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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 

This sequel is more of the same – and that's not good.

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Fans of this film's predecessor will undoubtedly see this sequel (also directed by Michael Bay), if they haven't already lined up at the first showing. The original cast returns to defend our planet from the Decepticons, only this time with more explosions, more fight sequences and TWO hot girls, each as charismatic as the robots they share screen time with. In this film's over-two-hour stretch, there are subtle -- and sometimes over-the-top -- displays of racism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia. There are also no less than three jokes about humping, and worst of all, an insulting lack of good writing or editing. There's one surprise that defies the logic not only of our world, but that of the robot invaders, too. It's a sad state of affairs when "entertaining enough" is the mark of an acceptable film -- but hey, it's a movie about toy robots!


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