Friday, July 13, 2007


Mercato Cinema 3 w/ Chie and Ate Myrna

Again, unplanned! We decided to watch “Transformer” … so far, this takes the cake in terms of best action-superhero-sci-fi movie of the year. Visually-packed, my eyes hurt throughout the movie, which was a good thing because that meant I had an intense viewing experience. Casting was perfect. 21-year old starrer Shia LeBeouf (playing Sam Witwicky) has always been a child prodigy in comedy. Here, he didn't disappoint. Shia's love interest Megan Fox (playing Mikaela Banes) was sizzling hot. Her well-sculpted body compensated for the rather dull acting. She lacked the requisite charm of leading ladies but the short shorts and plunging necklines proved delectable, I'm sure the men will agree. Other characters: Secretary of Defense John Keller (Jon Voight, doing a Southern version of Donald Rumsfeld), Capt. Lennox (Josh Duhamel), Epps (Tyrese Gibson), Agent Simmons (John Turturro) complete the ensemble.Because this is a Michael Bay film, explosions were necessary. Gape at the masterful explosion shots, which were seamless. The transformation process of the robots never got tiring too. I was ecstatic in my seat every time the Autobots and Decepticons will transform haha. This is certainly a new peak at CGI work! Very impressive interaction of big robots set in real spaces with real objects and people. Plot is relatively not new. It still follows the TV series albeit some minor tweaks. Lots of funny remarks, witty one-liners and inside jokes. Amusingly subtle product placements peppered throughout the movie. A funny jab at the Spanish-as-an-equal-language lobby. Brilliant sound although why was Linkin Park there?All in all, Transformers is an intelligent, testosterone-filled visual spectacle sure to bring out the (hyperactive) kid in everyone. Can't wait for the next installment! Must-watch!


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