Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mamo #142: We Loved Transformers

The sheer ferocity of the critical reaction to Transformers 2 says a lot more about the motivations of the critics who have been laying in the weeds for this chance to strike, and a lot less about the actual relative quality of a movie which is, if dumb, significantly more successful than anyone's admitted so far. Let Mamo be the beacon of truth once again, as we deconstruct what is now guaranteed to be the biggest box office hit of the summer... while mourning the passing of a true icon. We're looking at the man in the mirror: we're asking him to change his ways.

SPOILER WARNING!

5 Comments:

Blogger Tederick said...

The post about the 20th anniversary of Batman that I mentioned in the podcast is available here:

http://open.salon.com/blog/scott_mendelson/2009/06/24/20_years_later_how_batman_changed_the_movie_business

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you guys seriously liked TF2 on its own terms this podcast is probably the end of me taking your opinion seriously.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Tederick said...

For a bit of added context here's my full review of the film:

http://www.tederick.com/reviews/2009/transformers-2.html

Sorry to hear that (I'm presuming it's Ky). I think we did a show a while ago where we mentioned how uneasy we are with the notion that a film critic or commentator is required to mirror their audience's beliefs and/or that one differing opinion can spoil the whole bunch. We'll probably discuss that further in the next show cuz it looks like there's a shitstorm of Mamo-hate building in the east! :)

Further Matt-bashing going on at Row Three:

http://www.rowthree.com/2009/06/25/mamo-142-we-loved-transformers/

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That second reply wasn't me. I actually liked the film but not as much as the first. They could of trimmed about 40 mins off.



Ky in Boston

12:23 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Heh, sorry for the mistaken identity. ;)

12:29 PM  

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