Originally Posted by DrXym
Well it's your money so go with your strong feeling if you must. But critical consensus say the thing is a turkey.
I should say for disclosure that I actually own the first Transformers on HD DVD. I bought it on firesale as it would have cost me more to actually rent it. My opinion of the first movie was it was mediocre in most respects. Effects were undeniably fantastic but the plot didn't make any sense. The sequel is supposedly much, much worse.
I don't even see justification for buying it to exercise a sound or video system. Blu Ray is well out of early adopter phase and there are plenty of better movies to give an AV system a workout than this POS.
Plot would be a bonus for a film like this.........I dont go see a film such as Transformers expecting
a great plot (this is your mistake) I go see a film such as Transformers to be flat out entertained for a few hours in a fantasy type world and escape my own life for while. I do however expect a reference audio presentation with a film like this and if that does not deliver it will be a let down for me to some degree.
Although I respect your opinion, it is just one opinion. By all means you should definately not buy this, but why do you care what I plan to do?
If this one is anywhere near as fun as the first (the last ~30 minutes of the first is pure audio bliss IMO) in my HT it will be a good buy for ME
. Also, have you even seen this film, or are you letting other people make up your mind for you and not thinking for yourself? If the latter, there is no point to even continue this conversation since that is just ridiculous.
Once again it depends on who you ask........there are PLENTY of opinions both ways with Trans 2 from my reading. I have read many opinions that say it is not as good as the first to some degree, and many opinions stating it is better and also quite a few saying it is on par with the first.........so again I will decided for myself when I watch it. I also have the first one on HD-DVD (and BR
) and it is easily in the top 3 HT experiences I have experienced from a tech level (sound in particular) and just a pure escapist fun type level.......it sounds to me like the 2nd just takes the first and puts it on steroids both the good and bad aspects.......I think I can get around the bad if the good is even better than the first.
Bottom line is I might love it and I might hate it BUT I wont make that decision until I watch it for myself and based on how entertaining I find the first one in my HT (which is a big part of my enjoyment of this film), a blind buy does not seem like a bad gamble for me