I liked it much more than I expected to, but I was *really* in the mood for destruction and snappy lines that night. It didn't make much sense but it didn't have to.
Husband fell asleep (in the cinema) during the final battle scene. This is now the new benchmark for background noise - there is absolutely nothing that I can do that can keep him awake against his will.
I loved it, but am about to go to bed. Hopefully I'll remember this post tomorrow so I can come back and type out why.
I collected the toys as a kid - this may or may not have made a big difference.
Yeah I agree with you. It gets The Shakespearean Review for me: a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing.
The bayformers, guest starring the transformers :) Go back and watch the cartoon movie, it's rock opera is much better.
I absolutely LOVE the cartoon movie. I must have watched it a thousand times when I was a kid.
YOU GOT THE TOUCH!
I loved it - helped by the fact that I saw it at IMAX. I don't care one jot about Transformers, but I loved watching shit get blowm up by big robots. And the girl was hot.
I went into that film with just one expectation - I wanted to see giant robots kicking the crap out of each other. In that regard, I think it delivered in spectacular fashion.
I'm in the love it crowd too - went in with low expectations, hoping for a loud action flick with giant robots, and that's what I got.
I do think it lost it towards the end a bit though, and the combat close-ups annoyed me - pull back so I can actually see what's going on please!
It definately had a lot of potential that was ruined with the cluttered screen. Not to mention the robots had so much detail that I don't imagine even a high definition TV would catch it. Then there are all the questions at the end. At the end of the credits we know what became of Starscream. But what about Berricade the Mustang? I finally figured that one out, but I couldn't see him in the pile of dead bots at the end. What about Scorponock or whatever it's name is.
I liked the vehicles a lot. Especially Bumblebee. Though I got into trouble when you got a glance under the hood. "Nice headers. You have an aluminum high rise with a double pumper."
*twitch. Spaz.* "THAT IS NOT A HIGH RISE WITH A DOUBLE PUMPER! THOSE ARE SIDE DRAFT WEBBERS ON A MOON INTAKE!" I didn't even get into the aftermarket pulleys and all that. I got shushed.
I confess I liked the movie, but because I like the cars a lot and it had some good moments (Like Barricade chasing Bumblebee and the scene with Bernie Mac at the used car lot)
> At the end of the credits we know what became of Starscream. But what about Berricade the Mustang?
It's assumed that Scorponok and Barricade survived, although the original script had a scene where Barricade was killed. The writers hinted in an interview that Barricade might return in the sequel.
Wikipedia says that Bonecusher might have survived Prime's beating (even though Prime apparently beheaded him) and is now hiding out in the jungles of South America.
I know Barricade got whupped on by Ironhide. At least got a wheel torn off. I can see how they'd let Bonecrusher survive, a robot's anatomy doesn't have to be like ours. The human body can parish with less than 1% damage, but a bot, that could be a totally different deal.
I was bummed they killed Jazz. "Nobody kills a Pontiac in my town! Just be glad it wasn't my town."
Actually I even have someone drawing my car as an autobot. (Animation style)
I liked it - like several people above, my only expectations were giant robots eating the shit out of each other, and some big explosions, and I got those. I did think the fight scenes were a bit *too* fast/loud/bright, so it was a bit difficult to really see what was happening sometimes...I can't really make a call on the human characters or plot, I wasn't paying attention to those.
I bought it on DVD even, almost entirely because the DVD case transforms into Optimus Prime, and I couldn't resist that:)
> giant robots eating the shit out of each other
Whoa, I don't remember THAT scene.
I think you accidentally saw Transporners
rather than Transformers.
Here's the missing letter, you may insert it where appropriate: B
I might have to go watch that link now though, ta.