I just saw this last night.
Yes, I know. Bad Geek, no biscuit. But the Mister and I don’t make it out to movies very often. It used to be because we both worked in a nightclub. But since he got the dayjob, it’s because our bedtime is no later than ten, as we get up at five every morning. Except for weekends, when most theaters are zoos, movies aren’t a very do-able leisure activity for us.
So, the Roomie Netflixed The Transformers movie. Now, I wasn’t hugely excited about the movie when I heard about it because I’m just a touch older than most hardcore Transformers fans. But it sounded fun. Last night the Roomie gave us the the choice of a Spalding Grey film or Transformers, and since I was spending my time baking birthday cookies for the Mister (Happy Birthday, Darling), I opted for something I figured didn’t need huge amounts of my concentration to follow.
And it didn’t require a great deal of effort to follow along. Dorky boy gets less than bitchin’ car. Lusts after girl. Car is a jerk in the name of helping. Save the world, blah, blah blah….Ok, all of that said, I laughed my ass off when the car was chasing him on his mom’s bike “Satan’s Camaro is in my front yard.”
And I almost cried with joy the first time I saw Optimus Prime Transform. Seriously, I stopped what I was doing and came out of the kitchen to watch it, and my throat got a little thick. The CGI in that film was amazing. And I wholeheartedly agree with several of my friends who saw it, “Less talking, more giant robot porn.” The fight scenes were made of joy and unicorn sprinkles. OH. MY. GOD. I so truly regret not seeing this on the big screen now.
Granted the whole, “Nerdy guy gets the hot girl” thing annoyed me a touch just because there’s rarely a “Nerdy girl” analog to that, but I was glad that she turned out to be useful. Using the saws-all on (edited to fix name) Soundwave was fucking awesome, that and knowing how to hotwire a car. She definitely got points for that. And, the Mister would like to nominate the animated pop-machine for coolest throwaway “character” in a movie ever. And, yeah, I started to cry when they took Bumblebee away from Sam, and again when he got him back, and again when his legs got ripped off. I’m a girl, what are you gonna do?
I’m pretty sure I’m going to be picking this up in the near future so I can get my Giant Robot Porn fix whenever I feel like it.