PEOPLE: Same as the “first” Transformers movie. Michael Bay directs, Shia LaBeouf (worst…name…ever) and Megan Fox star. And of course, Peter Cullen reprises his role as the voice of Optimus Prime – a role he’s now played for 25 years.
QUIRKS: Epic robot battle action. Damn this movie has a lot of trivia!
VISUALS: Epic robot battle action.
BAD STUFF: I’m still annoyed at how they changed all the Transformers from the canon. It was really hard to tell who is who at times. In the opening battle, neither of us had any clue as to who was a good guy or a bad guy.
CONCLUSION: After accepting the flaws of how they changed the function and appearance of the Transformers, this movie is quite good. Running at a nice long length of 2.5hrs, there’s more than one challenge to be overcome. There is a LOT LOT LOT of action. As much as you may want to hate Michael Bay, this was pretty damn entertaining. Of course, I am looking through the eyes of nostalgia, which added a star to this movie. Carolyn was not quite as impressed.
Clint: Netflix: 5/5 stars (nostalgia bonus!). IMDB: 8/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6/10. Apparently Clint liked this way more. Go transformers!
The native public rating for this movie is Netflix: 4.0/5 stars (3.7/5 stars for people who rate like me), IMDB 6.2/10.
RECOMMENDATION: If you saw the 1st Transformers live-action movie, then you should definitely continue and check this one out.
Mood: annoyed at Windows XP for sucking so much worse than Windows 2000 Advance Server
Music: Nine Inch Nails – Zero-Sum