Transformers

Transformers

Transformers

Theatrical Release Date (USA): July 3, 2007

Franchise: Transformers
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Ross123
said at 7:36 AM on Sun May 25 2014
This is probably the only good Transformers movie. 3 was ok while 2 sucked hard.

The voice acting I thought was well done. The story wasn't too bad. The action scenes weren't too bad though.

Overall, Transformers is a pretty good film.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 8:15 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
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Even though I know a lot of people like this movie regardless of how much flock the other two movies get, I have to give my honest [and probably slightly brutal] opinion... I have a major bone to pick with it.

While I agree that this first installment is undoubtedly the best out of all 3, I have to say that it doesn't necessarily make it really good, per se. Not even THAT good. Just... meh. There are just as many of the same problems that people address in the sequels:

The Humans) Yeah, this one's an obvious stab. But even though they are in the rest of the sequels a LOT, their screen time is toned down pretty low compared to this one. I don't mind having human characters in a Transformers show or movie, but, at the very least, they should be either a) interesting, or b) entertaining. The only word I can think of to properly describe them is unnecessary. Instead of providing any viable source of (believable) assistance to the Transformers, they become a giant roadblock to serve as filler to what we came to see in the first mind.

The Humor) I know RotF gets panned for its volatile humor, but I think there's just as much painful-to-watch (but not AS excruciating) humor to have to sit through on the sideline to get to the good stuff. The first half is especially hard to watch because of this: having to watch a bunch of humans become total comic fodder. Heck even the robots fall victim to a lot of the humor in the process!

The Action) A lot of people stick around mainly for the action scenes, but I have to admit: even THAT isn't worth it to stick around for. A small fraction of the movie has the actual action, and when it DOES come around, it's clunky, unfocused, and frankly, quite tedious. Most people say they get through to worst aspects of the movie so they can enjoy the best aspects. Me? I think the best elements are average at BEST.

I'm probably going to get a lot of flack for saying this, but I had to. It's been bugging my brains for the past few years.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:32 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
@DreamMaster08X Hey, you should never have to apologize for stating your opinion, mate. Everyone's entitled to theirs. You have your reasons for liking or disliking certain aspects of it, others have their reasons for liking or disliking certain aspects of it.

The gold star comes from being able to explain your reasoning without coming off as an awful, awful human being. ;)
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 8:38 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
@TylerMirage I appreciate that. I wasn't sure if I was going to get panned for that myself. It's nice to know that it's not the case. Thank you. :)
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:41 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
@DreamMaster08X Granted, I strongly disagree with a lot of what you say, but that's a discussion for a different time and place. :p ;)
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 8:45 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
@TylerMirage Perhaps. Perhaps not. But it seems like the debate will not end with violent bloodshed, and that makes me very happy. :D
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:52 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@DreamMaster08X The action scenes in this movie... failed, IMO. Even if you have all the money in the world to make complex designs/effects and the most earth-shattering sounds, that doesn't mean anything if you can't frame it properly.

Most of the shots in the action scenes aren't even aesthetically appealing. The camera pans, switches, and shakes so much that you don't even get much solid on-screen fighting with any decent choreography; it feels like action that's trying to surprise and excite you rather than captivate, and it DOES become extremely tedious when it gets to that point.

The humor wasn't funny, action scenes were all effects and no artistry, and the movie moved incredibly slow. It took forever just to get the ball rolling and for any of the dialogue to matter. Over half of this movie felt like filler.

Anyway... I watched this the other day and I felt a little disappointed. In the end it was mildly annoying and bland. I can't say I despised it, but it felt like a waste of time. I hate to sound like a typical angry "TEH MOOVEES R BAD WATCH CARTOON INSTEAD" nerd, but I was much, much more entertained by Transformers: The Movie. Especially that animation on Unicron... eye-candy.
Metabad
said at 11:52 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I was about to say something similar to that, along with the shaky cam fight between...Sam and Frenzy I think it was? (It's been a while since I've seen the movie admittedly, that and it was hard to tell what was even going on in that scene.) as well as the shot of the sun in the final fight scene giving me a headache, but you put it all into words better than I ever could.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 6:44 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy O_O

*applauds*

You are my hero.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:49 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@DreamMaster08X Why thank you.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 6:53 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy You're very welcome. :)
dreamer
said at 7:05 AM on Mon Jul 2 2012
One of them sounded like Robby Bensen which was strange when he didn't voice a character
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:49 PM on Thu Oct 11 2012
@dreamer Which one do you think sounded like Robby Benson?
dreamer
said at 4:07 PM on Tue Oct 16 2012
@TylerMirage gosh, I can't remember :( sorry. I just saw parts of it when it was playing back in July. I know nothing about the characters lol.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:02 PM on Wed Oct 17 2012
@dreamer Pfft, no worries, dreamer. :) I was merely curious. They all have very deep, gruff voices so I was wondering which one, ha ha.
Sparx94
said at 3:08 PM on Thu Jan 23 2014
@dreamer My mom thought Megatron was played by Robby Bensen.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:33 PM on Thu Jul 8 2010
This is Behind the VOICE Actors, so we don't have the humans.
terraspin (Guest)
said at 7:05 PM on Thu Jul 8 2010
where is Sam and the one that is voiced by Megan Fox ,Sartent Elps and Lenoxx
terraspin (Guest)
said at 7:02 PM on Thu Jul 8 2010
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I herd Bonecrusher say " Bloody Hell" before Optimus prime cut his head off with his blade


#1 favorite Movie
for 2 members.

A favorite Movie
for 41 members.
Latest Reason:

"It has Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime!"

- Jacob M. Keene
FAVE CHARACTER
Who's your favorite character?
Optimus Prime
44.4% (4 votes)
Megatron
22.2% (2 votes)
Starscream
22.2% (2 votes)
Ironhide
11.1% (1 votes)
9 Total Votes
VOICE COMPARES
Listen to all the actors who have voiced the following Transformers characters.
Optimus Prime
Megatron
Starscream
Jazz
Bumblebee
Ironhide
Ratchet
Barricade
Frenzy