Am I a bad person for trolling for info on the latest on the Transformers movie*** instead of, you know, unpacking, catching up on emails and post-trip voicemails? Am I such a bad person that my CFE had to figure out that the way to get on the priority list with the inbox is to put the word 'Transformers' in the subject line? Yes, I am! The guilt. O the guilt.
This is a hilarious review. I like the numerous times he uses the term 'fuck shit up' and 'kickassery' when discussing the robots. Based on what the writer says about the Pretty Rainbow Optimus, clearly he is on the side of light to begin with! Excerpt:
The last 30 minutes is non-stop robot destruction- I honestly couldn't tell you everything that happened because it was just so damn awesome I had a hard time even keeping up- i almost wish I hadn't seen it….because now I have to wait TWO MORE FUCKING MONTHS TO SEE IT AGAIN…explosions, destruction, robots flying through the air, shooting missiles and rockets from their arms- absolute insanity on city streets. This is what I wanted to see out of this movie. There are some things that you may shake your head at or roll your eyes during, but when you see the goods, the stuff WE ALL want to see, you let the other stuff slide. Or at least I did.
You're going to have the clicky above for the long version. I wanted more spoilers! But even though he didn't give many, it's looks like the 10 Simple Things I Want In A Live Action Transformers Movie are possibly in the movie.
According to Bay's site, test audiences have so far ranked this higher than Armageddon. Is he exaggerating? I have no clue. But around BGF Central Armageddon is considered a masterpiece example of this type of movie, so we find the thought that it's tracking higher with test audiences intriguing to say the least. (I've not shared that second link before. Clicky and read it. Though I don't agree with everything said there, it is a most excellent description of the big picture issues surrounding Armageddon. I <heart> my Criterion version of the dvd, and not only because their putting one out drove James up a wall and back again. For weeks. His levels of Offended By The Very Idea was a hoot.)
Clever of them to run the first test screenings far from SoCal, don't you think? They're probably also aware of a small army of folks stalking the usual outlets around here in desperate hope of getting snagged to be a test audience for this movie. (I'm not one of them...I'm waiting for midnight, July 4th. I'm just hoping it will screen at the Arclight.)
I fall down now. I twitch with anticipation.
*** Linking to the website out of Loyalty, but you know? I fucking hate the official movie website. Even when I'm on the high-speed connection elsewhere that website locks up and the way its organized is maddening. In many ways the Sector 7 website is better, but you have to find the password just to get in, and a chunk of it is filled with videogame-type stuff that I don't understand. I don't have time to deal! It's sad being on the wrong side of the target demographic. Nobody feels our pain...