Going to be seeing IMAX Revenge of the Fallen tomorrow night! Got some pre-movie thoughts.
Heading in to this hoping to have fun, and I expect I will.
The internet's going to be a warzone, but luckily on TFW most of that is contained in one subforum. XD
Only thing I'm not looking forward to is once again hitting a cavalcade of "Why do you like such a crap movie" from people I know who aren't as big a fanboy for cartoon robots as I am. Let me lay this out:
I've been into Transformers for about 24ish years, without any of those years-long breaks a lot of other people bring up. I've been heavily active in the online fandom since late '99.
I am seeing the movie in order to enjoy very different things than most average moviegoers and critics.
While I don't plan to defend any of the movie's likely multitudinous faults, the only thing I don't have patience for is "Man it must suck being a Transformers fan and seeing that movie, huh, since it totally ruined the soul of the franchise". I dunno why it bothers me, but whenever I get that it always makes me sigh. And the face hits the palm as I then get told all about how Transformers used to be awesome, nostalgia nostalgia, etc etc.
It annoys me because it turns me into a "snobby nerd who knows more about Transformers than you do" guy for a few seconds. XD Though I take solace in my neuroses being nice and harmless like that.
Revenge of the Fallen is not in a position to ruin Transformers. I like big robots that talk to each other. There are years of fiction and history between '86 and now. I can explain them if you want, but I admit I doubt a lot of people want to know about it.
Anyway, onto the movie, and then onto the lulz of the online discussion spectating!