Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Monday night my family, and me and Nik had the oppertunity to see Transformers the Movie at the 8:00pm opening show. I was really excited to go and I think Nik may have wet himself a little when i told him my parents had invited us to go with them. We went to Jordan Landing and were able to walk right into the theater and get great seats. My dad had purchased the tickets on Fandango so we didnt have to stand in line, but even when the previews started the theater was not full. I was surprised, but I guess the majority of the population may not have known there were very early showings. Tuesday was probably packed. Anyway, the movie was pretty good. I watched Transformers when i was younger, but i was definitly not obsessed. And my younger brother watches the new series, and he likes it quite a bit.
The CG stuff was amazing. I am more and more impressed with technology with each animated movie I see. One thing Nik really liked about it was that the voice of Optimus Prime is the same guy that did it in the cartoon, Peter Cullen. Now, I think I would have thought, "Wow, that guy sounds a lot like the guy in the cartoon." But I never would have thought it was actually the same guy. I love Shia LaBeouf, the boy that plays Sam, and he did a wonderful job. He is so funny and plays the panicy, sarcastic part to a tee. And Nik thought the girl was hot. Which is a plus. Some of the scenes were a little too long, which made the whole movie drag, but I think a younger audience would have noticed.
Going back to the animation thing, I think the act of transforming was just a little too complex. It took a little too long for them to transform and sometimes it was hard to make out the different parts due to the mass of electronic and hydrolic parts visible. They looked really cool, but you know.
There was quite a bit of product placement and all the cars were GMC or Chevy, but they were all REALLY cool. I cant wait for the release of the new Camero. It looks like the new Mustangs and Chargers, so that makes it cool.
Overall the PG-13 rating is good. There is violence, but only by the bad guys, and there is no blood. Nik remembers more swearing than I do, but I dont think it was very bad. There was a lot of shooting and you figure that some of the people do die, but you dont see it and again, there was no blood. I think I would give it a B+.