The World's Most Expensive Car Commercial
I know things are stressful in the world right now, but is it really necessary to turn off our brains to the point where we actually enjoy a god-awful movie like Transformers?
I feel as though I should give this movie a different rating if you are a 8 year old boy. Yes, if you are an 8 year old boy, go out and see this and it probably gets a B+.
My boyfriend dragged me to see this movie saying he thought the visual fx would be interesting to check out. And its true, the fx on the transformers were mildly interesting. I rate them a B. There were not anything tremendously mindblowing or that you will really be endlessly impressed by. Its odd to be rating a film that gets a B in the visuals department, but fails miserably in every other capacity. However, the people who worked on creating the transformers did a decent job. But they could NOT have done a good enough job to make this film interesting or entertaining.
About 85% of Transformers is just flat-out boring. It seems to consist of robots thrashing around and chasing each other all over the place with barely any plot or direction. The movie seemed to be endless shots of people running around screaming, and lots of robots flying in circles. The other 15% of the movie which tried to deal with "plot," was either unintentionally laughable or just confusing and irritating. A movie with so little to begin with in the plot department, really needs to at least do a so-so job with the plot it integrates. However, the plot of Transformers was extremely poorly done and seemed like a first draft of a script. I really dont think this movie went through any kind of revision process or any approval process whatsoever.
I am calling this "the world's most expensive car commercial," because Transformers the movie obviously had the not so hidden motive of sending everyone out of the theatre drooling over the new Camaro as well as a bunch of other cars, foods, and gadgets. I am surprised that when the film was over they didn't simply have everyone exit into a gift shop (well a gift shop where you can buy automobiles, anyway). Much of the film was spent trying to establish the proper lighting and street conditions so the audience could see all the perfect angles of these beautiful cars, and light reflecting off them in the most optimal ways. Uncool.
Sorry major SPOILER here, but I have to tell you anyhow, my "favorite" part of the film was they put Megatron many miles under the ocean at the end of the film. The voiceover dramatically says something to the extent of (I am paraphrasing here) "We buried Megatron miles under the sea, so no remnants of his existance remained." This was said about 2 minutes after he and the rest of the Transformers had spent about 40 minutes trashing the entire city and destroying millions of dollars of city property and military equipment. See folks, this is what I am talking about here about the script revision process! I don't really understand how this kind of careless writing could have made it into any draft of a screenplay, never mind the final draft. If you watch Transformers (which again I don't advise) you will find lots and lots of similar type of logic flaws throughout this film.
If you must see this movie, watch it at home on DVD with your friends. I strongly advise playing a drinking game where you drink everytime there is a logic flaw in the film. I am confident you will be so wasted at the end of the movie, that perhaps it will be more enjoyable than actually watching this sober like I did.