really should be voicing Megatron) fires the panther-like Ravage down to earth. Ravage rockets down to a US military base, and vomits ball bearings into a vent shaft.
These ball bearings get inside the base, transform into tiny robots, and merge together to form… Devastator!
Well, no, but they do combine to make a fascinating looking robot that is so thin as to look two-dimensional (giving it one more dimension than this screenplay, zing!). This, along with a couple of other scenes, show there were some flickers of imagination here and there, and that maybe this movie could have been decent if anyone had tried.
The 2-D robot wanders around a bit, and then gets hold of an Allspark shard that the military has been keeping in storage since the first movie. Yes, the military has an Allspark shard. The Decepticons steal it in this scene, and then spend much of the rest of the movie pursuing Sam to get… an Allspark shard.
Maybe there’s a good, solid reason for why they’re doing this. Possibly they just want to have a complete set.
Well, I’ll grant you, the Decepticons do eventually stop chasing Sam to get it, and instead chase after him to get something else entirely. So their motivations throughout the film are about as clear as… oh, let’s say… rice. Brown rice. No, that analogy doesn’t make a lot of sense, but neither does this movie, so there you go.