So we saw the new Transformers movie on Monday night. Flashback to opening night of the first new Star Wars movie...peeps in really bad cardboard costumes, reeking of spray paint, and way too much audience participation. I'll probably go see it again after the fanfare wears off so I can actually watch the movie without as many interruptions...because it was damn entertaining.
Michael Bay, of Armageddon fame, made a pretty wild ride, although I'll say right off that the ORIGINAL Bumblebee camaro was WAY cooler...you'll see what I mean. The Autobots and Decepticons themselves were so realistic you couldn't tell the real car from the CG robot: very cool. And the desert scenes were flat out awesome. A little too much teen angst, but overall it was a great fun movie. Shia LeBouf did an excellent job! Rumor has it there's already a sequel in talks, which could be great if Bay does it again.
Then again, I'm not a movie snob: I liked 300 and can't wait for it to be released on DVD this month. Doesn't make any difference to me that the movie didn't accurately portray the event as it happened, becuase MOVIES ARE FICTION. Fiction as in fun, not-entirely-truthful depictions, even if loosely based on actual events. On top of that, the movie was based on a COMIC BOOK, so there's an entire extra level of dilution. And I loved it loved it loved it. I'll be 30 in a few weeks...and that one will be on my list!!