Monday, 27 August 2007

Movie Review: Transformers: Tried and tested drabness

Director: Michael Bay 
Megan Fox plays the usual unbelievably attractive Hollywood college girl of the disaster movies 

Alien attack! Not again. You know what to expect and you have seen it all before. The attack is on an US army camp as usual. This time they are robots from the planet of Cybertron. The good ones are Autobots led by Optimus Prime, the bad ones are the Decepticons led by Megatron. Both are looking for the cube -the source of great power, hidden somewhere on the earth. Somehow, the cube's location is embedded on the spectacles of a teenager's grandfather.
Autobots do not want to harm humans, the evil robots want it for more power and what else - destroy humanity (yawn). The Hollywood formula is played along, clueless teenagers, beautiful college girl, beautiful geniuses, black geniuses, US saving the world.
The action scenes remind you of all the routine Hollywood war and disaster movies you have seen. Apart from brief moments of imagination, the action is chaotic and loud, before one figures out who is killing whom, good has won over evil, yet again.

Optimus Prime is the autobot leader

No surprises here, no great story, pedestrian humour, yawn-inducing ending. As for the robots, they indulge us briefly with their view on humans, nothing more. An average movie, held up by expensive special effects.
Why didn't Steven Spielberg- the executive producer, direct the film. Not challenging enough for him?

Megatron leads the evil decepticons

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