“Before time began, there was the Cube. We know not where it comes from, only that it holds the power to create worlds and fill them with life. That is how our race was born. For a time, we lived in harmony. But like all great power, some wanted it for good, others for evil. And so began the war. A war that ravaged our planet until it was consumed by death, and the Cube was lost to the far reaches of space. We scattered across the galaxy, hoping to find it and rebuild our home. Searching every star, every world. And just when all hope seemed lost, message of a new discovery drew us to an unknown planet called… Earth. ” – Optimus Prime
Number of Times Seen – 5 (28 Jun 2008, Jul 2009, Jun 2011, 1 Sep 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Metal based Aliens who take the form of vehicles come to Earth in order to retrieve the power source needed to save their race from extinction.
My Take on it – A lot of people dislike this movie (and franchise) because Director Michael Bay took a weak story snd made a blockbuster money maker out if it.
I actually disagree with these sentiments because the whole point of making movies is to entertain the public and for the studio to make money.
And that’s exactly what happens here.
This is a very entertaining comic book / action movie which keep the viewer watching because you’re interested in what will happen with the characters.
I actually grew up watching the Transformers cartoon every Sunday morning. I also loved reading the comics and even had some of the action figures. So, yes I’m a bit more familiar with the world created onscreen and with some of the characters, but having prior knowledge going into a movie doesnt make someone 100% biased one way or another.
Anyway you look at it, Bay has created a very interesting world with an adept use of special effects and technology.
It’s too bad they didn’t work as hard on the storyline itself.
Bottom Line – Very nostalgic of the comics and cartoons of my youth. Bay uses FX and technology to make this one work very well. The story lacks a bit tho. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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