I have seen Transformers three times.
Why? Well the first and most important thing you must understand…
… is that Optimus Prime is THAT NIGGA.
He’s a big part of it, lol.
Seriously, First Love got me hooked on Transformers when we were growing up (Thundercats too) and it stuck. When I first heard they were doing the movie, I was skeptical. Then I heard Michael Bay was directing.
Michael Bay also, despite being Caucasion, is THAT NIGGA.
The first time I saw it was in Atl and it was better than I could have even hoped. So I’ve seen it twice since. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t clap and squeal a lil everytime Optimus came on the screen.
The movie in and of itself is pretty damn good. I know Jam hated it, but as I am actually my mother’s son, I loved it. Even my MOM loved it, and she’s a mama. She was with me 2 of the 3 times and spent the next 3 days immediately following talking about the movie, recommending it to friends and co-workers and running her car into things because she was feeling 10 foot tall and bulletproof like Prime (true story.) Lots of things blowing up, great fight scenes, realistic looking CG. It had that wry Michael Bay humor, and Shia LaBeouf is just wonderful. He does that geeky adolescent thing without being cheesy, and his comedic timing is impeccable. One of my favorite lines of his is when they’re being flown by helicopter to Hoover Dam where Megatron is being held. One of the analysts (also, how much do I love the fact that the person who figured out what was going on was pretty AND female. One day, she might even be a minority. I digress-) asks him, “What did they get you for?” He replies all nonchalantly…
“Bought a car… turned out to be an alien robot. *pause* Who knew?”
I cracked up.
The moral of the story is, it’s a great movie. Yes, its possible I’m biased because I liked the cartoon and I was meant to be a boy but, whatever. Its all the things a great summer action flick is supposed to be. And not only that, but it has a great message that’s pretty relavant to the war in Iraq today if you care to pick up on it.
Also, did I mention Optimus Prime is THAT NIGGA?
Just making sure.
“Autobots… ROLL OUT!!!”
*clapping and squealing*