Transformers: Revenge of the The Fallen

Rated 4.0

Revenge of the Fallen picks up not too far from where Transformers left off. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has graduated from high school and is packing up for college back east. He’s still seeing Michaela (Megan Fox), whom he plans to date via WebCam. He’s got an Autobot in the garage and a shard of the All Spark cube in his beat-up old jacket. That shard is a valuable commodity. Only one other exists, and the government has it under serious security at the secret base for an Autobot/Army task force battling the Decepticons who remain on Earth. A piece of the All Spark is all the baddies need to bring Megatron back to life … so you can see where this is going. The sequel to Michael Bay’s remake of the TV cartoon runs 150 minutes—2-1/2 hours—and feels that long by the time the final credits roll. Fortunately, it’s well worth sitting through. There’s a ton of action, great special effects, cool new characters (mechanical as well as humanoid) and an overall sense of fun. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated PG-13