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Well fan boys the wait is up and what is guaranteed to be one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters has just rolled out. That’s right, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen has just arrived at a cinema near you. So does this latest offering from Michael Bay deliver and surpass its predecessor? Or is it a failing of Cybertronic proportions?

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A common complaint with the first film was the lack of actual Transformers screen time. Well fret not there is a lot more dialogue and action between the giant robots this time around. You would think this to be a good thing, however TROTF falls into the same trap as one of Bays other films, Bad Boys 2. After a while the action becomes less exciting and actually quite mundane and contrived after a while. This is furthermore exacerbated by the fact that the film clocks in at around the two and a half hour mark. Numb bum will be setting in when the credits roll.

Unlike Bad Boys 2 however most of the humour in the film seems entirely out of place and quite forced. For those of you who didn’t like the American Pie style humour of the first one will not be happy to know that it has increased tenfold.

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In conclusion TROTF would have been a much better film had it maybe taken some cues from this years other stellar hit, Star Trek. A film where the action is paced, script intelligent and humour appropriate and funny. Transformers is wrapped in pretty paper but underneath it all lies a Gobot and not the Optimus Prime you wanted.

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen opens in cinemas June 19 and will be taking over your cinema screens throughout the summer. However do yourself a favour and see the sights the Enterprise has to offer first.

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