Young teenager Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will stop at nothing to retrieve it.
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I grew up with these cartoons and little transforming toys that came out, and it was a very new thing to me then which drew most of my attention. Its to my suprise though that through the years this concept of the movie has been exploited in many ways. Due to the many Auto_bots , Cyber-bots and other types of transforming toy out in the market and not to forget the cartoon versions of this movie as well. The movie concept was great but execution of a good plot and placement of good actors to support this type of action drawn attraction.After watching this movie I personally felt this film had been not thought out as it should, I guess that is why that the film developers or directors wanted a little bit of everything, thats fine but when you have second rate actors it really gos no where. Also the script seems like babbling to me in way. There however was moments of suspense but not strong enough to me to be worthy film to watch. Sure it has your transformers who everyone wants see , but if that is the only reason you want to see this film. I feel allot of action films that have the potential usaully get rushed to make loosing the the valuable editing time to properly execute a blockbuster of epic proportions. All about money in this market sometimes people get the wrong perception of what really makes a good movie when they too are rushed to see this as well.
I am 14 years old. I saw this movie over the summer with a buddy of mine. We rode our bikes 2 miles to the nearest movie theater. It was completely worth it. This is single handedly one of the best movies i have ever seen. I bought it when it cmae out on dvd. I showed it to my father and he liked it. this movie has everything. comedy, action, romance, suspense, sci-fi, animation. it is a great movie that i would advise anybody to see. yes, its really long. but it is completly worth it.
This was on par with all the sweet transformers cartoons you loved when you were a kid. The CGI was impressive as was the action and EXPLOSIONS. Shai Le beef delievered a decent performance and was fun to watch. Didn't leave you wanting much else. The transformations of the transformers from car to whatever their original shape was the best part. The end scene fight left you breathless and on the edge of your seat with a hardon!! Seriously, go see this
movie. Sure its mediocre but if you're an action junkie and if you enjoyed the movie 'crank', then this is probably for you. It wouldn't hurt to have a touch of nerdiness in your blood either. the comedy is not bad either. The mom makes a hilarious masturbation comment and the cameo by john turturro leaves you heaving with laughter. i love that guy.
Ok so, if you haven't seen it, you should probably check it out because its just one of those movies you should see. Like when you were in high school and the literature teachers made you read the Odyssey: you didn't really enjoy it but after you read it, you felt like you could relate all aspects of life to it. Even though this movie is nowhere near the literature of the Odyssey, this comparison seems .. right.
despite the bad directing and corny dialouge Transformers turned out to be a dazzling expreience for teens and adults.now as much as noth critics and audiences re giving ths a thumbs down i understand cause i did see a lot of flaws and one that was very bad was humor in the wrong places.it seemed to give it a kidish feel and i did not like it when that happened.i think this movie should have been aimed towards a more serious role and with Shia Lebouf you already know there is some humor involved.now the cast i didn`t mind but the script lacked.now there is one feature poeple love anout this movie and it`s the detail that was pretty much the best i`ve seen in 5 years since the matrix.it proved spectacular on all levels.the action sequences were phenominal i was just fully enterained and glued to the screen and although most people hated thi movie I thought Transforems was a good summer blockbuster
wow, now this movie was great. I'll start by listing the bad things: acting was second-rate, kinda corny dialogue (but hey, that's the Transformers right?), too human-like robots (but hey, THAT'S the tranformers too, right?), and the humor was only chuckle-enducing. And now for the good parts: AMAZING CGI!!!!!! awesome fight and action scenes, gorgeous transformation scenes, even though they were slow (which kept the dazzling effects working even longer), the government was very government-like, not like other movies when the filmakers didn't really know how the government would handle things. The action scenes aren't cut off to other scenes right in the good parts or suspenseful ones, thus ensuring you satisfaction. And the characters are loveable. likeable. well, enjoyable. lol.
So all in all, this movie is a must-see. It's great fun, and will have you chompin' your popcorn the whole way through. You can decide for yourself. I recommend it. It would've gotten 5 stars, but the acting and other bad things brought it down one star. still great though!!
To start off, I LOVED this movie. It's in the top 5 best movies I've ever seen. And if you've read my review for Spider-Man 3, I hold it very high. This movie is better. As I always do, I'll start with the pros of the movie. First of all, the CGI was so good, I forgot the robots were fake. Second, I had VERY high expectations for this movie. It surpassed them. While some parents may take offense with Sam's mom asking if he's masturbating, (Played entirely for comedy.) I'd say amyone 11 and over should just laugh. And although this movie is a truly amazing expirience, no movie is without fault. I did't like how the British girl was so critical, yet, she comes into the movie as well, a British girl. You don't even know her. Also, can you really call the operator and ask for the Pentagon? I highly doubt it. Although this movie may have a few hiccups here and there, I think this was THE best movie of summer, 2007.
