Monday, July 11, 2011

Transformers: I'm tired of this franchise

Um, stuff is blowing up behind you

The battle between the Autobots and Decepticons continues in Dark of the Moon. The Decepticon leader, Megatron has a plan to defeat Megatron and his Autobot team using ancient technology hidden on Earth's moon.

I was relatively satisfied with the plot events of Transformers. The bad guys had a plan to rule the world and they almost won.  However the movie is very long and the action not beginning until ninety minutes into almost two and a half hour film.  I am also tired of many of the things in this movie:

- I am tired of Shia Labeouf running around acting like a loud, fast talking fool.  His character has gone from slightly annoying to highly annoying.
- I got tired of Michael Bay trying to force me to find Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sexy by doing so many gratuitous, lingering shots of her.
- I got tired of the Shia's parents, they serve no purpose, are not funny and take up too much time in an already long film
- I got tired of seeing robots that for some unexplained reason have human features such and dreadlocks and beards.
- I am tired of Autobots appearing out of nowhere just because it suits the plot.  (I am talking about you Wreckers).

Even with all this, I still left the theater satisfied.  The 3D done here is really good, I didn't think that it was distracting or poorly done.  I hope this franchise is done because this movie ends definitively and satisfactorily.  I do not think I could handle another film in this franchise.  I'm done.

* 1/2 stars


  1. All the money it's making...get ready for more installments, with of without Shia.

  2. Boothe, I know. I just can't do it anymore.

  3. I was done with the series the moment I saw Optimus playing hide and seek at the Witwicky house, saying things like "My bad".