My 9 year old LOVES Transformers and the first film, but the opening of the new film found me drawing the short straw on being the one who had to take him.
He loved it, but I was so BORED. 2 1/2 hours was way too long, the story or lack thereof was terrible and I found myself wanting to strangle Shia LeBeouf. The effects were great – but so they should be with the estimated budget of $200 million.
I knew it would be bad when the opening credit said “In association with Hasbro” (or something like that). Cue lots of new Transformers for them to produce. New toys to entice kids like my sons, who desperately want some of the new cool ones!
So it is what it is – an outlet for a toy company to make millions more, an excuse for attractive but terrible actors to get some screen time (Megan Fox does nothing but pout) and an excuse for boys (aka Michael Bay) to make lots of things blow up.