Thursday, August 23, 2007


I entered the movie hall with my fingers crossed, hoping, like every other Transformers fan worth his salt, that Micheal Bay hasn't ruined our collective childhood memories.. and I was not disappointed. The movie stood up to my expectations and more. The graphics were mind blowing and the pace was a bit faster than required to hold your attention. And why not? If you had only 2 hours to compact almost 20 years of legendary entertainment, you would do the same.

For the uninitiated, Transformers is about a constant battle between the good Autobots and the evil Decepticons from the planet Cybertron which is destroyed by their battle and are forced to continue their war on Earth. Both sides have shape shifting abilities and each has a unique vehicle/Jet avatar along with their true robot form. The leader of the Decepticons is Megatron, an uber cool Evil Overlord who is the most dangerous of them all and also slightly more powerful than Optimus Prime, General of the Autobots. The Autobots ally with a bunch of kids on earth and continue their efforts of protecting humans from being wiped out by Decepticons.

Sure, the movie did have it's standard cliches that action movies always have. Honour, Glory, Sacrifice and a tear wrenching scene as the hero tells his girl to wait for him. Oh, by the by, the Girl in question is Megan Fox. Hot in every sense, she was the final piece in the jigsaw pattern of every male's fantasy movie: Gun's, Cars, Jets, Robots and a Hot chick who can tune her own engine. Is there anything else a guy can ask for from a movie?

You can learn more about Transformers, their history and each character in detail from here.


Reel Fanatic said...

You're certainly right about Ms. Fox .. If ever there was a female more fitting of that name, I haven't found her .. And I'm with you on the rest of the flick .. It was just a big ball of summer popcorn that kicked royal ass

The Phoenix said...

The movie was a huge disappointment dude. I was expecting more of the transformers and less of the loser teenage kid and his dumb love life. The second half was the saving grace in terms of action.

Actually, the introductory scene itself was an indication of what to expect from the rest of the movie. Maybe, I am just not a transformers fan.

Lalbadshah said...

@reel fanatic: True. Kicked ass and more.

@the phoenix: Firstly, you don't deserve a name as cool as 'the phoenix'. :P
Then obviously your not a fan nor appreciate a good action movie for what it is.