I believe it was someone in our Sound Off section the other day who questioned the lack of full titling for the upcoming sequel to last year’s runaway blockbuster Transformers. The simply titled Transformers 2 got production underway last week in Bethlehem, PA, with director Michael Bay and crew blowing up stuff left and right in an assuredly awesome manner.
Well, today the outcries of “needs more title” have been answered by Bay and crew, as they have confirmed that the new title for the sequel will be Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. The title gives us a little insight into the plot of the film — we can safely assume that those who have fallen (Decepticons) will rise up and seek/exact their revenge upon the humans. This also gives me the feeling that some fallen Decepticon from the first movie, maybe one that was dropped into an abyss, might be resurrected by a certain other Decepticon who flew away after the credits, only to rain terror on a now college-bound Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and his uber-hot girlfriend (Megan Fox).
That is just speculation, but if I know Michael Bay — and I do — that is probably the gist of it. Then again, were you really expecting some deep, complex plot? No. Should Bay take giant robots and put them on screen in a 2 hour explode-a-thon, we will all once again be satisfied — no matter what they choose to call the thing.
Sound Off: What is a better name, Transformers 2 or Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen?