A lame script, some dodgy acting and a flimsy plot won’t stop Transformers being one of the films of the year. From the cartoon to the highly successful toy line, Transformers have played a starring role in many children’s lives.
There was always that one boy at school who had the Optimus Prime toy, and he was revered among all his peers. Imagine being a child again and bringing to life the fierce battles between the machines. Now imagine if that fantasy could be projected up on the big screen. That’s Transformers, the movie.
Having Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay behind a movie gives it both credibility and quality. The film is based around student Sam Witwicky, whose newly bought car turns out to be the Autobot Bumblebee. Bumblebee protects Sam and his love interest from a group of evil Decepticons, devoted to Megatron, who arrive on earth in search of the Allspark cube, the life source of Transformers. A pair of glasses owned by Sam’s great-great grandfather contains a map to the Allspark. A battle between good and bad robots begins and all hell breaks lose.
The special effects are intense. I have never seen a movie like Transformers. All logic is thrown out of the window in anticipation of the incredible final battle sequence. Transformers is pure mindless entertainment at its very best. The transforming sequences when the robots change forms are breathtaking.
There isn’t much more to say. Transformers is about huge robots fighting – that’s really it. But that’s all it needs to be. Transformers successfully bridges the gap between what children and adults want from an action movie. Go and see it!
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