Ever wonder what the top ten list on David Letterman's talk show would be like if read by Optimus Prime? Wonder no more! Last night, Optimus Prime (most likely voiced by Peter Cullen himself!) read off a Top Ten list of things that sound cool when said by a giant robot. ILM even produced custom CGI for the skit, which is impressive in its own right. If you've ever wanted to hear Optimus Prime say "Dawg" or "Sex and the City", this is a must see!
While his presence in "Revenge of the Fallen" is not as major as his role in the first "Transformers" film, Bumblebee still gets to star in several key fight scenes and he gets a whole new Robot Replicas figure. You can read the review of Robot Replicas Bumblebee here.
The LA Times reports that despite a drop of 61% from it's opening weekend, "Revenge of the Fallen" still grossed enough to beat out "Ice Age 3" and has now earned a worldwide total of $591.4 million. This is amazing as it is well on its way to coming close to the box office take of the first "Transformers" film which took in over $708 million.
Arcee and Chromia aren't the only motorcycle Transformers zipping around the Transformers movie universe. There's also an eager Autobot who wants to prove himself named Knock Out. Start off your 4th of July by by reading Knock Out's review here.
From the "Revenge of the Fallen" line comes an unexpected figure, a Decepticon with an alternate mode that isn't a sleek, modern plane of any sort but rather a bi-plane of yesteryear! Read the review for Ransack to check out this unique Transformer.
Inspired by the Generation One medic of the same name, one of the Autobots from the Transformers film universe has been given the Robot Replicas treatment. Take a look at the review for Robot Replicas Autobot Ratchet for details and photos of this figure.
"Revenge of the Fallen" has not only been a success in the US, but overseas the film is enjoying fantastic box office returns overseas as well. Variety reports that the film has grossed a total of $220 million overseas as of Tuesday. The article predicts continued financial growth for the Transformers sequel overseas stating "The first "Transformers" grossed $318 million domestically and $389 million overseas. Sequel should have no trouble jumping the $400 million mark at the foreign B.O.".
One is a Decepticon Air Commander armed to the teeth. The other is a wise cracking, weird looking Autobot warrior. Both are stars of "Revenge of the Fallen" given the Robot Replicas treatment. Check out the reviews for Robot Replicas Autobot Skids and Starscream.
The LA Times interviewed Michael Bay regarding the critical reaction to "Revenge of the Fallen". Despite horrible reviews that call "Revenge of the Fallen" everything from "beyond bad" (Rolling Stone) to "sloppy" (The Village Voice), "Revenge of the Fallen" has become the holder of a second place spot for movie earnings in a five day period, surpassed only by last year's "The Dark Knight". Director Michael Bay doesn't seem surprised by this. Says Bay "I think they reviewed the wrong movie.