Review of 'Transformers'

1st film in the 'Transformers' series

transformers.jpg The much anticipated live action version of the popular Japanese animation series from the 1980s is now on the screen. How has Hollywood treated this fan favourite? Very well, thank you.

The story follows a young boy who, on given his first car is surprised to find out that the car is, in fact, a transforming robot. Of course, there are events of disastrous consequence going on to keep the interest as the evil Decepticons seek the cube that created all life in the universe. Only the Autobots stand in their way (hurrah!).

Special effects galore and a number of fantastic set pieces will keep cinema goers entertained. Of course, don't expect too much characterisation (except for the rather predictable humourous consequences of large transforming robots following you around as a young teenager). The story is fairly true to the original series (I am not nit-picking though) and it also leaves itself open to a sequel which seems likely considering the current box office returns.

Enjoyable summer Hollywood flick.

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Review Date: 2007-07-24


Directed by: Michael Bay

Studio: Dreamworks SKG

Year: 2007

Length: 144 minutes

Genre: Science Fiction

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418279/


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