We've watched Transformers 2 – And Bagged An SA Exclusive

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So yesterday, I was invited to go and watch an early screening of Transformers 2 in a private underground movie theatre in Sandton, thanks to United International Pictures and Megarom.

Needless to say, the sequel to the original blockbuster brought it’s A-game and impressed, with action, Megan Fox, explosions, Megan Fox and big robots… and also Megan Fox.

The first Transformers videogame was not very well received by critics, but let’s not forget that titles like this still sell by the bucketload. Lazygamer.co.za has secured the South African exclusive review of Transformers 2’s, although we will only be taking a look at the online multiplayer in a private online session.

I also managed to get a snapshot of the private theatre, and man oh man do I need to get me one of these babies.

More after the jump.

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^ Yes, that’s the whole theatre. No screaming kids, no cellphone conversations and surround sound that almost sits on your head. I’ll take two please.

With X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Afro Samurai and Riddick all managing to be good licensed games of late, dare I say that I am cautiously optimus-tic (see what I did there?) that Transformers 2 may be a step above its older brother?

We will be giving it a good go this week and will bring you the the low down before the game releases this Friday so stay tuned.

Last Updated: June 23, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • Janrik

    So far Ghostbusters takes the cake for best movie tie in game for me.

  • Loki

    Thanx for the invite! I shall keep all the stuff I stole for you… :devil:

  • Hooloovoo

    Gonna watch it tonight on Imax,
    Can’t w8

  • Faheem

    dammit i hate living in PE – will only see it on Wednesday and with all the screaming kids most most certainly not on IMAX. :cwy:

  • RivaZA

    I am a little confused. Did Transformers2 not come out last Friday, as I went to go watch it on Saturday. Or is SA behind by a week?

  • No, I am pretty sure it only comes out this weekend.

  • Dark

    Movie Releases officially Wednesday however there is some paid for sneak peaks tonight around he country. Game launches this week Friday.

  • Janrik

    Imax in Cape Town also closed down 🙁

    Sigh. Wait for the blu ray then.

  • RivaZA

    I am pretty sure SA is behind by a week because I watched it at the Odeon in Wimbledon.

  • WitWolfyZA

    Its a darn shame that majoritay of the Imax theaters shut down. The one here in the east rand only showed dicometaries of whales,dolphines and dudes snow boarding of the Alps or something…

    I always wondered why Ster Kinekor/Nu metro never bought that thing

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    Right, then, safe to assume that it was big, brain dead fun? Subpar acting, horrible voice work but amazing special effects? Kinda like the first?

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