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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

June 29, 2009 at 2:58 PM

The box office gets “Transformed”

OK then. “Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen” (frequently referred to as “Transformers 2: ROTF,” which I always read as the strangely appropriate “Transformers 2: WTF?,” which I’m probably not supposed to say in a blog, but there it is) turned the box offices insane this weekend, earning just over $200 million since its Wednesday opening. $200.1 million, to be precise. It’s only the second film in Hollywood history to surpass $200 million in five days; “The Dark Knight,” last summer, made $203.8 million. I haven’t seen “Transformers 2: ROTF,” but surely some of you have. Is it really as awful as some of the reviews indicate? (Roger Ebert gave it one star and described it as “a horrendous experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments.”) Were screenings sold out? Were you satisfied with the experience? Does one of the robots really have testicles? Does it matter? All brave survivors of a “Transformers” screening are invited to share their impressions.

An Autobot, looking like he’s having a bad day, in “Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen” (photo courtesy Paramount Pictures).

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