In Transformers an alien race of
robots known as The Autobots, the good guys, and the
Decepticons, the bad guys, are in search of the Allspark,
their life source. Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots,
needs the Allspark to restore their home planet Cybertron,
while Megatron, the leader of the Decepticons, needs it to
take over earth and wipe out the human race. The one person
that can help locate the Allspark is Sam Witwicky. The only
problem is, heís a teenage boy more interested in getting
his first car and the hottest girl in school than saving
Director Michael Bay known more for
intense action sequences than a cohesive plot remains
faithful to his style. The plot is rather weak and mainly
used to showcase the Transformers while sacrificing the
narrative. The action, however, will leave you breathless.
The special effects are nothing short of spectacular. You
will be hard press to find a single flaw in any of the
special effect sequences. These are the best special effects
to date on any film and alone worth the price of admission.
It is absolutely amazing seeing the transformation from
harmless vehicle to fierce alien robot.
Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky) along
with Bumblebee are the heart and soul of the movie. Shia
shines in every scenes he is in and manages to both charm us
and make us laugh. Bumblebee, the 1976 Camaro, is the
transformer we can most relate to, as he shows the most
emotion. In one scene, where Bumblebee is attacked, you can
see the suffering in his face and it is heart wrenching to
watch. The only other performance that stood out was that of
Anthony Anderson who plays the role of master hacker Glen
Whitman. He was really funny even though his lines have been
long played out in countless other movies. A lot of these
action movies try to add quite a bit of comedy and it is
nice to see that in the case of Transformers, it really
The sound of the movie was also
incredible. When Optimus Prime spoke I could feel the power
of his vocals resonating throughout the theater. Hearing
Primeís voice gave me a little feeling of nostalgia, even
though it sounded a little more robotic than I remember.
Prime was voiced by Peter Cullen the same person who voiced
him in the cartoon almost twenty years ago. Megatron,
however, was a big disappointment as he didnít get enough
screen time and was not as menacing as in the cartoon. I
think the third act of the movie would have been much more
exciting had the conflict between Prime and Megatron been
By Milton Brayson
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Really great to see our childhood action
figures/hereos on the big screen. It
brought tears of joy to my eyes kust
like when I saw Spiderman for the first
time on the big screen, as well. Micheal
Bay did take on a big responsiblity in
taken on this decades of imaginary story
line from when most of us were kids to
our own kids today.
* The storyline was good, even when it
wasn't the oringal storyline
from over 20 years ago.
*The designs of the Transformers CGI
should have been reduced alittle more,
since it was hard to appreciate the
designs of them. Do to all the shiny
metallic design they us. It was hard to
tell where parts of the robots started
and where they ended. Bubble and Primes
design were excellent. You could really
see and appreciate their designs. But
the rest of the robots were hard to see.
Maybe if he would have added more color
to the rest of the robots, if wouldn't
been hard to see their designs.
*Just alittle too much of comdey coming
from a acient band of warrior robots
that have been in war for centuries.
Although, my highlight of the comedy is
when Prime said "My bad". Wish they
could have sneaked a "Whose your Autobot"
into the lines. *The fight scenes could
have been shot just alittle bit farther
from the acion happening. Since the
designs were hard to make out at times,
shooting the fight scenes in close, just
made it harder to see what was
going on. (Even after watching it in a
Well, that's my take on this movie. I am
a true fan of all the Transformers
series and remakes and have to admit
that it was a good movie. I truely hope
that they do make a sequel out of it.
They did leave it open for a second one.
Why did the All Spark make evil
Transformers. Could their be 2 All
Sparks? Decepticons and Autobots Spark?
Starscream was seen leaving the plant.
Scorpionork was still roaming the
desert. What about to 3 Transformers
that the All Spark made?
I'll end this personal review with:
With great movies comes great movie
Put all the starwars together with fifth
element. independance day. alien.
preditor and every other sci-fi movie
and you wont come close to the effects
in this one. grade a beautiful, modern
interpritation of my childhood favorite.
i was not dissapointed at all even
though i was terribly affraid i would
be. optimus was so authentic! also
scaling all of the charactors correctly
made it so much more believable than the
toon was. by the way jazz was a white
porsche race car so the solstice
depiction wasnt too far off. prowl was
the autobot cop car. but its ok dan i
forgive you ;)
The visual effects were stunning. Talk
about incredible eye candy! Wow! BUT -
the story was awful and the writing was
even worse. Everything in the movie was
a cliche. The overwhelming amount of
product placement was driving me crazy.
Why did every car and truck have to be
I just watched the Transformers movie
and was blown away. Even though the
transformers looked different than the
old 80's styel (which wouldn't have
worked in CG anyway), they still had the
same "feel". Optimus was, as always,
noble and self-sacrificing. Bumblebee
was courage personified. Megatron was
scarey as hell and Starscream was the
sneaky bugger who ran when things went
bad. I do really wish they hadn't
changed Jazz from being a cop car and
that Devastator was stillt a Gesalt
robot. However... it was GREAT proving
that anyone other than Megatron going up
against Prime is going to get
demolished. Oh yeah... Peter Cullen is
the only voice of Optimus Prime, period.
"One shall stand, one shall fall."
Had to be extremely hard to vision and
direct this movie. Made it look great
and was packed the entire 2 hours.
Wasn;t extremely gory, (that) violent,
and didnt use much foul language for
all. Everyone can watch it! One of the
top 3 iv;e seen in 3 or 4 years, and
probably already one of my top 5 of all
This movie is absolutely awesome. I am a
married mother of two young boys who are
Transformer fans (and my younger sibling
was into the 80's version of
Transformers when we were little). I
didn't particularly want to go see the
movie but was I so thrilled that I did.
It kept me on the edge of my seat. I did
not expect the "funny" parts but that
made it all the better. It is a great
movie and I will watch it over and over
again. The audience cheered when the
movie ended and I haven't been to a
movie like that in a long, long time--if
ever! As a matter of
fact, we are going back to the theater
to watch it again (which is not typical
of me--being the tight wad that I am, I
have NEVER watched a movie twice at the
theater) but this movie is that good.
The moVie waS GreaT!!! ive watChed
iT 5 TimeS in The Cinema and want to
waTch it More!!! The comedy was a bit
corny but still cant take my eyes off
the screen. its effects are very
stunning. One of my idol in directing is
MICHAEL BAY. you Rock!!
WOW it is so great!!! the effects are
amazing and flawless !! you will never
be bored watching it i swear! One of the
best movies ever made!! Congrats!!
We just got home from seeing the
Transformers movie. When Optimus Prime
first introduced himself to Sam, I got
so teary eyed. It was such a joy to see
the characters come to life on the
screen. My eight year old son, a
Transformers fan all of his life, was so
taken by the experience that he had a
difficult time staying still. This movie
rocked, and I'm sure we'll be going to
see it again.
I have watched this movie so many times,
2 times in the theater, 3 times by
myself after it came out on dvd, 3 times
with friends when we were just hanging
out, and now i just watched it with a
huge group of friends at my birthday
party, and i have to say, it never gets
old!!!! While i am able to recite almost
every line word for word (to the dismay
of my friends) i am still able to enjoy
the concepts the effects and the amazing
plot...at least for now, this is the
most amazing movie of all time
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Director: Michael Bay
Writer: Roberto Orci
Duration: 2hr 20mins
Staring: Shia LaBeouf
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Distributor: PARAMOUNT PICTURES
PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-
fi action violence, brief sexual humor
Release Date: July 3, 2007