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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 4K

                                                    review by Bobby Blakey

When director Michael Bay brought the famed Transformers to the big-screen in live action form it was met with mixed results. Despite being a box office mega-hit the hardcore fans have been pretty vocal about their dislike with what he did with the robots in disguise. Clearly their hatred hasn’t wavered their willingness to check them out since it not only spawned a full trilogy with the original cast he has now done a reboot of sorts continuing the story with an all new cast in two more films. Now the first four films are getting the 4K treatment for an all-new home experience.

Unlike a lot of the vocal fans I actually have enjoyed most of the films for what they are and had a great time. Sure there were some missteps and not fully the Transformers I was hoping for, but I love the over the top action popcorn spectacle of them all. The first film aptly titled Transformers was a hard one to kick off the franchise. The attempt to do something new and original while still nodding to the original series. I actually like the movie and what they did, but not a fan of the look of Prime or the direction they went with Bumblebee. The realistic approach of the robots was a bit off putting at first, but after a while it actually grew on me. It is far from the film I was hoping for, but unlike most I still think it is pretty fun.

The second chapter in the franchise Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen looked to continue the story but a lot of it felt more like they were just rehashing the first film which caused it to struggle. Thankfully they still offered up the insanity of destruction and action that fans are more interested in anyway. I enjoyed this film for what it was as well and loved that they raised the bar in both characters and action to ridiculous proportions.

At this point you either love these movies or don’t. If you are a fan of them these new 4K releases are a must own as they look amazing. The visuals jump off the screen like you are in the theater and take the home viewing experience to the next level. They both feature a slew of bonus content including featurettes taking you behind the making of bringing these films to life.

Experience an all-new dimension of the Robots in Disguise with Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen available now on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount Home Entertainment.

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