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Transformers (2007, Michael Bay)

What's it about? Two battling robotic alien armies meet for their final battle on Earth.

Who's in it? Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor, Anthony Anderson, Jon Voight, John Turturro, Amaury Nolasco, Peter Cullen (voice), Hugo Weaving (voice).

Why did you watch it? Are you kidding? Did you think I'd miss my first chance to see Josh on the huge screen?

Why is it worth watching? Surprisingly, despite the sheer absurdity of the premise, Transformers is actually a good movie. It's not deep and meaningful, but it's incredibly fast-paced and witty, the special effects are great and make the transformations actually look real enough if you suspend disbelief, and the original score is fittingly opulent. Unlike most comic / cartoon adaptations, Transformers comes with a set of pleasantly three-dimensional (human) characters and non-cringe-worthy dialogue. I'm sure it weren't the most demanding roles for any of the actors, but each of them made the most out of their characters, which helped making the movie - robot invasion from outer space notwithstanding - as realistic as possible.
Besides, with the hot action and the tongue-in-cheek humor, it was simply fun to watch!

On the other hand... it's a movie about cars who turn into robots. And I really could have done without some of the pathos-ridden monologues from the Autobots.

The final verdict: 8-9/10


I love movies, and I watch quite a lot of them in my free time. In this journal, you'll find my thoughts on movies I've recently seen - both new releases and older films.

Those aren't supposed to be actual journalistic reviews, just some personal, sometimes terribly subjective comments.

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