A handful of Autobots, couple of Decepticons, a lame boy and a uber-hot chic, add action, some comedy, tons of effects, and a truckload of crappy story, mix’em well and you have Transformers. Yes my friends, Transformers could have broken the benchmark setup by movies like Terminator-2 and X-Men in terms of story and effects, but sadly, the movie has turned out to be more of a hyped up fantasy sci-fi flick.
All kudos to the special effects team for the amazing mecha-reforming, metal twisting visual spectacle that the movie has to offer, because, sadly the lame story is not that you would remember when you think back about this movie.It those effects that you will remember.
The movie for some reason relies on comedy to carry it through, and the first signs of it emerge immediately when you are introduced to the mini metal-droid that transforms into a Bugs Bunny like creature, hopping all the way through to the end of the movie. The lame boy [Shia LaBeouf] is way too lame or rather has been made to look overt-lame to give more attention to his Bumble Bee. The saving grace for humans in this movie is the uber-hot chic [Megan Fox] and her abso-delicious-lutely curvy figure. I guess I would remember her, bent over the broken car, trying to fix it! Lame boy can do no more than drool…
The bots are cool, and voice over keeps on reminding you that whether you are watching Transformers or Star Wars . I wonder why they never thought of having a She-Bot, would have added a good twist to the whole bot group.
Overall its an entertainer for the family, nerds, geeks, and mecha-freaks will forget the movie the moment they step out of the theaters.
Rated: [rate 3.5]