As they did with the first entry of the film series, Paramount Pictures has given the 4K treatment to the sequel in the sweet 4K UHD Blu-ray release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This enhanced version makes an already fun and action-filled thrill ride of a movie even better, despite some needless crude humor and two characters that take away from the film more times than not. Even still, the UHD visuals and audio are a treat to behold and place you in the middle of the Transformers ongoing conflict like never before.
Taking place a few years after the events of the first film, the government is doing its best to cover up all traces of both Transformer factions while also working with the Autobots to hunt down any remaining Decepticons. While all of this is happening, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is heading off to college and is still hanging with his girlfriend Mikaela (Megan Fox) when he can. Meanwhile, the Decepticons are planning to revive their defeated leader Megatron who in turn seeks the help of another nasty villain called The Fallen (Tony Todd) who is trying to turn the Earth into a machine that will drain the sun to make Energon the Transformers need to live. Of course the heroic Autobots aren’t about to let that happen, and it isn’t long before Sam and other familiar faces return to help put a stop to this.
It was nice seeing this one again after so long despite some of the issues it had (Skids and Mudflap are still annoying with their annoying, stereotyped jive-talking), especially thanks to watching it in 4K with HDR. As with the first movie, it felt as though I were watching it again for the first time in part to the enhanced visual details and audio that bring all of the action and comedic moments to UHD life. There’s also a nice amount of extras to take a look at, starting with audio commentary by Michael Bay, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman where they discuss some of what they were trying to bring to the sequel and rushed production schedule was. “The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge of the Fallen” runs for over two hours as this documentary goes into the production, filming, editing, post-production, special effects, and more. There’s quite a few more special features such as deleted/alternate scenes, and “Giant Effing Movie” that shows off a nice montage of behind-the-scenes footage of the action scenes being filmed, and more that will keep those who love extras tied up for a while.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is another good time of an action movie despite some annoying characters and some crude humor that take away from the overall experience. It makes for a perfect movie to pull out and watch with some snacks in tow, and if you want to show off the power of 4K with HDR to friends and family once you let this one transform your 4K Blu-ray collection.