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Transformers
(2007-07-13)
(wgvu) - Transformers totally rocks! Michael Bay is the supreme Hollywood director for garish, loud, obnoxiously overblown summer blockbusters. Sometimes they're too much, like Armageddon or Bad Boys. Sometimes they're very enjoyable like The Rock or the 2005 box office failure The Island. Transformers is my favorite of his cheesy epics, and that's because I love giant monsters, whether they're of the Godzilla variety or giant robots of science fiction, and this baby is chock full of huge robots. It also has a fun little script, with a compelling main character, Sam Witwicky, played by Shia LeBouf. Sam is a fast talking nerdy kid who in his first scene is standing before his history class in a show and tell. He tells them about his great grandfather Capt. Archibald Witwicky, who was an arctic explorer who led an expedition to find the North Pole a century ago. Capt. Witwicky ended up in an insane asylum raving about finding a giant ice man buried in a cave. Sam tries to auction off his ancestors shattered glasses, and sailing equipment, but he's mocked by his classmates. One of them is Mikaela a lovely young lady who he has a crush on. After she storms out on her boyfriend, Sam gives her a ride in his newly purchased yellow and black camero. (clip) The dirty, dented old camero ends up being Bumblebee, a guardian transformer. Bumblebee is to watch over Sam, as the Decepticons have invaded Earth. They attack a military base in Quatar, completely destroying it. Josh Duhamel is Sgt. Lennox, and he's one of a handful of survivors. In this scene he's trying to get through to the Pentagon on a cellphone as a scorpion like robot is attacking his men. (clip) Eventually a secret Gov't organization called Sector Seven rounds up Sam, Mikaela, and rogue computer hackers recruited to help fight the invasion. (clip) Soon there are even more giant alien robots, and humanity finds itself in the middle of their timeless warfare.

I saw Transformers while on vacation, and it was the perfect movie for the occasion. Big screen special effects, wild action, and a quirky, funny script with at least a few interesting characters. If you want popcorn stupidity, take it in, and rock out with it.
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