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Transformers - John C. Kirk

Aug. 2nd, 2007

01:09 am - Transformers

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Tonight I went off to see Transformers at the cinema, which I really enjoyed. This wasn't affected by nostalgia: I never watched the cartoon in the 80s, so the nearest equivalent was Robo Machines (I had one of the toys, and the "Eagle" comic had a storyline about them being based in England). I have read several of the comics (some better than others), and seen the film, but that's all been within the last 5 years or so.

Anyway, the film was very cool, and I sat there with a big grin on my face through most of it. I think that if you liked Independence Day then you'll like this one too. There are a lot of funny lines in it (particularly from Optimus Prime), and the action scenes are the type where you can just sit back and enjoy them rather than being nail-biting edge of the seat stuff. The only criticism I'd make is that it was hard to tell some of the robots apart while they were fighting. It's definitely worth watching on the big screen to get the full effect.

Checking on Ebay, I see that LadiesMan217 is registered: his page has been viewed over 5000 times, although there aren't any auctions listed, so presumably this was done by the film producers to avoid anyone "squatting" there.

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From:firefliesinjune
Date:August 2nd, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
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I loved Transformers when I was a kid. I had color change transformers - soak them in hot water, and they'd go from blue to pink. At least, the first 10 times you did it.

The best part of the movie was where the lead character delivers a 5 minute string of double entendres with a completely straight face. Of course, the special effects were cool, too. :)
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From:dwagon
Date:August 2nd, 2007 10:27 am (UTC)
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Myself and Mat saw the film earlier in the week, and while it was far from perfect, I definitely enjoyed it. I particularly liked the arrival of the all the autobots to earth and the eye-candy romantic lead being useful, shock horror! :)
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From:johnckirk
Date:August 5th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
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As for people being surprisingly useful, there was an amusing comment here:
http://peterdavid.malibulist.com/archives/005515.html

"Oh my God... I just realized...

Technically advanced bad guys set up shop on a planet with squishy little natives, figuring said natives to be no threat. Good guys show up and make nice with natives. Natives end up being instrumental in defeating bad guys, despite being squishy and relatively primitive.

Humans are the Ewoks of the Transformers universe!"
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