WooHoo! I managed to get to see the new “Transformers” movie last night, and I really wasn’t too sure what to expect from it – especially as the reviews have been erm…. well mixed would be an optimistic comment!
As a kid (assuming I’m not still one!) I loved Transformers – the comics, the cartoons and the original 1986 Movie so I was desperately hoping that they had got this one right and not screwed it up.
Michael Bays stuff has been enjoyable in the past (The Rock, Bad Boys, Armageddon) but all of a similar ilk and Transformers was obviously his work… but boy was it good!
There was no missing to references to both the original cartoons and the movie and there were other references to different films as well. The film had a really good dose of action (as you would expect) and the robots were all superb.
I did feel there could have been more involvement with Megatron and Optimus Prime (the film really focussed on Bumblebee more than any of the others) but hopefully that will follow in the next movies – there has been a lot of talk of a Transformers 2 and 3 so that should allow for some more action and less introduction.
All in all it was a totally enjoyable film and didn’t do too bad a job – kept me happy and is definitely one I will be asking for when it comes out on DVD