Giant Money Making Robots!

  • Giant Money Making Robots!

Wow, Transformers, probably one of the best movies I've seen in a long time! I thought Michael Bay and ILM did an awesome job making the Autobots and the Decepticons look amazing detailed and believably realistic. The story was good and the action sequences were even better!

I guess someone made a short film titled, "Transformers Preview Review" which looks at all of the material that was out before the movie and tried to make some predictions. I'd say for the most part, it was valid. A point that I thought was really interesting was that the Transformers movie was setting up for a trilogy. I suppose this makes sense, because most of the huge blockbuster films over the last few years have been three movies. Some of them that come with built in fanbases (i.e. Spiderman, Batman, and Transformers) create a new movie with new characters and pretty much drop all of the references to the original series. I guess Michael Bay was told that he could only have 4 vs. 4 or 5 vs. 5 or something like that, rather than having an epic Tranformers battle.

Overall, I thought this movie was amazing, and if I had the time, I would definitely go see it again! I remember reading just a couple of months ago that low theater attendance was being blamed on piracy. The MPAA can blame it on anything they want, I still feel that the real reason is because there aren't enough "Transformers" in the theaters. So if you haven't seen it yet, like giant robots, and were born in the 80's... what are you waiting for?!

-Tom

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