Transformers 2: Starting Line-Up

OK so I’m a day late getting to this…I was traveling in Sedona for work, but I read about it when I got my room service breakfast and USA Today newspaper.  I wish I had my laptop so I could have written about it, but let’s face it – the work I was doing in Arizona was a paying gig, this site (as much as I love it) is not, so you can see where my priorities are:)   I figure a vast majority of you out there are in the know, but if you’ve been out of the loop in the last 24 hours, here’s USA Today’s feature and the link to Cinematical which has a nice “Fallen” photo gallery including this one of Ravage.

As I read the list of new bots to be introduced in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the one I had a problem with is the one called The Doctor.

It reminds me of the ultra cheezy and un-intimidating robots form the 1984 Tom Selleck movie Runaway (see the terrorized Gene Simmons “Jack Nicholson look-alike” above).  “The Doctor”, obviously written to be somewhat of a threat, also makes me think of Frenzy’s final minutes in the end of the first film which, I think, took away from a good ending with that stupid ‘action’ sequence.  I can’t think of any better description of his awfulness than when Doug Nagy called him a “‘douche-bag robot with the jitters” in’s Transformers commentary.  Best quote of the year in my opinion.

I also don’t know about the female robot “Arcee” which is going to be Megan Fox’s hot-pink motorcycle.  The fact that Arcee is a girl doesn’t bug me, what does it that she’s an ‘open air’ vehicle.  The amount of mechanical action in the world of Transformer’s makes me think that with any type of human interaction, you’d want to be safe inside an encapsulated vehicle, not riding free and clear on a motorcycle.  I hope it plays out better in the film than the description in the newspaper.

Lastly, I  hope the “for-the-kids” robot wackiness is at a minimum (I soooo not looking forward to The Twins “Skids” and “Mudflap”) and we are saved some screen time for more deserving battle scenes.  This time around, the action (when the cast includes The Fallen and Devastator) should be ramped up 10 fold.  Let’s hope that’s true because if it’s good enough to get Steven Spielberg to say “This is (expletive) awesome!”, then, oh man, I can’t wait.

How about you guys? You ready for “The Fallen” and the rest of the new batch or are there any robots you aren’t excited to see in this film?