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 believe this Movie was good. I do remember the original Cartoon version of the movie. That my Dad took me to see over 25 Years Ago. The Robots in this one was a bit too slow transforming. But it left a big opening for more to come. Most movies that become more than one,the second one is usually better. So i look forward to more Transformers.
First of all, I'm a life-long fan of the original toys, cartoons and comic books. So, like many others who embrace all things Transformers, I was dying to see this film. Well, one dream came true, I got to see some of my favorite Transformers on the big screen, brought to life with magnificent special effects. That is all the kindness I can show this movie.
Just because I love the robots doesn't mean I don't care if the rest of the movie completely tanks. The story was drawn from the lore of the comics/cartoons, but it just felt thrown in there and barely treated as important, so when they did focus on the story line for 5 seconds it felt cheesy.
There were also many sub threads, it seemed to me they were going for the converging character threads as in the film Independence Day. But ID4 had interesting likable characters. I'm not sure why I could care so little for the humans in Transformers, they did a great job casting. But I felt no connection to anyone in the film. There was no need for one minor thread at all, concerning a blond British hacker girl... if the one saving grace of this movie could have been the exciting action scenes, there was always this girl popping up to SLOW the movie down TOO much.
And I realize they wanted kids to like this movie to sell more toys, but can't you be funny without making the whole feeling of a scene, or even a movie, be so STUPID? Giant robots hiding in some one's back yard... The CARTOONS took the subject matter, and therefore the audience, more seriously than this!!!
Cool robots... big CG baddies with cool futuristic weapons who change into awesome cars, tanks, jets... all of that good stuff. But that's all this movie had. I had better adventures with the toys in my backyard when I was 10.