BitterDodgerFan wrote:yea i just saw transformers too and i gotta say i was pretty blown away by the special effects. however, the story and characters were quite boring and not being one of the people who grew up watching and playing with transformers, i didn't feel any connection to the whole thing. oh and who's smart idea was it to hide alien robot below the hoover dam??? not smart to hide alien junk at a such a vulnerable place in case they come looking for it... because of special effects, i'd give it a C+. w/o it, probably a D or F movie.
It was all just slightly updated concepts from "Independence Day."
Remember how they kept the alien at Area 51? In Transformers, replace with _________ Hoover Dam!
It's like Michael Bay just plays Mad Libs with scripts from Jerry Bruckheimer movies.
No Will Smith? Insert annoying teenager.
No Liv Tyler? Insert less famous hot chick.
Steve Buscemi doing something that actually might help his career? Insert Jon Turturro (in his worst role EVER).
Shameless product placement? Off the charts. I'm surprised Optimus Prime didn't stop at the McDonalds drive through.
And if you haven't heard, Transformers 2 has been officially green-lit with Michael Bay directing. He's about to do with Transformers what Tim Burton did to every existing concept he ever touched.
And yes, the special effects, while awesome, were also so way overdone and over-the-top that it was mostly just hard to tell what was happening.
If you're a battery, you're either working or you're dead....