Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Transformers (2007 Film) Review

 As a kid I do remember the Transformers show and the action-figures. Though my interest in Transformers was dwarfed by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I do remember when the 2007 Transformers film hit theaters, but I was never motivated to watch it. I heard its director Micheal Bay was making a film based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so I was curious to see how well he handled Transformers.
The film starts out with a strange alien robot causing havoc. The army isn't sure of the situation, and is desperate for answers. One of the evil robots find a young man named Sam, and Sam finds out that the evil forces are called Decepticons. At the last moment Sam is saved by a mysterious car with no driver. The car turns out to be Bumblebee, a member of the good counterparts to the Decepticons. 
Sam and his friend Mikaela eventually meet Bumblebee's leader Opitmus Prime. He informs the duo that both sides are looking for a powerful cube. Prime wants to use it to rebuild their home-world. While the Decepticons want to use it to take over the universe. Sam agrees to help Optimus Prime find the cube before evil finds its first. 
Overall I thought Transformers was a mediocre film. Granted I didn't have a lot of nostalgia for Transfomers, so seeing them in a major motion picture wasn't that big of a deal. The battles even with all its action and chaos didn't seem very epic to me. My biggest compliant is that many of the scenes that feature Sam are corny and embarrassing. It's almost middle-school level humor and wit, and the rest of the film wasn't good enough to convince me to watch the sequel. 


Maria Teresa Flores said...

great movie , although I prefer the animated series


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I saw the first one and thought it was "meh", so I never saw the sequels.

Pat Hatt said...

First was meh, second was even more meh, never watched the 3rd. Bay will royally screw tmnt up

Anna-Alina said...

It's strange, that I didn't watch this movie, but I want.

Teddi said...

back in the day, my bro watched the transformers cartoon so much,i know the jingle. "transformers more than meets the eye. transformers robots in disguise." i don't think i ever even actually watched the show. he had it on while i was walking from one place in the house to the other while the tv was on.