Name: Phil Dy


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June 29, 2011 11:55 am @Funcrusher Oh you'll spend an hour on Sam and his family.

Optimus Prime gets the most screentime of all the Transformers. Having said that: not a lot. Also, he comes off as a bit of a tool.
June 29, 2011 11:31 am @Funcrusher The last hour is indeed one large battle scene. Unfortunately, the Transformers are mostly kept in the background. Bay keeps his camera on Sam Witwicky and the soldiers, the humans somehow racking up more robot kills than the Autobots.

Bay just doesn't like the Transformers. He likes soldiers and shapely bottoms. And Shia LaBeouf for some reason, who is insufferable in this film.
June 5, 2011 8:40 pm I really love the subversion of the whole Archie thing. This was crazy clever.
April 27, 2010 4:55 am For a bunch of guys who saw 25 kids die on their watch, they sure do joke around a lot.
June 27, 2008 12:25 pm Yep I've seen them. I don't think this is better than his previous films, though it's probably the easiest to watch. Mostly because it's shorter and tries to explain much less. Bekmambetov really stumbles when he has people standing around explaining things.
June 27, 2008 11:18 am

I've seen it. There are two things that I really liked about it:

1. That McAvoy fellow is really quite good.

2. Timur Bekmambetov still has the ability to surprise people. He's a bit of a mad genius when it comes to action.

It's terribly flawed in a narrative sense, but it mostly keeps you distracted by making things crash into each other.  The third act is kind of a mess, as well. Thematically, it still has a passing resemblance to the comic, but it's not something I really thought about inside the theater. Bekmambetov just throws too much stuff on screen.

It was fun enough. Not something I'm raring to see again, but I thought it was worth the time.

June 25, 2008 12:00 am The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Please. It's just good stuff.