Revenge of the Fallen Blu-Ray Review
Dreamworks Pictures/Paramount Pictures| 150 mins.| PG-13 | 2009 | 10/20/09 |
Dreamworks and Paramount Home Entertainment has planned the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for October 20, 2009. Most recently, I bought the Blu-ray release and this is my review for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Blu-ray 2-Disc Special Edition:
Watching it and seeing how much content and extras it gives you, I've got to admit that Revenge of the Fallen is really awesome, and gives you superior preformance on a Hitachi 59-inch 1080-pixel HDTV. The picture is crisp and perfect, the audio is immersive, and the experience is massive. On Friday, I cranked up the volume to 32, loud enough to enjoy myself. I'm really amazed by the picture and audio. You can see the nicks and scratches on Optimus Prime's body, and the scars and cuts on LaBeouf's chest, and the tan color on Fox's face, and you'll just stare in awe if you change the resolution to 1080p, unless you have no taste in extra-awesomeness. The audio is pretty good. If you watch it in the dark, you get that theater feeling. I went to go see it in IMAX on Sunday, July 12, 2009 with my cousin, uncle, and my uncle's three buddies.
Presented in a 1080p, 2.39:1 framed transfer, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen transforms your den into a local AMC IMAX theater. There's absolutely nothing to complain about. Except Devastator's balls. Even so, the Transformers are the true stars of the show. The grime and dust on Prime's windows, Bumblebee's golden paint job, Megatron's ugly face, Long Haul's glossy lime shine, and Devastator's monstrous appearance. Courtesy of Blu-ray. It gives you a major visual breathtaking experience that will blow your mind forever.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has a DST-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack that is excellent, quite possibly the best Blu-ray film ever. The studio logo sequence is cool, the Paramount stars sweep through the soundstage front and back with a digitized robotic sound, accompanied by a nice low-end pressure to end it. The theater shakes with heavy robot footsteps, gunshots, and tremendous missile bombings. The final piece to a perfect soundtrack.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen features lots of special features mostly on disc two. Here are some:
The Allspark Experiment: A revolutionary Blu-ray exclusive in which you pick a vehicle and customize it your way. Then you add the AllSpark shard and boom. You have your own robot. Sadly all of them are Decepticons. The best ones are the F-22 Raptor and armored vehicle. My personal favorite.
NEST:Transformers Data-Hub: A selection of 12 Transformers, you can look at their profiles, learn the Cybertronian history, toy and comic evolution, and a 3D spin gallery.
All in all, I give Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen five out of five stars and to be honest, it's the best movie I've seen in my life and I'm 22 years old. The movie is fun, pulse-pounding, and just awesome. Generations will grow on and on to see this, and people will still be talking about it in 2010. Or at least the toys. This is one hell of a movie from Michael Bay and I can't wait until Transformers 3. I've collected 2007 Voyager Class Optimus Prime and 2009 Voyager Class Demolishor. I just need Deluxe Skids, Deluxe Sideswipe, Voyager Stratosphere, Leader Optimus Prime ,Voyager Ironhide, Leader Jetfire, Deluxe Mudflap, and Voyager Mixmaster, Voyager Starscream , Deluxe Jolt, Deluxe Chromia, Deluxe Blazemaster, Legends Jetfire, Leader Megatron, and Deluxe Cannon Bumblebee. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a Blu-ray winner.