Monday, July 02, 2007
MORE THAN MEETS MY ASS...
Just got back from a screening of TRANSFORMERS. As you can see in the above pic, lines were around the movie theater and not just for one show, but it seemed like ALL shows were this nuts.
For those looking forward to it, most in the audience seemed to dig it, good 50-75% of them applauded at the end, so that's a good sign.
Me, I fucking hated it. HATED it. Worst film of the year and maybe in the last 5 years, Just dreck and if I as not with a group, I would have walked out. But again, for you Transformer fans, most of the group I was with seemed to dig it. So there you go.
And I'm no movie snob; I like Michael Bay. Thought Armmegeddon was a blast (I even cried a bit which watching it) and really enjoyed THE ISLAND. I went in wanting a good, fun popcorn flick. What I got was an overproduced kids movie that- if I was under the age of 11- would go down as the greatest film ever made. It really was like a 10 year old's imagination splattered all over the screen.
And that's great here, great there. But for a 2+ hour movie? Ugh, it was so hard to sit thru. So dull. And the fights for the most part were ultra confusing, could not tell who was doing what to whom. Just noise.
Anyway, I seem to be ine minority and that's good. As I said, I like Bay and LOVE good action summer movies. So at least it seems others are getting thier fix with this one.
As for me, I was always more of a GI-JOE fan myself, so no harm done.