Rise of the Megatron

KATHMANDU: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Genre: Sci-fi action

Cast: Shia Lebeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Dunhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Directed by: Michael Bay

Showing at: Jai Nepal Hall

More than two and half-hours of Transformers sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, has driven the previous incessant action thrill into next level. The script has added more of humour for the viewers with new human like bragging twin Autobots (Mudlap and Skids).

A few scenes like crying and foul speaking robots will certainly make the viewers burst out in laughter. The action sequences have been amazingly enhanced with more battle and robotic martial art scenes from the beginning until the end of the movie. Now the Autobots (good Autobots) are no more hiding from people, but have been working with the government military for two years. The curtain unfolds in the year 17,000 BC, foretelling the history behind the rise of Primes or the ancestors of Transformers as the first attack in China sparks suspicion on Optimus Prime(the leader of the Autobots) that the Decepticons( bad transformers) are back with their revenge.

Everything is normal before the attack. The lead actor Sam Witwicky (Shia Lebeouf) is on his way to his first day of college and is still in relationship with Mikaela (Megan Fox). But the funny part is that they have not still prososed to each other, they both wait for their move until the end. A piece of cube stuck inside Sam’s pocket transforms any machine into Decepticons, providing his trace to Decepticons, from that moment on the chase begins. Sam sees visions in daylight, visions of cryptic symbols and he does not know that the new hot chic in the college is one of the Decepticons attracting him to retrive his visionary symbols.

With the rise of the Megatron who was destroyed in the previous sequel, the battle becomes more complicated and hard to handle for the Autobots. Sacrifice and heroic deeds of the Autobots is the main catalyst that moves the audience emotionaly. The story line is not restricted to New York city but even moves to Egypt. The Decepticons keep falling from the sky in search of the Matrix hidden somewhere in the pyramids of Egypt, both the military and the Autobots join hands to win the battle against the evil Deceptions.

The cinematography of the battle sceans, the background orchesta music and the added robotic features like minute robot flies have to be admired. It’s a massive entertainment movie for all those who are into sci-fi movies.