Wow, just wow. I went to see Transformers last night, and I left the theatre damn impressed. Keep in mind that I’m not a Transformers geek. I never played with the toys, nor did I watch the cartoon. Thus, it would have been hard for me to be disappointed about “staying true to the story” or something like that. Turns out even the big fans loved the movie though. Take Justice, for instance:
I will be proselytizing this movie to random strangers starting tomorrow; I won’t stop until the entire world recognizes how great this film was. If you were ever going to do Transformers as a live-action film, this would be how to do it.
Don’t listen to the critics, listen to the audience. I’ll echo what Justice said: go see the movie, you’ll like it.
I read the Wikipedia entry for the movie the other day, the most interesting part of which is the section on the development of the film. Fans of Steven Spielberg (such as myself) will notice his stamp all over the film. Alien comes to earth, finds boy. Boy is afraid at first, then develops a relationship with alien. Boy is only the only one who can understand alien. Later, alien is near death, boy is heartbroken. Sound familiar? It should. A large part of the storyline in Transformers might as well have been lifted right from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. And that’s not a bad thing.
Anyway, here are some comments:
- I didn’t expect the movie to be funny, but there was some clever humor injected throughout!
- Awesome action sequences, just incredible. Though if you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve seen a lot of the major eye-candy-scenes. Still, the CGI in this movie is breathtaking.
- Not one, but two incredibly attractive women in this movie: Megan Fox and Rachael Taylor.
- Shia LaBeouf was incredible. Looking forward to more movies with him as the lead.
- I suppose one negative is that the movie could be taken as an extended commercial for GM.
- Great music, both original and included. The new Linkin Park stuff was featured pretty heavily.
- Don’t let the length (144 mins) deter you from seeing the film. Like Pirates 3, it did not feel that long.
Apparently two sequels have already been greenlit, with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox on board for both. I’d go see more Transformers movies! Heck, I’d go see this one again!