THEIR WAR. OUR WORLD.
Two warring, intergalactic clans of robots have infiltrated Earth; one of them is here to take over it, the other one is here to save the humans. Director Michael Bay’s blockbuster version is based on the cartoon and the toys and won’t disappoint the geeks. It’s his usual formula; big, loud and dumb, it has embarrassing dialogue and a final battle that goes on forever. However, this time round the comedy bits are actually funny, Shia LaBeouf is very sympathetic in the lead and the action sequences are jaw-droppingly spectacular. Surprisingly entertaining stuff.
2007-U.S. 143 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Michael Bay. Music: Steve Jablonsky. Cast: Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky), Megan Fox (Mikaela Banes), Josh Duhamel (Lennox), Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor, Anthony Anderson… Jon Voight, John Turturro, Kevin Dunn, Bernie Mac. Voice of Hugo Weaving.
Trivia: Steven Spielberg co-executive-produced the film. Peter Cullen, a veteran of the 1984-1987 animated TV series, once again voices the character of Optimus Prime. Followed by four sequels, starting with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009).