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The murderous exploits of the Sun Gym Gang were first chronicled in Miami New Times. Now they're the basis of a Michael Bay film featuring Mark Wahlberg.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  04-02-2013  |  Movies

The 'Transformers' Sequel Makes Me Want to Tear Off My Facenew

Michael Bay has officially re-entered the Land of the Suck. Revenge of the Fallen is an effort that cements his place in cinematic-dickwad hell. This guy is the biggest dipshit to ever be handed a $200 million movie.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  07-02-2009  |  Reviews

The Latest 'Transformers' Ups the Ante on Big and Dumbnew

Revenge of the Fallen might not be louder than its predecessor, but it's assuredly "noisier" in the sense that the film is a clanging, full-metal racket from start to finish, with only the rare narrative pause for dramatic scenes devoted to exclusively human interactions.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  06-26-2009  |  Reviews

Tedious Exposition Slows Michael Bay and His Toys in the 'Transformers' Sequelnew

Everything is bigger, bolder and badder in Revenge of the Fallen, and if it weren't for the endless, clumsily delivered exposition, the film would work like gangbusters as the ultimate garish escapism.
Orlando Weekly  |  Justin Strout  |  06-25-2009  |  Reviews

Michael Bay Pimps His Transformers Ridenew

The sequel to 2007's Transformers is measurably better, simply by virtue of its utter commitment to spectacle.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  06-24-2009  |  Reviews

Special-Effects Guru Behind 'Transformers' Sees the Field Morphingnew

The computer-generated side has thoroughly taken over from hands-on engineering, which is what John Frazier studied back at the start of his long career. "The last movie we did that was all mechanical, other than maybe one visual-effects shot, was Speed," he says.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ken Eisner  |  06-22-2009  |  Movies

Less Than Meets the Eyenew

Michael Bay's Transformers update is a predictable pile-up of trashy excess.
Montreal Mirror  |  Malcom Fraser  |  07-12-2007  |  Reviews

'Transformers' Without Ironynew

If you want to enjoy this flick without guilt, you'll have to ignore the whole Middle East issue.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Annalee Newitz  |  07-11-2007  |  Reviews

'Transformers': Rock 'Em, Sock 'Emnew

Giant robot fights look better than ever.
OC Weekly  |  Luke Y. Thompson  |  07-10-2007  |  Reviews

Michael Bay's Optimus Crimenew

Transformers is one long, nonsensical advertisement.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Sean Burns  |  07-09-2007  |  Reviews

'Transformers': Much More Than Meets the Eyenew

A blockbuster that embodies all our childhood dreams of gory techie glory.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  07-09-2007  |  Reviews

Less Than Meets the Eyenew

Transformers wastes a cool -- if silly -- concept and eye-popping effects.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Chris Herrington  |  07-06-2007  |  Reviews


Who care$ how much junk Michael Bay can blow up?
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Andy Klein  |  07-05-2007  |  Reviews

Not Much More Than Meets the Eyenew

Transformers is shiny, toy-based cheese.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Cheryl Eddy  |  07-05-2007  |  Reviews

Robot Warsnew

Michael Bay's headache-inducing style does in the otherwise decent Transformers.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  07-05-2007  |  Reviews

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