Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Movie Review: Transformers (2007)

My gods, did I loathe this film. It's gone foggy now - I saw it when I was twelve - but let me say this to Michael Bay: There is a difference between plot and special effects! Same to Roland Emmerich. Now, I hear Mr. Bay is a great person in life: my sister tells me that he found an online video of a lady throwing puppies into a river and offered ten thousand dollars to whoever found out who the lady was. All the same, he sucks as a director. Good person, bad artist. The opposite goes for Roman Polanski, I hear. He makes some pretty good films sometimes (The Ghost Writer; Rosemary's Baby), but in life he raped a sixteen-year-old girl.

I digress. I save my "F" rating for true bombs, such as Epic Movie (2007), but this movie did nothing for me. I may be young, but I know an awful movie when I see one.

Final grade: D


  1. The main reason I can't stand Transformers is that it is, like much of our society, sexist. The films are billed to a targeted audience - young men who have been taught by our society that it's okay to objectify women, to force them into passive, over sexualized roles, etc.
    I've only seen maybe 3/4ths of the first movie, but people I've talked to tell me that the other films are just as sexist and that there are possible racist elements as well.
    This is definitely a film that I will not go and see.

  2. Oh yes, I'd forgotten about that. Thankees for reminding me. (Twilight is very sexist - COUGH)

    Thanks for the comment. Just know that I respect both sexes; you're all beautiful people whom I love.