Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Review

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Review

Briefly:

Over millions of years, our world has changed. And now something has woken up. Planet Earth has never faced such a threat before. Darkness is coming. The second Transformers family prequel takes place seven years after the mute Bumblebee befriends teenage Charle. Working with the Autobots and their leader Optimus Prime, two young men from Brooklyn find themselves in an age-old conflict with never-before-seen robot-beasts.

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PG-13
2h 07min
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
2023

Technicality - 8/10

Story - 8/10

Characters - 7/10

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Review

Description: Over millions of years, our world has changed. And now something has woken up. Planet Earth has never faced such a threat before. Darkness is coming. The second Transformers family prequel takes place seven years after the mute Bumblebee befriends teenage Charle. Working with the Autobots and their leader Optimus Prime, two young men from Brooklyn find themselves in an age-old conflict with never-before-seen robot-beasts.

Wow, I still can't believe I didn't want to screw up all the human characters in the Transformers movie. Oh, understand, these characters are certainly not Shakespearean, nor are they elaborated in any way, but after what we had in the first movies, it seems like I've entered heaven. No one is screaming, talking about the business, or showing their ass… believe me… you watched the first three Transformers movies for this experiment, and after a pause, your ears started to bleed from the constant inane chatter. I'm not against Michael Bay, to be honest I think his style is quite interesting and overall he's a talented creator. But the Transformers movies were clearly not for him, and that alone made them feel like a 5th grade field trip with everyone yelling at each other. As strange as it may sound, I want to see Transformers doing something in a Transformers movie, not hearing about some idiot's love life or his relationship with his parents. Rise of the Beast certainly isn't a perfect movie, but at least it feels like a 10-story school trip, not a 5-story one.

I think the main plus is that the movie feels like a good old Summer Blockbuster, the kind that doesn't overload but gives you a good mood during the crazy heat. This Transformers story is much more colorful, lively, and energetic. You can find plenty of great-looking nature or architecture shots here, and the Transformers fights themselves have a lot more weight and power to them. Even the music seems a little better suited to such a story. In general, the film does not last long, because to tell the truth, it is more of a "classic" adventure, you know where the characters travel to various great-looking countries in search of some super mega important thing. So even though everything will be seen here, and maybe in places, you can feel like it is more focused on a younger audience, overall it is a summer movie full of action and humor. After the gloomy, black and white, and dirty-looking works of Michael Bay, it's like a breath of fresh...no, just purer air.

Just because it's a good Transformers movie doesn't mean it's a good story overall. The characters start very quickly and decide to sacrifice their lives for… something, well, to save the earth… but I'd think for a minute before throwing myself into a war with ROBOTS 30 times bigger! The milk of emotions is also played a lot, from time to time there is a "sad" moment where a small violin plays mournfully. Of course, many of them are fake situations and the character you were sad for is suddenly alive again. And maybe there is a curse in Hollywood? But the more the title of the film is related to specific characters, the less they will appear on the screen. So truth be told, many of the Beast Transformers don't even have a single line of dialogue, let alone be full-fledged characters. In general, towards the end of the movie, I started to forget that they even existed. Alas…. I'm already getting angrier at the movie...Okay...And at the end, that jumping back and forth of the story turned my head - "not all is lost" sad music plays, another character - "but maybe not all is lost, I forgot to say..." and so what 4 times...

Overall - 8/10
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