What was once a laughed at movie, (remember that trailer with the space probe on mars?), has become one of the biggest hits of the summer, but does it deserve that title? I went in expecting a stupid funny action movie, with the main character being a geek who gets a transformer. I got that. The movie overall works for some reason, it's got so many clichÃƒÂ©s in it but it works for me.
Shia LaBeouf is excellent in this movie, his comedic timing is perfect, and Megan Fox is brought in as the hot high school girl who knows more about cars than probably all the guys in her school. Late at night the new car that Shia bought turns on and he chases it thinking that it's being stolen.
Eventually the car reveals its true form to him once a bad Transformer attacks him and the two become friends, so to speak. Both Transformers, good and bad, are searching for The Cube which is a source of life to them and their planet. The trouble begins when a Military base in Iraq is attacked by a transformer and the Secretary of Defense has many people working on trying to figure out who attacked them.
There are many plots and back stories that are told and most are unnecessary. Megan Fox's past being one of the major unnecessary ones. The point is this movie is about the Transformers, throw in people but not so many, and not so many important ones. Despite all this however the movie is fun to watch and funny, until you get to the very end.
Of course at the end the Transformers, Decepticons and Autobots, have to fight it out. This whole fight is filled with the corniest dialogue you will ever here such as "You want a piece of me?" "No I want two pieces." Then the bad one rips a good one in half. Of course the Transformers have always been like that so that is acceptable but the problem is with the fight itself. There is so much going on that during some points you can't tell one transformer apart from the other, and it's just a huge amount of crashing and explosions. This movie was a good popcorn flick but never elevates to much more than that. I give it 3 out of 5 making it an Enjoyable Experience for me.
hello i would like to say that Dave Karger of Entertainment Weekly, you have no right in ridiculing the Transformers Movie and I am apalled in what you said.
I watched the movie and I happen to agree with Mr Roeper on Sunday 7/15/2007 when the show Ebert and Roeper aired in my area.
I can tell you from watching the Transformers Cartoons, I never have seen Barricade the police car. and from what i remember in the cartoons Bumble Bee was a VW Bug... in the movie, he is a Camaro.
I can tell you this I missed only a few minutes cause i had to use the restroom. I can tell you this that the movie is a good seller.. When it comes out on dvd.. I am going to buy it..
I will start this review by saying that I usually watch movies with no expectations so that I will not have a built in bias and thus enjoy it or despise it accordingly. However, I am a product of the Reagan-era 1980's where cartoons were king; Remember those days? Remember The Thundercats, Voltron, Bravestar, Thundaar the Barbarian, G.I. Joe, G-Force, the Go-Bots, the list goes on and on. One cartoon however, stood far above all of which I have mentioned: It was called the frickin' Transformers! Before I knew that a live-action version of the cartoon would be made, I thought, "Would it not be cool to put the Transformers in live action". CGI took off and audiences around the globe soon discovered that "anything" could be adapted for the screen. So my wish has been granted and the Transformers are here. Referring back to my opening sentence, I "did" have expectations going in to this film. I expected lots of fighting between the Autobots and Decepticons, state of the art special effects, at least 2hours running time, corny speeches from Optimus prime, equally corny rule-the-world mumbo-jumbo from Megatron, and a close likeness to the cartoon. All of my expectations were met and exceeded. This movie was just as ridiculous and corny as the cartoon. All the save the world, human life should be respected and cherished, I'll get you next time Optimus, you're the last hope for humanity quirky silliness from the cartoon was seamlessly transferred to the film. Moreover, I am a bit of a fan boy and I know that within the film lied many inaccuracies. But I will not bother mentioning them because half of you will have no idea what I am talking about, and the other half could not care less. Besides, does it really matter? No, I expected the general concept of the Transformers to be represented and it was. The action scenes were done so well, that I was literally a gasp, thinking," how in the world did they do that?Ã¢â‚¬Â And there were even a few laugh-out-loud moments that took place among the audience and me. The romance between Shia and Meagan was incredibly weak. She was as shallow as they come, and he came off as a tongue-wagging pubescent teenager. I wish that the Autobots were depicted more seriously. The film did them a disservice by making them "too" clownish. The cartoonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Optimus Prime would never say "my bad". Nevertheless, my complaints are few, as I stated before, mission accomplished. Now, is this a good movie? I would have to say yes, it is a good movie. However, Transformers enthusiasts may find the movie disagreeable. Stuffy old critics who would not know how to have a good time to save their lives will find this movie shallow and half-baked. Many will experience "battle weariness" after the first hour and a half (there are probably more explosions in this movie than WWI, and WWII combined). And lastly, for the women out there who are lifetime network aficionados, this is a film made by guys, for guys, there's no romance, no love story, no good relationships, in fact it is difficult to care for a single character in the entire film; well maybe Bumblebee and he's a freakin' robot! That aside, no this is not The Lord of the Rings, Spiderman I, or any of the other highly acclaimed action-based films. It is the Transformers, so just deal with it.