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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen review

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

ROTF surpases original

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is twice the terrific. First and foremost, Rise of the Fallen is bigger and better than the original.

Millions adored the first chapter of the Transformers' adventures and SheKnows has an inside scoop: Revenge of the Fallen lives up to every expectation.

From the beginning moments -- that in hindsight serve as a Transformers history lesson -- the film is full of surprises.

ROTF surpases original

Shia LaBeouf is heading off to college to begin the next chapter of his character Sam's life as fate has other ideas. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is barely 10 minutes old and immediately audiences are finally treated to a sequel that outdoes the original in every way.

ROTF surpases original

Visually, Michael Bay's latest epic is utterly amazing. Around every turn is a marvel for the eyes. This is not an easy task considering the keen awareness of audiences in the summer of 2009.

As Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen heads into the desert, two things happen.

Initially, Megan Fox comes to life. Of late, the actress has made light of the fact that she did not feel compelled to be the best actress in the world when the stars of the film are computer generated. Fox should not sell herself short. It is when her beau, LaBeouf's Sam, comes to the most shocking of character crossroads in the middle of the Egyptian desert that Fox injects the emotion in the emotional scene.

Secondly, Bay's filmmaking has never been as breathtaking as when Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is swelling towards its conclusion. Between the inter-cutting of the military maneuvering, the Transformers battle and LaBeouf and Fox's frantic finish, the director is once again, well…breathtaking.

ROTF surpases original

In the end, Bay's latest is a cinematic ode to why movie theaters are still integral in the age of the home theater. Transformers: Rise of the Fallen has made that point better than any film this summer.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen defies your expectations while placing audiences in the midst of the action. It is a must-see in IMAX. Who knew there could be such affinity for our favorite appliances and transportation means and simultaneous disdain for invading aliens unlike any terrorizing the summer?

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