Playing in the background: Heaven’s on Fire, Luke
When I first heard of the working title for the second Transformers movie, I thought it would be about the resurrection and revenge of the Decepticons. The movie generated quite a hype and was much awaited pretty much all over the world.
When I finally got to see it, well it definitely kept its promise of more robots and lots and lots of more action. The movie's plot continues onto Sam Witwitcky's (Shia LaBeouf) new life as a college kid while maintaining a long-distance with his girlfriend, Mikaela (Megan Fox). The story didn't really pick off until he found a piece of the all-spark shard inside one of his jackets. We were also given an overview that the other Autobots have teamed up with a secret section of the Military to aid them in hunting down the last Decepticons left on Earth.
Due to the clever infiltration of Starscream and the other Decepticons, they were able to acquire a part of the all-spark which they used to resurrect Megatron. Returning to their homeplanet, we are now introduced to the Fallen and how their race used to dominate the Earth since early times. From this point on, non-stop action began. The struggle to find another source of energy became a race on both sides. New robots and characters added humor and laughter alongside the spectacular action sequences.
There were quite some cheesy moments that I think failed to connect the readers emotionally with the characters on-screen. They also milked Megan Fox more this time. Hahaha (well we all know why). I liked the story generally, loved the action sequences and had a pretty good time during the 2 hours it was shown. I can't wait for the third one.