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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Beast Reviews: Transformers


I went to a showing of Transformers with a student of mine to pass some time and hang out. What I was expecting was a fun little film with not much to offer except some laughs and cool fight scenes. I was wrong. Transformers is a great movie. The movie moves along a serious tone laying the foundation, with moments of light-hearted humor scattered about. This is not just a funny little film, the Transformers are a force to be reckoned with and director Michael Bay brilliantly portrays the mechanical beings exactly how they should be portrayed. Screen legends Jon Voight and John Turturro bring credibility to the picture. Some of the segments with Turturro got a little cheese-ball for my taste and the Transformers in one scene were kind of silly, but for the most part things worked together nicely.

Movie fans of all ages will love this film. Apart from some language and typical action movie violence, there is not much here to worry about. The special effects are some of the best I have seen. I have not enjoyed a film in the theatre this much in a long time.

The Beast Paw Rating: 3 out of 4 paws.

2 Comments:

Blogger Big Blue Barry said...

I'm right there with ya on this one. We saw it when we were up in Ohio for the holiday last week. I LOVED that they got the guy who did the voice for Optimus Prime in the cartoon to do it in the movie too. I was blown away by how seamless the integration between the CGI and the live action shots were.

On a somewhat related note, did you happen to catch the preview for the J.J. Abrams movie that's coming out in January? It didn't have a title. It was the one shot from the perspective of a hand-held camera. Very curious to see what that's going to be.

July 10, 2007 9:15 AM  
Blogger The Beast said...

Yes, it looked like a Godzilla movie. But I doubt that is right.

July 10, 2007 12:15 PM  

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