This is how I feel about the Transformers movies. Loved the first one, but in hindsight I wonder if I was so in awe of finally seeing Transformers on the big screen, that I fully overlooked many of the bad things about it. With the others, it’s become fool me once shame on you, with regards to the second movie, but fool me twice shame on me, with the third one. Because even though they were entertaining, they really did kill great source material and treated it like it was a big joke.
So the idea of going to a fourth film, and possibly having the saying extended to fool me three times so I had better go jump in a lake, was a bitter pill to swallow. Why was it a hard pill to swallow? Because of course I was still going to go see it! It’s goddamn Transformers after all! But I knew full well going in that it was possibly going to be a nearly 3-hour let down.
So what did I think? Well, let’s hear what Bill Hicks had to say about life, with a few tweaks from me to let you know what I felt about this Transformers movie.
“Transformers is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored, and it’s very loud, and it’s fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, “Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, “Hey, don’t worry; don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we … kill those people.”
So yeah…it was just a ride. You strap yourself in, enjoy the show, laugh at the terrible bits, but at the end you get off and just remember, it was just a ride. And yeah, it was a fun ride and entertaining. But it was also filled with many moments where Michael Bay had pulled down his pants and took a giant shit on my childhood memories of how awesome Transformers was, in my mind, and how awesome they could have been when turned into a live action big blockbuster franchise.
7.5 out of 10 from me!!!