I resisted going to see this film at the cinema as it didn’t seem like my cup of tea. But after a colleague kept going on about how great it was, I gave in and watched it. I wish I hadn’t bothered. I really cannot see what all the fuss is about. Now, if you’ve read any other DVD reviews of mine, you’ll know I do like superhero films, sci-fi films etc. But Transformers really left me cold. It didn’t keep my interest at all, but I had to watch it through to the end just to see if it got better. I’m afraid it didn’t.
There’s no doubt that the special effects are impressive – but I just thought this comic book origination didn’t translate well to screen. I can’t really put my finger on what turned me off, but there was so much about it that had me rolling my eyes (example, the robot that kept using words like ‘cool’ and ‘dude’ just made me cringe!) that I honestly can’t see what the fuss was about. I was very disappointed; though looking on the bright side at least I didn’t pay to go and see it at the cinema!
If you have similar tastes to mine, I really wouldn’t bother with this. The only upside to the whole thing was the attractive soldier in it.