'Transformers' has good mix of action, comedy

Last Saturday we trekked out to the Star View and saw "Transformers." There has been much hype about this movie and I must admit, I was never a big fan of the cartoon or toys when I was a child. I think I was a bit too old for it by the time it became popular.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

Last Saturday we trekked out to the Star View and saw "Transformers."

There has been much hype about this movie and I must admit, I was never a big fan of the cartoon or toys when I was a child. I think I was a bit too old for it by the time it became popular.

I had heard good things about this new version so I was cautiously optimistic.

The first thing I liked is the movie didn't take itself too seriously. The movie contained comedy just like Reflector movie expert Ron Simpson pointed out. Simpson even said there were a few "laugh-out-loud" moments. Simpson and I are usually along the same lines when it comes to movies. I'm glad the best actors in the film weren't the Transformers, though I doubt any Academy Awards will be handed out early next year to the cast.

I'm not really sure I understand or really care to understand the movie's plot. I'll tell you the movie's plot. It's to see cool robots smashing stuff up and there's plenty of that. The real story line has something to do with the Transformers fighting on their world and ultimately destroying it. The Decepticons (bad guys) come to Earth to try and take over. The Autobots (good guys) stop by to defend the human race.

Is the movie for children? I don't know. My 4-year-old saw it and seems to be OK.

I was going to list some of the human actors who starred in this movie, but I don't care about that either.

The film starred Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and the rest of the Transformers.

I'll say Megatron is not a person I'd like to see in a back alley, not that I hang out in many back alleys. I wish Megatron had more screen time. He really was a good villain.