Today’s screenwriters really need to have a penalty flag thrown for unnecessary crudeness. Case in point: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. I’ve actually seen this movie twice, once on IMAX (which is not advised for anyone prone to migraines) and once on a regular screen. There were a couple of scenes in the movie, that in my opinion, were really not necessary and actually took away from the movie’s “cuteness”. While IMDb has a list of all the “heads up” for parents in it’s Parents Guide, things like the dog mounting scenes, Wheelie, the blue radio-controlled toy monster truck on Mikaela’s leg and Devastator having “balls”.
A commenter in the IMDb review of the movie has the same sentiment that I have about the it:
As a fan of the original cartoon series, I have to say I was really disappointed they stooped the level of immature @ss-balls humor and creating new characters with low IQ’s. They could have done better.
I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels this way. This seems to be a trend in movies today, immature, lower IQ type movies. Is the problem with the screenwriters not having the talent to be creative enough not to have to resort to this type of middle school boy humor? Or did the screenwriters feel they had to dumb the movie down? If so, I’m disappointed.