Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday Movie Review


Movie Review #10
Transformers

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and language.
Type of Movie: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Theater or Rent: Not at the theater anymore - so you'll have to rent
Description: Their war. Our world.
The Earth has become a battleground. Centuries ago, on a distant planet, the robotic alien races known as the Autobots and the Decepticons waged terrible war over a powerful cube called the All Spark. The cube was lost and both races vowed to find it. Now the cube has come to rest on Earth, hidden away by the US government for years, and the final stand of the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime (voice of Peter Cullen) against the Decepticons, led by Megatron (voice of Hugo Weaving) will take place on our planet. But the Autobots have an ally: humans.
Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf) is just an ordinary teenager.
He wants good grades, a girlfriend, and above all, a cool car. Imagine his surprise when his slightly used Carrera turns out to be Bumblebee, one of the Autobots, and thus it turns out that Sam is far from ordinary. He is the last hope for the Autobots and possibly for all mankind, the only person who can help them in their battle. As the US military and top scientists prepare for a cataclysmic confrontation with the Decepticons, Sam and his girlfriend Mikaela (Megan Fox) race against time to help the Autobots locate the All Spark before Megatron does.
OK for Kids? No. When Sam is locked in his room, his parents ask him if he is, well you know what (a solo pleasurable act). He/the camera looks at/checks out the girl co-star in a sexy way. There is some mild curse words as well (mild meaning s**t). Also there are intense action scenes which some kids would find scary.

Opinion: Disappointing that they had to make what could have been a fun movie for tweens/teens into what I view as an adult movie. If you are an adult who likes action movies and special effects, you'll enjoy this. I thought it was OK, but would have been fine if I'd never seen it. I watched it because my 12 year old son wanted to see it and I wanted to pre-screen it.

Other Reviews: here or here
Rating (out of 5)

1 comment:

LoveMyStarr said...

I looved it, but you're right about the unnecessary language (especially the part in his room). And most teenage girls I know don't that dress that way. The action was great though.