Monday, July 02, 2007

Transformers, cliches in disguise!

The Black Autobot dies. I'm not kidding. One of the Autobots loses his legs, most of the Decepticons die, but the only Autobot to actually kick the bucket is Jazz, the jive talking Autobot (Jazz gets ripped into two pieces by Megatron).

Why does Hollywood always have to kill the black guy...even if he is 30 feet tall, from the planet Cybertron, and encased in an alloy exoskeleton?

I saw Transformers at the only showing on Saipan yesterday. I went with Bree, Litcelle, and EJ. The movie, like any other movie starring hobbits, ninjas, dragons, pirates, boy wizards, and selected comic book heroes, is a must see for those of us who grew up watching the Thundercats every afternoon at 3 PM.

The movie didn't suck, but the screenplay could have used some work...or maybe it was the editing. I mean, come on, whose idea was it to have a 10 minute segment where they were looking for the grandfather's glasses? Was that really neccesary?

There were also a lot of holes in the plot. They never explained how the Autobots turned into such do-gooders. Every time the cube created new Transformers, they were Decepticons. How are Autobots created?

The movie also doesn't reveal how the Autobots found Sam before the Decepticons. The Decepticons had to hack into the Department of Defense mainframe computer. Bumblebee just rolls into a used car dealership and magically finds the right kid.

Alright, that's enough bitching. Any male between the ages of 18-35 who grew up in America is going to see Transformers. I'm just saying that Michael Bay should have made a better movie (Why does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies?)

P.S. Megan Fox is hot.

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