His body is later found by Captain Archibald Witwicky, but before going into a comatose state Megatron uses the last of his energy to engrave into the Captain's glasses a map showing the location of the Allspark, and to send a transmission to Cybertron. It is the first installment of the Transformers film series. I've got an Optimus Prime and a Megatron atop one of my bookshelves. Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Glen Whitmann Jon Voight :. The music in the old movie is terrible, but it fits. The humans were one-note, soulless caricatures.
Whatever layers of stories that were suppose to be happening beneath the unimpressive action sequences were uneventful and slow. The Autobots managed to smuggle the Allspark off the planet, but Megatron blasts off in search of it. I also heard the script was poor, so I decided to skip this one. Maybe the sequel will be up to the lofty standards of Ed Wood's Night of the Ghouls. Now, a lesser minded person would pull the race card for this. What useful purpose did Duhamel and the troops in Qatar serve after the first ten minutes? The action halts suddenly so that someone can explain the back-story? John Turturro is the only actor who escapes this mess unscathed - his great over-the-top performance suggests that he actually understands how Z-grade the script he was given was.
It's cheesy, cliché-ridden, and poorly-structured. And the confusing, unorthodox way they transformed, not to mention detailing that made them look like piles of scrap metal, revealed most of the flaws in the cartoon like computer generated images. Probably less acknowledged is the alien atmosphere created by some of the score which heightens the tension very effectively and probably without the majority of the audience noticing. Going into the theater, I was expecting a corny kids movie with decent acting and a fantastic, unrealistic plot. The Autobots weren't much better. The performances Shia aside are instantly forgettable, but a great deal of that comes down to the script and direction. Storyline Film A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war is being waged between the noble Autobots led by the wise Optimus Prime and the devious Decepticons commanded by the dreaded Megatron for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possesses it.
Your characters can be humans, farm animals or robots, and if it's a good story, little will be lost. The good outweighs the bad pretty comfortably. His first line is profanity, and I felt insulted. An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager. The interaction between human and robot was beautiful and flawless. The goods were pretty obvious. Transformers has over two decades of history that wasn't touched upon.
The less serious parts of the script work very well though. His body is later found by Captain Archibald Witwicky, but before going into a comatose state Megatron uses the last of his energy to engrave into the Captain's glasses a map showing the location of the Allspark, and to send a transmission to Cybertron. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will stop at nothing to retrieve it. When a film can't go 5 seconds without a cliché, it doesn't deserve to be watched, at least not with a straight face. As a stand-alone film, this is a really bad movie. Released Date: 3 July 2007.
Agent Simmons Michael O'Neill :. I'm a Transformers fan from way back. They were also more than capable of damaging the robots, which took away from the extraordinary antagonism the original cartoon presented for our human heroes. Bay has proved himself to be one of the worst, overpaid film directors in the history of Hollywood. Megan Fox may be a great actress for all I know, but she may as well be a stripper for the purposes of this movie.
The Starscream and Megatron rivalry, where Starscream tried to usurp Megatron for leadership was not mentioned or covered at all. But we can also state that Bay's previous work, with a few exception, was nonetheless fairly disappointing. Now going from the true character to the characterizations of the robots, the looks of the original were more engaging and attractive to the eye. Usually I cringe with issues like these, but aforementioned points somehow made the movie awfully amusing. Practically rips of Batman Begins and is otherwise forgettable.
No ludicrously campy speech made by the main villain. A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war is being waged between the noble Autobots led by the wise Optimus Prime and the devious Decepticons commanded by the dreaded Megatron for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possesses it. It's not that Michael Bay's style is too loud, it's that it's too cliched. Too much of the film is spent on mumbo jumbo technical explanations the audience just doesn't care about. Not because the movie wasn't what I thought it would be, but on the contrary, it was so much more than I had ever expected. Not because of the language, but the fact that this was apparently the best the writers could do. Megatron is then carried away aboard the Captain's ship.
They weren't just giant piles of junk destroying an American metropolis. An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager. It was basically one fight scene after another, and was a means to replace the old toys for a new line, but the action was good, showed the consequences of war, and featured the death of a beloved character. The action in some shots is hopelessly muddled? The music here is just terrible. Mikaela Banes Josh Duhamel :. Which is a good thing.