Well, its finally here. The movie that i have been waiting for probably a good half a year.. I managed to catch the first show at TGV 1st Avenue here in Penang. It was so exciting that it was only thing i was talking about. When the movie started, it showed Cybertron in 3D, and that was simply amazing.. the level of details that you can see in that 1 scene is astounding. This movie is visually stunning. All the slow mo, the hero shots and 3D weld together to become a feast for your eyes. Action was out of this world.
As a transformers fan, i was satisfied.
But as a movie fan, i am slightly disappointed. Michael Bay's formula for a movie has remained unchanged for so many years. Big explosions, hot chicks, create a dire situation and bring in the hero at the very end to save the day.
There are some things i feel could have been improved but most notably, as a Transformers fan, these are my complaints.
a) Don't give Optimus a weapon cache if he's only goin to use a fraction of it.
I was so excited to see the Optimus having the trailer especially when he used the flight pack. I just hope that he used more of it.
b) More screen time for SHOCKWAVE and Soundwave, Shockwave was the only villain who had a truly evil presence in the whole movie. Megatron was more like a crippled villain's father who tagged along for the party.
c) Soundwave was a car, A CAR! How did he go from being a radio in G1, to being satellite in Revenge of the Fallen to being a Mercedes SLS AMG in Dark of the Moon is beyond me..
d) the ending was abrupt, sure good guys won, optimus delivers his monologue but fade away la.. ish
e) rosie huntington-whitely... i missed megan fox in the movie :(
Having said all that, here are some things i liked (if its mentioned here, then i extra liked it) :P ;
a) Barricade is back albeit for a very short time. Nice to tie loose ends from the first movie eh?
b) The highway chase scene.. all of it.. from the beginning when the decepticons chase till the end where Ironhide finishes them off
c) despite being a lil messy with so many action sequences at the end, it was truly enjoyable. gave me goosebumps watching them :P
d) the human element was funny and was a nice filler..
I have a feeling i will update this post later but till then, here's an awesome looking pic of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee;