More than meets the eye, indeed. I was so oooh’d and awe’d by the special effects that I came out of the movie wondering how good the actual movie was. (Aaron assured me it was pretty good) It was some of the most impressive CG in a movie that I have seen yet. I have a very (very, very) tiny slice of experience in animating something, so even the transformations, which were probably the easier sequences in the movie, just had me in awe of technical feat these guys have pulled off in this film. The battle sequences were spectacular. Everyone walked out with a big grin on their faces. Maybe it was because they finally saw this battle on the big screen like this.
The movie’s plot was far-fetched…but it had to be in order to bring the Transformers to earth in at least a semi-believable story. The good thing is that you don’t need to be a fan of the Transformers cartoon of the 80’s in order enjoy the movie. But for the fans, there were some nice touches: Optimus’ voice is done by the same Peter Cullen of the cartoon (they couldn’t have done this movie without him) and there were a few familiar lines.
In short, a good summer movie filled with crazy robots beating up on each other. What more could you want from Transformers?
As I got in my 4Runner to drive home from the movie theater, I really wanted it to Transform…