Strange Times in the Cinema – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Back in 2009, my (grown) nephew was visiting my family in Australia, and we decided it would be fun to take in a movie.  So the two of us took a look at what was out there, and decided to go see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.  I think we had already heard the bad reviews, but were willing to give it a go for the benefit of seeing something big and loud and hopefully fun.  So off we went to the last theatre in the downtown of Perth, my home located on the West Coast of Australia.  It was a fun little theatre called the Picadilly, which has since closed down, and used to show movies a little later than you’d see in the multiplexes, and for a lot cheaper. Continue reading Strange Times in the Cinema – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

On my latest flight to the United States I fell into my standard trap for selecting what movies to watch on the airplane.  As I flicked through the options that Delta made available, I found myself inexorably drawn to a movie that I’d been curious about, but never wanted to spend any money or even quality time on to watch.  It was Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and I sat and watched it for its entire 2 1/2 hours of over-the-top length, eschewing other potentially more interesting films that I also wanted to see, such as The Help, The Adventures of Tin-Tin, and, er, Real Steel. Continue reading Transformers: Dark of the Moon