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    I thought it did a nice job for what it was. A big action movie with little focus on plot or acting. I enjoyed watching it and I loved Bumblebee. I remember watching the Transformers cartoons when I was a little kid, so I felt very nostalgic watching the movie. And hearing Optimus Prime's voice made me so happy.

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    I really liked Jazz and Ironhide. I thought Shia Lebouf done a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantenna;2489607;
    It was, really.

    While it did have some excellent CGI--some of the best I've seen--the dialogue was hilariously terrible and the characters were walking cliches.

    EXAMPLE:

    Yeah, I guess it's great that they attempted to give the robots some diversity, but I really cringed when Jazz strolled in and gloriously proclaimed, in all his street-wise glory, "This looks like a good place to kick it!" I halfway expected him to start playing rap music and breakdancing right after that.

    ETA: Oh! My favorite moment was when the robots were coming down from space, creating fire and explosions everywhere as they landed, and the fat kid with his camera phone exclaimed, "Wow, this is better than ARMAGEDDON!" That, indeed, was the quintessential moment of Transformers.
    But jazz is the "rap" type tranformer hence his kick it comment.

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    Why did they make a movie based on children's toys that is not appropriate for them to see? This movie is PG-13.

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    I loved this movie! Special effects were awesome-o!

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    I thougt this movie was ok, it exceeded my expectaions. The only real problem that I had with it was that you couldn't understand the Decepticon Robots most of the time and that Megatron did not turn into the gun steel Walther P 38 with a shoulder stock that he originally changed into with the cartoons and comics.

    Also, regarding their voices, the cartoons had the most distinct voices for all of the Robots and here they all sounded like mush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spad1918;2528371;
    I thougt this movie was ok, it exceeded my expectaions. The only real problem that I had with it was that you couldn't understand the Decepticon Robots most of the time and that Megatron did not turn into the gun steel Walther P 38 with a shoulder stock that he originally changed into with the cartoons and comics.

    Also, regarding their voices, the cartoons had the most distinct voices for all of the Robots and here they all sounded like mush.
    ITA - for a multimillion dollar movie you would think they would have some great voices for the characeters. The money is in the details. Its the nuances that people remember and make people want to see the moive over and over again and later rent and buy the DVD. The bad voiceovers and the mishmash of some of the fight scenes make the difference between an OK summer movie to great lets see it again.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Re: Transformers

    Well in my opinion, it was a great movie, and the voices weren't that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krom;2477771;
    Heh. Its Science Fiction, 'cause Shia LaBeouf gets a girl who looks like Megan Fox. Who totally fits her name.

    A few things which annoy me about MOST Michael Bay movies were present. #1 - for the most part, bad acting. I mean the guy from "Las Vegas"? Come. On. The Hispanic guy from Prison Break? Bernie Mac? Heck... even Jon Voight? This ain't talent, its a Bargain Basement list.

    Secondly, as with most of the Bay movies, there are really stupid jokes forked into places where they just annoy. Sticking the "More than meets the eye" line in so many times? The crap where the Autobots are "sneaking around" so the kid doesn't get in trouble with his parents. The POINTLESS silly comedy vibe when the hot scientist girl goes to her ghetto hacker friend? Shia getting "pantsed" while running away? All that crap with the weasel faced Section 7 agent and the loads of bad acting and dialogue that came from him?

    I mean SOME of it worked, like the stuff with the radio changing when Shia first drives the girl around, but that was like... one joke out of several dozen.

    Also, I'm sorry, but Optimus Prime's cliche ridden inspirational speeches kind of made me laugh too.

    The Transformations themselves are amazing though, and overall the battle scenes are good, although I agree that last one was a mess where you totally couldn't follow it. The "neat factor" of having a battle inside a city was over-ridden by how much harder it made to keep your eyes on each good guy and bad guy and really tell them apart.

    Also, this has to be what they call a "comic book universe" if they can have a battle where ten or twenty thousand people probably got killed, and hundreds of millions of dollars of damage were caused, but all they have to do is "hide" the enemy robots under the deepest darkest sea so people will "forget" about it. That IS what was implied by that ending narration.

    well said, well said.
    Honestly, Shia and Megan.. year right! I personally would choose Shia over her anytime (since she is kind of a porn star looking.. I mean, have you seen her on the premiers? she tries too hard to look sexy -- plus her recent lip injections makes her look more like angelina jolie -- someone that she'll probably never be)

    yep, that line "more than meets the eye" didn't have to be there. very cheesy and not funny at all. So the real actors of this movie were the transformers. Those things were amazing, especially the little robot (the one talking to himself) was hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanola79;2540769;
    well said, well said.
    Honestly, Shia and Megan.. year right! I personally would choose Shia over her anytime (since she is kind of a porn star looking.. I mean, have you seen her on the premiers? she tries too hard to look sexy -- plus her recent lip injections makes her look more like angelina jolie -- someone that she'll probably never be)

    yep, that line "more than meets the eye" didn't have to be there. very cheesy and not funny at all. So the real actors of this movie were the transformers. Those things were amazing, especially the little robot (the one talking to himself) was hilarious.
    Yeap, the little 'bot was a scene stealer.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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