Sunday, July 3, 2011

Watched, Shia and the Tranny's today.


 Now, I'm one of the few who actually enjoyed 2 more than 1 simply because the action was so fun to watch and I went in expecting nothing and in return got about 30 minutes of robots beating the hell out of each other. While this movie is a bit different, in that humans are now the main target of the Decepticons, so you see more of a Terminator esque movie, not Transformers, which was kinda neat I guess. As for the action, it was simply amazing as usual. People (myself included) can hate Transformers all they want, but the movie were some of the greatest achievements in SFX history. What they were able to do in such a realistic approach is simply amazing. This isn't using special techniques like Monsters or District 9, this is just balls to the wall, lets make the best looking action we possibly can with todays technology. 

Now, the movies aren't without their problems outside the action. The writing is pretty god awful, the story literally makes no sense, and the characters range from unbearable to flat out annoying. The characterization is rather funny too. Robots seem to grow mustaches and beards over time like the picture below, they get horny as well as other emotions. It's just silly. I can handle the personalities part, but facial hair growth and humping legs, I'll never understand.


Now, to be fair, it seems Bay toned down the sex craze and other usual Bayisms for a more streamlined movie. Most of the characters didn't eat up screen time like previous movies where it seemed as if there were about 20 main characters who got 30 minutes screen time per. This focused heavily on Shias character and his new Foxless GF. She sucked on or around the same as much as Fox did, they both pull off that annoying blank stare surprisingly well. So while keeping Shia as the main attraction, they allowed his story to play out before moving on to help the Transformers. Not much jumping around, and it seemed more focused. That's not saying it was good by any means, as Shia still sucks and he contributes literally 0 to these films as a whole, but from a writing and directing standpoint, it shows considerable maturity from Bay. Maybe he's actually developing his craft?

In short, the last 45 minutes or so are just wall to wall action with insane set pieces that range from awesome to near mindblowing. The movie is not perfect by any means, but if you enjoy good old eye candy like I do, this movie should not disappoint. My biggest problem though, even with my brain turned off, the freaking movie clocked in at 150 minutes. That seems like a bit too long personally.

8/10

27 comments:

  1. Good review. Thinking of seeing this.

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  2. I heard the graphics were awesome, but the storyline was a bit bland. But I guess I'll have to go and see for it myself!

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  3. Based on the title of this post, I assumed it would have much different content.

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  4. I hear that the 3D for this one is amazing. Haven't watched the previous two yet, though.

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  5. Only good movie I think LeBouf has actually done something is Wall Street 2. Nice to know you also don't think he's given anything to the franchise

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  6. your post title was INCREDIBLY misleading. where are the trannys? huh? you tell us you're gonna have transvestites, or maybe transsexuals, or maybe even the transcanada highway, but then i get here and there's nothing but transform---

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. gotcha.

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  7. Haha, great review. It describes the movie accurately :D

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  8. Nice review. I saw the first of these movies but was not impressed and haven't bothered with the rest. It is good that the graphics are amazing I suppose.

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  9. i think i'm going to check this out sometime

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  10. im not really a big fan of transformers but im going with a few friends, just for the fun of it

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  11. I still don't want to see it. If they would edit out everything except the action scenes I might consider it.

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  12. I'm probably going to watch it, just because of the transformers =D

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  13. I watched it! It was a long time any movie won't satisfied me so much

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  14. I hate Michael Bay with all my spongy little heart, and I really did like Transformers as a kid, so I'm gonna skip this one. Like your review.

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  15. when i read "trannys" i thought of something else

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  16. I'm afraid it will give me a seizure.

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  17. Yeah I enjoyed it as well, if you go in there expecting an action-film and not some oscar winning story, you'll be leaving the theater satisfied.

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  18. great post! i want to see this movie :)

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  19. really enjoyed while reading the post.
    thanks alot.
    +1 and followed

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  20. I loved first one, but second was a bit disappointing. I don't know if I'll watch this one. On rental maybe

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  21. saw it yesterday...just as i expected, it was good, great action. enjoyed it a lot. happy 4th!

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  22. i must say that i discovered shia via transformers! normally i absolutely don't like that kind of movies, but the combination shia+megan= BAM BOOM! i loved loved the combination so i am sure that this combination will not be as good! i am not easily fan of an actor, but i must say, he has done some amazing things! oh yeas and maybe not a typical disney child! mysterious wild boy

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  23. i am about to go see this movie!

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  24. Shia and the Tranniies...
    I'll see Transformers 3 some day, just not today.

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