John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk


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.
Tags: comics, films, toys

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