We live in an age of awful movie titles. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is sullying movie marquees everywhere right now. Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins will blight the ads in your local paper next summer. And these are just the nerd movie titles – ‘regular’ movies continue to have generic, boring, unmemorable titles taken from songs or little bits of phraseology. And of course there’s the big daddy of all bad movie titles coming down the pike: The Quantum of Solace.
Now Transformers is hopping on that ba(n)dwagon; Paramount has confirmed the sequel is called Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. That’s just jaw-droppingly shitty. It makes you yearn for the days when movies just had a number instead of a subtitle. I mean, people get paid LOTS OF MONEY to sit around and come up with movie titles, and they ended up with Revenge of the Fallen? That’s so blisteringly generic I don’t know what else to say – they couldn’t fit ‘Autobot’ or ‘Decepticon’ in there? I guess putting in Galvatron might be too big a spoiler.
The good news is that it’s not too late to change the title to something more fitting, like Transformers 2: Boom! or Transformers 2: Epileptics Beware.