Thursday, July 12, 2007

"Autobots! Transform & Roll out!"

I love Transformers back in my childhood days...still do I guess...

love the Autobots..altruistic Optimus Prime and his sense of good, honour, friendship..hehe...adorable Bumblebee.."cowboy" Ironhide..rebellious Dinobots ("me Grimlock King")..Jazz with the musical voice..the no-mouth Wheeljack...

Then we have the Decepticons..strong & tenacious Megatron..shrill, double-crossing Starscream, emotionless & cold Soundwave..and all those interesting robot-sets (Constructicon, Combaticon, Stunticon) hehe...

Mayb the attraction was the changing forms, the powerful characterization,the camaredrie, the straight outright good vs evil...
I could go on & on...

Which brings us to the Transformers movie? Is it any good? hehe...

Transformers
Directed by Michael Bay
Pros:
+The movie manage to retain the spirit of the cartoons. Optimus is still the same character..wise, caring, a strong leader...u can sense that the Autobots really have strong bonds..Megatron is menacing..Starscream is still waiting to betray Megatron etc etc
+Good balance of storyline btwn robots and humans...I thought that the human element will b forgotten..not so here..
+Really mind-blowing special effects, the transformation scene...all r really seamless..the robots dont seem to b fake

Cons:
-When the robots start to brawl, sometimes its really hard to tell which is which..."wait, is that Bumblebee or Barricade getting slammed?"...because mayb I am more partial with the cartoon designs of the robots...the movie designs seem to b full of cogs & gears & God knows what other mechanical parts hehe
-Autobots seemed to me a bit weak compared to the Decepts..one of them get torn in half (sob sob)..both Ratchet and Ironhide cant subdue one Decept..& they need help from humans...Optimus gets beaten really bad by Megatron..(well mayb because Autobots were holding back..so that humans r not harmed..)
-The disappointing ending. Megatron was supposed to be strong and all, I thought he would be finished by Prime. But he had to go down the way he did.it's a bit anti-climatic after the build-up, a bit of a cop-out..

Final verdict: It's a good movie, with really mind-blowing special effects, albeit a simple storyline. Fans of Transformers shouldn't miss it, non-fans should get a good time..7.8 out of 10

2 comments:

KudeN said...

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