Got a couple new Transformers
updates coming your way including more positive reviews for the film and, just in case you feel out of the little on the franchise, a nice collection of character bios.
The good people over at AICN have gotten their hands on a couple more early reviews for Transformers and, though both admit there are a couple things you could nitpick, the film should be the best popcorn film of summer. With films like Spider-Man 3 and Pirates 3, that's saying a lot.
I will start by saying that the plot is paper-thin but it doesn't even matter. The effects in this movie are probably the best I've seen. The line between reality and CG is seamless. (Think back to the first time you saw Jurassic Park, then, advance the technology 13 years)
There are other elements of the movie that will take you back and make you feel like a kid again. Mostly due in part to the awe-inspiring CG and the aura of cool surrounding the whole idea of bad-ass cars and planes transforming realistically into giant robots and kicking ass. I think Bay pokes fun at his own image a few times and I didn't even mind him using the getting-old-very-quickly theme that accompanied Lucy Liu's posse walk in Kill Bill as Bumble Bee changes his exterior from old, rusty Camaro to a shiny 2007 model. But, let's be honest folks, someone like Michael Bay HAD to direct this kind of movie. Or do you want to see another Ang Lee/Hulk debacle?
Like what you hear? Then read both positive reviews for Transformers over at AICN.
Still feel out of the loop? Then check out these character bios. Thanks to 'Cesar' for the heads up.