Now this? Is a summer blockbuster. It's got a sweet romance, hot cars, lots of action and a fair share of laughs. Not to mention one of the sexiest and star studded casts around. They keep calling Shia LaBeouf the next Tom Hanks but frankly I think I love Shia more. He's a stinkin' cutie pie. And newcomer Megan Fox? Well the name says it all. But on with the show.
I wasn't sure what to expect walking into Transformers because die hard fans seem to frown on the inconsistencies while newbies are raving. Transformers toys were a big part of my childhood (as well as My Little Pony who gets a subtle nod in the flick) but I can't say they defined who I was growing up. Ultimately, there was very little cooler than a car that could transform into a robot. And at the time, seeing that was limited to cartoons and action figures! Now, when the dopest Camaro in town turns into Bumblebee or a flame-detailed semi truck turns into Optimus Prime in "real life"... well that, in a word, is rad. Don't get me wrong, there is some absolute cheesiness and cliches in Transformers. Kevin thinks the director, Michael Bay, is a hack. And I have to wonder if HLP had as much fun watching the action as I did... but all in all I would recommend this movie if you need to beat the heat or kill some time this summer. Coming in at just under three hours, though, I have to wonder if it needed to be that long. Not that I'm complaining. The movie wasn't even over yet and I was thinking of going again. More than meets the eye, indeed.