Can you believe he actually said that "Sucker Punch is empowering to women."
I did a small number here on that movie a while back, and I bit the usual bullet that it was just entertainment. But if Snyder actually said that
then lulz to him, he is a douche.
I also watched TF3
, but didn't post here since I wanted a while to digest it. I'm done digesting now.
Overall, I found the movie was better than TF2
, which, to be fair, isn't much of a compliment. But at least this one didn't have the same glaring plotholes that I could've driven a herd of cattle through. I think it might be possible that the ill-advised scripting experiment that resulted in TF2
was scrapped, probably at the demand of the writers who wanted to work in Hollywood in the future too. The person who thought it would be so clever
for Sentinel Spock to say "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" deserves special mention for making me cry and laugh at the same time.
Moments of action were cool and smooth, and there I have no complaints, although I did wonder if they had to figure out places where they could throw in Sam and his guys and really milk the 3D effect. The first 30 minutes though were painful. At this point Sam's shenanigans don't interest me in the least, and the introduction of Hottie McPouty-lips didn't do much to improve on Mikaela's, ahem, legacy. At least this one didn't fall over quite as often.
I do think they sawed off the limb they were sitting on when it comes a sequel, because
all the significant bad guys are dead, and Optimus is just so utterly badass that no one can touch him.
- Shockwave went down easy, Starscream went down easy, Hobobot must've been off his circuit board to shank Sentinel only to get the most anticlimactic whooping of metallic behind. Sentinel's pitiful begging that Optimus wouldn't to pull the trigger was surprisingly good, though. I felt it showed a little edge when OP just wasted him regardless.
- One major problem though was the usual Decepticon rule of numbers over quality. When you have more 'Cons than you care to name, they go down like a house of cards when e.g. Bumblebee suddenly goes berserko, or the comic-relief(?) micromasters take down the Decepticon airship.
- Guys like Shockwave who should've kicked butts and taken names mostly just stood there and let their mechanical sandworm do all the work.
So yeah, less humans, more challenge, and less visuals purely for the sake of being cool in 3D and they might as well make a fourth one.