Taste The Rainbow
Jordan | May 4th, 2011
They’re Always After Me Leg’s and Arms…
So yeah…dark episode, huh? Personally, I’d rather eat Tony The Tiger and have Toucan Sam as an appetizer. And for dessert? Count Chocula, a la mode with a healthy helping Frankenberry on top. Bone Appetit!
And yes, I know it should be “bon”, I’m making a bad pun. I’m making special efforts moving forward to not have any grammar slip ups (especially in comics) from now on.
I’m going to try and keep this review short. In 2009 (that’s never a good start for a story that’s hoping to be short), I saw a film called, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen on opening night. It was suppose to be sweeping and epic but fell comically flat for me. Now, it had Special Effects and big, important things were happening but the thing was, I didn’t give a s#!%, in fact, I would have rooted for the bad guys but they were nearly as horribly unwatchable as the awful good guys. So, when my friend, Josh (yes, that Josh) texted me immediately afterwards and told me that Transformers 2 was “Beyond Epic” I responded with a combination of confusion, anger, and disbelieve. See, at the time, I felt that for an Over-The-Top Action Spectacle (which is what Transformers wanted to be) the film needed to have more than just big robots going “boom” to be good, let alone Epic. An Epic film needs great characters or great dialog or a great story, SOMETHING for us, the viewers, to care about besides the big, loud, smashy-smashy.
Why am I telling you this?
Because The Avengers didn’t have great dialog or great characters or a great story… it had all of them, in spades. It was, without a doubt, the most fun I’ve ever had watching a movie. I laughed more times than I do during the best comedies and I really liked the characters, they were each a joy to watch. The story may have been only functional for the most part but if you take into account how many working pieces had to come together to make a movie that tied together 4 different story arcs, it was pretty darn great.
Oh and all these things just made the Over-The-Top Action Spectacle aspect just that much more rewarding. In fact, the Avengers destroyed Transformers 2, even if you just take graphics into account. Now if you add all the other things into it…comparatively, Transformers looks like it was pieced together by an impotent, man-child who would rather throw toy trucks at each other than write a good script.
i.e. Michael Bay
Transformers debate settled!