One of the problems with the “Transformers” movie for me is that I felt that it would suffer from comparisons to the original series which came out more than two decades ago. A pre-review based on the trailers came out on YouTube, which pretty much summed up my own fears about the movie.
Two weeks ago, I got to watch the movie, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed it.
Oh, of course, it wasn’t comparable to the original series; there would be numerous points I’d disagree on, if that were the case. But, on its own, it was an impressive piece of work. The computer graphics were awesome in detail, especially the transformations and the battle scenes.
Story-wise, it was rather lightweight, but, then again, one doesn’t watch this type of movie and expects that it will win Best Picture in the Oscars. No, “Transformers” is a park-your-brain-at-the-entrance-and-enjoy-the-spectacle type of movie. It’s pure, solid enjoyable entertainment for those of us who look for simple pleasures.
If there was something that irked me, it was the fact that there was more focus on Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox; the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons seemed to take backstage at times. Of course, in the climax, it was all robotic carnage. It was difficult to take in all the action, especially since some of the Transformers had the same coloring. Sometimes, it was hard to tell who was the good guy and who was the bad guy. But that’s mere quibbling.
“Transformers” is one of those movies which will probably leave an indelible mark on those who grew up with the cartoons, as well as the new generation who didn’t. It’s that, in life, there will always be more than meets the eye. Heheh.