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2009-06-24 14:57
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Unsurprisingly, the soundtrack accompanying Transformers 2 is a fittingly massive wall of grating rock guitar noises (that never quite go to metal's levels of intensity) and urgent riffs that feel like they’re pushing you to the edge of a cliff.

Linkin Park kick things off with the movie's "theme song" – "New Divide" – just to make sure everyone knows they're still around. The song certainly gets into the industrial spirit of the movie, and is probably the hardest song they've recorded. Green Day’s "21 Guns" from their latest album, and was probably only included because it has the word "Guns" in its title. Where the Transformers franchise is all about balls-to-the-wall action porn, "21 Guns" is as pacifistic as they come. Odd.

Nickelback get all aggro and sweary on "Burn it to the Ground" but completely put out any fire they try to muster with some very limp-wristed "Hey!"s in the chorus. But you cannot fault them for the line "We got no class, no taste, no shirt, and shit-faced" because that just about sums them up.

Its not all bad though. The Used do a pretty hardcore cover of Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House" and Taking Back Sunday's "Capital M-E" seems a fitting song for the movie's ordinary-hero-against-evil -machines schtick. And with bands like Staind, Theory of a Deadman, All-American Rejects adding their weight, this soundtrack sounds as destructive (and loud) as the movie which inspired it.

Man and machine battle it out in the new Transformers movie, and this time it's revenge. Which means massive 'bots get to crash into buildings and historic landmarks all while Megan Fox struts her stuff, looking ridiculously hot even as she is running for her life. Rest assured, you are in Michael Bay territory, where everything is done explosively, with little regard for your eardrums.

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preshen govender 2009-06-25 10:38 AM
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Megan Fox All the blood rushed from one head to the other. . .I feel a a little light-headed!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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