One of my all time favorite movie would have to be Transformers. This is a Michael Bay film filled with science fiction and action-packed scenes. This movie adapts the idea from Hasbro’s Multi-Million dollar franchise “Transformers”. Just like any other outstanding motion pictures production, it dramatized the good and the evil, the battle between two robot empires, the Autobots and the Decepticons. They reigned destruction and took their battle to the planet Earth. The film featured Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Bernie Mac, Megan Fox, and certainly, Optimus Prime and Megatron. The Decepticons were struggling to find the key to unlimited power to become the ruler of the universe. The main character Sam Witwicky played by Shia LaBeouf stands to be the last hope for Earth’s survival.
There were many great aspects that this movie has portrayed. The graphics were remarkable. The camera works and special effects made the characters come alive. The magnificent “Technicolor” made the animation film a picture show. The screens projection visualized the full scale of the robots. The attractive actress, Megan Fox, portrayed the role of becoming a better person while the handsome actor Shia LaBeouf was trying to save Earth.
Another fascinating thing about the movie was the luxurious vehicles. They had numerous well-known made cars from Cameros to semi trucks. My favorite part of this movie, or any movie that I have viewed, I would have to say are the action-packed scenes. They kept me coming back for more. My most favorite scene of the movie was toward the ending where the remaining Autobots and the army were joining forces to protect the earth from the remaining Decepticons. This scene was incredibly well done. The Autobots gave their all to battle the Decepticons and stood for what they believed in. I do not think there can ever be a more perfect movie than Transformers. Although, in most movies, you can spot their flaws. It is only because each of us express our own individual opinions about the movie.
Even though Transformers was amazing, there were some scenes that I disliked. That is, the appearance of the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron. In the movie, he was frozen for centuries until the Pentagon found him and dug him up from Antarctica. His body was thawed and he came back to live toward the end of the movie for a very short period of time. His character was supposed to be the all powerful and almighty emperor of the Decepticon but his life was shortened and it had been taken away quite quickly.
Another thing that I disliked about the film was their constant advertising of the major products. For example, they were sending out subliminal messages such as different type of vehicles and models. If you have seen the movie, you would have noticed at least 90% of all of the vehicles in the movie were all made by “GM”. Not only did they advertise vehicles, but they also advertised the Pepsi product such as “Mountain Dew” and still the Microsoft’s manufacture the ever so popular “X-Box 360”. Even though these advertisements were mentioned through out the entire movie, the story still tied together quite nicely. Perhaps in someone else’s eyes, it may have seemed a little overboard with what Michael Bay was trying to accomplish.
Through all of the pros and cons, Transformers is still my favorite movie. Still, this does not change my viewing nor my opinions whether this movie had no flaws and do away with the advertisements. The movie was still action-packed and yet it displayed an amazing story line. The characters played their role extremely well. Like I have mentioned earlier, I do not think that there could ever be a more perfect movie than this one. If you have not yet viewed this movie, I would strongly recommend that you do. It will leave you a few thoughts and perhaps a few opinions of your own. Remember, “There is More Than Meets the Eye”.