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I just came back from seeing Transformers today. It completely exceeded all my expectations (which weren't super high since I'm not a Michael Bay fan and I'm a Transformers fanboy). This reimagining of the classic franchise gets a thumbs up in my book. Sure some things weren't "tr00" to the Transformers I grew up with, but as a reimagining of a classic concept for a new generation, it was terrific.
The in-movie music was good, the transforming sequences were cool, and everyone was very well cast. Shia was great as Sam.
I liked that they gave Bumblebee some 'tude and loads of personality. That first scene where he
completely destroys that VW bug Bobby Bolivia tried to sell Sam
The action sequences were amazing and I liked that Michael Bay eased up on his trademark "shaky camera" techniques, which kinda make me seasick in other Michael Bay films.
Film was fast paced, wall to wall action, and just loads of fun. The little
hacker bot that started life as a boombox in Air Force One
stole the show for a lot of the audience.
I still hold my opinion that Meat Loaf's "And I would do anything for love (but I won't do that)" music video is still the best thing Michael Bay ever directed.
Next weekend, I plan to see the Simpsons movie. I have VERY high expectations for that since I've been a Simpsons fan from day one and still think it's the greatest TV show to have ever existed.