Apr 20, 2010
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) (part 4 of 6)
The next sequence brings us to another WTF moment. As Sam is going slowly, well, rapidly mad, the slutty woman from earlier turns up, and we find out her name is Alice. Now that she has him in his room, she’s once again crawling all over him.
But then she sprouts a metal tail, a long metal tongue, some spikes, and proceeds to toss him around the room. It turns out Alice is what’s known as a Pretender.
Pretenders, for those unfamiliar with Transformers lore, were a group of Transformers with human and/or animal shells. They didn’t turn into vehicles; they just disguised themselves in these shells. It was a weak idea, and one that was never popular with the fans.
In this case, Alice is a Pretender whose only real job appears to be driving a wedge between Sam and Mikaela at first, and then chasing after them in an exciting Terminator 3 kind of way, thus reminding me of another movie I hated but would rather watch than this.
I’m also baffled as to why she’s even here. Basically, her attending Sam’s school means that the Decepticons went to the trouble of creating her, giving her an alternate, and very slutty, human form, and then enrolling her in Sam’s school, just so that she would be close enough to him to seduce and then kill him. Just in case they needed her to. Now that’s some forward planning!