Transformers

It’s a good movie.

When I was young, my brother and I had many Transformers toys. The shows were the driving marketing force for the line of toys, and it did a good job. I watch the old shows now and it’s obvious that no one thought kids would see the poor production value. But, none of that matters to me. It is what it is. The comics were a little better, providing a bit more cohesive stories and a huge chunk of believability. I never got into the Transformers animated movie. Mostly because my favorite character, Optimus Prime, was “killed off”. Blah.

Enter the new movie this year. It has problems. Bad acting, horrible camera-work, editing problems, and a huge lack of focus on the Transformers themselves. Things I can bring myself to overlook just long enough to enjoy seeing (and hearing) Optimus Prime in action.  I enjoy Prime’s simple character. I don’t want to know about his internal turmoil or some kind of struggle. His fight is external and that’s where I want to see the action. Giant robot fighting action.

Here’s hoping Transformers 2 gives people more Autobots, more Decepticons, and less screaming humans fleeing for their lives.

One Reply to “Transformers”

  1. Same here. Loved it for the giant robot battles and seeing my childhood imagination come to life… the rest can be forgiven (Thanks Mr. Bay, for forcing me to give the masturbation-talk to my kid directly after the movie).

    I liked Megatron a lot more than I thought I would. Plucking the human was all kinds of cool. Wished it was his original voice though. If ya haven’t played the video game yet, it’s kinda cool hearing the original Megatron again.

    I grabbed the cartoon movie recently and watched it for the first time (I was huge into Transformers back then, but never watched the movie for some reason). I had no idea that they killed off so many of the Transformers! Good lord, I would’ve been traumatized!

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