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.